Dates: The 5 modules are downloadable and self-paced. Each module can be viewed by each of your supervisory personnel individually as schedules permit or as a group.
Run Time: Each download module is 1.5  hours
Leader: Bob Gregg, attorney at law, Boardman & Clark Law Firm
Credits: Each session awarded 1.5 PDCs by SHRM (7.5 PDCs in total)
Price: $1095 for the 5 downloads, printable presentation slides, manual of related readings, and participant certificates
Audience: Nonprofit managers, supervisors, HR, in-house counsel, volunteer coordinators, etc.


Your managers and supervisors are on the front line of your organization. They are responsible for fulfilling your mission while simultaneously supervising your employees and volunteers.  All of this must be accomplished in a legal and nondiscriminatory, respectful manner which neither violates the organization’s policies and procedures or the rights of paid workers and volunteers. Failure to be in compliance with HR requirements can cause significant risk and potential liability for your nonprofit and possibly even HR.

Employee and volunteer management in the current business and social environment is more difficult than ever for several reasons relating to  concerns about a recession,  materials shortages, vaccination hesitancy, social tensions, hybrid workforces, etc. Employee and volunteer supervision is hard enough during the best of times but has become even more challenging and risky in today’s work environment.


How can you be sure your managers and supervisors are up to today’s workplace challenges? The answer is the Nonprofit Manager & Supervisor HR Compliance Training and Certificate Program. The program consists of 5 webinar modules in downloadable format that are self-paced and designed to be viewed individually or in a group setting as schedules permit. There is also an electronic manual comprised of supporting case studies and best practices. These handout materials can be distributed to all of your supervisory personnel in advance of the training and kept afterwards for future reference.

After your supervisory personnel have viewed all 5 modules, upon request, we’ll send you personalized certificates of completion for each of your managers and supervisors. These attractive certificates are suitable for framing and will attest to the fact that your supervisory personnel understand the importance and value of the regulatory compliance  training they have just completed.

The 5 modules comprising the Nonprofit Manager & Supervisor HR Compliance Training and Certificate Program provide training on fundamental supervisory compliance practices. They focus on identifying employment and volunteer problems and how to solve them before they result in a discharge and liability. Emphasis is placed on practical compliance strategies to use within the legal framework of employment laws, contracts, just cause and how to document so that corrective discipline or discharge will stand up to challenge.


Each of the five modules is approximately 1-1/2 hours‒a total of 7 1/2 hours of need-to-know training. Below are the abbreviated topic outlines for each of the download sessions.

Session 1: Legal Basics for Managers

  • Most Important Employment Laws
  • At-Will Employment
  • Basic Overview of the Key Legal Areas
  • Personal Liability Areas Under the FMLA
  • Privacy and Confidentiality

Session 2: Important Laws and Fundamentals of Addressing Incidents

  • Discrimination Laws and Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Avoiding Arbitrary and Capricious Behavior
  • Document Your Good Deeds
  • Be Aware of Personal Bias
  • Non-Discrimination in Discipline
  • Document All Warnings
  • Discovery Rules
  • Qualified Privilege
  • Defamation
  • Disability
  • ADA and FMLA Interaction
  • Workers’ Comp, FMLA, and Disability

Session3: Manager Duty of Care for the Respectful Workplace

  • Disrespectful Behavior
  • Discrimination Laws, Safe Place Act, Civil Suits
  • Harassment‒What Is Illegal Workplace Harassment?
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Harassment Factors
  • The Four Types of Violence
  • The Uncivil Society
  • The Healthy Workplace Model Act—Definition of Abuse
  • Harassment—Unwelcome Attention
  • It Was Just a Joke
  • Overt Incivility
  • Duty To Protect from Third Parties
  • What to Do When an Issue Is Raised
  • Forms of Retaliation

Session 4: Fundamental Types of Discipline and Discharge and Discipline Checklist

  • Review of Key Principles
  • Checklist for the Four Basic Areas of Employee Discipline
  • Employee Discipline Should Be Documented
  • Documentation

Session 5: Preventing Liability for the Use of Volunteers

  • Employment Laws
  • Liability for Harm to Volunteers and Limiting that Liability
  • Liability of Volunteers
  • Liability for the Misdeeds of Volunteers
  • Duty of Care in Selection and Retention
  • Must Have Policies


In addition to the high quality, need-to-know compliance training your managers and supervisors will receive, and the peace of mind this can provide, when you order Nonprofit Manager and Supervisor HR Compliance Training & Certificate Program you’ll also be getting:

  • 7 ½  hours of self-paced compliance training in 5 separate downloads which can be viewed individually or in a group setting at the convenience of the viewer(s)
  • Unlimited downloads of each of the 5 modules
  • An electronic manual. The manual provides additional guidance for how to respond to the supervisory compliance challenges covered during the Program.
  • Printable session slides. These can be used for note taking during the online presentations.
  • Certificates of completion for each of your managers and supervisors
  • Lastly, tangible proof, which can be shared with your regulators and other concerned parties, that demonstrates you believe manager and supervisor compliance training is an important part of having a fair, non-discriminatory, and open and inclusive work environment.


Your program leader for each of the 5 sessions is Bob Gregg, co-chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Boardman & Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin. Bob has been involved in employment relations for more than 30 years. He litigates employment cases, representing employers in employment contracts, discrimination cases, FLSA, FMLA and all other areas of employment law. His main emphasis is helping employers achieve enhanced productivity, creating positive work environments and resolving employment problems before they generate lawsuits. Bob has conducted over 3,000 seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical employment issues. He is a nationally recognized authority on workplace issues.

Bob’s dynamic and engaging presentations turn legal concepts into easily understood practical advice that any organization can apply to positively take control before the situation controls you. Using humor and anecdotes drawn from personal experience, he simplifies and illustrates even the most complex employment issues in layman’s terms. His seminars bring a positive, practical, “hands-on” approach to create and maintain an effective work environment. Bob is committed to help employers succeed, identify problems, avoid litigation, and implement good employment practices. Lastly, Bob is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Speakers Association. He has also served on the board of directors for the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Foundation.