Creating Harmony in your Family Business

Madison, N.J. (February 1, 2012) –Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship will host a presentation, “Creating Harmony in Your Family Business,” on Feb. 21, 2012 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. as part of the annual O. Berk Company Family Business Forum in the Rutherford Room in the Ferguson Recreation Center at the College at Florham. Guest speaker, Dr. Jeanne Weikert of the New Life Institute will present family business conflicts using an interactive case study.

 Weikert is a trained psychotherapist who created The New Life Institute to help give people a fresh perspective on their lives. The Institute includes an educational process where the environment, the curriculum, and the community are dedicated to exploring and understanding a client’s own personal story.

 In Weikert’s presentation, “Creating Harmony in Your Family Business,” she will present and discuss how conflicts in values, blurring of boundaries, and issues of control create conditions that disrupt the potential harmony in a family business. Members will leave the session with an increased understanding of the dynamics of their own unique situation as well as the subtle ways that a family business can impact their personal lives.

Established in 1992, The O. Berk Company Family Business Forum is the only organization of its kind in the state. It’s interactive educational programs and peer support groups help members of family-owned firms effectively deal with important issues such as succession planning, conflict management, and organizational strategy.  

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.

For more information or to register, call the Rothman Institute at (973) 443-8842 or visit www.fdu.edu/rothman. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J.

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