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2020 Annual Conference and Meeting
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
Pre-Conference Workshops
Sunday, May 3rd, 9:00 AM - 4:50 PM

Preliminary Schedule

Our HR Workshop Planning team has put together an informative and interactive program that provides timely professional development on topics of interest to anyone involved with HR in independent schools. Topics range from practical day to day compliance concerns to those addressing a more strategic focus.

Sunday – May 3, 2020

9:00-10:00 Check-in, Breakfast, Networking
10:05-11:20     General Session - Sticky Tricky Leaves

    Breakout Sessions (4 Topics)

12:45-1:45 Lunch, Featuring Speaker, Paul Butler
2:00-3:15         Breakout Sessions
(4 Topics)
3:15-3:30  Break
3:30-4:45  General Session - HR Wellness Panel
4:45-4:50         Closing Remarks

Preliminary Breakout Session Topics:

Sticky Tricky Leaves (General Session)

HR Wellness Panel (General Session)

Breakout Sessions
Each session will be offered twice. Attendees can choose to attend two of the following four breakout sessions.

Finance for HR Professionals

Workplace Investigations

Ditching the Stipend Compensation Mentality - A Case Study in Faculty Compensation

The Multi-Generational Workforce

Please check back for more information and updates!

Workshop Presenters

Paul Butler

Client Partner, Newleaf Training and Development

Paul is a Client Partner with Newleaf Training and Development, based in Valencia, CA. Over 50% of Newleaf’s clients for staff training and leadership development are educational entities — both private and public institutions. Paul is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), having qualified with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Prior to starting Newleaf Training and Development in 2005, he served as a Regional Finance Director for Marriott International Hotels and Hilton International Hotels. Paul also served as the Director of Finance for Hilton Honors. Paul is a very engaging speaker, able to take the complexity of a subject and distill it into simple, memorable concepts that can be immediately applied.

Thank you to our HR Workshop Planning Team:

Donna Voogt, Director of HR, Chaminade Preparatory, - Team Chair

Dave Carter, Director of HR, The Buckley School

Anne Condren, Director of HR, Lick-Wilmerding School

Angela Oliver, Director of HR, Sage Hill School

Rebecca Rowland, Director of HR, Campbell Hall Episcopal

Michael Russell, Director of HR, The College Preparatory School

Jessica McCullagh, Enrollment & HR Manager, The Archer School for Girls

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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