This interactive program helps business owners, executives, families, and individuals gain insight into the challenges of family business continuity, succession planning, and governance and learn about a seven-commitment process, Open Systems Management, advancing family, enterprise, and individual through succession. We explore why there are fits and starts to planning and identify ways to start so continuity, succession, and governance fits. Through collaborative learning and shared stories, the audience will explore the universe of possibilities for making family business continuity and succession planning intentional, strategic, and beneficial to the bottom line. The speaker provides a booklet, whitepapers, and a workbook with models and approaches tailored to each audience. This program can be a keynote, breakout session, workshop, or full retreat theme.