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To continue helping you with on-going family business immediate and longer-term matters, we are continuing to offer our sessions through our online interactive Zoom video sessions in small groups with our expert faculty. These are free for our NYCFEC Members. Other individuals attending a NYCFEC session for the first time can receive a 50% discount using code FT051. Please note that space is only available for 8 participants in order to allow for good quality interaction and discussions. Please sign up now by clicking below for more information and to register for the following upcoming sessions:

Managing Family Differences
Online Zoom Group Video Session and Follow-On Clinic Session
Part I - Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Part -II Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Raising Family Business Children
Online Zoom Group Video Session
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Conducting Effective Family Meetings
Online Zoom Group Video Session with Free Individual Follow-Up Session
Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
How to Have Difficult Family Conversations
Online Zoom Group Video Session 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

We will be announcing more small, personal online video sessions just for NYC area family members from family businesses in the coming weeks and months.

Examples of prior NYCFEC topics have included:

Applying Basic Strategies to Address Family Conflict
Building a Healthy Culture Across the Family Enterprise
Developing a Framework for Inclusive Family and Family Enterprise Workplace Policies
Developing Appreciative Inquiry, Ethical Wills, Heritage and Legacy Documents Reflecting Family Cultures
Diversity and Cultural Influences on NYC Families and Their Enterprises
Embedding Your Family Values
Family Business Boards (Introduction)
Family Business Boards (Part I and II)
Family Business Trusts and Trusteeship (Part I and II)
Family Conflict – What are Your Options?
Family Entrepreneurship and Family Banks
Having Difficult Family Conversations: How Families Can Address Difficult Subjects
How to Build an Advanced, Sustainable Family Enterprise System
How to Foster Cross-Cultural and Interfaith Relations and Dialog
Making Family Decisions Together
Making Work and Life Work for You and Others
Managing Family Conflict Series (Part I, II and III)
Privately-Held Business Governance
Professionalizing Your Family Business (Introduction)
Raising Family Business Children
Refining Your Conflict Skills
Succession Planning for a Global, Family Business
Transferring Your Family Business
Understanding Cultural Differences and Influences from Around the World
Understanding Family Conflict
Performance Metrics for Family Businesses
Developing your life’s vision
How to conduct effective family meetings
Family business innovation
Protecting your business upon death, divorce or separation
Improving communication skills

NYCFEC is continuing to expand its educational sessions and topics, as well as its core curriculum to address the wide range of needs for family business boards, all family members, management, shareholders, trustees and key constituencies, as well as NYCFEC Special Interest Groups.

NYCFEC members holding active passports attend free. First-time NYCFEC attendees may use code "FT051" for a discount. JOIN NYCFEC’s community of family businesses and receive a free assessment, more NYCFEC sessions for free, and join a special interest group of like peers.

For the near-term, NYCFEC will be offering interactive, online sessions in small groups with our expert faculty on selected topics to help you keep moving forward.
Of the original eight in-person sessions we planned for the first six months of 2020, several of the longer, in-depth sessions have been delayed, as the faculty feels they may not be as effective online. 
We will be announcing a revised schedule soon. Please plan on joining our small groups!

Given the near-term challenges many NYC area family businesses are facing, NYCFEC would like to hear from you, as to what help you need and would like to discuss with experts via teleconferencing or interactive online sessions over the near-term. Please email your suggestions to info@nycfec.org.

Please note that NYC recently announced that eligible small businesses with less than five employees could receive a grant covering forty percent of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees. Companies with fewer than one hundred employees who can document a 25% loss in customer receipts because of the coronavirus may be eligible for interest-free loans up to $75,000. You may find some of the following links helpful: 


Protecting yourself, your family, business, and all of your constituencies (ie. customers, employees, suppliers, and community) will help everyone move forward faster.


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