Employment Law Conference 2004

Course Date: April 29, 2004


The challenge of achieving knowledge-based decision making

Typical dysfunctions on boards and councils and how to deal with them

Roles of the board, each member, and the chairperson; related dysfunctions

Duty to accept board decisions (consensus versus majority-based decisions)

Duty to place organizational interests ahead of other interests (“two-hat” dilemma)

Flawed interactions between the board and management

Flawed interactions between the board and its community (citizens, members, shareholders)

Confidentiality: when it is justified, and the impacts of leaks from closed meetings

Conflict of interest guidelines

Evaluating the board collectively, each member, and the board chair

Chairing meetings effectively and dealing with difficult people