Advising Family Business: Supporting Families in Conflict

1 credit
Related Program: 


1 Hour


Course Type:

1.0 PDUs

Course Description

After gathering and summarizing critical data about the family, individuals, and their business, the advisor can evaluate the appropriate interventions to support their clients. This course will show the goals, questions, desired outcomes, risks, and potential problems of the consulting process. The consultant will learn the nature of conflict, the techniques in dealing with conflict, and the advantages of embracing conflict as the family business works through their challenges in development.

Approved for 7 Practical Skills by the Oregon Bar Association, ID #97849


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Importance of conflict
  • Advisor’s role in a conflict situation
  • Strategies for constructive conflict
  • Conflict resolution approaches
  • Typical family business conflicts

Course Features

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Fully accessible
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content

Course Structure

This course includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. You can use this feature to submit questions about the course content. A subject matter expert will provide guidance or point you to additional resources for the topics you’re studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive CEUs.

About the Center for Family Enterprise

Oregon State University’s Center for Family Enterprise aspires to be the go-to resource for all family businesses in Oregon and the region. Leveraging the university’s strengths in outreach, education, and research gives us the unique ability to provide families and their advisors with the expertise and networks to flourish and thrive through multiple generations. We strive to know the true needs, economic impact, and footprint of family-owned businesses in Oregon and beyond so that we can be a force for advocacy and economic and societal good.