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Breakfast Series: Managing the Expectations in Business Families - Manitoba
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Do you ever struggle with what is fair? Necessary? Undiscussable? You are not alone. Business Families are innately complex. Each person represents a particular role within family, business and ownership. With each role comes diverse expectations of self and others. It is not unusual to be completely unaware of what others expect. Assumptions, ideas and emotions show up in all kinds of expectations. It is easy to become confused and uncertain about what’s going on.

When: Wednesday April 4, 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Where: Vector Construction Office
474 Dovercourt Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba 
Contact: Brenda Knight

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Consider what you expect of yourself as a parent. A spouse? Sibling? Employee? Manager? Owner? Whatever the role, we have three levels of influence that can define our relationships with others: our formal title, our level of knowledge and experience, and our personality. When we develop more awareness of how expectations weave through our role and levels of influence in family, business and ownership, we make choices that will consistently align with our values - the foundation of every business family. 

This presentation provides a platform to become more curious about what triggers conflict and misunderstanding, recognize a productive way to communicate, and develop more clarity and confidence in your roles within family, business and ownership.

1. Develop deeper awareness and clarity about your communication patterns.
2. Assess and improve the communication practices in Family, Business and Ownership systems
3. Increase confidence in managing the natural dilemmas that occur in different stages of family business growth and succession.
4. Recognize that healthy effective communication is the result of an intentional and conscious commitment.



Family Business Advisor

Val Monk and Associates

Val has worked in the field of human dynamics and family business systems for over 35 years. As someone who grew up in a family business, she has firsthand appreciation of the incredible energy and commitment that goes into a family business, succession planning and leadership development. Val has offered her professional expertise as a family business advisor, leadership coach, mediator and communication facilitator to businesses, organizations, families and individuals throughout Canada, United States and Mexico. She is an advisor and facilitator with the Alberta Business Family Institute and has designed and delivered programs for Business Families Foundation.  With her combined expertise in family business systems, organizational learning, leadership, and psychology, Val possess a unique ability to integrate a diverse range of knowledge, skills and experiences. Clients have referred to her as “the best insurance policy we could have invested in” and “our vision keeper who supports our mission”.