Tax for General Practitioners 2005

Course Date: April 7, 2005


  • 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