Tuesday 27 October (12:15 - 13:00)
Webinar #1 - Governance & Board
Ms. Gill and Mr. Pfammatter will address governance issues such as the running of virtual meetings and electronic voting as well as the representation and delegation of powers within an organization. Board structure and the issue of diversity amongst board members will be addressed, highlighting the research being carried out by the University of Geneva. The continuity and renewal of board members, their liability as well as remuneration may be covered.
Ms Laetitia Gill ⋮ Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy
With a Master's degree in Management, Laetitia Gill is a recognized expert in the field of social innovation, CSR and philanthropy. She has fifteen years of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of business strategies as well as in the creation and facilitation of training modules on the theme of partnerships. For 10 years, she served as the Secretary General for a group of 20 philanthropists, in charge of selecting projects, developing effective local community engagement programmes and impact measurement.
Tuesday 3 November (12:15 - 13:00)
Webinar #2 - Banking & Regulatory
Me Philipp Fisher proposes to address the key points to keep in mind when opening and operating an account with a Swiss bank such as the "Know-your-customer" (KYC) requirements as well as in regard to the granting of signature authority to non-Swiss residents. He will address the key features of Swiss anti-money laundering rules to be complied with when receiving funds / donations, making grants and financing projects.
Tuesday 10 November (12:15 - 13:00)
Webinar #3 - Labour Law
Ms. Olivia Guyot Unger proposes to address practical labour law issues that are particularly relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key points to keep in mind when it comes to work from home policy will be highlighted. She will also address the outcome and implications of the minimum wage law that was approved by Geneva voters on September 27.
Ms. Olivia Guyot Unger ⋮ Director of the Service d’assistance Juridique et Conseils (SAJEC) at Fédération des Entreprises romandes (FER Genève)
Ms. Olivia Guyot Unger heads the Service d’assistance Juridique et Conseils (SAJEC) at Fédération des Entreprises romandes (FER Genève) since 2007. She represents FER Genève in numerous entities such as the Conseil de surveillance du marché de l’emploi (CSME) and has been Secretary General of the Groupement des Entreprises Multinationales (GEM) from 2007 to 2015. Since 2018, Ms. Guyot Unger is a judge (juge conciliateur assesseur) at the Geneva Labour Court. She graduated in Law from the University of Neuchatel in 1994 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 1999.
Tuesday 17 November (12:15 - 13:00)
Webinar #4 - IP & Data Protection
Dr. Chuffart-Finsterwald proposes to address intellectual property and data protection issues that NGOs may be facing such as the application of the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP) and/or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the registration and management of a trademark in Switzerland and abroad as well as the protection of the names and emblems.