Spring Thinking On It's Way

10th Sep 2014

Are you involved in a family farming business? Have you ever thought about succession planning? You may have considered it to be too big a headache to even broach the topic with your family. If so, Thursday the 2nd of October is a date you should lock in to your diary.

GLENRAC is very pleased to present Mrs Lyn Sykes, a highly sought after communication specialist from High Resolutions, a family business consulting firm. Lyn will give you the tools to open the conversation with your family, and move forward in a healthy way.

Lyn’s fresh ideas with an innovative approach to facilitation of the family farm transfer, is nationally recognised, and she consistently receives positive feedback and testimonials from families and communities that she has worked with. The one day workshop will also feature presentations by Mr Peter Pardy, partner at APJ Law, and Mrs Jane Newsome, partner at Roberts and Morrow Chartered Accountants.

The first stage of the workshop will involve Lyn talking with the group to ascertain their needs and expectations for the day, to be able to tailor the course of the day. Lyn will then cover ways of approaching succession, influences on succession including family history, generations, and communication, and understanding yourself and others in terms of communication and negotiation.

Peter will cover wills, powers of attorney, guardianship, and levels of insurance. Jane will discuss effective strategies for succession from an accounting perspective, including ownership of assets, restructuring, and options.

Spring Thinking will commence at 9:00am sharp, and will run through until 4:30pm. The day will be running on a tight schedule as there is a lot of content, so please ensure that you arrive before 9:00am so that the workshop can start on time. Tea and coffee will be available from 8:30am.

To RSVP or more information or to RSVP, please phone the GLENRAC office on 6732 3443. The Spring Thinking project has been made possible by funding from the Community Mutual Group, the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Carers NSW, and The Ascent Group, part of the Australian Government’s drought assistance package.


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