Legal Matters Regarding the Board’s Management of the Lifecycle of Executive Leadership
Monday, February 25, 2019
Presenter: Michael West Esq., Senior Attorney, NYCON
One of the most important responsibilities for many boards is to hire and manage a talented CEO/executive director to handle the day-to-day management activities of the organization. Given increasing scrutiny and liabilities surrounding the employment of nonprofit executive directors, it is essential that board officers and directors have a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities and liabilities relative to what is the most sensitive of employment relationships. This session will offer an overview of legal issues pertinent to employment arrangements in general, as well as focus on issues specific to executive directors, from hiring to evaluation to resignation, termination or retirement. We will look at commonly used legal documents—particularly those applicable to employment contracts and severance agreements. Board members will also be left with a better understanding of what they need to understand when it comes to the compensation of executive leadership.
This workshop is part of Governance Matters’ monthly training series, Practical Solutions for Today’s Nonprofit Governance Challenges. These sessions cover some of the most challenging aspects of nonprofit board governance, such as defining the expectations of board service, building leadership, improving fundraising strategies and engaging in meaningful strategic planning. Both board members and staff are encouraged to attend, and are welcome to attend one, several or all of the sessions.
Governance Matters is an affiliate of the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON).
315 West 36th Street, Room 9A
New York, New York 10018
5:30 -7:30 pm
$25 NYCON members; Non-Members $40