Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Deconstructing Conflict in the Family and Business


About this conference:
Join us for this full day conference exploring conflict in the family and the business. 

Conference details:
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Four Seasons Chicago · 120 E. Delaware Pl.

Designed for:
Family Business Center Members

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Sessions and Speakers:

Deconstructing Conflict with Blair Trippe
The ability to manage the particular type of conflict that impacts family enterprise is among the most important challenges that family business stakeholders need to understand. This presentation will consider how to approach both active conflict (when families fight) and passive conflict (when families get stuck and are unable to make important decisions in a timely manner).  Participants will leave understanding why conflicts in family business are so common, and often so extreme and intractable. 
Learn more about Blair Trippe >


Confronting the Cut-off: 7 Years Later
Recognizing Patterns, Improving Communication and Building Unity
Family dynamics in a family business can be really challenging!  The Vermeer family weathered 35 years of cut-off between two family branches.  Now, the nearly 70 member family shareholder group is working together, healing old wounds, and putting their 4P philosophy to work for the NOW and NEXT generation. Session topics will include how to recognize family patterns that might lead to cut-offs, vehicles of communication that build family unity and trust, and several ideas on how to strategically and practically engage family owners. 
Learn more about Heidi Vermeer Quist >

He Said/She Said
Key Tools for Overcoming Conflict in Family Business
Mixing family with business, while providing great gifts, is an especially fertile ground for conflicts, clashes and discord.  In this interactive workshop, we'll explore the underlying root of these conflicts -- what's really at stake -- as well as the unconscious psychology at play that keeps negotiations stuck.  Learn about conflict styles, barriers to resolution, and effective tools to reach respectful agreement, plus the role and benefits of mediation to encourage resolution. 
Learn more about Debra Horberg >

Contact Carolyn Ogrey at 312.915.6614 or cogrey@luc.edu