Third Thursdays in Fall 2011 – A (New!) Webinar Series
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center is pleased to announce a brand-new series of practical, to the point programs on HR risk and reward for Fall 2011. 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
2011 FALL SCHEDULE
Register for all 4 webinars and save $97.
Top 10 HR Risks Facing Nonprofit Organizations
Throughout 2011 we're traveling around the U.S. presenting onsite workshops on various HR topics - constantly revising our take on the "top ten HR risks" facing nonprofit organizations. Attend this brand-new webinar this September to learn what's hot, what's problematic, what's on the horizon, and what to look out for as you begin the Fall and Winter seasons of employee relations. Tune up your HR practices and commit to beginning the rapidly approaching New Year with sound policies, careful reflection on past mistakes and mishaps, and a positive attitude.
Planning and Conducting Effective Interviews
For many years the Center has touted the in-person or telephone interview as an important staff screening tool. Yet many supervisors approach interviews on "autopilot," and fail to appreciate the tremendous opportunity that an interview affords the prospective employer. Attend this brand-new webinar to learn about the top three most important interview questions, the worst interview questions ever asked, common mistakes made by even seasoned interviewers, and how to upgrade your staff interviews to increase your chances of making the match between position and applicant that your mission deserves.
Managing Workplace Safety Risks
Every nonprofit faces the risk of events that may be difficult, if not impossible to forecast. Yet the difficulty of accurately forecasting-predicting what, when and who-does not put anticipating and preparing for events out of reach. This webinar will explore practical strategies for reducing the likelihood of violence and misconduct and other disruptions in the workplace. Topics that will be covered in this program include key workplace rules and protocols, recognizing and addressing various forms of harassment, workplace bullying and workplace violence. The program will cover a range of events that are hard to predict but can cause serious damage to morale, reputation and the health and safety of personnel and your nonprofit's mission.
Background Checking: What You Need to Know
A growing number of nonprofit employers are using background checking as a screening tool. As the prevalence of background checking increases, the myths about the subject have proliferated. Is it is possible to obtain a background check that reveals whether an applicant has any criminal history-anywhere? Can a nonprofit tap into the FBI database to check federal records? Are background checks required or advised for most nonprofit employees? What about volunteers? In addition to myths, great confusion exists about the options for checking criminal and credit histories. Must a nonprofit access government records? How do the services of private providers differ from the records at the state criminal history records repositories and the FBI? Why is the range of fees charged by private providers so vast? Bring your questions about background checking to this information-packed program.
- 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
ABOUT THE FACULTY
The presenter for our Fall 2011 HR Risk Webinars is Melanie Lockwood Herman. Melanie is executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by various nonprofit organizations. Melanie advises nonprofits of all sizes and missions on a wide range of HR issues, ranging from wage and hour compliance to the effective use of various screening tools, including background checks, interviews and reference checks. She has authored and co-authored 20 books on various risk management topics and countless articles on HR topics. 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 Fall 2011 HR Risk Webinar series provides an opportunity to interact with the Center’s executive director on a wide range of compelling HR issues. 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.