Workshop to Help Family Businesses Improve Communication and Productivity

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WHITE HAVEN, Pa. - Feb. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- White Haven Pa. – February 26, 2014 --- Sylvia Lafair, PhD does it again! -- A nationally recognized authority on leadership and business culture will teach local family businesses of Buffalo, NY, how to improve their firms and communication skills at a workshop hosted by the new Family Business Association at the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

The workshop and networking event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on March 18 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew. The free event is open to members of the CEL Family Business Association. For more information on becoming a member and attending this workshop, contact the CEL at 716-885-5715 or send an email to

During the workshop, keynote speaker Sylvia Lafair, PhD, President of Creative Energy Options, Inc.and award winning author of “Don’t Bring it to Work,” will discuss how to develop a strong trust base in the workplace, improve collaboration and creativity, identify stress triggers and diffuse conflict by observing and altering ingrained patterns.

As an executive coach and leadership educator, Lafair has 30+ years of experience with all levels of management from corporate officers of global companies to executives of non-profits, owners of leading qpspu family-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has taught at Hahnemann University.

As a workshop leader or keynote speaker, Sylvia engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. Her quick-witted humor, charisma, and energy are infectious and her knowledge gives substance and depth to all presentations.  Her thought-provoking messages leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice.

“Family businesses face many unique challenges, in addition to the traditional needs of an entrepreneur,” says Thomas Ulbrich, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the CEL. “This workshop is designed to bring those invisible aspects of working in a family firm to light in ways that will encourage and enhance communication between those who work together, and with those family members who watch from the sidelines.”

Launched in January, the CEL Family Business Association is already off to a strong start in its efforts to build successful family businesses in Western New York.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

For more information about Sylvia Lafair’s “Mastering Conflict in Family Business,” and other CEO programs, visit

For CEO Contact:
Debbie Woldanski
Executive Coordinator
Creative Energy Options, Inc.
45 Country Place Lane

White Haven, PA 18661

For UB School of Management Contact:

Matthew Biddle


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