2019 WASBO-WASPA School Personnel Academy

2019 WASBO-WASPA School Personnel Academy
The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials and the Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators collaborate annually to provide this conference that will lead attendees on the Road to Excellence.

Human resources directors, business managers, superintendents, school board members, and school district employees in supervisory roles will all benefit from attending the School Personnel Academy. Combine early bird discounts with reduced registration rates for multiple attendees from the same school district or organization, and save money while providing this important professional development for your team.

Why Attend?
As one of the largest employers in a community, school districts like other organizations are working to attract and retain top talent through various benefits and compensation. As a leader in your district, attend the School Personnel Academy which is designed to bring together school district teams working to provide excellent service and information for their staff. Experts will help address well-being and engagement, OPEB strategies, staffing, planning and clinic options. In addition to these timely sessions attorneys will assist as we navigate the legal aspects of human resources in sessions covering employee conversations, protecting students from staff sexual abuse and an attorney panel covering LGBTQ+.

Along with exceptional professional learning break down the day at Wednesday's Networking Reception following sessions. This is a great time to learn more from other attendees as you enjoy sharing practices in your district with colleagues.

School Business Management Winter at a Glance or ASBO SFO® Study Group
Make the most of your time out of the office, and attend either the School Business Management Winter at a Glance Conference or the ASBO SFO® Study Group (Registration coming soon!) on December 3, immediately prior to the School Personnel Academy. These sessions are also held at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center.

Additional Materials and Information

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Individuals registering at the Non-Member rate receive a free trial membership through 6/30/2020 if you have not previously been a member. At least one individual from your organization must be a WASBO member to take advantage of multi-attendee pricing. If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual will need to register separately. 



When
12/4/2019 7:45 AM - 12/5/2019 4:00 PM
Where
Kalahari Resort & Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Program

   

Wednesday, 04 December 2019

 
7:45 AM

Over 10,000 Americans are reaching the age of Medicare eligibility (general age 65) each day. Often these individuals are deciding to remain employed full-time yet overlook their Medicare opportunity. This session is designed to help district personnel understand more about Medicare so you can help employees navigate the road of options available. There are pitfalls to watch for in terms of Medicare and HSAs as well as prescription drug issues. In addition to employees who are becoming Medicare eligible, schools have employees whose parents are becoming Medicare eligible and they don’t know where to turn. Following this session, attendees will have the resources they need to point people in the right direction.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Historically, employers and employees have viewed salary and benefits separately. Today, these groups are focused on total reward packages. This presentation will focus on two distinct areas of concern for business officials. First, we’ll discuss the recent trend of school districts working together to share information and develop strategies to collect timely and accurate data around regional compensation and rewards. Next, we’ll dive deep into the reasons behind the paradigm shift from a defined benefit model to a defined contribution approach.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Time
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
9:30 AM

Today’s workplace presents unique challenges to individual and cultural well-being. Stressors such as IT-induced “monkey mind,” hurry sickness, task overload, interpersonal conflicts, employee disengagement and burnout, among others, if left unmanaged, undermine personal well-being and organizational effectiveness. Drawing on research findings, we will examine evidence-based approaches to self-care and cultural optimization that mitigate these stressful influences and promote individual and workplace well-being.
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

Time
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
10:40 AM

WASB Organizational Consultants work as partners with school districts to build and strengthen trust between school board members and administrators as they work to provide excellence in education. One method that has proven helpful is to provide an assessment of the roles and responsibilities of staff utilizing a matrix developed specifically for school districts. This process can include a review and analysis of current districtwide and detailed central office department organizational charts and job descriptions as well as a review of current district organizational structures and reporting relationships. This session will outline the process, provide an overview of the matrix and discuss how it can be used to update staffing levels and position descriptions.
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Your presenter has developed a year long "calendar" of due dates, communications reminders, school board template/agenda action items, and DPI report due dates so that a new superintendent or administrator would be able to step into a role and not feel like they are "missing something." Being new to the job is tough enough and there is a steep learning curve. The tickler provides new and veteran administrators alike some relief to their already stressful jobs.
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Time
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
11:50 AM

This session will inform attendees on how to reduce the problem of educator sexual abuse of students that affects almost ten percent of students during their K-12 school career. In Wisconsin, this misconduct has been by classroom teachers, coaches, school counselors, bus drivers, building custodians, playground supervisors and administrators. Solutions on how to reduce and eliminate these instances will be provided through prevention instead of reactionary risk management. Review steps on how to properly investigate and report any type of sexual misconduct.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Time
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
2:00 PM

Review legal requirements for communicating with employees about reasonable accommodations, discrimination and harassment investigations and employee discipline/termination of employment. The session will provide guidance on how to conduct a reasonable accommodation interview, how to respond to an employee report of discrimination or harassment and how to interview an employee who is under investigation for misconduct, including issuance of a Garrity warning. The session will include live demonstrations with volunteers from the audience using fact simulations from recent court cases and school district experience. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate and to test their knowledge of the legal requirements in these complex and sometimes difficult situations. Moderators will share tools and guidelines for situation analysis and best practices.
Time
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
2:10 PM

Time
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM
3:10 PM

Is a five dollar school supply gift card reportable income to the employee? What about Friday coffee and doughnuts? Can we buy dinner for employees who are working late to help with a big project without having to tax employees on the value of the meal? Do we have to report the $20 stipend a teacher receives for completing a Department of Education survey? Fringe benefits are being used more frequently to enhance the workplace and add value to compensation programs. From nap pods to student loan support, employers are evaluating fringe benefit options to help attract and retain great employees. School districts can avoid losing value in these programs if they know the tax implications up front. This session will provide a fast-paced discussion of the rules regarding the tax status of non-plan fringe benefits and other items of value in the workplace. Audience members will test their knowledge of the IRS fringe benefit tax rules with a quiz and will receive a quick reference chart with tax rules for the most common fringe benefits.
Time
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
3:20 PM

Time
4:20 PM - 6:00 PM
4:20 PM

Thursday, 05 December 2019

 
Time
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
7:15 AM

Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

As on- and near-site clinic models become more prevalent, it is critical to have a formalized process for researching, vetting and selecting a clinic model and partner that’s right for your school district. Many districts have successfully implemented on- or near-site clinics that have become the bedrock of improved health and culture while helping to stabilize and reduce costs. We will discuss the different types of clinic options and dive into considerations for selecting the right model and vendor partner for your employees and district. Finally, we will discuss the steps you will need to take to properly educate and communicate with key stakeholders (e.g., your school board, employees, and community) to build support and consensus about the clinic’s intent and outcomes.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Time
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
9:30 AM

In the United States, healthcare costs are continuing to rise. These rising costs create a burden for both employers who are battling constrained budgets and health plan members who are trying to keep their pocketbooks in check. Join us for an informative session on how you can reduce your healthcare costs at both the employer and member level. Through plan designs, products and engagement, you can dramatically affect the number of dollars you spend on healthcare—while creating an overall benefit plan offering that works for you and your employees.
Time
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
9:40 AM

Time
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
10:40 AM

We’ve all heard that it’s important to get the right resources to the right people at the right time. In this session, we’ll walk through the key employee experience journey points to create a roadmap to facilitate targeted wellbeing and engagement efforts. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Understand why employee experience journey points matter • Be able to articulate the key employee experience journey points • Describe key resources/practices that support each journey point • Be exposed to common metrics for measuring impact by journey point
Time
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
10:50 AM

Time
11:50 AM - 12:35 PM
11:50 AM

Top 5 To Do's for Districts to Advocate Properly - What you can actually do (who you can talk to, what you should say, etc)
Time
12:35 PM - 1:35 PM
12:35 PM

Time
1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
1:35 PM

Manage your premises liability exposure with stronger contract language and comprehensive accident investigations Slip, trip and fall accidents will happen on your property despite your best efforts. We will focus on ways to reduce your district’s legal exposure when these situations occur. The first step is to add key insurance requirements to contracts with your vendors and contractors that protect your district. The second step is to conduct stronger, and more thorough, investigations immediately after an accident happens. - What type of insurance requirements should the district require in its contracts? - What type of insurance requirements should the district avoid? - We will review a hypothetical slip-and-fall incident and subsequent investigation - Best practices and suggestions for accident investigations
Time
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
1:45 PM

Time
2:45 PM - 2:55 PM
2:45 PM

Be sure to ask your questions regarding LGBTQ+ issues as part of your registration - your questions will be sent to the attorneys on our panel anonymously.
Time
2:55 PM - 3:55 PM
2:55 PM

Time
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM
3:55 PM

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