Wisconsin Family Business Forum debuts certificate program

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Wisconsin Family Business Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is launching a Family Business Education (FBE) certificate program.

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:

Oct. 12: Defining the Family Business — How family systems dynamics impact governance, legal, accounting, wealth management and human resources management perspectives

Nov. 9: Family Business Governance — Options for management of family business – a variety of human resource and general management topics are covered

Dec. 7: 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

Jan. 18: Business Management — Options for the compensation, promotion and other human resource issues in a family business

Feb. 8:  Evolving Ownership in the Family Business —How to manage succession planning and the evolution of ownership in a family business

March 14: 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 11: Managing Culture, Change and Conflict — How to manage these critical dimensions in a family business

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Family Business Forum has worked with families and their businesses to foster their continued health through programs, information, networking, resources, research, and life experiences. Housed at UW-Oshkosh’s School Business, the forum has helped hundreds of family businesses.

For more information or to register, please contact Donna Nelson at [email protected] or by calling (920) 424-1541. The registration deadline is Oct. 1.