12-14-16 CFB: Crucial Conversations® Training To Be Held in Alamosa January 13-14, 2017

CFB - Colorado Farm Bureau Header

CFB: Crucial Conversations® Training To Be Held in Alamosa January 13-14, 2017

GREENWOOD VILLAGE – December 14, 2016 – Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) is bringing the award-winning Crucial Conversations® Training to Alamosa on January 13 & 14, 2017. The training is based on the New York Times bestseller “Crucial Conversations –Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High”. Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, and risky topics—at all levels of your operation.

Family businesses have unique challenges from financial to personnel to management and asset transfers. Family businesses can create additional stress on relationships and productivity for family members involved in the operation as you work, live, play, and celebrate ALL with the same people, which makes the use of good communications skills extremely important.

Passing the family businesses to the next generation requires effort, skill, determination, and planning. Some statistics indicate that only 30% of agriculture businesses will transfer from the first generation to the second and only 10% of those will transfer to the third generation. Therefore, Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) is making Crucial Conversations® Training available to help family members communicate during difficult times and encourage dialogue to improve the odds of the farm/ranch staying in the family over multiple generations.

Colorado Farm Bureau is making Crucial Conversations® Training available for members at a 60% discount in rural communities to encourage productive dialogue during succession and estate planning to improve the opportunities for the next generation. Crucial Conversations classes typically cost $1,400/person . CFB members pay only $600 /person with additional multiple family member or business discounts available.

If you would like more information about this topic or to RSVP by December 30, 2016, please contact Callie Hendrickson at 970-250-6825 or email at callie@ebarzconsulting.com.

For more information about the Colorado Farm Bureau, please visit www.ColoradoFarmBureau.com