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In efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we currently do not have any in-person noncredit classes scheduled.


Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in Nonprofit Organizations
This is a web training course. The course takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete.

To increase accessibility of this class during this period of remote learning, we have temporarily reduced its price to $5.

Nonprofit organizations deal with confidentiality and ethical issues on a regular basis. With respect to confidentiality, nonprofits must be concerned with client confidentiality, personnel confidentiality, possible trade secrets or proprietary information, and donor confidentiality. Balanced against all that, nonprofits are expected to operate with a high level of transparency and accountability. With respect to ethical concerns, nonprofit staff and board members must continuously work to spot and avoid possible conflicts of interest while also balancing ethical concerns with profitable, efficient operations. Attend this class to learn about the laws, standards, and best practices nonprofits need to know as they navigate issues of confidentiality and ethics.

Objectives:

  • Understand nonprofit information that should be kept confidential

  • Understand the balance between (a) expectations for transparency in nonprofit operations and (b) need for some decisions and information to remain confidential

  • Learn the elements of a good conflict of interest policy for a nonprofit organization

  • Learn how to identify and handle conflict of interest situations in nonprofit operations

  • Explore professional code of ethics guidelines on confidentiality including NASW Code of Ethics and NBCC Code of Ethics.

Instructor DAN SISE, JD, is an Assistant Professional Practice Professor, and the Coordinator of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NPML) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Dan initially joined the PPA staff as a part of the NPML program in 2008. For the Public Policy Administration (PPA) Dan is an instructor on legal issues for nonprofits. For two years he was PPA's Interim Director, and he has served as the NPML program’s Academic Coordinator, and the program’s Community Engagement Manager. Dan currently advises NPML students, and directs the NPML program’s noncredit, continuing education classes and training.

A 1997 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Dan is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Dan has served on multiple nonprofit organization boards, including the boards of three different foundations/funders. Prior to joining the faculty of the PPA/NPML program, Dan worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was Director of Operations.

Registration fee: $5 (Regular fee is $29).

This is a web training course. Once you purchase and open the course, it will be available to you for 30 days. During that time, you may start and stop as needed, or watch it multiple times. If for some reason you purchase the course but never open it, it will expire in one year.

Click here to register for the web training course Issues of Confidentiality and Ethics to Consider in Nonprofit Organizations!

For more information about these workshops or to find out about upcoming workshops, or about the NPML Program, contact Dan Sise at sised@umsl.edu, or at (314) 516-6378. 

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Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Cancellations received in writing five business days prior to the date of the program will be refunded, less a 25 percent processing fee. You may send a substitute, but we ask that you notify us in writing of this change at conferences@mimh.edu. If you do not attend or send a substitute, you or your employer will be billed the full registration fee.