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1-21-16 Rotary Club, Plymouth, Minnesota. "The Five Deadly Sins of Family Business."

12-11-15 Family Firm Institute Webinar. "Family Business Advising and Consulting: The Action Research Model as Applied to Family Enterprises."

10-23-15 Family Firm Institute, London England. "Myths and Realities Surrounding Succession In Japanese Family Business."

0-13-16 Exit Planning Institute, Minneapolis, MN. "The Psychology of Owner Exits."

12-11-14 Farm Journal's Top Producer Executive Network Vanguard Meeting, Sioux Fall, South Dakota. "Leadership and Communication."

12-1-14 Family Firm Institute Webinar. "Family Business Advising and Consulting: The Action Research Model as Applied to Family Enterprises."

11-6-14 Shecter Dokken Kanter Family Business Roundtable, Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Calming the Stormy Seas of Family Business Transitions: A Practical Guide."

10-31-14 University of St. Thomas Family Business Center Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Leadership Transition: When To Hand Over The Reins."

8-5-14 Growth Institute, Austin Texas. "Calming the Stormy Seas of Family Business Transitions: A Practical Guide."

6-23-14 Family Firm Institute Webinar. "Family Business Advising and Consulting: The Action Research Model as Applied to Family Enterprises."

3-19-14 Olsen Thielen CPA's Executive Breakfast. Minneapolis. "Underperforming Owners: The Hidden Enemy."

10-16/13 Family Firm Institute Global Conference. San Diego. "Family Business Advising and Consulting: The Action Research Model as Applied to Family Enterprises."

9-24-13 Family Firm Institute Webinar. "Family Business Advising and Consulting: The Action Research Model as Applied to Family Enterprises."

4-23-13 Outer Circle Workshop St. Paul. "Underperforming Owners: The Hidden Enemy."

3-26-13 Family Firm Institute Webinar. "Family Business Advising and Consulting: The Action Research Model as Applied to Family Enterprises."

3-5-13 Fidelity Bank. Minneapolis. "Power vs. Control: A Never Ending Challenge for Entrepreneurs (And Those Who Work with Them).

6-12-12 The Society of Financial Service Professionals. Minneapolis. "Breaking Down Barriers: How to Overcome Barriers That Impede Professionals From Working Together Collaboratively."

5-27-11 The Peter McClellan Show AM 1570. "Developing the Next Generation in a Family Business."

4-13-11 Asset HR Seminar. Minneapolis. "Choosing Power Over Control: A Guide for Entrepreneurs in Transition."

3-7-11 Fidelity Bank Minneapolis. "Calming the Stormy Seas of Family Business Transitions: A Practical Guide."

1-10/12-12 12 The Alternative Board Minneapolis. Improving Owner Performance: A Fundamental Building Block To Company Success by making them separate entries, one for the 10th and one for the 12th.

4/28-29/11 Family Firm Institute. Chicago. "Essentials. The Essential Skills for Professionals Working for Family Businesses."

11/4/10 White Bear Lake Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. "Approaching Family Business Transitions: How Boards Can Help"

10/26/10 St. Croix Valley, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Economic Development Group. "Improving Owner Performance"

9/22/10 Olsen Thielen CPA's. Executive Breakfast Seminar Minneapolis. 'Improving Owner Performance"

5/28/10 Family Business Workshop. Perth Australia "The Balance Point."

5/25-26/10 Family Firm Institute. Sydney Australia "Essentials. The Essential Skills for Professionals Working for Family Businesses."

5/24/10 Family Business Associates Workshop. Sydney Australia "The Balance Point."

2/10/10 Olsen Thielen CPA's Executive Breakfast Minneapolis "Choosing Power Over Control: A Guide for Entrepreneurs in Transition."

2/3/10 The Peter McClellan Show AM 1570. "Family Business Transitions" Listen now

1/07/10 Minneapolis Entrepreneur's Club Minneapolis. "Choosing Power Over Control: A Guide for Entrepreneurs in Transition."

12/11/09 The Peter McClellan Show AM 1570. "Family Business Transitions."

9/23/09 Family Firm Institute Annual Convention. New York City. "The Launching Pad: A Seminar for Professionals New to Interdisciplinary Family Business Advising."

5/20/09 St. Croix County Wisconsin. Wisconsin Economic Development Group "The Balance Point- Understanding the Roles of Owners, Managers and Boards and How They Work Together."

4/1/09 Olsen Thielen CPA's Executive Breakfast Encore "Approaching Family Business Challenges: How Boards Can Help."

1/14-16/09 The Prairie Family Business Association Annual Retreat. South Dakota. "The balance point system: A new and practical way of aligning the interests of management, owners and family members."

11/05/08 Olsen Thielen CPA's executive breakfast. St. Paul. "Approaching family business challenges: How boards can help."

10/29/08 Family Firm Institute Annual Conference, London England. "Making the board the balance point: A new way to use boards to help family businesses in transition"

11/16-17/07 AFHE's (Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises) 2007 Regional Conference. Minneapolis. "Making Your Board the Balance Point"

11/6/07 Wake Forest MBA Family Business Center Winston-Salem. "Making Your Board the Balance Point"

11/7/07 Wake Forest Charlotte MBA Family Business Center. "Making Your Board the Balance Point"

5/17/07 Workshop sponsored by Swenson & Associates, Fredrikson & Byron and The Board School. Minnetonka, Minnesota. "Having Your Cake and Eating it Too"

4/26/07 South Dakota Family Business Association. "Making Your Board the Balance Point"

10/5/06 Bank Holding Company Association. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Building a Strong Board of Directors"

3/28/06 Minneapolis Estate Planners. "Taking the Fear out of Boards for the Entrepreneur"

3/21/06 St. Paul Estate Planners. "Taking the Fear out of Boards for the Entrepreneur"

9/20/05 University of Wisconsin-Madison-Family Business Center. "How Boards and Owners of a Family Business Can Work Together Effectively and Productively

6/9/05 Minnesota Annual Probate and Trust Law Conference. "Family Business Succession Planning"

3/8/05 University of Wisconsin-Madison: Family Business Class. "Family Business Governance"

10/26/04 University of Wisconsin-Madison: Family Business Class. "Family Business Governance"

3/18/04 Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm. "When does a Family Business Need a Board?"

3/4/04 Manufacturer's Alliance: Leaders Executive Group. Minneapolis. "When does a Company Need a Board?"

10/30/03 Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce. "Boards' Basic Questions"

10/2/03 Family Firm Institute: National Conference- Toronto. "The Active Board System"

5/15/03 St. Cloud State University: Anderson Entrepreneurial Seminar. "Boards"

1/16/03 University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise. "Family Business Governance"

6/26/02 Minnekada Owners Group. Minnetonka, Minnesota. "Boards: Traditional or Cutting Edge" 4/9/02- WMCL radio- "The Board School"

9/13/01- A Society of The American Institute of Architects. Minneapolis. "Ownership Transition for Architectural Firms"

1/25/01- University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise- "Who's Chopping on the Other Side of Your Tree"

2/5/00- American Psychology Association. St. Petersburg, Florida. "Consulting Psychology Workshop: Family Business: Organizational Assessment and Leadership"

1/27/00- University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise- "Exploring Confidentiality Issues Within Multidisciplinary Teams of Family Business Advisors"

1/13/99 University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise- "Building Working Relationships with Your Family Business Advisors: Taking a Multiple-Perspective Viewing Point"

11/1/99- Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Institute- "Succession Issues in the Family-Owned Business: Interpersonal Concerns"

6/12/97- Annual Probate and Trust Law Conference. Minnesota. "Administration of the Business Owner's Death: What do you do after Death?"

4/11/93- University of St. Thomas Family Business Class- "Strategic Planning in the Family Business"

6/2/92- The Minnesota Entrepreneurs' Club- The Entrepreneurial Dream: Chasing the Myths or Facing the Realities" 4/27/92- University of St. Thomas Center for Family Enterprise- "Managing the Family Business Consultant"

4/21/92- Norwest Bank Workshop. Minneapolis. "How to Help Your Employees Improve Their Performance"

4/12/90- National Association of Store Fixtures. Minneapolis. "Personnel Management: Dealing With Poor Performers"