BMC Associates provides speakers to families in business, business partners, and the professionals that serve them. Our subjects all focus on methods of preventing and resolving business conflict. The Speakers program is led by Dr. David Gage, a principal of BMC and a nationally-recognized expert on business mediation and collaboration. All BMC speakers are active practitioners in business mediation and conflict prevention.
For more detailed information on BMC’s capabilities or to arrange for a speaker, contact us.
- Partnership Paradigm: How to Partner Wisely
Event: Invited Lecture for the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Dental Association
Hosted by: American Dental Association
Event Date: October 19-24, 2016
Location: Convention Center, Denver, CO
For the American Dental Association’s Annual Convention, Kent Corso was asked by to talk about about the critical factors dentists need to consider when forming group practices.
- My Brother, Who Art Thou? The Challenges Brothers Face When They Work and Own a Family Business Together
Event: Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of Psychodynamics of Family Business
Hosted by: Psychodynamics of Family Business
Event Date: May 2, 2015
Location: Hyatt Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL
David Gage talked about the ways brothers’ relationships and the power of positions in family businesses can facilitate … or retard family member’s personal growth.
- Discussion of Dr. Gage’s Book, The Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right with Your New Business Partnership (Or Fix the One You’re In)
Event: Book Talk
Hosted by: DC Psychological Association
Event Date: September 24, 2015
Location: Somerset House, Chevy Chase, MD
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his book, David Gage talked about the impetus for the book, the writing experience, and what he has learned in the ensuing 10 years as a result of it’s publication, first in English, then in Chinese in 2005 and Russian in 2012.
- Conflict, Decisions, and Change: Challenges for the Consultant
Event: Panel discussion at the Family Firm Institute’s 2014 Annual Conference
Hosted by: Family Firm Institute
Event Date: October 9, 2014
Location: Hyatt Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Kathy Wiseman, Jack Wofford, and David Gage conducted a panel discussion to discuss how helping family businesses make difficult decisions about immediate problems can be more useful than trying to change relationships.
- Transferring Businesses and Properties to the Next Generation: A Blessing or a Curse?
Event: Transferring Businesses and Properties to the Next Generation: A Blessing or a Curse?
Hosted by: The Purposeful Planning Institute
Event Date: September 16, 2014
Many parents want to put their family businesses and vacation properties in the hands of their children in the hope that their children will benefit from co-owning them. What wonderful opportunities and gifts!