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Member disputes and conflict on the committee: how to navigate the legal processes

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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 between members or committee members of your not-for-profit. We cover:

  • 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
  • Tips on how to avoid and manage 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
 
Maximum number of participants: 30 (if you think your group will exceed 30 participants please contact us to discuss further)

Facilitator One of our lawyers with expertise in charity and not-for-profit law and experience in providing training to community groups

 

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Last Updated: 22 January 2018

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