Policy Leadership & Legal Issues Conference:

Navigating Collective Bargaining Through a Time of Change

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Conference Sessions

ABC’s of House File 291 Learn the basics of the new changes to collective bargaining, educator employment matters, and personnel records.
Eric Howard, HR Services Director, IASB

Collective Bargaining: The New Normal
How will changes to Chapter 20 impact your negotiations process? Learn about the changes and how this impacts your district.
Drew Bracken, Shareholder, Ahlers & Cooney P.C.

Teacher Contracts and Performance
Understand how the changes to Chapter 279 and 284 will impact your board’s choices in certain employment situations.
George Blazek, Attorney, Franck & Sextro PLC.

Moving Provisions out of the Master Contract
What should your district do with language that no longer must be included in the master contract? Learn about the options your district has for this language.
Jeff Krausman, Attorney, Dickinson Law Firm

How to Maintain a Positive District Culture in a Time of Change
Changes to collective bargaining could impact your district culture. Find out how to lead in an effective way during this time of change.
Sam Miller, Chief Administrator, AEA 267; Greg Ebeling, Superintendent, Pella; Darwin Lehmann, Superintendent, Forest City; Ed Klamfoth, Superintendent, Waverly Shell-Rock

Wisconsin’s Act 10: Five Years Later
Wisconsin’s elimination of most public sector collective bargaining brought both expected and unexpected changes in relations between Wisconsin school boards and staff. This session will review Wisconsin school boards’ response to Act 10 and offer thoughts on what happens next.
Barry Forbes, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel, Wisconsin Association of School Boards