What should happen when a board member clearly has a conflict of interest but does not recognize it or won’t acknowledge it? Is it acceptable to join a board if you come with an apparent conflict of interest? These are both questions with which many boards struggle. Educating board members about potential and perceived conflicts, having appropriate policies and procedures in place, and ensuring that these policies are respected, are the beginning steps in eliminating bias from decision making.

Coming To Terms With A Conflict Of Interest