Third Thursdays in 2011 – A Webinar Series
Join the experts at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center for a series of practical, to the point programs on HR risk and reward. The series features four, 90-minute programs on topical HR issues. Each program is packed with information and offers time for interaction with the presenter around your toughest HR challenges.
2 p.m. Eastern
The series of four topics is ideal for in-service training, risk-management skills polishing and orienting staff, managers and board members to critical aspects of managing HR risk in your nonprofit organization.
Register for all 4 webinars and save $97.
Getting and Giving References: Safely and Effectively
Attend this program to learn practical tips for getting the references you need as part of a comprehensive screening process. Find out how you can effectively persuade a reluctant employer to provide more than an abrupt confirmation of a former employee's name and dates of employment. The second half of the program will address safe reference-getting techniques. Overcome your fear of defamation claims and learn to give references with confidence.
The Employee Handbook: Dos and Donts
Despite the availability of a plethora of advice on employee handbook drafting, many nonprofit handbooks remain out of date or out of touch. Attend this program to learn practical tips for updating your handbook. Find out what mistakes and omissions are most common in nonprofit handbooks and how to avoid errors that could exposure your nonprofit to liability.
Supervision and Performance Management
A wide range of risks exist long after the screening process has been completed. Attend this program to hear practical supervision and performance management tips. Find out why it is hard to design a performance appraisal system that both aids decision making about compensation and promotion and serves as a useful tool for employee development.
Peaceful Endings: Managing the End of the Road
The end of the employment relationship is fraught with risk. Attend this webinar to learn how to manage every separation with skill and finesse. Learn the legal and practical differences between RIFs, terminations for cause, and employee resignations. The program will conclude with a segment on volunteer separations.
- Four “hot” topics in HR risk
- 90-minutes of content with the opportunity to submit questions to the presenter
- Real-time visuals and audio
- Downloadable handout materials
- Callers within the USA incur no long-distance telephone charges.
- Same time, same place: Tune in the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern
USES = SEVERAL
- In-service education
- Refresher course
- Issue update
REQUIREMENTS = SOME
- 1 computer with Internet connection
- Telephone (with speaker function if others will be joining you)
- Chairs for participants
RESTRICTIONS = NONE
- Invite as many staff to participate as can comfortably view a single computer screen
- Sign up for one topic, several or the entire series
- If you can’t participate in the live event, order the recording of the Webinar (for the same price) and listen when it’s more convenient for you
Thank you! It was a wonderful presentation. I am continually amazed at how much information you can get into one hour! Can't wait for next month!
Dana Campbell, Fiscal Officer, Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.
ABOUT THE FACULTY
The presenters for our 2011 HR Risk webinars are Melanie Lockwood Herman and Christopher M. Valentino.
Melanie Lockwood Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by various nonprofit organizations. Melanie advises nonprofits of all sizes on issues ranging from managing legal risks to effective employment practices and insurance buying strategies. She has authored and co-authored 20 books on various risk management topics during her career at the Center. Her most recent publication, "Ready…or Not: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit Executives" was released in Fall 2009. She is the co-author of the Center’s text on employment risk, Taking the High Road: A Guide to Effective and Legal Employment Practices for Nonprofits. Melanie earned a B.A. in Urban Affairs from American University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law. The Center's 2011 HR Risk Webinar series provides an opportunity to interact with the Center's executive director on a wide range of compelling risk management topics. In addition to hearing Melanie's insights and recommendations on topical issues, you'll get a chance to ask Melanie your toughest questions during the Q/A session at the end of each webinar. Melanie will present the first, third and fourth programs in the series.
Christopher M. Valentino is Partner in the Melville, Long Island office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Chris has been representing companies for ten years in matters relating to traditional labor, equal employment opportunity, employment litigation and related matters. Chris graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1997, and received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University — School of Law in 2000. He is admitted to practice in New York, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has extensive experience in all matters relating to EEO compliance and workplace laws. Chris is a member of SHRM-LI and a frequent speaker at management education programs. Since joining Jackson Lewis in September 2000, Chris has regularly counseled clients in the development and implementation of preventive labor and employee relations programs and has represented management with respect to union organizational drives and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the federal and state courts and other federal and state administrative agencies, as well as in the area of collective bargaining, contract administration and arbitration. In addition to his traditional labor expertise, Chris also specializes in counseling employers on reductions-in-force, personnel decisions, the administration of employer policies and procedures, disability management in the workplace, restrictive covenants, substance abuse testing in the workplace, the development of employee handbooks, employment applications and related matters. Chris will present the second program in the series.