VRMA

    Relatively Speaking: Achieving Success as a Family Business

    Track: Human Resources

    Session Number: 3190
    Date: Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
    Time: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

    Description:

    Family-owned and operated businesses are a big part of the vacation rental industry. This panel discussion will address what it takes to work effectively and successfully with close family members by taking a look at workplace dynamics involving siblings, parents and children, and spousal working relationships. For example: How can you avoid or diffuse disagreements? How do you gain respect from your parents as an employee or business partner? How do parents know when the next generation is ready to take on more responsibility? These questions – and more – will be addressed by the panel.
    Session Type: Panel Breakout Session (60 minutes)

    2 Learning Takeaways: Attendees will learn recommended best practices for working day-to-day with family members and be able to apply these ideas to their own family working relationships.
    Attendees will learn best practices for long-term planning for family succession and business longevity.
    Secondary Session Track: Human Resources
    Target Audience: President/CEO/Owner, Vice President, Director, Account Executive, Reservationist, Consultant, Front-Line Support Staff, Operations Staff, Housekeeping Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Other
    Experience Level: Beginner
    Session Type: Panel Breakout Session (60 minutes)

    2 Learning Takeaways: Attendees will learn recommended best practices for working day-to-day with family members and be able to apply these ideas to their own family working relationships.
    Attendees will learn best practices for long-term planning for family succession and business longevity.
    Secondary Session Track: Human Resources
    Target Audience: President/CEO/Owner, Vice President, Director, Account Executive, Reservationist, Consultant, Front-Line Support Staff, Operations Staff, Housekeeping Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Other
    Experience Level: Beginner

    Speakers

    Primary Presenter
    Michelle Williams
    General Manager
    Atlantic Vacation Homes
    Co-Presenter or Panelist
    Jonathan Fonvielle
    Guest Experience Manager
    Atlantic Vacation Homes
    Second Co-Presenter or Panelist
    Chad Taylor
    Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
    Third Co-Presenter or Panelist
    Jodi Taylor Refosco
    Owner
    Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales
    Fourth Co-Presenter or Panelist
    Maureen Regan
    President
    Seaside Vacation Rentals
    Fifth Co-Presenter or Panelist
    Jennifer Thibodeau
    Seaside Vacation Rentals
    Sixth Co-Presenter or Panelist
    Vanessa Humes
    Sales & Marketing Director
    InterCoastal Net Designs