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65 West South Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 • 570-408-4590 (T) • Email

Eric AllynStories of Success with Eric Allyn

September 10, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Henry Student Center Ballroom, Wilkes University

Every family business member - no matter the generation - needs to hear Eric Allyn’s Board of Directors “Stories of Success” presentation. Eric will reveal exactly what it has taken for Welch Allyn, a 100% family-owned company in the medical device field with over 2,700 employees and revenue over $700M, to get where they are today while maintaining family harmony. From the difficulties of transitioning across generations to the “Family Swim Across Skaneateles Lake” event, you will hear it all. Eric’s presentation highlights just how important company culture and innovation have been throughout five generations of leadership. This is not just another succession story - this is a story of sacrifice and dedication to family while embracing the importance of “never let the family ruin the business.” Those CFBC members who have heard Eric’s story while at a national conference say this presentation should not be missed.

Light reception & registration from 5 until 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact Lorna Galiford at lorna.galliford@wilkes.edu or call at (570) 408-4590 for more information.

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Matthew Sowcik
Leadership Development Certification Program
with Dr. Matthew Sowcik

$299 for all attendees

  • Evening classes will be held on Tuesday nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept 2, Sept 23, Oct 14, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, and Dec 9 Graduation
  • Day classes will be offered on Wednesday mornings, 9-11 a.m. Sept 3, Sept 24, Oct 15, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3, and Dec 10 Graduation

Location: The Cohen Science Center RM 102, Wilkes University

The world is changing rapidly. Most organizations today do not have the time or resources to provide world-class leadership and organizational development training. However, great organizations know that you can easily provide leadershipcompetency development by reaching out to external resources to provide your organizational learning/training needs and stay ahead of the competition.

The 6-course certificate training experience will aid in the development of your employees in a number of different areas, including:

  1. Leadership/Management
  2. Self-Awareness
  3. Teamwork
  4. Emotional Intelligence
  5. Communication
  1. Creativity
  2. Decision Making
  3. Coaching/Mentoring
  4. Conflict Resolution
  5. Empowering Others

The informational sessions will focus on best practices to transfer learning and help you create an extraordinary company
culture and learning organization.

To register, contact Lorna Galliford, Office Assistant, Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, at (570) 408-4590 or lorna.galliford@wilkes.edu

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2014 Fall Event Schedule

Lessons from a Family Business: The Case of Welch Allyn, Inc.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 5:30-7:30PM
Eric Allyn, Welch Allyn Inc. and Family Firm Institute Board Member

The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 5:30-7:30PM
Penn State Worthington Scranton Dr. Alan G. Robinson Best Selling Author of Ideas are Free

1/2 day workshop, Maximizing the Power of Corporate Creativity, Lean & Idea Systems
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | 8:30AM-12:00PM
Dr. Alan G. Robinson, Best Selling Author of “Ideas are Free,”
"The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas"

Navigating the Landmines of Conflict in the Landscape of a Family Business
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Dr. Matthew Sowcik, Wilkes University

Texas Patriarch, The Rise and Fall of Family Dallas Dynasty
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:30PM
Doug Box, Box Family Advisors

Leadership Certificate Program led by Dr. Matthew Sowcik
A six week program assisting leaders moving from good to great.
Each session is 2 hours. Choose between Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
or Wednesday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m
The course will be held on the following dates: Sept 2 - 3; Sep 23 - 24;
Oct 14 - 15; Nov 4 - 5; Nov 18 - 19; Dec. 2 - 3
*Topics include: Leadership/Self-Awareness, Facilitating Teamwork; Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in
Leadership, Effective Communication, Maximizing Creativity, Decision Making, Coaching/Mentoring for Results; Managing through Conflict, and Empowering Your team

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