Past Speaking Engagements

  • Dr. Robert Blunden and Keith MacIntyre, “Effective Business Succession Planning,” a presentation for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, July 10th, 2019.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden, “Family Business: Understanding the Issues and Opportunities,” a presentation to Tim Hortons Atlantic Franchisees at the Fall Regional Meeting, November 14, 2013.
  • Dr. Robert Blunden, “Enhancing Your Family Business with Advisors,” Invited presentation in a workshop of the same name sponsored by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Nova Scotia; the Institute of Corporate Directors Maritime Chapter and Dalhousie University’s Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity. November 15th, 2012.
  • Dr. Robert Blunden and Leslie Crowell, “Family Business in Canada: Understanding the Issues and Opportunities Facing Family Businesses,” a presentation to the Greater Burnside Business Association, November 15th, 2012.
  • Dr. Robert Blunden, Dr. Margie Humphreys and Leslie Crowell, “Business Family Fundamentals for Advisors: Understanding the Issues and Opportunities Facing Family Businesses,” a 1-day workshop offered by the Dalhousie University Center for Family Business and Regional Prosperity for advisors to family businesses, October 18, 2012.
  • Dr. Robert Blunden, Dr. Margie Humphreys and Leslie Crowell, “BMO Family Business Roadmap Training: Understanding the Issues and Opportunities Facing Family Businesses.” a 1-day workshop offered by the Dalhousie University Center for Family Business and Regional Prosperity for Bank of Montreal Atlantic Region Staff, June 6, 2012.
  • Dr. Robert Blunden, Dr. Margie Humphreys and Leslie Crowell, “The Family Business Puzzle: Making the Family, Business and Ownership Pieces Fit Together,” a 1-day workshop offered by the Dalhousie University Center for Family Business and Regional Prosperity for families in business, January 23, 2012.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden,“ Family Business Consultants’ Workshop,” a 1-day workshop for family Business Consultants offered by EduNova and The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, July 29, 2010.
  • Robert G. Blunden,“Improving the Competitiveness of Jamaican Family Business: A Workshop”, a 2 ½ day workshop for families in business  offered by EduNova and The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, July/August, 2010.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden,“Exploring Family Business: Issues and Tools,” a series of five workshops offered by EduNova and The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Kingston, Manchester, Montego Bay, and St. Ann, Jamaica, May, 2010.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden, “Family Business in Canada and the Dalhousie Centre for Family Business and Regional Prosperity,” An invited presentation for the Halifax Estate Planning Council. Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 19th, 2009.
  • David Reid, Dr. Robert Blunden, Darlene DeYoung and John Maxwell,“Advisory Councils: For Who and for What Gain?” Panel presentation and discussion for the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise – Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 27, 2007.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden and Larry Smith, “Fair versus Equal: Estate and Succession Planning for Families in Business,” Canadian Association of Family Enterprise: Nova Scotia, Halifax, April, 2003.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden, “Keeping the Firm in the Family: The Challenge of Succession,” New-Found-Print in Newfoundland, the Annual Conference of the Canadian Printing Industry Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 14, 2002.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden, Keith Barrett and Larry Smith,“Families Helping Families in Business: The CAFE Experience,” Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October, 1998.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden and Pramodita Sharma, “Strategic Planning for the Family Firm: A Workshop,” Canadian Association of Family Enterprise: Nova Scotia, April 1998.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden,“Fair vs. Equal: The Perils of Failing to Plan for your Business and Estate,” a workshop on succession and estate planning presented by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Nova Scotia Chapter, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 15, 1996.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden,”Good Idea or Real Opportunity? The Difference Spells Success,” a workshop at Create Your Future, the 1992 National Conference of ACE-Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 1992.
  • Dr. Robert G. Blunden,”Strategic Planning: The Classic Model and the State of the Art,” in “Strategic Planning: What’s the Bottom Line?” a professional development workshop of the Canadian Public Relations Society (Nova Scotia) Inc., September 1990.

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