• Programs

Advanced Learning Programs for Members and Guests

Speaker Series programs feature guest speakers from across the country discussing timely topics that align with the current needs and interests of family businesses.

Food For Thought programs are facilitated by FBC sponsors and discuss important and timely business topics to help create and support your family business legacy.

Round Tables provide a forum for conversation between FBC members and sponsors to collectively share best practices around relevant topics to family businesses.

Upcoming Programs


2022 YEAR PROGRAMMING

SPEAKER SERIES

Own It! How to Develop an Owner’s Mindset at Every Age

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

This program, presented by Barb Dartt of Family Business Consulting Group, will cover what ownership is, what it is not, various paths to owner involvement, and what an owner’s mindset is and how to build one.


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Engaged Giving: Philanthropy from Different Perspectives

Presented by DeWitt Law Firm and Aspiriant

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8-10:15 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

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BONUS EVENT

FBC Bonus Event

Friday, October 28, 2022
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oconomowoc Community Center, Oconomowoc, WI

A co-hosted event with Family Business Leadership Partners, this program will include breakout sessions, networking lunch, and a keynote speaker. More details coming soon.


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SPEAKER SERIES

From Ignorance to Insight and Impact: The Story of How Butterball Farms, Inc. Went from Near Death to Employer of Choice

Thursday, November 10, 2022
3–5 p.m. Program, 5-6:30 p.m. Fall Social
Fluno Center and Online

Join us to hear Mark Peters, CEO Butterball Farms, share what he learned about how to (and how not to) run a family business from the example of his father and how he was able to recover from near bankruptcy.


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WEBINAR

Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business

Monday, November 14, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Online

If you’ve ever wondered about hiring a UW-Madison student, this session is for you! We’ll discuss the differences between the Work-Study Program and student internship opportunities and help you understand how to make the experience successful for you and the student.


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Evolution of Payables – Debunking Myths, Embracing Technology, and Encouraging Curiosity

Presented by Johnson Financial Group

Why ESOPs are Becoming a First Option Instead of the Last Resort

Presented by BDO, USA

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8-10:15 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

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SPEAKER SERIES

The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence

Thursday, December 15, 2022
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

Join Emotional Intelligence Coach, Kevin Bowser, as he makes the case for using Emotional Intelligence (E.I.) to build your organization into a more successful and more profitable enterprise.


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2023 YEAR PROGRAMMING

SPEAKER SERIES

Leading & Managing Amid Disruptive Demographics

Thursday, January 19, 2023
7:30-8 a.m. Virtual Networking. 8-9:30 a.m. Program
Online

This is a virtual event, co-hosted by the Wisconsin Family Business Center and the University of St. Thomas Family Business Center. Join us for a fascinating discussion on how slowing growth both in U.S. and foreign-born populations, white population decline, below replacement level fertility, and other disruptive demographics will change America and U.S. family businesses forever.


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Winning the War for Talent: Strategies to Support Talent Attraction and Engagement

Presented by M3 Insurance

Headwinds: Reviewing Economic Volatility and What’s to Come

Presented by Associated Bank

Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:-10:15 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

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SPEAKER SERIES

Philanthropic Purpose and Vehicles: Principles, Values, and Impact Considerations

Thursday, March 9, 2023
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

Why do you and your family want to give? Join this session to take a deeper dive into questions about philanthropic purpose and how to think about selecting philanthropic vehicle(s) to achieve your goals.


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Life Insurance: Cost Effective Ways to Reduce Internal Family and Business Conflict

Presented by Colton Groome Insurance Advisors/The Zimdars Company

TBD

Presented by Resonant Capital Advisors

Thursday, April 27, 2023
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8-10:15 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

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SPEAKER SERIES

Family Dynamics: Unlocking Strong Family Relationships

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Program
Fluno Center and Online

In this presentation, you will learn about family patterns and develop a deeper understanding of why people behave the way they do. Understand how words and actions trigger people and learn how to send clear messages that don't contain emotional triggers that can cause drama at best and family battles at worst.


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