Past Speaking Events

July 27th, 2017

IRS Practical Examples in Conflict Resolution

Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota Master of Tax Program
Minneapolis, Minnesota

As a guest lecturer at the Master of Tax Program offered through the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business several examples will be shared with participants as I work with Craig Miller to provide insights on how to work with the IRS on various issues.  An actual example will be worked by and then critiqued by participants  

July 25th, 2017

Neuroscience, Delegation and Diversity

Hands on Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota

This highly interactive session is broken up into three sections addressing current insights from neuroscience as applied to delegation and diversity. Each section will start with a brief power point presentation followed by an interactive activity by participants with a critique of the process.  This high energy interactive session will provide participants with practical commentary to help them in their current activities.

July 13th, 2017

Negotiation, Mediation, De-escalation and the IRS

Master of Tax, Carlson School of Business
Minneapolis, Minnestoa

As a guest lecturer to the Master of Tax Program at the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota the highly interactive session will focus on negotiations, mediation and de-escalation with the IRS.  Participants will learn the differences between negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and have the chance to practice the FIFI model.

July 11th, 2017

How to Resolve Conflicts - Even with the IRS

American Society of Appraisers
Washington, DC

In this session initially Mike walks participants through the process of de-escalation and conflict resolution with another party and in the instance of multiple participants. After a short break, the emphasis is on valuation and the IRS taking into the unique implications of working with the IRS to resolve differences of opinion related to valuation issues.

June 28th, 2017

NACVA Connecticut Chapter Full Day of CPE

NACVA Connecticut Chapter
North New Haven, Connecticut

This full day of CPE includes:

How the IRS Values Non-Controlling Interests in S corps and What You Should Know - 2 hours

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation and What You Should Know - 2 hours

What the IRS Looks for When Evaluating a Business Valuation Report - 2 hours

Conflict Resolution the IRS and Best Practices - 1 hour

Estate of Louise Paxton Gallagher with Six Significant Take Aways - 1 hour

Participants will:

June 8th, 2017

Around the Valuation World at CTI NACVA Chicago Conference

CTI NACVA
Chicago, Illinois

The NACVA Around the Valuation World will be presenting on the mornings of June 8, 9 and 10, 2017 to start the conference. I will be part of those morning shows either as an in person commentator with the host Gregory Caruso and/or by video from taped interviews from key presenters from the previous day.    The most current topics in the field of business valuation come to the forefront each morning

June 8th, 2017

Around the Valuation World at CTI NACVA Chicago Conference

CTI NACVA
Chicago, Illinois

The NACVA Around the Valuation World will be presenting on the mornings of June 8, 9 and 10, 2017 to start the conference. I will be part of those morning shows either as an in person commentator with the host Gregory Caruso and/or by video from taped interviews from key presenters from the previous day.    The most current topics in the field of business valuation come to the forefront each morning

May 23rd, 2017

A Servant Manager, What is it and What Does it Mean to Me?

Department of Public Safety
St. Paul, Minnesota

The concepts of manager, leader and servant are initially explored.

Through a process of small break outs, managers discuss the mantra of catching employees doing something specific right each week, getting the employees the tools they need from their perspective, and giving employees a chance to shine.

After the session employees will be able to take specific actions within their teams, applying what they have learned during the session.

May 23rd, 2017

Servant Leadership

State of Minnesota Division of Vehicle Services
St. Paul, Minnesota

In this session Mike initially introduces the concepts of "servant", "leader" and "manager" and then pulls all three of these terms together taking into account the three "C's" of this organization with some additional commentary and two more "C's" for consideration.  From there the 50+ managers will break up into teams of 4 or 5 to discuss various topics so that that each manager can bring home the mantra of a "servant manager" with specific actions going forward.

May 5th, 2017

How to De-escalate and Resolve Conflict with Clients, Associates, the IRS and Others

ASA and MABVP Joint Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

In this session participants learn how de-escalate themselves and others to stay focused on the issues.

Developing the facts, undestanding the issues and the emotions behind the issues are key to identifying interests so that the participants are able to work towards solutions.

In addition, key insights are provided on how to work with the IRS procedurally on issue development to avoid misunderstanding and conficts.