Boston Chapter

The Society is a network of select credentialed members working in diverse financial disciplines – bound together to pursue knowledge, uphold the highest ethical standards and form meaningful relationships for the benefit of our clients. 

Join us on Thursday, May 4, 2017

8 am to 10:30 am - Marriott Residence Inn/Needham, 80 B Street, Needham, Massachusetts

This event is sponsored by:

Book Discussion: Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power

Co-authored by Continuity partners Doug Baumoel and Blair Trippe

Join Us for a Book Discussion with co-author Blair Trippe

'Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power'

Managing the conflict that is built-in to the structure of family enterprise is essential for businesses, and their family stakeholders, to manage change and flourish. Advisors to families know that how conflict is managed has a profound effect on the continuing family relationships that are so important. In this presentation, Blair Trippe, Managing Partner of Continuity Family Business Consulting will address why families often get stuck, unable to make important decisions in a timely manner due to fear of conflict as well as what triggers all out war in families during tense situations.

Deconstructing Conflict draws upon nearly fifteen years of experience in which Doug Baumoel and Blair Trippe have helped scores of enterprising families navigate the challenges of owning and managing together as family. Based upon their groundbreaking methodology known as "The Conflict Equation," the book takes into account five foundational concepts to help readers deconstruct conflict into its component parts. Learn more about this cutting-edge thinking for achieving generational success in family enterprise. Join us on May 4th!

Meet our speaker...

Blair is Managing Partner of Continuity Family Business Consulting where she works with families who own and manage operating companies and share assets together on issues related to succession planning, governance development and conflict management.   Her expertise as a negotiator, mediator, and family business consultant is grounded in the study of strategic management and conflict resolution methodologies. She brings a highly specialized approach to the understanding of family systems and the relationship challenges encountered when families work and own together.  In addition to her consulting work, Blair is a nationally recognized speaker and has presented at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Cornell University, Bentley University, Northeastern University, Fairleigh Dickenson University, NACD and the Family Firm Institute.

Her leadership in the mediation field helped create a new specialty through the development of “Elder Decisions” – a division of Agreement Resources LLC, a consulting firm she co-founded. As a workshop facilitator and trainer, Blair has conducted sessions for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Judge’s Institute, American Bar Association, Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), among others.

Blair is the co-author of Deconstructing Conflict: Understanding Family Business, Shared Wealth and Power. She also co-authored the book, Mom Always Liked You Best – A Guide to Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles and Eldercare Crises. The practical guidebook helps family members become better decision-makers, mindful negotiators, and more effective communicators.  In addition, Blair has authored articles for the ACResolution Magazine, Family Business Magazine and The Negotiation Journal from Harvard Law School.

Blair earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a BA in psychology from Connecticut College and certificates from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.  She is a Fellow the Family Firm Institute, an Overseer at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an Overseer of the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

Our Morning At A Glance:

7:45 am Full Breakfast (Buffet) followed by

      Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers

8:15 am A Quick Break for More Coffee 

and a message from our sponsor

8:25 am President's Welcome

8:30 am "Deconstructing Conflict"

10:00 am        Q & A - Closing Remarks

10:30 am Adjourn

Boston Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals

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