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HR Workshop

May 1, 2022
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

There’s never a shortage of HR topics to discuss! This interactive program is designed for both new and seasoned HR professionals, as well as business officers who also wear the HR hat.  Sessions cover a breadth of HR topics from compliance (just when you think you have it figured out, California throws you another curveball) to strategic HR thinking.


The generous support of our Corporate Sponsor, A. J. Gallager, provides Cal-ISBOA members with affordable access to up-to-date professional development opportunities in a relaxed, collegial environment. Thank you!

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Preliminary Topics

Look forward to discussing these topics at the 2022 HR Workshop:

Guest Speaker
Kate Sheppard, Principal Consultant, See Change Consulting

Cultivating Resilience

Organizational Resilience means we come out of this difficult time stronger than ever. Learn the key pillars of organizational/team resilience, the predictable fallouts of organizational crises (and how to minimize them), and strategies individuals, teams, and organizations can employ to strengthen relationships and build resilience. We will also explore how our brains are responding to this time, including coping mechanisms and how to reduce stressors. This time is not about getting through, it is about growing through. This session will provide concrete tools to support your organization’s ability to cultivate growth. Participants will:

-Gain tools to support individual and organizational resilience 
-Have space for reflection, connection, recognition, and acknowledgment 
-Develop further insight into the brain’s response to this time
-Increase understanding of how support increased well-being 

- Breakout Sessions -

Creative Recruiting Strategies
Come join us as we explore innovative approaches to attracting a broad and diverse candidate pool utilizing best practices. We will discuss and share ideas for an effective, efficient recruitment process that aligns with your school’s mission and values.

Wellness Incubator
The “Wellness Incubator” is a highly interactive session around Workplace and Employee Wellness that is designed to provide fertile ground for sharing, collaboration and to hatch new ideas. This session is a panel discussion and Q&A in which all the participants ARE the panel and the audience, so be sure to bring your best ideas and your burning questions, too! Session participants will leave the session with numerous kernels of ideas and leads to take back to their schools for further development and implementation.

Don't Let Leave Laws Leave You Confused
FMLA, CFRA, PDL, SPSL…—the list of leave laws to keep track of can be overwhelming! This presentation will help attendees understand the various requirements employers must follow when employees go out on leave, whether for predictable situations like the birth of a child, or more unplanned leaves, such as medical emergencies. We will also review the current state of the law regarding leave for reasons due to COVID infection, vaccination, reasonable accommodation, and quarantine. We will also cover how these laws overlap at times and the appropriate forms and paperwork to provide employees. Attendees will leave with confidence in their ability to manage employee leaves. *Download this handout for more information.

Each of the breakout sessions above is eligible for
SHRM and HRCI continuing education credit.

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Interested in more professional development? Don't miss the Annual Conference!

Annual Conference

More Information

Thank you to our HR Planning Committee!
Rebecca Rowland, Director of HR, Campbell Hall - Team Chair
Marya Davis, Director of HR, Head-Royce School
Victoria Gor, Human Resources Manager, Crossroads School
Cliff Hahn, Human Resources Manager, Marlborough School
Jeanne Honig, Human Resources Director, Castilleja School
Jenn Huey, Director of HR, Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
Heidi Kaminsky, Human Resources Manager, Turning Point
Kelly Kennedy, Director of HR, La Jolla Country Day School
Jessica McCullagh, Director of HR, The Archer School for Girls
Juana Ochoa, Director of HR, St. Matthew's School
Angela Oliver, Director of HR, Sage Hill School
Jennifer Rios, HR Manager, Mayfield Junior School
Kimberly Rojas Rodriguez, Director of HR, Urban School of San Francisco

Cancellation Policy

  • Substitutions and/or transfers of registration from the same school may be made any time prior to the conference. Contact Martha Ambros in writing to make arrangements for a transfer. Cancellations by March 15, 2022 will receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations between March 15 and March 31, 2022 will receive a 50% refund.
  • There will be no refunds after April 1, 2022.




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Schedule & Agenda

Day 1
May 1, 2022


Registration and Check in


Welcome and Introductions

Room: Bunker Hill

10:10am - 11:30am

General Session, Guest Speaker Kate Sheppard

Room: Bunker Hill

11:45am - 1:00pm

Lunch and a Presentation from Melissa Cerny, Area President, AJ Gallagher

Room: Bunker Hill

1:00pm - 1:15pm

Mindfulness Re-Centering

Room: Bunker Hill

1:20pm - 2:20pm

First Round of Breakout Sessions

Room Assignments:
-Wellness Incubator, Bunker Hill
-Creative Recruiting Strategies, Museum A
-Don't Let Leave Laws Leave You Confused, Museum B

2:20pm - 2:30pm

Break and Networking

Room: Bunker Hill

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Second Round of Breakout Sessions

Room Assignments:
-Wellness Incubator, Bunker Hill
-Creative Recruiting Strategies, Museum A
-Don't Let Leave Laws Leave You Confused, Museum B

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Closing Remarks

Room: Bunker Hill

Contact Information

For more information about conference, please contact:

Martha Ambros
Cal-ISBOA Executive Director
12400 Ventura Boulevard, #857
Studio City, CA 91604
martha.ambros@isboa.org or 818-731-0342.

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 shrmcertification.org

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