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HR Workshop

May 3, 2021
Online event

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 these preliminary topics at the 2021 HR Workshop:

- DEIJ Update from Cal-ISBOA

General Session: Resiliency with Chris Walchuk, Training Consultant, Balancing Life's Issues

Resiliency is a major factor in our personal well-being. We all face difficult times in our careers and in our personal lives, but the challenge is how to bounce back and forge ahead in spite of adversity. The events of 2020/2021 have taken the word "resiliency" to a whole new level. This dynamic session invites you to examine the specific skills needed to thrive during times of adversity. Our discussion will focus on building key attributes of a resilient person in our current situation.

- Breakout Sessions -
taff Evaluations – It is a Two-Way Communication Tool                                       

Join us for an interactive session on the evaluation process for non-faculty employees.  We will cover a step-by-step process and provide sample forms. We will lead a discussion on the praises and pitfalls of implementing and/or enhancing this valuable tool for your employees and your School.

Leaves in the Age of COVID and Beyond

This session will discuss the tangled web of employee leaves available to California independent school employees.  It will provide an overview of common employee leaves, such as FMLA/CFRA Leaves, Pregnancy Disability Leave, and Paid Sick Leave, among others, as well as discuss COVID-related leave scenarios and common concurrent leave issues.  The session will also include interactive exercises to demonstrate leave coordination and implementation issues.

Human Resources & Technology: Developing an Intentional Partnership

In the independent school environment, Human Resources and Information Technology are both key players in the risk management arena. While their areas of focus may seem widely dissimilar, there are quite a few intersections that should be maximized. Chief Information Officer, Peter Anupit of Crystal Springs Upland School and Rebecca Rowland, Director of Human Resources at Campbell Hall join forces to discuss cybersecurity, automation, leveraging academic technology for HR purposes, management training for IT professionals and partnering with IT for onboarding and offboarding. This session will include numerous checklists and ideas for HR professionals to help you develop an intentional partnership with your IT departments.

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

Check back for updates!

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

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More Information

Thank you to our HR Planning Committee!
Rebecca Rowland, Director of HR, Campbell Hall - Team Chair
Dave Carter, Director of HR, The Buckley School
Angela Oliver, Director of HR, Sage Hill School
Jessica McCullagh, Director of HR, The Archer School for Girls
Jenn Huey, Director of HR, Sacred Heart Schools Atherton
Kelly Kennedy, Director of HR, La Jolla Country Day 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 February 28, 2021 will receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations between February 28 and April 2, 2021 will receive a 50% refund.
  • There will be no refunds after April 2, 2021


$175 for up to two people

$230 for up to two people

Registration Now Open!

Schedule & Agenda

Day 1
May 3, 2021

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome and Introductions

8:45am - 9:45am

General Session:
Resiliency with Chris Walchuk, Training Consultant, Balancing Life's Issues

9:45am - 9:50am


9:50am - 10:00am


10:00am - 11:00am

Breakout Session Block 1

11:00am - 11:10am


11:10am - 12:10pm

Breakout Session Block 2

12:10pm - 12:15pm


12:15pm - 12:45pm

DEI Update and Closing

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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