Managing Planned And Unplanned
Change Focus Of UNH Center For Family Business Event
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
April 18, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – Managing change is critical to the survival
of family businesses, and the Center for Family Business at the
University New Hampshire will help them do just that at its
“Managing Planned and Unplanned Change in the Family Business”
Wednesday, May 4, 2005.
The half-day event will be held at the Elliott Alumni Center at
UNH. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with
the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Those interested in attending
the business program are asked to register by April 27.
Family business owners will learn how to identify when a company
needs to introduce change and how to develop an effective strategy
for managing the process; how to deal with unplanned changes (i.e.
sudden market change, loss of a major customer, natural or manmade
disaster, lawsuit, family crisis); how to evaluate reactions typically
found in companies faced with a crisis and how an organization can
manage its way through the necessary stages of change.
Stephen Fink, professor emeritus of Whittemore School of Business
and Economics and an expert in organizational behavior, will facilitate
this program. The session will feature family business owner Jamie
Trowbridge, president and CEO of Yankee Publishing, publisher of
Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac,
who will share his experiences dealing with change.
Nonmembers of the Center for Family Business can attend the program
on a one-time trial basis for $125 per person or $250 per family.
To register or for more information contact Barbara Draper at (603)
862-1107 or Barbara.Draper@unh.edu.