Event looks at the three P’s of HR
August 19, 2019
When it comes to effectively hiring and managing school employees, you don’t want to be working with information from five years ago — or even five months ago. “It is imperative for HR administrators to stay current in human resource practices,” said Cindy Frazee, Associate Superintendent HR in San Dieguito UHSD and president of ACSA’s Human Resources Council. “California laws and legislation are constantly changing.” ACSA’s Human Resources Council plans the annual Personnel Institute, which will be held Oct. 2-4 in Long Beach. The council works closely with legal firms and ACSA’s Governmental Relations department to program this event with the latest and best resources for HR administrators. With big challenges ahead like teacher retention, diversity in hiring and labor negotiations, Frazee said all school leaders can gain valuable insights about personnel practices at this conference. “There will be sessions on how to facilitate conflict, developing positive relationships with employee associations and appreciating diversity in hiring,” she said. “These sessions are very valuable to all administrators.” Those new to HR will appreciate a newcomers workshop and numerous networking opportunities to meet with other administrators from all over California. Here is a breakdown of what will be covered at this year’s Personnel Institute: The theme This year’s theme, “People, Purpose & Passion,” speaks to the core of what HR administrators do. “‘People, Purpose & Passion’ demonstrates how the role of an HR administrator touches many aspects of an educational organization,” Frazee said. “In public education our first priority is to provide a safe, outstanding education for all students. This means we need to hire and retain the best people, help them embrace that purpose and do it with a passion.” The hot topics A “hot topics” session led by the ACSA Human Resources Council will delve into many need-to-know areas for personnel professionals, including:
  • Changes to leave laws. 
  • Better understanding the revisions to STRS and PERS.
  • Hiring and recruitment.
  • Promoting student safety. 
  • Negotiations.
  • Public records requests.
The law firms One of the highlights of Personnel Institute is presentations from law firms, where attorneys break down case law — oftentimes straight from the bench — in order to help school districts remain legal in the hiring, management and termination of employees. “While HR administrators play a vital role in hiring, retaining and supporting staff, they also must be knowledgeable of the laws surrounding human resource practices. The presentations from our legal firms keep us current on how these laws have been defined by recent court cases,” Frazee said. “This is critical in establishing and maintaining practices that support employees as well as keeping our districts legal.” The keynote Keynote Barry E. Knight is the founder and CEO of BEK Impact Company, a leadership coaching and social impact company. Knight coaches leaders from many different sectors on how to effectively engage and impact those they lead and serve. Knight will share his passion for servant leadership at the Personnel Institute to encourage those who work in personnel to continue to effectively be the conscience of their organization.
Personnel Institute What: Three days of workshops, seminars and presentations that will empower HR staff. When: Oct. 2-4, 2019 Where: Hilton Long Beach Cost: $529.00 ACSA member; one-day rate $269 ACSA member Register: http://bit.ly/2M1zjve
Personnel Institute will cover ‘People, Purpose & Passion’
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