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Managing the Risks Webinar Series 2023-2024 (Seven-Part Series)



PA Association of School Administrators (PASA) Presents
2023 Webinar Series “Managing the Risks”
Superintendents and their administrative teams face many difficult challenges serving as leaders in your district, schools, and community. This is particularly true as they continue to navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing educational landscape.  
Knowing upfront the recent issues that superintendents and school leaders are facing and the common missteps to avoid can prevent serious mistakes to future leadership success.  Whether you are a new superintendent/school leader or a seasoned veteran, the updates and discussions presented by the panel of experts in this series will benefit all.

Register to attend the 2023 PASA Webinar Series “Managing the Risks”, built specifically to assist school leaders gain perspective and knowledge to be successful!

Each Webinar is scheduled 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., including time for participants to ask questions on the topics presented!  Come listen and learn!

Best Value: Investment: Members $245; Non-members $345
 Managing the Risks Webinar Series
 
Webinar #1: Tuesday, September 12        
New!   How to Navigate Bias-Related Incidents as Educational Leaders
Facilitator:  Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims, Educational Strategist and Consultant

Topics include prevention, response, and recovery, managing the media, collaboration with communities, leader wellness, and restoring calm.

Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69
 
Webinar #2: Wednesday, October 11     
Professional Ethics and the Educator Discipline Act
Facilitator:  Shane F. Crosby, Executive Director and Legal Counsel, Professional Standards and Practices Commission, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
 
Topics include an introduction to the educator discipline system; Pennsylvania’s Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators; the Model Code of Ethics for Educators; duties of school entities under the Educator Discipline Act; reporting educator misconduct, including mandatory and permissive reporting under the Educator Discipline Act, how to make a report, protections for those who report, and the consequences for failing to report; and strategies for preventing educator misconduct.
 
Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69  
 
Webinar #3: Tuesday, November 14        
Complex Student Issues: Avoiding Ethical and Legal Issues
Facilitator: Announcement Coming Soon      
Topics include updated student discipline and investigations; student enrollment; special education; student rights, such as speech, FERPA; and managing student aggressive behavior, as well as equity, and Title IX.

Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69
 
Webinar #4: Thursday, December 14        
New!    Instructional Materials Selection and Red Flags
Facilitator: Jeff Litts, Esq., Chair of Education Group and Shareholder at Saxton & Stump, LLC
 
Instructional material selection and implementation for public school districts has become a contentious issue, with challenges stemming from various sociopolitical, cultural, and pedagogical viewpoints. School boards and administrators strive to provide curricula that reflect both the educational standards and the values of their communities, however differing opinions on what is considered appropriate or valuable often lead to disputes. Balancing the need to provide quality education with the diverse beliefs and values of a community remains a complex challenge for school districts. This session will discuss school board policies and processes to be cognizant of when purchasing and implementing instructional materials.

Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69
 
Webinar #5: Tuesday, January 9
New!  Navigating Challenging Board Meetings
Facilitator: Announcement Coming Soon
Topics include dealing with difficult parents, stakeholders, board members, groups as well as handling controversial topics.
Dive deep into proven strategies for managing difficult personalities and steering conversations around controversial topics with grace. Our expert-led session will empower you with the skills to foster constructive dialogues, ensuring every meeting progresses toward the ultimate goal: the betterment of our educational system. Don't miss out on this essential opportunity to transform tension-filled rooms into arenas of collaborative problem-solving.

Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69 
 
Webinar #6: Tuesday, January 30           
Record Retention, Right to Know, Board Conflict of Interests, and Litigation Holds
Facilitator:  Gareth D. Pahowka, Attorney, Stock & Leader 
Topics include records and information that must be maintained; record retention schedules; the differences between use of school district provided and personal equipment; information that can be obtained from and cautions to take when using personal equipment and with district equipment; information that can be requested from phones, computers, etc.; the redacting of information; RTKL requests, current issues and trends; managing board communications; board conflict of interests/ethics; and litigation hold procedures.
 
Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69
 
Webinar #7: Wednesday, February 28    
The Pennsylvania Public Official and Employees Ethics Act – Compliance and Potential Unintended Violations
Facilitator: Mary Fox, Executive Director, State Ethics Commission
Topics include Ethics Act compliance and unintended consequences, parameters surrounding the acceptance of gifts in the form of objects, tickets, meals, travel, lodging, conference perks, etc. from vendors and the disclosure of them will be reviewed.  Learn the cautions, reporting obligations, thresholds, potential exposure, and consequences.
 
Investment: Members: $49; Non-members: $69
 


Managing the Risks Webinar Series
Each Webinar is scheduled
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register HERE for the full Managing The Risk Series!
Best Value!
Full Series Investment: 

Members $245; Non-members $345

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS:

 Webinar #1: 

Tuesday, September 12        
New!   How to Navigate Bias-Related Incidents as Educational Leaders
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT 
  
Webinar #2: 
Wednesday, October 11     
Professional Ethics and the Educator Discipline Act
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT 

Webinar #3: 
Tuesday, November 14        
Complex Student Issues: Avoiding Ethical and Legal Issues
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT 
 
Register HERE for Webinar #4:
Thursday, December 14        
New! Instructional Materials Selection and Red Flags
 
Register HERE for Webinar #5:
Tuesday, January 9
New!  Navigating Challenging Board Meetings
 
Register HERE for Webinar #6:
Tuesday, January 30           
Record Retention, Right to Know, Board Conflict of Interests, and Litigation Holds

Register HERE for Webinar #7: 
Wednesday, February 28    
The Pennsylvania Public Official and Employees Ethics Act – Compliance and Potential Unintended Violations

Single Session Investment: 
Members: $49; Non-members: $69