Past Programs

The Wisconsin Family Business Center educational programs focus on the unique challenges that family business owners, next generation leaders, and key non-family leaders face. We believe that providing an opportunity to learn and openly communicate about these issues will create stronger families and better businesses.

Succession Planning

No B.S. Family Business Planning
Business Transition in an Emergency: What to Know and How to Plan for It
The Five Stages of Value: How to Maximize Business Value & Unlock Trapped Wealth
Secret Sauce for a Successful Family Business - Tony Simmons, President/CEO TABASCO & 5th Generation

Family Dynamics, Communication, and Culture

Building an Ethical Culture and Preventing Fraud in the Family Business Relationship Realities – Emotional Maturity in the Family Business
Building a Powerful and Effective Family Culture: Continuing Your Family Legacy across the Generations
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most in Family Business
Hiding in Plain Sight: Managing Substance Abuse & Mental Illness in Family Businesses

Leadership Development

Preparing Owners of a Family Business
Leadership that Gets Results – A Self- Assessment of Your Leadership Impact (LSI Assessment)
Manage Like You Mean It – Getting the Results You Need from Millennials
Business is Business – Reality Checks for Family Owned Businesses (Kolbe A Assessment)
Leadership and Management of the Family Owned Business
Leadership Storytelling for Family Business


Family Business Boards and Governance
Navigating Performance Management of Family Employees

Change and Innovation

Innovate with Design Thinking for your Family Business
Leading Your Organization Through Change

Strategy and Planning

Business Life Cycle and Strategy in Family Business
Question-Based Planning and the 1-Page Goal Tree
Legacy Planning: Creating and Cultivating Philanthropy in Your Family Business
Contented Cows Give Better Milk: Your People…Your Profit

Personal Development

The 7 Choices to Ignite Your Radically Inspired Life