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ACSA Personnel Institute : Illuminating Best Practices

Long Beach, CA — October 4-6, 2017
INDUSTRY/ ASSOCIATION EVENT

Long Beach, CA — October 4-6, 2017

At ACSA’s Personnel Institute, the workshops, seminars and presentations will empower HR staff—whether veterans or newcomers to the world of HR—to discover new ideas, stay up-to-date on the latest research and legal issues, and learn new concepts and ideas for future implementation in the HR office or the district.

This three-day event with its mix of interactive and workshop sessions presented by practitioners, consultants and attorneys will offer information and provide insight into the issues and laws that confront HR departments.

Please click here to register.


Wednesday, October 4
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

TEACHER EVALUATION: THE LAW, RECENT LITIGATION, AND BEST PRACTICES
Speaker: Sue Ann Salmon Evans

The intersection of Education Code mandates, collective bargaining flexibility, and current research on teacher evaluation have thrust the topic into a brighter spotlight, and have revealed best practices for school districts and county offices to avoid or at least minimize the likelihood of judicial scrutiny and, at the same time, improve evaluation processes. This session will review the legal mandates, the recent litigation, and best practices to assist in this endeavor.

Thursday, October 5
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

STAYING LEGAL: LIGHTING THE WAY
Speakers: Gregory Dannis and Jonathan Pearl

A decades-long Personnel Institute tradition and crowd-pleaser! Staying Legal sheds light and focus on new laws and trends, court decisions and administrative decisions directly impacting school district human resources and labor relations professionals. This year, added emphasis on leaves and preparation for certificated, classified and management layoffs.

Thursday, October 5
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES: HOW TO SHINE AND SURVIVE DURING YOUR FIRST YEAR AS AN ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, SUPERINTENDENT, OR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Speakers: Gregory Dannis and Marie Nakamura

You’re “new” (3 months, 3 years?) in your position. Your responsibilities have changed and grown, and the law and best practices for human resources also continues to change and grow. We’ve worked closely with hundreds of new directors, assistant superintendents and superintendents. We’ll share our insights on how to be successful in your new position, what’s most important for you to know and focus upon, and what are the key challenges and the biggest surprises you might not have thought about. Our emphasis will be on the practical and legal. All experience levels are encouraged to attend!

Thursday, October 5
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

ENLIGHTENED APPROACHES TO LOCAL COMPLAINTS AND DFEH/EEOC COMPLAINTS
Speakers: Candace Bandoian and Sirenia Jimenez

Understand the jurisdiction of the EEOC and DFEH. Also, when a charge is filed what are DFEH and EEOC investigators interested in, and what kind of data can a district maintain that will help DFEH/EEOC investigators dismiss at the earliest point possible? We have handled hundreds of claims and will shed light on proactive and reactive best practices.

 

Friday, October 7
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

ELECTRIFIED FAMILY FEUD! WIND POWERED
Speakers: Roman Muñoz, Chelsea Olson-Murphy, and Jonathan Pearl

Back by popular demand, “Let’s Play the Feud!” After two or more days of attending workshops and presentations here at the Personnel Institute you have no doubt learned and absorbed so much. Now it’s time to apply what you’ve learned whether as a Feud participant or audience member. Please join is for an informative, practical and most-enjoyable session. Oh, and by-the-way, there will be prizes.