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Wisconsin Family Business Forum: Hosts third Family Business Education Certificate program

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Janice Stark – Rivers Edge Marketing, LLC

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Family Business Forum at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been working with families and their businesses to foster their continued health through programs, information, networking, resources, research, and life experiences. Housed in the College of Business at UW Oshkosh the Forum has assisted hundreds of family businesses.

The Forum’s innovative approach to family business support led it to launch the Family Business Education (FBE) Certificate Program, the first of its kind in the state and possibly the country. FBE is designed to provide the basics of family business ownership, leadership, and family dynamics primarily to next generation of family members. The FBE Certificate Program starts in October and will include:

October 10, 2012 - Defining the Family Business
How family systems dynamics impact governance, legal, accounting, wealth management and human resources management perspectives

November 14, 2012 - Family Business Governance
Options for management of family business – a variety of human resource and general management topics are covered

December 12, 2012 - Strategic Planning in a Family Business
How to engage in strategic planning for both the family and the business, and how to merge these often competing plans

January 9, 2013 - Business Management
Options for the compensation, promotion and other human resource issues in a family business

February 13, 2013 - Evolving Ownership in the Family Business
How to manage succession planning and the evolution of ownership in a family business

March 13, 2013 – Evolving Leadership in the Family Business
How to maximize the benefits of, and overcome the limitations of, being “the next generation” of a family business; How to manage the often critical role of non-family members in the leadership of a family business

April 10, 2013 – Managing Culture, Change and Conflict
How to manage these critical dimensions in a family business

The knowledge and understanding gained through participation in FBE is designed to prepare individuals for leadership and ownership roles in their businesses and to strengthened planning and communication in their families and businesses.

If you own a family business or know of a family business that may be interested, please contact Donna Nelson via email at nelsond@uwosh.edu via phone 920-424-1541 or for more information visit http://wfbf.uwosh.edu/Assets/basics.php. Registration deadline is October 1, 2012 with early discount if registered by September 10, 2012.

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