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Creating Board Options for Lawyers (for-profit and non-profit)

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Serving on a board is a great way to leverage you legal experience. Two experts share tips on joining for-profit and non-profit boards.

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If you are a senior lawyer, you might be intrigued by the idea of serving on a non-profit or for-profit board of directors. Board membership offers a high-impact way to leverage your expertise and skills. In the case of a non-profit board, it is a way to give back and find more career satisfaction later in your career. For-profit boards offer a way to grow your income and reward you for the years of knowledge you have developed about an industry. At this webinar, 2 seasoned consultants offer their expert views on joining a boards, how to decide what boards to join, and what to expect if you do join a board.

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At this session, the panel will discuss:

  • How do you investigate for-profit and non-profit board options?
  • When is the best time in your career to serve on a board?
  • What do companies look for in selecting board members?
  • What do lawyers bring to the table?
  • What do non-profits look for?
  • What type of non-profit board should you join?
  • What do board members do?
  • What is the time commitment?
  • How do non-profit and for-profit boards and board roles differ?
  • How do for-profit board members get compensated?
  • Who is best suited to serve on a for-profit board? A non-profit board?
  • What written materials should you prepare to support your candidacy?
  • What is a great non-profit board experience?

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Larry Stybel is a Harvard-trained licensed psychologist, entrepreneur, author, and executive in residence at a private equity firm. His area of expertise is senior-executive leadership and career management. Larry's clients include 11 of Boston's largest 20 law firms. His company, Stybel Peabody Associates, was named "Best Outplacement Firm of 2020" by the readers of MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY.

Gary P. Morelli is an accomplished visionary Executive, Consultant and Coach with 41 years of experience in the management of nonprofit organizations. Gary successfully led two of the nation’s premier nonprofit organizations, the Boys & Girls Clubs and the YMCA as CEO. Gary is especially qualified in board development and governance, organizational assessment, restructuring and development, rapid growth and change management, all aspects of capital projects and project management, community integrated health, and quality customer service.

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