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2020 GASPA HR Webinar Series



GASPA’s Virtual HR 101 Series – A Primer for Newbies

September 17 – November 12


The Georgia Association of Personnel Administrators is pleased to announce a series of webinars as an opportunity for you to collaborate and gather valuable resources you can use.   The fee for the entire series is free to GASPA members and $75 for non-members, which is the membership fee. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020     9:45 – 11:00 AM     GASPA Orientation

Led by Kim Clayton, Director of Personnel and Public Relations, Coffee County Schools and Valerie Suessmith, Chief Human Resources Officer, Henry County Schools

This session will give you an overview of GASPA including GASPA’s Mission and Vision, an introduction to GASPA officers, an overview of the website and handbook, and the Top 10 Things to Remember!

Thursday, October 1, 2020     9:45 – 11:15 AM     

            What Every HR Director must know about  School Law  

Led by Phil Hartley, Harben, Hartley, and Hawkins, LLP

If 80% or more of a school district’s budget goes for personnel, it is not surprising that every decision made in the HR department has legal ramifications.  So, if you just have an hour, what is it you have to know?  Not just the basics about firing employees and getting sued but the hiring process, the complicated world of leave and rights that employees frequently assert.

Georgia law from tenure to what it means to have waived tenure, from at will employees to those with contracts, the state evaluation process and more.  Less known to many school administrators are the many federal laws that apply to almost all employees and affect everything from the hiring to the firing process.  In this day and age of social media, many of the hardest issues faced by HR directors take place in the internet and are beyond the control of the school district.  But yet, it is HR that has to address those issues.  Bring your questions.


Thursday, October 15, 2020     9:45 – 11:00 AM     Certification 101

Rachelle Brevil, Certification Outreach & Training Program Director, Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)

This session is for new HR personnel and will provide an introduction to the fabulous world of certification.  The presentation will include a high-level overview of certification and discussion on topics such as certification transactions and documents required, ExpressLane best practices, and the "must know" tips and tricks for ensuring the most efficient processing of your educators’ certificates.  You'll leave loving certification as much as we do, or at the very least know how to look at a hold letter

Thursday, October 29, 2020  9:45 – 10:00 AM     Welcome and Sponsor Thank you

10:00 – 11:15 AM     Internal Investigations: How to Conduct Effective and Legal Workplace Investigations

Sid Camp, Executive Director, District Performance and Community Engagement, Gwinnett County Public Schools

This session will cover the essentials of workplace investigations and provide the participants with a comprehensive guide for Developing Effective Procedures for Conducting Internal Investigations, a Workplace Investigation Checklist and a comprehensive procedure for Investigating Criminal Background Checks.

Thursday, November 5, 2020     9:45 – 10:00 AM     Welcome and Sponsor Thank you

10:00 – 11:15 AM     The Family and Medical Leave Act:  Best Practices in Administration  

Scott D. Macdonald, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director, Macdonald & Associates, Middletown, CT

Attendees will learn about best practices in FMLA administration, along with useful, practical tips and tools will be provided that will enable attendees to facilitate FMLA administration through HR staff and train supervisors. Documents and forms will be provided to use in managing FMLA leaves.

Thursday, November 12, 2020     9:45 – 10:00 AM     Welcome and Sponsor Thank You

10:00 – 11:15 AM     Recruiting 101:  Recruiting and Hiring Basics

Jolie Hardin, Executive Director of Leadership Development and Employment Services, Henry County Schools

We will discuss the basics of recruiting and hiring in a school district. We will provide an overview of the stages and steps necessary to successfully hire talent for your district. In addition, we will discuss job fairs and online recruiting in a time of Covid-19.

 One registration will register you for the six webinars in the series. 

Please note that this event is pre-paid with a credit card ONLY.  Registrations without pre-payment will not be accepted.

There are no cancellations for this event.

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