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In-District Training

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Subscribing districts can arrange on-site training or workshops for board members and staff on a variety of human resource topics. Workshops can be customized to meet the unique needs of your district. You can limit participation to your staff or serve as a host district by inviting other districts to participate and share the cost of consulting fees and travel. For additional information or to schedule a workshop in your district, contact HR Services at 800.580.7782 or HRServices@tasb.org.
 

Training Topics

Workshop Title
Hiring Effective Teachers and Keeping Them
Time In-Time Out: Managing Overtime and Leave
Supervisor's Guide to Managing Employees
Managing Personnel Records                                 
Writing Effective Job Descriptions

Hiring Effective Teachers and Keeping Them   

The key to improving student performance is ensuring that each classroom is staffed with an effective teacher. Selecting the right teacher involves using interview questions based on teaching competencies and knowing how to identify effective responses. Issues in teacher retention and engagement will be discussed and strategies for keeping top performers will be presented.

Topics Covered:

  • Identifying critical attributes of effective teachers
  • Structuring interviews to identify candidate competencies
  • Understanding teacher engagement and satisfaction
  • Implementing strategies to retain highly effective teachers

Time In-Time Out: Managing Overtime and Leave      

The complexities of administering federal wage and leave rules are challenging. Tailored for central office administrators, this interactive workshop will provide practical suggestions to help clarify common misconceptions and resolve problems. Frequently asked questions on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act will be addressed. Key aspects of leave programs will be provided.  

Topics Covered:

  • Calculating overtime for multiple-duty assignments
  • Managing employee volunteer time
  • Compensating for training and travel time
  • Providing meal and rest breaks
  • Understanding qualifying events and leave eligibility
  • Managing employee notification and medical certification requirements
  • Tracking intermittent family and medical leave

Supervisor's Guide to Managing Employees   

Supervisors need to understand basics of employment law  and how to avoid placing the district at risk for employee grievances and lawsuits. This workshop will give supervisors a basic understanding of the major employment laws and how to prevent claims of discrimination, retaliation, and unfair treatment. Practical hands-on case studies and group discussions will show supervisors how to handle personnel situations appropriately and coach employees to do their jobs more effectively.  

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding employment laws and avoiding charges of discrimination
  • Motivating and managing employees
  • Communicating expectations clearly
  • Identifying and addressing tardiness, chronic absenteeism, insubordination

Managing Personnel Records     

Do you know what documents should be kept and for how long? This workshop will help you ensure your personnel records are complete and accurate and to reduce the time, effort, and space required to manage both paper and electronic personnel records.  

Topics Covered:

  • Managing and organizing records
  • Understanding the basics of the Texas Public Information Act
  • Protecting confidentiality and ensuring security
  • Retaining and storing records
  • Understanding the basic principles of electronic recordkeeping

Writing Effective Job Descriptions   

This workshop reveals the secrets to writing functional, low maintenance job descriptions that support administrative decisions related to hiring, pay classification, exemption status, ADA compliance, performance management, fitness to return to work, and more.  

Topics Covered:

  • Creating complete and practical job descriptions
  • Organizing and coordinating the writing or updating process
  • Defining "level-cutters" that distinguish skills and responsibility
  • Distinguishing exempt from nonexempt jobs
  • Using job descriptions in performance management
  • Identifying useful resources

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