2019 North Dakota Family Business Forum

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Name: 2019 North Dakota Family Business Forum
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Business leaders constantly deal with exponential change. Add in the greater complexity of involving family and the challenge becomes greater.

​You are faced with questions: How should our family develop leaders who are up to handling the different challenges? Should I be taking charge or stepping back and let others learn from experience?

​Register for this unique one-day experience and provide your family business with valuable information on leadership development, communication and how to effectively manage change.

**Now offering a Lunch Only option. Join us over lunch (11:45am-1pm) to hear Craig Culver's story and enjoy a plated meal. Cost is $40.

Pete Walsh   Craig Culver   Paul Steffes
Pete Walsh
MCC Peak Performance Coaching
Craig Culver
Culver's Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
Paul Steffes
Steffes, LLC

In this engaging, interactive session, you’ll have a chance to work with Master Coach Pete Walsh as he shares the formula for building a strong, sustainable and winning family business team. From firsthand experience of challenges faced as a family business to real-life examples of Championship Family Teams he’s worked with, Pete has the experience to set you up to build a winning team. With an on-site assessment to see how your team scores on the 10 Core Skills every family business team needs, Pete will help you design a coaching plan tailored to you.

What you’ll walk away with as a participant in this session:
• Clear set of priorities of areas of improvement on your team
• Actionable plan you can start with your team right away
• Practical, proven exercises to engage your team
• More confidence about your team and its future
• An experience of the power of effective coaching

  Co-Founder of Culver’s, a nationally recognized franchise, Craig will share the story of going into business with his father and the challenges they faced first in starting a new restaurant and then branching out into franchises. Even as they expanded, Craig knew their success came from their spirit of genuine hospitality and commitment to handcrafted meals – something he works to instill in each new franchise. There will be plenty of takeaways as Craig shares the lessons learned as they have led, grown and governed as a successful family business.  

Paul Steffes P.E. is the CEO and chief innovation advisor for Steffes LLC, a North Dakota manufacturer of oilfield products, off-peak electric thermal storage (ETS) heating systems and contract products.

Paul is known for his innovation and entrepreneurial spirit which has won him many local and national awards including the Prairie Business Leaders & Legacies 2019 Top 10 Executives Award. Through his participation and support of various local organizations and economic development efforts, Paul has become a respected leader of his community.

Paul has an interesting story of entrepreneurism, company culture, reinvention and how Prairie Family Business and others has helped to engage the next generation and significantly increase the likelihood of successful succession.

Paul and Laurie have 3 children; Suzi, Kyle and Katie, who are all active owners and 2 of them are active in the business.

Event Media:
University of Mary
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Contact Information:
Prairie Family Business Association 605-274-9530
$150 member
$250 non-member
$40 Lunch Only (11:45am-1:00pm during Craig Culver's presentation)
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