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Breakfast Series

Some upcoming topics include: advisory board strategies, managing transitions, fair and equal compensation, and award winning Iowa family businesses.

Dates for the 2020-21 Season:

Friday, September 18, 2020 Take the "bored" out of your Advisory Board. How to create a Strategic Family Business Advisory Board
8am – 10am | Virtual Session

Friday, November 20, 2020 Managing Transition through Succession Planning
8am – 10am | Virtual Session

Friday, January 15, 2021 Keys to the Future for the Family Business .. Next Generation Leadership!
8am – 10am | Virtual Session

Friday, March 26, 2021 Fair & Equal Compensation … Questions about Pay in a Family Business
8am – 10am

Panelists: Chris Vernon and Martha Sullivan

Fair is not always equal when it comes to compensation in a family business. For many family businesses, there is nothing more crucial, more dividing, or scary than conversations about pay. No blueprint exists for how to “do compensation” in a way that won’t lead to conflict, however there are some important tips and ideas on how to talk about money in your family business in a healthy way. 

Friday, May 21, 2021 Getting Started with Governance
8am – 10am

Panelists: Erik Kesting and Tom Hubler

Family Governance

Our last session of the season will focus on the essentials of family governance. All family businesses have some sort of governance - whether they know it or not. Families who want to see their business survive and thrive into a 3rd of 4th generation spend dedicated time and effort developing governance. Our session will focus several key areas:

- Why governance matters

- How to use governance as a tool for family harmony

- How to use governance to guide your family through succession planning and next generation development

- Essential aspects of governance you can develop with your family

COVID Response: Our plan is to offer in-person and online options for all sessions except for the Jan 15 session which will be online only. Due to the current pandemic this is subject to change. Details for each session will be available closer to the event date. 

New this year // The breakfast series is for members only but we would love to offer your family a free session to give it a try.  

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