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April 2019

The Challenge of Changing Family Business Practices

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
RKL, Reading, 1330 Broadcasting Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
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One conflict in family business can be how to incorporate new business practices, often brought by the Rising Generation, into the proven practices of the Leading Generation, who often wonders why we need new when "the way we've always done it" has worked.  Join Paula Barrett from RKL, and DVFBC, as we talk about the importance of changing "the way we've always done it" while respecting what has come before and communicating in open and healthy ways along the journey.…

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May 2019

Breakfast Forum: Leadership Scar Tissue: From IBM to Family Business to Boards

May 16 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Radnor Valley Country Club, 555 Sproul Rd
Villanova, PA 19085 United States
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Dave Griffith has had more than a few crucial conversations - a few with himself, at least two with his wife, and with many organizational and family leaders.  Learn from a leader who enjoys sharing his leadership scar tissue around family business governance, where relational and organizational complexity abounds. Dave will distill lessons learned from four decades of leadership hits and misses in family business, corporations large and small,  and non-profits where he enjoyed a measure of success.  Dave is…

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June 2019

Compensation Conversations: Responses to Pressing Questions About Pay in a Family Business

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
PROXUS, 414 Commerce Drive, Suite 120
Fort Washington, PA 19034
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  For many family businesses, there is nothing more crucial, or scary, than conversations about pay.  While there is no blueprint for how to "do compensation" in a way that won't lead to conflict, there are some important principles to follow. Dennis Shrenk and Jeff Green from PROXUS, and DVFBC, will provide some of those principles, answer your tough questions about compensation, and recommend tips for how to talk about money in your family business in healthy ways.

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September 2019

Best Practices in Family Business Communications

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Calvary Church, Souderton, PA, 820 PA-113
Souderton, PA 18964 United States
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Join us to hear Sally Derstine, Managing Partner, Jared Byas, Partner and Family Business Advisor and Trina Stutzman, Leadership Coach.  Learning topics: Giving and Receiving Feedback Active Listening Behavioral Covenant Generational Grace Understanding and Respecting Differences

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October 2019

Common Roadblocks and Paths for Resolution in Family-Owned Business Disputes

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Fox Rothschild LLP, 10 Sentry Parkway, Suite 200
Blue Bell, PA 19422-3001
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Legal disputes can be disruptive, time-consuming, and expensive.  These disagreements usually come from three P's: Paper: We disagree on some of the key documents we have on file Process: We disagree on who makes decisions and how they get made People: We find ourselves in conflict and lack clear communication and understanding about what to do next Family members who work together will inevitably have conflict.  These three areas are common roadblocks that many family businesses face.  At this event,…

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November 2019

Driven to Serve: 5 Generations of Bergeys

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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