HR, Compliance, and Policies

Educational institutions must comply with laws and regulations, satisfy employee expectations, and implement policies that foster learning and safety. Through this learning pathway, you will learn how to meet these mandatory administrative requirements.

HR, Compliance, and Policies

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  1. Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
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    Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 9, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the critical legal issues from this new guidance document. You will learn the impact it may have on off-campus activities, allowing individuals to appear virtually in the grievance process, and other specific Title IX sexual harassment issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • How will the Questions and Answers affect your Title IX grievance process?
    • Are policy changes necessary?
    • When must you accept complaints from people not related to your school?
    • What pandemic-specific issues should you consider?
    • What new guidance should you follow when conducting investigations?
    • When and how can you use restorative justice or mediation?
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    Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
    Monday, August 9, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $99.00
  2. Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
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    Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain what the Mahanoy decision should mean for your student speech policy. You will learn how to adapt while balancing student rights with school decorum.

    What You'll Learn

    • What fundamental common-law rules govern student speech?
    • What grounds did B. L. and her parents use to challenge the disciplinary action?
    • What do the primary, concurring, and dissenting opinions tell you?
    • What factors distinguish off-campus speech from on-campus communications?
    • Can you still constitutionally regulate any student speech?
    • How can you distill a legal student speech policy?
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    Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
    $99.00
  3. Breaking: DOE Statement About Transgender Students And Title IX Protections: Update Policies For 2021-22
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    Breaking: DOE Statement About Transgender Students And Title IX Protections: Update Policies For 2021-22

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the important legal issues with this new guidance document. You will learn what impact it will have on specific school issues, including extracurricular activities, facility use, and preferred names.

    What You'll Learn

    • What impact will this Notice have on school programs and activities?
    • How does Title IX define harassment?
    • What investigations must you conduct in response to allegations?
    • What specific policy revisions do you need to make now?
    • What language should your nondiscrimination policy include?
    • Why is the Bostock v. Clayton County decision important?
    • What other laws, regulations, notices, and cases relate to this issue?
  4. Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
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    Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Friday, July 16, 2021; 12:30 PM Eastern

    Cybersecurity consultant Art Taryan will explain why ransomware attacks work and how to thwart them. You will learn what steps you need to take today to protect your organization and prepare to respond.

    Topics covered

    • What is ransomware? How does it function?
    • What is the typical threat actor attack chain?
    • What is the current ransomware threat landscape?
    • How can organizations prepare for ransomware?
    • How should you respond to ransomware?
    • How can your organization recover from an attack?
    • What are the best practices from private industry?
    • What steps does the federal government recommend you take?
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    Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
    Friday, July 16, 2021; 12:30 PM Eastern
    Art Taryan
    $149.00
  5. “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School
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    “Viewpoint Diversity” Law: What It Means For Your School

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will use Florida House Bill 233 as a jumping-off point to lead an engaging discussion in the fascinating matter of viewpoint diversity and academic freedom. You will learn what effect the new law may have on your institution, how similar legislation is forming in other jurisdictions, and what steps you should take now to ensure your institution fulfills its constitutional obligations.

    Topics Covered

    • What are free-speech rights under the 1st and 14th Amendments?
    • What is the role of academic freedom? What are its limitations?
    • How has the Supreme Court decided related cases?
    • How will Florida implement House Bill 233? What impact will it have?
    • What are other states doing to protect or curtail academic freedom?
    • How are colleges and universities enhancing or limiting diverse discourse?
  6. Return To Work: COVID-19 Safety Manager Certification
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    Return To Work: COVID-19 Safety Manager Certification
    4 Sessions scheduled for 60-90 minutes including question and answer period Tuesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 9, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern

    Human resources, safety, and legal experts Suzanne Lucas, Teri Morning, Melissa Fleischer, and Dr. John Whyte will explain how to update your COVID-19 safety practices and policies for the current stage of the pandemic. You will learn the latest guidance to protect your team and avoid liability.

    Benefits of Certification:

    • Learn the latest OSHA requirements
    • Update workplace safety protocols
    • Protect your organization from potential legal liability
    • Prove your knowledge to colleagues, customers, and regulators with your COVID-19 Safety Manager Certificate
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    • Certification
    Return To Work: COVID-19 Safety Manager Certification
    Tuesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 9, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern
    Teri Morning, Melissa Fleischer, Suzanne Lucas, Dr. John Whyte
    From $349.00
  7. 2021-22 Student Handbooks: Legal Requirements And COVID-19 Revisions
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    2021-22 Student Handbooks: Legal Requirements And COVID-19 Revisions
    Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 30, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Richard Verstegen will help you identify the current legal issues with your student handbook. You will learn about required changes resulting from recent court cases, regulations, and agency interpretations. 

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the purpose and scope of student handbooks?
    • What key provisions should you include?
    • How should you address privacy, technology, records, and investigations?
    • What legal issues must you consider when addressing academic expectations?
    • What are the constitutional implications of student handbooks?
    • How does the First Amendment relate to your dress code and other provisions?
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    2021-22 Student Handbooks: Legal Requirements And COVID-19 Revisions
    Monday, August 30, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $99.00
  8. Breaking DOE Guidance On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity: Update Policies For 2021-22
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    Breaking DOE Guidance On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity: Update Policies For 2021-22

    Employment law expert Richard Verstegen will identify the essential legal issues with this new guidance document. You will learn the specific impact that it will have on your school, such as facility use and preferred names.

    What You'll Learn

    • What impact will the DOE Notice have on programs and activities?
    • How does Title IX define sexual harassment?
    • What policies should you revise?
    • What additional DOE guidance should you incorporate?
    • How will the DOE enforce adherence to this Notice?
    • How does this relate to the Bostock v. Clayton County Supreme Court decision?
  9. EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
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    EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 16, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern

    Employment law and COVID-19 expert Melissa Fleischer will help you better understand the latest EEOC guidance and answer your most pressing questions.

    What You'll Learn

    • Can employers ask for proof that an employee has been vaccinated?
    • Does it violate ADA or GINA to ask for proof of vaccinations?
    • Can you retain an employee’s vaccination card or a copy?
    • What are your confidentiality obligations regarding the vaccination card?
    • Do employers have to allow employees to go unmasked per CDC guidelines?
    • Can employers make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory?
    • Can you legally offer incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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    EEOCs Newest Guidance - Vaccines, Incentives, And More
    Monday, August 16, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern
    Melissa Fleischer
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  10. Police In Our Schools: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?
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    Police In Our Schools: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will present a balanced view of the pros and cons of police patrolling K–12 corridors. You will learn if changes are in the best interest of students and how to communicate them to your community.

    What You'll Learn

    • How are schools reacting to community demands to remove police from schools?
    • What is the philosophy of police presence in public schools?
    • What is the record of police effectiveness and action in schools?
    • What are the nation’s largest school districts doing now? Why?
    • Who can replace the police if they are removed from schools?
    • What roles do unions and collective bargaining play in the decision?
  11. Teaching Hard Truths: How To Unearth Historical Omissions About Racism
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    Teaching Hard Truths: How To Unearth Historical Omissions About Racism

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will reveal the omissions that often plague the curriculum. You will learn how to expand perspectives to ensure all students are included and represented in the content you teach.

    What You'll Learn

    • What assumptions affect those who have been historically marginalized?
    • How do privileges, power, and oppression sustain inequity?
    • How can you teach when Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been banned?
    • What information can you teach about America’s racialized beginning?
    • How can your curriculum affirm the identity and humanity of students of color?
  12. Digital Forensics Following Cyberattacks: What You Must Know And Do
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    Digital Forensics Following Cyberattacks: What You Must Know And Do

    Cybersecurity consultant Art Taryan will help you thoughtfully prepare for the inevitable. You will learn how to be ready when hackers strike your organization.

    Topics covered

    • MITRE ATT&CK framework
    • Typical hacker techniques and tools
    • Incident response process
    • Incident management best practices
    • Live Windows examination
    • Network investigations
    • Memory investigations
    • Malware investigations

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