Basic Negotiations Workshop

11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 PM
KASB Office, 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604
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Registration: 8:30 a.m. Workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

[PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is open to board members, school administrators and board negotiators only.]

Get ready for 2017-2018 negotiations. Funding increases have elevated expectations. But what should districts seek in return? The Basic Negotiations seminar will focus on striking the right tone in negotiating with professional staff, responding to aggressive tactics, and bargaining with the goal of maintaining effective schools. The seminar satisfies requirements for annual negotiations training. Specific Topics Include:

  • Just the Basics! Professional Negotiations Act Requirements and Deadlines
  • Are there Teeth in that Threat? Responding to Prohibited Practice Claims
  • How do we Compare? KASB Research Data for Negotiations
  • Managing the Agreement: Negotiating to Preserve the Board’s Management Authority for Effective Schools
  • A Kinder, Gentler Way? Interest Based Bargaining as a Negotiation Method
  • Effective Communication at the Table: Keeping Disagreements from Becoming Fights
  • Forum: Questions, Discussion and Stories of Negotiations Past