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December 2020

FEA – Community Call: Reflections 2020 – The good, the bad and the surprising

December 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

By the date of this call it will have been nine months since our lives changed, dramatically and irrevocably. It is becoming harder to remember life before COVID-19 or even what day of the week it is, as one day blends into the next. We have all had to adapt and change personally and professionally. And we have helped our clients do the same. When we reflect on this year it will be a year that we will remember, perhaps…

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January 2021

NextGen – Knowledge Sharing and Social on The 3 Hats of a Family Business

January 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Join us online for a casual chat with other family business members about what’s happening with your family and family enterprise during this unprecedented time. Our special guest Richard Sifton will take the Family Enterprise “Three Circle” model and give you his real life story on how to be all three hats and still keep family harmony and business integrity, when to layer the hats and when, and how to remove ones at different times for the family and business’…

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FEX Family – Meet-Up & Conversation on Resolutions You Need Peer Support On in 2021

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Join us online for a casual chat with other family business members about what’s happening with your family and family enterprise during this unprecedented time. This meet-ups conversation will be around bringing the resolutions you need peer support on in 2021. Your FEX Community is here to support, encourage and engage.  We’ll take this time together to discuss what’s most important to you, share your insights and what’s on your mind. Stay connected, lean in and we will weather this…

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FEA – Community Call: Addressing the elephant in the room: How can you help your clients deal with family conflict?

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join host FEAs Vincent Didkovsky and Danielle Saputo in this open, facilitated discussion and conversation Addressing the elephant in the room: How can you help your clients deal with family conflict?  After you've registered, supporting content to help you prepare for this call will be provided. Event Details When Contact Dawn Ainikkal dainikkal@family-enterprise-xchange.com Where Online via Zoom. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event. CE Credit FEAs who attend this event will receive 1…

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FBN Canada – Community Conversation ‘Borrowed from your Grandchildren’

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

FBN Canada families are invited to join us for an unique opportunity to chat with Dennis Jaffe, Ph.D. Borrowed from your Grandchildren is a fascinating look at how large, long-lasting business families succeed across generations. Dennis Jaffe's latest book is based on interviews with 100 large, global families who have passed their 3rd generation of business together. Families who are successful in growing their wealth have been able to reinvent themselves and their business in the face of significant environmental…

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Webinar – What Every Family Business Successor Needs To Know

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join Ruth Steverlynck in conversation with  David C. Bentall, to discuss his new book, Dear Younger Me: Wisdom for Family Enterprise Successors. Event Details When Who Can Attend Our entire FEX Family community is invited to attend. FEAs who attend this session will earn 1 continuing education (CE) credit toward their annual FEA designation requirement. Where Live Online via Zoom From the comfort of your home Contact Dawn Ainikkal, FEA Program Coordinator dainikkal@fexcanada.ca Hosts David C. BentallFounding Principal of Next…

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February 2021

Webinar – How Family Enterprises are Navigating Uncertainty

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

During the past year, we have all experienced a lot of turbulence — and there’s more ahead. As family business owners plan for the future, they’re having to be more flexible and consider multiple business scenarios. Join us on February 9th for our next panel with Julius Frohlich and Chris Massie where we will hear how far they are looking out and what they're doing differently during their planning as they try to navigate uncertainty. What are some of the…

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FEX Community – Social Purpose in Family Enterprise

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Does your family business have a social purpose? A social purpose business is an enterprise that supports creating a better world. It is an engine for good, creating societal benefits by the very act of conducting business. Its growth is a positive force in society. Businesses around the world are redefining their role in society to foster business and societal success. They are adopting a “social purpose” to navigate turbulent times and attract & engage top talent and customers. To…

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FEA – Community Call: RESILIENCE 2.0 How can we help our clients be more resilient?

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join host FEAs Claire Sutton and Grant Conroy to learn how you can help your clients be more resilient. Come prepared for this open, facilitated conversation amongst your peers: Please watch this 3-minute music video here and please read the following article: Building Your Resilience, American Psychological Association. If you wish to learn more about this topic, we recommend this additional reading: Resilience, Psychology Today Why embracing the Nordic concept of ‘friluftsliv’ could be the secret to better mental health…

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FBN Canada – Chairs Cocktail Hour on Family Business as a Force for Good

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

“As a multi-generational business, West Canadian Digital Imaging has enjoyed a tradition of giving back to our community. We have found it to be engaging for our employees and given us a sense of purpose. Success to us means running a prosperous business that is able to give back, supporting our people to live fulfilling lives and ultimately leaving the world a better place. In today’s world, this is more important than ever” ~ Karen Brookman, CEO West Canadian Digital…

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April 2021

Canadian Family Enterprise Forum

April 20 - April 22
Once a year, the family business community in Canada has the opportunity to come together and reconnect, make new connections, learn and grow. This year, it will happen virtually 12:00 - 4:00 PM EDT on April 20-22 at the Canadian Family Enterprise Forum, presented by Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX). Business families, small and large, across Canada are invited to join our community for this unique, family business-focused event!

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