Association/Nonprofit Board of Directors: Governance, Risk Management & Training

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Webinar: group live presented online  ||  Attendance: 21 Associations  ||  Reviews || Great session!  Good validation for a lot of the stuff we are doing. || Thank you!  Very helpful and some good reminders.

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Title Association/Nonprofit Board of Directors: Governance, Risk Management & Training
Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (EASTERN TIME)
Description One of the most important components of an association CEO/COO/CFO’s demanding role involves serving as a day-to-day conduit to the board. Boards comprised solely of volunteers sometimes don’t receive the comprehensive training needed to perform successfully. Too often, volunteer board directors don’t understand the full spectrum of fiduciary, contractual and legal duties associated with their role, or the risks and responsibilities involved when a perceived or actual conflict of interest arises. As a CEO/COO/CFO, what steps can be taken to avoid these potentially critical issues?
Instructor Name and Bio



Richard B. Bar

GKG Law Principal Richard (Rich) Bar leads the firm’s Association Practice Group. Rich has been practicing law for nearly 35 years, serving as general counsel to his for-profit and non-profit clients, and advising in all areas of the law, including corporate compliance, corporate governance, non-profit law, antitrust, hotel and convention contracts, corporate transactions, real estate, employment, and intellectual property. Rich also specializes in certification and credentialing. He has counseled several trade and professional organizations with international expansions into Asia, Europe and South America. Rich serves as both a legal and strategic advisor, seamlessly assisting clients with both large corporate matters and day-to-day operational issues.

Rich is a noted public speaker and has led presentations for the American Society of Association Executives, Association TRENDS, Institute for Credentialing Excellence, and the American Bar Association. He has authored articles on topics including board governance and standards, certification and credentialing, antitrust enforcement, hotel contracts, employment procedures, and intellectual property. Rich was recognized as one of Washingtonian’s “Washington, D.C. Top Lawyers” and was named to the 2020 Washington, DC Super Lawyers list for Nonprofit Organizations law.

Level Intermediate/Advanced
CPE (NASBA Category) Business Management and Organization
CAE (Field of Study) Governance & Structure
Prerequisites None
Delivery Group live presented online due to COVID-19
CPE / CAE Credits 1.5
Cost: Free
Learning Objectives Webinar attendees will learn:

  • How to better equip board members and directors for success in their roles
  • How to ensure the board is continuously working to promote and obtain the mission of the organization
  • Fiduciary duty considerations and challenges
  • Appropriate conflict of interest management

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