FFI announces FFI on Monday, a Limited Series for Extending Virtual Connections and Learning

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In response to the many in-person meetings and conferences that have been, or will be, cancelled between now and the end of June, FFI, with help from its global membership, is offering these online educational experiences for members and friends.

Open to all at no charge, thought leaders in the family enterprise field will continue offering FFI on Monday webinars through the end of June.

Open to all at no charge, these webinars continue through the end of June. Each webinar lasts for one hour.

Coming up in the next five weeks, starting with today’s session:

April 27: What’s in a Name? Mediation, Facilitation, or Family Enterprise Consultation? The role of impartiality in our work

Join Jack Wofford to discuss the essential elements of “mediation” — impartiality of the advisor, equality of participants, a separate confidential relationship with each, and participant control of the outcome.

Presenter: FFI Fellow Jack Wofford is a member of the FFI Virtual Study Group on Mediation. A mediator, facilitator and arbitrator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wofford has mediated over 500 matters, including extensive experience helping family enterprises manage conflict.

May 4: How to Preserve and Enhance the Value of Family Businesses in Today’s Environment and Beyond?

As family businesses navigate through the choppy waters of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, this webinar explores the capital, liquidity, and governance tools available to them to preserve and enhance value of their businesses.

Presenters: Ramsey W. Goodrich is a managing partner at Carter Morse & Goodrich. Terence Hannafin joined Carter Morse & Goodrich in 2019 as a managing director and is involved with all the firm’s corporate finance activities. François de Visscher is president of de Visscher Advisors and Senior Advisor to Carter Morse & Goodrich. De Visscher is an FFI Fellow, former president of FFI, and recipient of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award.

May 11: The Role of Governance: Case Studies Using the Multi-Roles Model

Join David and Paul Karofsky as they discuss the formation of the Multi-Roles Model©. They will present case studies from their own consulting work and encourage viewers to share their own experiences as well.

Presenters: FFI Fellows Paul Karofsky and David Karofsky. David Karofsky is a senior consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group with over 25 years of experience coaching and consulting. Paul Karofsky is the founder of Transition Consulting Group.

May 18: The Power and Limitations of Natural Governance
Join Ken McCracken to discuss a description of “natural governance” that leads to resilience and adaptability for family enterprises –and often provides a foundation for more formal governance that might later be adopted.

Presenter: FFI Fellow Ken McCracken is a family business consultant and founder of MFBC Limited in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also a recipient of the FFI Interdisciplinary Award.

May 25: Changing Demographics in Family Businesses: Highlights from the STEP 2019 Quantitative Survey

Join Andrea Calabrò to discuss the findings of the STEP 2019 Global Family Business Survey, which examined the view of more than 1,800 global family business leaders on how increasing societal changes could impact succession planning and governance in family enterprises.

Presenter: Andrea Calabrò is the global academic director of the STEP Project. He is the academic and managing director of the IPAG Family Business Institute and Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship at IPAG Business School, Nice, France.

FFI extends its appreciation to Greg Owen-Boger of Turpin Communication and Carmen Bianchi of Carmen Bianchi Family Business Associates, who kicked off the series earlier this month.

Go to https://digital.ffi.org/ffi-on-monday/ to enroll and to see the complete series, which continues through June.

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