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AASPA Webinars

We have several exciting webinars coming up in February and March on diversity, retirement plans, and reports of sexual misconduct. Be sure to sign up now! These webinars are free to AASPA members. If you cannot attend one of these webinars, they will be recorded and put online for you to view at any time. Click here to learn more and register.

Workplace Diversity in K-12 Public Schools: How to Diversify your Teaching Population with "Grow Your Own' Programs
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Presenter: Y'londa Kellum

Looking Beyond Diversity
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Presenter: Kevin Walton

Managing Your School's Retirement Plan: What you need to know about the IRS-required restatement of your 403(b) retirement plan
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Presenter: Kelsey Mayo

Responding to Reports of Sexual Misconduct Involving Students
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Presenter: Seamus Boyce

Please let me know if you have any questions. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please email Taylor Cox at taylor@aaspa.org.

AASPA's 81st Annual Conference

Unmask Your Potential on October 8-11, 2019 at AASPA's 81st Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. The AASPA Executive Board & staff recently visited New Orleans and are working on plans for an exciting conference! The Call for Presenters will be available beginning in February. We will need more than 100 presenters, so please consider submitting a presentation proposal. Watch the conference website at www.aaspaconference.com for more information.

Registration will be available in March! Save the Date! This is an event you won't want to miss!

HCLE/pHCLE Training & Certification

The next Blended Cohort is scheduled for March 5-7 in Atlanta, GA. The Blended course includes 20 hours of in-person learning as a cohort over three days and 44 hours of independent learning.

Future Virtual Cohorts:

For more information and to register online for any of these upcoming training opportunities go to: https://aaspa.org/humancapital-leaders-education/

Don't know if certification is right for you? Download the Human Capital Leaders in Education Standards and find out where you rank in areas such as performance excellence and strategic staffing.

Upcoming Training

In 2019, GaPSC will host 7 training sessions at our location in Atlanta and travel to Houston County in Perry, Georgia for 2 sessions. The 1-day sessions are scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to include a 30 minute lunch. Listed below, you will find the agenda and topics covered during the training sessions. In an effort to control the size of the group, we are limiting the number of people from each school system/college to 3 people per session.

The outreach training sessions will take place at the following locations:

GaPSC Boardroom (Atlanta, GA)
Thursday, February 21st
Thursday, February 28th
Thursday, March 7th
Tuesday, March 19th
Thursday, March 28th
Thursday, April 4th
Tuesday, April 16th

Houston County (Perry, GA)
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019


Note: The sessions will be more hands-on this year and we ask that you bring your electronic devices (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) with you to the session so that you can participate in the activities.

Registration Information: Registration for the upcoming outreach training sessions opens today! If you or a member of your certification staff would like to attend a session, please reference the link below to sign up.

Registration: Select either link below to register for a session. If the link is not active, copy and paste the link into the URL field of your browser to access the registration page.
http://www.ciclt.net/sn/events/e_signup.aspx?ClientCode=gapsc&E_ID=500953&RegType=ATT or https://tinyurl.com/y78srram
If you have used our online registration system for previous events, your email will be recognized and most of the registration form will be prefilled. If you are new to the online registration system, after submitting your email address, you will select New Registrant, complete your user profile and then register for a session. If you need help with the registration process, email Mary-Ellen Snow at mary-ellen.snow@gapsc.com for assistance. Note: When registering, please use your primary email address and have a 1st and 2nd choice in mind in the event your first selection is not available.

Registration Closing: Registration for all sessions will close by the end of day on Monday, February 11, 2019.

Confirmations: The online system will automatically send a confirmation email verifying your registration and an email reminder prior to the date of your session.

Cancellations: If your schedule changes and you must cancel your reservation, send an email to cert_training@gapsc.com 48 hours prior to the session requesting to cancel your registration. Please do not try to cancel your registration through the online system.

Lunch: The training sessions will include a 30 minute lunch. You can bring your lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria at our location in Atlanta. As it pertains to Houston County, you can bring your lunch to the session or pick up something from one of the local restaurants.

Parking: There is no fee to park at Houston County. There is a flat rate required to park at Pete Hackney for the GaPSC sessions. Pete Hackney is the public parking deck used for GaPSC functions and the daily rate is $10.00 dollars. You must pay by credit card as the parking deck no longer accepts cash. For additional information pertaining to parking at Pete Hackney, reference the attached document or the General Location information section during the registration process.

NOTE: The GaPSC outreach training session and the Day with the PSC are two separate sessions. The content discussed during the outreach session will differ from the information delivered during the Day with the PSC. For more information about the Day with the PSC, contact Anne Marie Fenton, Director of Educator Assessment, by email at annemarie.fenton@gapsc.com.

Thanks in advance for your interest in training. We look forward to seeing you soon.

"Doing Job Fairs Differently & New Options with Student Teachers"

A panel comprised of Clark Maggart - Paulding, Michele McInnish - Marietta City, Marsha Francis - Fulton, and Christi Teal - Carroll will be leading the discussion.

The meeting will begin at 11:30 am and end by 1:45 pm in our normal room at the Macon Campus of Central GA Tech, Building I (eye), Room Quad B on the 2nd floor located at 3300 Macon Tech Drive. We will be furnishing a free lunch from Georgia Bob's BBQ (BBQ and Chicken and the sides). You can register for this FREE opportunity by clicking on the link below.

Please share this information with other staff members that you believe would benefit from attending. See you there!


Middle GA RESA Human Resource Officers

Job Alike Meeting Dates for 2018-2019
1:30 - 3:45 p.m. at Central GA Tech in Macon,
Bldg. I (back of the campus), Quad B on the 2nd floor

September 19, 2018

"All About Records" - What to Keep, How Long to Keep Them, Open Records Requests and other tidbits - Doug Rollo - Georgia Archives & Randy Howard - Bibb County Schools In-House Attorney

October 17, 2018

"Facts & Figures in Regards to TRS" - Buster Evans, Executive Director for the Teacher’s Retirement System

December 12, 2018

"Doing Job Fairs Differently & New Options with Student Teachers" - A panel comprised of Clark Maggart - Paulding, Michele McInnish - Marietta City, Marsha Francis - Fulton, and Christi Teal - Carroll (11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Holiday Lunch & Learn)

February 27, 2019

A Day with the PSC -"Kelly and his Crew" - (9 am - 1 pm)

Spring Talent Recruitment Fairs

Middle Ga RESA - February 23rd - Westside High - Macon (10 am - 1 pm)

Bibb - March 2nd

Houston - March 2nd

Metro RESA - Saturday, March 9th (10 am - 2 pm)

April 17, 2019

Supporting New Teachers & New Leaders - A panel comprised of Kathy Reese - GaDOE, Sharon Moore, Houston, Brenda Shaw - Savannah-Chatham, Nancy Strawbridge - Newton

June 20, 2019

End of Year Luncheon & Planning session for 2019-20 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

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2018 GAEL Fall Legal Issues Conference

presented by Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP featuring Phillip Hartley

November 5-7, 2018

NOTE: This is the ONLY Legal Issues Conference this school year!

The Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center

Lodging: Call 800-884-1381 or www.UGAHotel.com

Conference prices: $190.00 - $525.00

Conference Registration

2018-19 GAEL Aspiring Principals' Program

The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) has developed a program for assistant principals to help them address the multitude of roles and responsibilities expected of building-level leaders today. The GAEL Aspiring Principals Program is designed for individuals who a) desire to become a building level principal or b) are moving from one school level to another (middle school to high school, etc.) and have no experience as an assistant principal at the new school level.

Spanning a school year, program content focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for success as an assistant principal. Particular emphasis is placed the following areas: utilization of available physical and fiscal resources; use of personal time and effort; school operation using established legal and ethical principles; internal and external communications strategies and practices; financial procedures and controls; instructional supervision; student discipline; special education; and personnel practices.

Program presenters include school leaders in Georgia public schools and individuals with demonstrated knowledge and experience in their content area. All presentations and activities focus on practical applications of the content at the building level.

Participants are expected to attend five meetings. Three are associated with regularly scheduled conferences: a) principals' organization Fall Conferences scheduled in November, b) Winter GAEL in January and c) Summer GAEL in July. The first program meeting will be on September 25 at the Regan Center in Houston County.

The cost for participants who are current GAEL and affiliate (GAESP, GAMSP or GASSP) members is $600. Participants who are not current members will be charged $800 which includes GAEL and one affiliate membership. Participants are responsible for travel costs associated with attending program meetings.

Additional program information and on-line registration.

Please send questions to Hal Beaver, Executive Director of GAESP at 706-250-4805 or via email at hbeaver@gael.org or Don Splinter at 404-307-9704 or via email at dsplinter@gael.org.

Boot Camp in Savannah, GA

Take charge of your career, increase your knowledge, and gain the respect of your peers and superiors with career enhancing professional development. AASPA Personnel Administrator Boot Camp is an engaging learning experience and will help you ignite your passion for human resources.

Our most popular regional meeting, this two-day workshop offers a variety of essential topics for all HR administrators. Breakouts follow two strands of topics - one for the basic HR professional and another for the more advance administrator. Topics include recruitment, HR legislation, hiring, employee evaluation, employee discipline and more!

Click here for more information.