Board of Directors: Roles, Responsibilities and Liability

By: Center for Creative Solutions, Inc. Last Updated: October 2, 2014

center-for-creative-solutions-incEvery day, thousands of Americans serve on boards of directors, the backbone of non-profit organizations. Their dedication to worthy causes makes communities stronger.

But what if calamity strikes? An executive director steals...a volunteer harasses other volunteers, for example. Who is responsible? Who might be sued? How might board members respond to such a crisis? What can board members do to prevent such disasters?

These issues and more are the focus of "Board of Directors: Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities" on October 9, 2014, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Non-profit board members, staff and volunteers will want to attend.

This is the first session of ForumCornucopia, annually sponsored by the Center for Creative Solutions, Inc.™ "Building Capacity to Serve Your Community" is the theme for the three-part series.

The Board of Directors program runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m., starting with a light breakfast. It will be held at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation Building, 402 Franklin Square, Michigan City. Required by October 7, reservations may be made by contacting the Center at 219-861-0955 or creativity52@comcast.net.

The subsequent sessions are:
"Civility in the Workplace" on Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation, 809 Washington Street, La Porte. A box lunch is included. The targeted audience includes businesses, non-profits, schools and government agencies.

"Planned Giving: Building a Plan" on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation, 402 Franklin Square, Michigan City. This is a wine and cheese event.

Individuals may attend one, two or three of the sessions. Registration fees are: $20 per person for one session, $30 for two sessions and $35 for three sessions.

ForumCornucopia 2014 is supported by the generosity of NIPSCO and B. R. Foundation.

A local non-profit organization, the Center is a change management firm that offers facilitation and training in many areas: strategic planning, creativity and innovation, Creative Problem Solving; leadership; civility; conflict resolution; team building; ethics; communication; bullying and etiquette in the workplace. Clients include businesses, governmental agencies, non-profits and individuals.

For more information, contact the Center for Creative Solutions, Inc.,™ 410 Franklin Square, Michigan City, Indiana, at 219-861-0955, or e-mail at creativity52@comcast.net. www.centerforcreativesolutions.com