Not-for-profit Law
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Managing Conflicts and Disputes within your Community Group

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Conflicts and disputes are stressful events, and the success of your community group can depend on how effectively you manage them. In this session you will learn what the law requires you to do when a conflict or complaint arises in your not-for-profit, including:
  • Common disputes involving members or board / committee members of NFP community organisations
  • How to follow the dispute resolution or grievance procedure in your organisation’s rules or constitution
  • When a member can be disciplined, and how to go about this
  • What to do if there is a dispute within the committee of management
  • Seeking assistance to deal with conflict or a dispute
  • Avoiding the escalation of disputes

“The presenters are wonderful and very approachable. They are very knowledgeable about the topics. The slides are very helpful.” (Debbie George, Transition Wyndham)

Suitable for people involved in not-for-profit community organisations of all sizes and legal structures, including unincorporated groups
Standard length 3 hours

Facilitator A lawyer from NFP Law with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups

Last Updated: 22 January 2018

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