Family Business Center Speaker Series

2018 Speaker Series

Leading family business experts share insights and information on trends and techniques that can be applied to your business. The curriculum is driven by the needs and issues of our members. Past subjects include:

  • Legal and Financial Topics Surrounding Leadership Succession
  • Family Relationships
  • Best Practices in Next Generation Training
  • Ownership Control and Transfer
  • Family Member versus Non Family Member Employee Compensation

All programs are held at the Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715.

Family Business Retreat – A half day retreat to connect Madison and Milwaukee area family owned businesses through networking and multiple learning sessions.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hosted by Wisconsin School of Business Family Business Center and the Family Business Legacy Institute

Location: Milford Hills 5670 French Rd., Johnson Creek, WI 53038

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Registration, Networking, Hot Breakfast Buffet – North Dining Room
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Breakout 1: Profitable Growth in a Competitive Market by Valarie Laufenberg, Profit Enhancement Solutions
This seminar focuses on how to apply the rule of 80/20 – that 80 percent of your sales are from 20 percent of your customers - in order to obtain profitable growth by concentrating on what matters the most.

Breakout 2: Approaching Innovation: Where Do I Start? by Dan Rashke, TASC
Learn how businesses of different sizes approach and manage the tolerance levels for innovation investment risk, and how to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit and share different methods to bring leadership and other stakeholders on board.

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking break
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Breakout 3: You Can’t Fill From an Empty Cup by Sarah Reddin, Ministry Foundation, Ascension Wisconsin
As leaders, you pour your mind, body, and spirit into your businesses. But what happens when your well runs dry? In this session, participants will learn about and practice every day spiritual wellness techniques, leaving with practical tools to support healthy approaches to stress management, work-life balance, and holistic self-care in order to remain connected to what brings them meaning and purpose.

Breakout 4: Fresh Perspectives from Non-Family Executives: Hiring Outside the Family by Matt Shefchik and Mike Noack, The QTI Group
Understand the advantages and disadvantages to hiring non-family business executives; attraction strategies to entice candidates; how to assess cultural fit; compensation packages, motivation and retention factors; and how to assimilate them into the family for long-term success or succession.

11:45 a.m. End of program - You are welcome to stay for lunch/clay shooting on your own (Must RSVP for shooting so club can prepare. Cost is $21 per person. Takes approximately two hours to complete.)

Advance Registration Required - deadline May 11.
No cost to attend. Seating is limited. Two registrations per FBC Member company, One registration per FBC Sponsor company.

Fluno Center
Wisconsin School of Business
Family Business Center
601 University Ave
Madison, WI 53715
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. U.S. CT
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