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Delayed Webcast Lectures: 10th Lecture: Introducing Bowen Theory to Financial Planners and Lawyers
Course Objectives
  • To get in touch with the latest thinking of the Bowen theory, and the sharing of experienced Bowen theorists.
  • To enhance understanding and applications of the Bowen theory.


Course Content

This conversation will consider how Bowen theory can inform organizations as they encounter and manage transition. A case study will examine the impact of Bowen theory on program organization and implementation before, during, and after a functional shift.


Course Code: WCF 10/17-18
Date & Time: August 12, 2018 (Sun)  4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

3/F, Tak Lee Commercial Building, 113-114 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Targets: Helping professionals, and anyone interested in Bowen theory

Lecture: English (no subtitles)
Debriefing and discussion: English / Cantonese


$1,350 Annual Pass (10 sessions)
$1,200 Annual Pass (ISSFI Circle of Friends)
$600 Full time Students
$200 Individual Session

(Can be used as 10 tickets, e.g. 3 persons can use 3 tickets at one lecture)

Annual Pass 

The series consists of 10 lectures, each conducted by a different speaker. 

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Lecture 10    August 12, 2018
Introducing Bowen Theory to Financial Planners and Lawyers

How does one present a way of thinking to those who are often sitting in the middle of family differences? This conversation will review how to think about the value of theory with those not trained in human behavior.

Kathleen K. Wiseman, MBA

Ms. Wiseman is a business consultant whose work is based on Bowen family systems theory. Her 30-year professional experience includes consulting to family firms, family foundations and family offices, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and multi-site manufacturing facilities. She is working with families of wealth, lawyers and financial professionals as they plan for the next generation’s role in decision-making with regard to family assets.

Along the way, she has gained an appreciation for the challenges leaders encounter in their work and a respect for people’s ability to adapt creatively. Her perspective is one of a “business anthropologist.”

Ms. Wiseman received an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from George Washington University. She was appointed to the faculty of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in 1994.

She is founder and president of Working Systems, Inc. a consulting firm located in Washington, DC, and creator of a production firm that created “Why Work: Stories from the American Workplace.” She is a past president of the Family Firm Institute Research and Education Foundation. Currently, she works in collaboration with the Learning Space.







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