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How to Manage Chronic Conflict in Your Family Enterprise

Tue May 20, 2014 8:30 AM

How to Manage Chronic Conflict in Your Family Enterprise

Presented by: 

Dr. Deb Houden, Director – University of Wisconsin Family Business Center


May 20, 2014

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Brown Hotel - 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY‎ 40202

Begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Crystal Ballroom- 3rd Floor

Presented by:

Dr. Deb Houden, Director – University of Wisconsin Family Business Center:


 Deb Houden, Ph.D, is the Director of the UW Family Business Center. Dr. Houden helps the members and sponsors of the Family Business Center by providing resources, tools, and knowledge that are needed to navigate their specific issues. She earned her bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, specializing in communication, conflict resolution, and perceptions of fairness. Her specialization led to family business consulting with Dean Fowler Associates, and most recently, Houden & Associates. She also holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute. 

Deb has lectured in numerous courses at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, including Interpersonal Communication, Communication and Conflict Resolution, and most currently Issues in Family Business Ownership in the School of Business. She has also spoken at numerous industry conferences on similar topics.


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This workshop is also available in Evansville, IN on May 21st. Email for more information.




Family Business Members - $40

Professional Adviosr Members: $65

Non-Member - $95

How to Manage Chronic Conflict in Your Family Enterprise

Have you ever had a relationship with someone where, time after time, your interactions left you frustrated or angry? In a family enterprise, where the relationship is both personal and professional, this scenario can be a frequent occurrence.

Learn how to:

1. manage conflict within the family business, especially when it’s chronic or repetitive, and

2. respond constructively to that one sibling, cousin, aunt or uncle who is consistently disruptive in the  workplace.


Blog posts by Dr. Deb Houden, Director – University of Wisconsin Family Business Center:


How Much Do We Communicate By Not Saying Anything?


Who Are You Setting Up for Your Disappointment Today?


Additional Articles:

Codes Of Conduct Bring Families Together To Listen By Dennis Jaffe

Dealing With Dissent By Jayne Pearl

From Family Business Conflict To Family Connectedness By Dirk Junge

Getting A Grip On Conflict By Doug Baumoel

Location: The Brown Hotel -335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202  Get directions

For more information:

Contact: Margaret Seifert
Phone: 502.852.8874
Related Bulletin Board Forum: Chronic conflict and your family business

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