Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: KASB has transitioned to a new association management system, KASB PinPoint AMS. 

As of February 5, all KASB members will have received an email with user information on how to access KASB PinPoint AMS and register for KASB workshops.

If you have any questions, please contact KASB at 785-273-3600, 800-432-2471 or pinpoint@kasb.org.

KASB offers a wide range of educational programming to keep board members and administrators informed. Each year the offerings are described in a Curriculum Guide. Participating members receive credit for attendance in a program called the “KASB Leadership Academy.” Awards are presented at the end of each fiscal year. A “Season Pass” option allows members to send an unlimited number of participants to certain workshops throughout the year for a flat fee.

For a complete list of current training opportunities, click here.

February 19, 2019

Prepping for Negotiations – Topeka

02/19/2019 - 02/19/2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KASB Topeka, 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka

Please note: Registration for this workshop is only open to board members and administrators.

12:30 p.m. Registration | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Training

KASB regional training for professional negotiations focuses on the complying with the Professional Negotiations Act, identifying topics for the notice letter, and preserving the board’s management authority on non-mandatory topics. Open to school board negotiators only. The 90-minute seminar satisfies the state’s legal requirement for annual negotiations training.

February 20, 2019

Board Clerks/Treasurer’s Workshop [CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER]

02/20/2019 - 02/20/2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
KASB Topeka, 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka

This workshop has been cancelled due the predicted weather event. 

February 20, 2019

Prepping for Negotiations – Spring Hill

02/20/2019 - 02/20/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spring Hill USD 230, High School, 19701 S Ridgeview Rd., Spring Hill

Please note: Registration for this workshop is only open to board members and administrators.

6:30 p.m. Registration | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Training

KASB regional training for professional negotiations focuses on the complying with the Professional Negotiations Act, identifying topics for the notice letter, and preserving the board’s management authority on non-mandatory topics. Open to school board negotiators only. The 90-minute seminar satisfies the state’s legal requirement for annual negotiations training.

February 25, 2019

Prepping for Negotiations – Oakley

02/25/2019 - 02/25/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NWKESC, 703 W 2nd, Oakley

Please note: Registration for this workshop is only open to board members and administrators.

6:30 p.m. Registration | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Training

KASB regional training for professional negotiations focuses on the complying with the Professional Negotiations Act, identifying topics for the notice letter, and preserving the board’s management authority on non-mandatory topics. Open to school board negotiators only. The 90-minute seminar satisfies the state’s legal requirement for annual negotiations training.

February 26, 2019

Prepping for Negotiations – Oakley

02/26/2019 - 02/26/2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
NWKESC, 703 W 2nd, Oakley

Please note: Registration for this workshop is only open to board members and administrators.

8:30 a.m. Registration | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Training

KASB regional training for professional negotiations focuses on the complying with the Professional Negotiations Act, identifying topics for the notice letter, and preserving the board’s management authority on non-mandatory topics. Open to school board negotiators only. The 90-minute seminar satisfies the state’s legal requirement for annual negotiations training.

February 26, 2019

Section 504 Refresher – Oakley

02/26/2019 - 02/26/2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
NWKESC, 703 W 2nd, Oakley

Come for Prepping for Negotiations and stay for Section 504!

11:00 a.m. Registration | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Training

This two-hour workshop will provide you with a refresher on Section 504 from evaluation to implementation and review of the 504 plan. This session will include a lunch for attendees. 

February 26, 2019

Prepping for Negotiations – Hays

02/26/2019 - 02/26/2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express, 4650 Roth Ave., Hays

Please note: Registration for this workshop is only open to board members and administrators.

1:00 p.m. Registration | 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Training

KASB regional training for professional negotiations focuses on the complying with the Professional Negotiations Act, identifying topics for the notice letter, and preserving the board’s management authority on non-mandatory topics. Open to school board negotiators only. The 90-minute seminar satisfies the state’s legal requirement for annual negotiations training.

February 28, 2019

Student Discipline Workshop-Topeka [NEW DATE]

02/28/2019 - 02/28/2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
KASB Topeka, 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka

[Click here to download a pdf agenda]

8:00 a.m. Registration | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop

This workshop will focus on legal aspects of student-related issues. Topics will focus on the most current issues faced by Kansas schools, national trends and proactive planning to avoid legal challenges. 

8:30 a.m. Student Discipline Building Blocks: Overview of Student Discipline Statutes, Including Notice and Hearing Requirements. 

9, 9:45, 10:45, 11:30 Breakout Sessions. Topics include:

School Consequences for Out of School Actions: Discussion of the “nexus to school” requirement / Addressing threats, social media and other current issues

Discipline of Special Education Students: The discipline process for special education students, highlighting legal obligations to those students, and contrasting those with general education procedures.

Policy and Handbooks in Student Discipline Matters

Role of SROs and Law Enforcement in Schools: Limitations on law enforcement in schools / Requirements for Parental Notification

12:15 p.m.        Lunch

1:00 p.m.         Apps 101: Rundown of the Most Popular Apps and What You Need to Know

1:30 p.m.          Student Discipline: An interactive case study of student discipline matter, from offense to                                         conclusion.

3:00 p.m.         Questions and Answers

3:30 p.m.         Adjourn

March 13, 2019

Job Descriptions Hands-On Training-Newton

03/13/2019 - 03/13/2019
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Meridian Center, 1420 E Broadway Ct, Newton
  • Each district participating in the workshop should submit up ONE job descriptions for review and discussion prior to the workshop.  Job descriptions must be submitted no later than March 6 to lgarner@kasb.org

1:00 p.m. Onsite Registration

1:30 p.m. Job Descriptions Basics: During this introduction section, KASB Attorneys will provide basics of strong job descriptions, and background on why it is so crucial to get them right.

2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion & Revision of Job Descriptions: This hands-on session, led by KASB attorneys, gives participants a chance to view and evaluate real job descriptions, submitted by the participants. This gives districts the necessary tools and experience to address the various job descriptions they deal with each year.

4:00 p.m. Q & A

4:15 p.m. Adjourn

March 14, 2019

Human Resources Academy-Newton

03/14/2019 - 03/14/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meridian Center, 1420 E Broadway Ct, Newton

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Putting Yourself Out There: Legal considerations and best practices related to posting jobs, from the job postings themselves, job descriptions and interviewing.

9:30 a.m. Making the Choice and Making it Official: Best practices for choosing from your pool of applicants and making an individual part of your team.

10:30 a.m. All About Acronyms: Discussion of relevant HR laws: FLSA, FMLA, ADA, etc.

11:00 a.m. Discrimination in the Workplace: Overview of potential liability through different forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment, racial discrimination and disability discrimination.

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Hands-on Scenarios: An opportunity for all participants to apply the previous sessions’ information, and work through hypothetical scenarios.

1:30 p.m. Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em: When and how to counsel employees or end the employment relationship.

2:15 p.m. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Post-employment issues including records retention, reference requests, and the employee file.

2:45 p.m. Q & A

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

April 2, 2019

Job Descriptions Hands-On Training

04/02/2019 - 04/02/2019
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
KASB Topeka, 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka
  • Each district participating in the workshop should submit up ONE job descriptions for review and discussion prior to the workshop.  Job descriptions must be submitted no later than March 26 to lgarner@kasb.org.

1:00 p.m. Onsite Registration

1:30 p.m. Job Descriptions Basics: During this introduction section, KASB Attorneys will provide basics of strong job descriptions, and background on why it is so crucial to get them right.

2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion & Revision of Job Descriptions: This hands-on session, led by KASB attorneys, gives participants a chance to view and evaluate real job descriptions, submitted by the participants. This gives districts the necessary tools and experience to address the various job descriptions they deal with each year.

4:00 p.m. Q & A

4:15 p.m. Adjourn

April 3, 2019

Human Resources Academy-Topeka

04/03/2019 - 04/03/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
KASB Topeka, 1420 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Putting Yourself Out There: Legal considerations and best practices related to posting jobs, from the job postings themselves, job descriptions and interviewing.

9:30 a.m. Making the Choice and Making it Official: Best practices for choosing from your pool of applicants and making an individual part of your team.

10:30 a.m. All About Acronyms: Discussion of relevant HR laws: FLSA, FMLA, ADA, etc.

11:00 a.m. Discrimination in the Workplace: Overview of potential liability through different forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment, racial discrimination and disability discrimination.

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Hands-on Scenarios: An opportunity for all participants to apply the previous sessions’ information, and work through hypothetical scenarios.

1:30 p.m. Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em: When and how to counsel employees or end the employment relationship.

2:15 p.m. Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Post-employment issues including records retention, reference requests, and the employee file.

2:45 p.m. Q & A

3:00 p.m. Adjourn