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LEADERSHIP ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD MEMBERS

An examination of the sources of local power for the policy makers in government, not-for-profits, and boards of directors and the role in setting policy. A check list is reviewed. Elements of this presentation have been published in several periodicals.

DEALING WITH APPOINTEES

Every board, commission and council has to make appointments. Mistakes can be catastrophic to the organization. This is a look at selection, hiring, evaluation, reprimand, compensation and termination issues.

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT BOARD MEMBERS

When a member of a board, commission or council seems to be out of step, disharmony flares. Strategies to analyze the situation; coaching and counseling; reprimands and removals.

ETHICS - DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO

Make a report card of your organization's ethical behavior; the elements of ethical behavior, including conflicts of interest, and the benefit derived from acting ethically. This is a nationally acclaimed presentation. How to develop a code of ethics may be an added module to this presentation.

THE PAPER TRAIL

Explains why the job is not done until the paper work is finished. Creating and maintaining a proper record, letters, reports, documents. Also, looks at record retention requirements.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT - THE NEED FOR A HEALTHY WORK PLACE

The problem B civil, employment and criminal liability; the need for a prevention policy and aggressive enforcement; image, morale, understanding sexual harassment, quid pro quo and hostile work environment; practical standards; steps to avoid and eliminate sexual harassment, being alert to retaliation claims. One of the years hot issues for public and private employers. Letzmann's articles on sexual harassment have been published in various magazines and newsletters.

MAKING A PUBLIC PRESENTATION

Presenting your point effectively, overcoming the fear of speaking; analyze what is to be accomplished by your presentation; organizing your thoughts; using visual aids; thoughts about openings and closings.

SUPERVISION, DISCIPLINE, AND DISCHARGE

A survey of the general legal aspects of supervision, discipline, and discharge of a government employee, pro-active supervision, including due process and equal protection. Rules and regulations and "just cause" check lists are part of this presentation.

HOW TO BE A WITNESS

Being a successful witness requires a combination of knowing what is expected, familiarity with the legal process, and the dos and don'ts.

OTHER AND CUSTOM PRESENTATIONS

For your organization, generally with a humorous under tone, are available.