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Jan. 15 Family Business Workshop Focus on Building Trust

Dec. 16, 2013

Ed Hart

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Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Family Business will host a workshop on “Building Relationships of Trust in a Family Business” Jan. 15. The event is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, Jan. 15
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Cal State Fullerton, Mihaylo Hall Room 3230
800 No. State College Blvd., Fullerton 92831


Who do you trust? Why? Who don’t you trust? Why not? Ed Hart, director of CSUF’s Center for Family Business will address those questions during the workshop.

“Much of the success in our lives depends on the relationships we have,” Hart said. “The biggest reason we associate with the people in our lives is because there is a high level of trust in our relationships. So, what if the trust levels are low or non-existent? Can trust be rebuilt, and if so, how? I will focus on the focus on the four attributes of developing trust: our friendliness, our ability to engage (capture and keep attention), our willingness to give value first and our integrity. Participants will assess the levels of trust in their most important relationships (personal and professional), and focus on how they can become more trustworthy. Trusting those with whom we work, our customers, vendors and other colleagues, is one the key factors in running a successful business. Breaking through barriers of mistrust, sometimes valid, and sometimes not, will be a key focus of this workshop, as well.”


The Center for Family Business operates within Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. A partnership between the university and the business community, the center offers various opportunities for family-owned businesses to learn, receive information and network. The center offers programs and workshops throughout Southern California.


$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details are available online.

Media Contacts:

Ed Hart, 657-278-7431
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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