The Ohio School Boards Association invites all central office staff and school building administrative assistants and professionals to attend this engaging and informative workshop.


9:30 a.m.
This workshop is sponsored by BoardDocs.
10 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
Crisis management
Stephanie York, vice president, Hennes Communications
It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation but only a few seconds to destroy one. This fastpaced talk will focus on a highly strategic approach to communicating during a wide variety of situations, offering methods for establishing and maintaining control of the message, enabling you to move your message forward or mount a defense against a sudden press onslaught.
10:50 a.m.
School policy update
Kenna S. Haycox, senior policy consultant, OSBA
Review the top 10 policies you should know for your role, including those related to social media, public records and complaints from parents and others.
11:30 a.m.
Health and wellness ... What's working?
Wanda Bloch, marketing and trade show manager, and Scott Gerfen, communication manager, OSBA
Hear what OSBA is doing to promote health and wellness in the workplace. You’ll have a chance to share what you’ve found to be successful in your district or building.
11:50 a.m.
Lunch (provided) and networking
12:45 p.m.
Legal update
Jennifer A. Hardin, deputy director of legal services, OSBA
Gain insight into recent legal developments affecting school districts and educational service centers. Topics will include student privacy, sick leave donations, teacher licensure and payment requirements, proposed Fair Labor Standards Act rule changes and more.
1:15 p.m.
Social-emotional learning (SEL)
Dr. Kathy McFarland, deputy chief executive, OSBA
Explore SEL, which is the process through which people understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Soft skills and emotional intelligence are becoming key indicators of an individual’s success. We’ll take an in-depth look at the importance of a solid wellness foundation.
1:45 p.m.
Final discussion and wrap-up