Seminar Series: Understanding Human Resources Management and Employment Law

December 12, 2013
Curry Student Center, Room 440, Northeastern University

Boston: The Hub for Sport-Based Youth Development

Boston learning from Boston

Over the course of the last three years, Sport in Society has worked extensively with local and national sport-based youth development organizations to identify their organizational challenges and assets.  With this data, Sport in Society has developed a series of collaborative learning forums, webinars, and online resources that are designed specifically for organizations that strive to use sport for positive youth development.  The offerings are intended to meet these needs by providing solution-oriented meetings, panel discussions, and showcases.

Thursday, October 10th: How Nonprofit Organizations Organize and Operate

As a complement to our bi-monthly panel discussions this year, Sport in Society will also host a series of seminars on NonProfit Management Leadership for Sport-Based Youth Development organizations. Led by nonprofit expert, Rick Arrowood, J.D., a Graduate Professor in Northeastern’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Master of Science in Leadership, these 60-minute sessions will be offered specifically to members of the sport-based youth development community in response to expressed needs.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions in real time, with face-to-face contact, in a small classroom setting. Additionally, these sessions will be recorded and published as webinars for the wider sports community to view.

Topics to be covered include an overview of volunteer recruitment, management and retention, plus onboarding of new employees and volunteers. It will also cover performance management, compensation and benefits, and human resources legal conditions.

Rick Arrowood, J.D. faculty member in the Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program

Rick J. Arrowood, J.D. is a faculty member in the Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Nonprofit Management programs. Dr. Arrowood also is a visiting professor at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. His teaching and research interests include leadership development for the nonprofit sector to train tomorrow’s leaders and advise small nonprofit boards in both theory and real-world practice. Dr. Arrowood has extensive experience in blended, hybrid, and online teaching in leadership and nonprofit management. He also has been involved with or appointed to Northeastern University Faculty Senate Committees, including the Faculty Senate Committee on Non-Tenure Track Issues and the Provost’s College of Professional Studies Dean Search Committee. Dr. Arrowood is a member of the International Leadership Association, Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management, American Association of University Professors, and National Human Resources Association. He also is qualified with Human Synergistics in organizational culture and certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II.

Previously, Dr. Arrowood served for more than 20 years in various leadership roles for nonprofit organizations. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recognized Dr. Arrowood’s many service contributions to the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis community. The citation credited him with envisioning and leading a grassroots effort to attain a legislative mandate providing the first-ever, pioneering statewide registry for individuals living with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a registry that is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Division, and is replicated nationwide.


Please RSVP for this complimentary lunch forum. The event is free but registration is required.