Always a highlight of the conference. The unique format includes from three to five families involved in the industry, that will express certain perspectives and challenges they presently face or have encountered in the past involving succession, estate planning or conflicts. Members of the audience have an opportunity to comment or ask questions of the panelists. Mike Henning facilitates the panel while adding his expertise where applicable. Panelists are prepared in advance with questions that get right to the point. Panelists understand precisely what to expect and what is expected of them.
Addressing business challenges, such as fairness in estate planning, transfer of control and power from one generation to the next, tax saving methods, training potential successors, choosing one leader or using a team approach, and handling family conflict situations, are only a few of the vital concerns expressed in a roundtable atmosphere. Individuals and families come to discuss specific situations they are presently facing - and they get answers. It becomes a real "teamwork" situation combining the participants and Mr. Henning's experienced insight to unravel a problem, then discover the solution.
Individual Consulting Sessions
Mike Henning, leading family business advisor for the past 20 years, is available for one-on-one and small group coaching sessions. Having pre-meeting knowledge of this service, individuals, partners, or entire families reserve time slots from 30 to 60 minutes with Mr. Henning. Alternately, after Mr. Henning presents his program in a formal atmosphere, individuals who desire specific information directed at situations they are presently working with may meet with Mr. Henning in a private setting. In either case, people take home methods, answers or resources to help them resolve a particular issue. This is a tremendous service from your organization to your members.
Industry Specific Book (Guide for Business Growth and Succession Planning)
Written for organizations whose members are family-owned and private companies. This book, addressing business growth and succession planning, will be written and designed specifically for your members/distributors. For example, the first chapter is dedicated explicitly to your members and will address your industry's challenges, trends, etc. The chapter addressing estate planning and asset transfer will be written based upon an actual case from your industry.