Dealing with a Difficult Board Member

Date and Time: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pmLocation: Webinar


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Judging from the number of times we’re asked about a disruptive or otherwise problematic board member, most nonprofits have faced this obstacle. Among the frequently reported offenses are board members who promote their own agendas, who micromanage board and staff, and who fail to fulfill commitments.

Regardless of the particular behavior, one disruptive board member often becomes a serious obstacle to board productivity, effectiveness and harmony. There are both immediate and long-term actions that can be taken to preempt these obstructions and this webinar will present proven strategies. It will also offer actions that can curtail potential problematic behavior so as to prevent erosion of morale and productivity of board and impacted staff.

This webinar is structured to allow sufficient time for participants to ask questions about their particular challenges so that all participants can learn from each other about how to address these common issues. The session can help you move toward creating a more positive environment in your organization to forestall an exodus of valuable board members and staff seeking to escape from the chaos and frustration caused by a difficult board member.


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Any 3 webinars – $48 for Members; $60 for Non-member.  Use Promo Code: WEB3

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Date: April 13th, 2018

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Member $20
Non-Member $25


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing direction and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs.  In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University.  Laura  is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit