Speaking Engagement:

ACSA 2015 Personnel Institute

Event Information


October 7-8, 2015


Irvine Marriott

Sponsored By:

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)



Wednesday, October 7

10:15-11:15am "Surfing the Grievance Wave"

This workshop will will tackle investigating grievances, responding to grievances, the rules of contract interpretation and strategies on how to prevent grievances. 

1:15-2:45am "How Come The Union Can Picket My House? Everything You Want to Know (and more) About Union Concerted Activities"

This workshop will cover identifying permissible vs. impermissible concerted activities, and what actions an administrator can take when the actions are unprotected.  

Thursday, October 8

8:30-10:00am "Navigating the Gnarly Teacher Discipline Process"

This workshop will provide an overview of the certificated discipline and dismissal process and discuss best practices.  

10:15-11:45am "The Nuts and Bolts of Investigations"

This workshop will cover both the basics and the most current issues in conducting investigations, including how to handle investigations in-house and when to call upon an investigator or legal counsel.

3:15-4:45pm "Gone Surfing…Addressing Employee Absenteeism"

This workshop will discuss this common problem and how to manage employee absenteeism and address suspected abuse of leaves.