Upcoming Events


A series focused on topics businesses are talking about!

Karl Pillemer

Hazel E. Reed Professor in the Department of Human Development, Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Outreach in College of Human Ecology 

Connected Conversations:

Family Rifts - Impact, Understanding and Healing

Wednesday, March 10 from 12pm – 1pm EST

Family estrangement is an ailment that effects many, and perhaps all families at some point. In family business, in addition to family relationships at risk, the entire business may also be susceptible. Karl Pillemer’s most recent work, Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them, has received considerable attention and press. Based on 300 in-depth interviews with 1,800 individuals, Professor Pillemer’s book captures the “eloquence of ordinary people facing family challenges that threaten their identity, health and well-being, relying on sources never before available, including a unique combination of rich, in-depth interviews, data from large-scale surveys and conversations with leading family therapists.” Our conversation with Karl will explore successful strategies from people who have found ways to repair rifts or live peacefully with the consequences when nothing can be done – and the first to offer hope to broken families (and businesses) which need it the most.

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'How Did My Family Get in My Office?' 


Bonnie Artman Fox

A Conscious Choice, LLC

Did you know research has shown that unresolved conflict costs organizations approximately $359 billion in paid hours or the equivalent of 385 million working days? 


In this eye-opening program, you will learn surprising ways your upbringing has impacted your conflict style - for better or for worse – and how you can keep what works and change what doesn’t. 


at Penn State Scranton 


(570) 963-2600

All Non-credit Programs are offered at a discount for FBA members!

Contact Us 

570. 408. 2120 

570. 963. 2727

65 W South St. 

Wilkes-Barre PA 18702 

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