Past Speaking Events

August 18th, 2015

Peaceful Resolutions: How to Avoid and Prevent Conflict

Kiwanis
Roseville, MN

This session explores the steps associated with resolving conflict in the work place.  The session begins with an introduction to the art of communication, conversation, listening, discussion, negotiation, mediation and compromise.   The Facts, Issues, Feelings, Interest (FIFI) model and the Recognize, Issues, Generate, Solutions (RIGS) models are introduced to help mangers apply these and other tips to difficult situations.   The focus is on being a servant manager and being there to help even with difficult people and difficult situations.  When anger begins, it needs to be controlled.

August 4th, 2015

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Commentary

Business Valuation Resources Webinar
Portland, OR

The IRS internal white paper entitled “Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 is reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary.   This recently obtained IRS document presents background on this topic area from the perspective of the IRS.   This document was written to help IRS professionals that are reviewing reasonable compensation issues.

August 4th, 2015

Communication, Diversity and Pespective

Hands on Twin Cities
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Mike interactively leads the participants through a process of discovering where they fit into the workplace and how they interact. He then presents common attributes of the diverse population so that participants can better understand differences and enhance ability to communicate. Following this discovery process, a fast paced "bumper sticker" commentary of top priority topics the workshop steering committee identified from Mike's book (The Servant Manager: 203 tips from the best places to work in America) is presented. This session is fun and a lively way to introduce the topic.

August 4th, 2015

Leadership and Opportunity

Hands on Twin Cities
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Michael Gregory saw a need to help those that want to be managers, new front line managers and experienced manages that want to be outstanding. As a result, he contacted the 50 best places to work in America in 2013. With feedback from 30 of these firms and his own management/leadership experience, he wrote The Servant Manager: 203 Tips from the Best Places to Work in America (November 2013). This session is based on the book and more. 
 
July 30th, 2015

How to Work with the IRS

University of Minnesota Master of Business Taxation
Minneapolis, MN

In this session background is provided on the IRS and information is provided regarding how the IRS works to resolve issues given different organizational approaches to issue resolution.  The model used by IRS specialists is explored and related to trends in neuroscience demonstrating how this technique can be used not only with the IRS, but in other areas where conflict may exist.   The session is interactive allowing participants to explore elements on conflict resolution specifically regarding IRS issues with applications in many settings.

July 29th, 2015

Ideas from Practitioners

IRS
Bloomington, MN

In this session both a Word Document with ideas from 35 practitioners and a Power Point Presentation with specifc ideas for IRS engineers and valuers is presented to IRS managers to provide insights on how practitioners view the IRS.  This information is provided to provide IRS managers with tools to discuss with their employees in an attempt to improve on customer satifaction.

June 16th, 2015

How the IRS Values Non-Controlling Interests in S-Corps with Commentary

Business Valuation Resources Webinar
Portland, OR

The IRS internal white paper entitled “The IRS Valuation of Non-Controlling Interests in Business Entities Electing to be Treated as S Corporations for Federal Tax Purposes” dated October 29, 2014 is reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary in this webinar.   This recently obtained IRS document presents background on this topic area from the perspective of the IRS.   This document was written to help IRS professionals that are examining S-Corp valuations.

May 12th, 2015

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Commentary

National Association of Certified Valuers and Analysts Webinar
Salt Lake City, UT

In this session, Michael Gregory as the IRS original champion on this issue, offers insights into the IRS Job Aid on "Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals" dated October 29, 2014 and released by the IRS April 30, 2015.  After presenting the IRS Job Aid, commentary is provided to help the practitioner when addressing this issue.

May 11th, 2015

How the IRS Values Non-Controlling Interests in S Corps with Commentary

National Association of Certified Valuers and Analysts Webinar
Salt Lake City, UT

In this session, Michael Gregory as the IRS original champion on this issue, offers insights into the IRS Job Aid on "Valuation of Non-Controlling Interests in Business Entities Electing to be treated as S Corporations for Federal Tax Purposes" written October 29, 2014 and released to the public April, 30, 2014.  After presenting the IRS Job Aid, commentary is provided to help the practitioner when addressing this issue.

May 7th, 2015

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Commentary

Valuation Products and Services, LLC
Ventnor City, NJ

In this session, Michael Gregory as the IRS original champion on this issue, offers insights into the IRS Job Aid on "Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals" dated October 29, 2014 and released by the IRS April 30, 2015.  After presenting the IRS Job Aid, commentary is provided to help the practitioner when addressing this issue.