KASA School Human Resources Leadership Program

Never has the role of HR leader been so vital to the success of a school district.  The unprecedented conditions facing schools and their employees are daunting at best and devastating at worst. 

In support of these important leaders, KASA presents the KASA School Human Resources Leadership Program.

This unique and extremely successful training opportunity is a year-long series of professional learning events designed to provide in-depth training and professional networking around an extensive list of legal and policy-based topics and is an excellent option for any human resource leaders.

Each session provides 6 hours of EILA credit led by legal and school-based HR leaders and will focus on issues, laws, policies, and HR best practices that school administrators address on a regular basis, particularly school human resource directors.

Module 1: HR Leadership in Unprecedented Times
September 22, 2020 KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Lunch provided

  • Responding to COVID-19 Related Personnel Issues
  • Wage and Hour Basics
  • LEAD Reporting FY21
  • Compliance with Title IX:New Regulations, New Expectations

Module 2: Responding to Employee Behavior with Dr. Dave Braswell  
November 20, 2020 KASA Training Center, Frankfort, KY

  • Four Pillars for Fair, Reasonable, Thoughtful, and Consistent Employee Discipline
  • Informal vs Formal Employee Discipline Techniques
  • Coaching vs. Progressive Discipline
  • Oral and Written Warnings as Self-Remedial Growth Opportunities
  • Using Formal Discipline--Official Reprimands, Suspensions and Dismissals

Module 3:  Personnel Essentials with Wayne Young
February 3, 2021 Online Presentation

Module 4:  Effective Hiring Practices
February 12, 2021 - Virtual Session
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Module 5:  Conducting Personnel Investigations with Wayne Young

KASA will follow all CDC and state recommendations for social distancing and wearing of masks when within 6 feet of other participants for this, and all, meeting events until further notice.


Intended Audience
Any school administrator with human resource responsibilities or anyone desiring to learn more about school personnel management. 


Complete Program
(all five modules)

KASA Members - $749
Nonmembers - $799

Single Module
KASA Members - $199
Nonmembers - $249

The Program
  • Provides HR professionals (or other leaders) opportunities to learn and network with administrative level colleagues who share similar responsibilities
  • May enroll in individual sessions.  Enrolling in full program provides significant discount.
  • Provides a forum to demonstrate competence with technical and operational aspects of HR management including ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations relative to school personnel management
  • 6 hours of EILA credit will be awarded for attendance at each session (24 total)
  • Successful completion of an end-of-program assessment will result in the awarding of a certificate and communications with district officials t=o report accomplishment.  

Registration Changes and Cancellations
Written cancellation requests received by September 11, 2020 will receive a refund minus $29 cancellation fee. Written cancellation requests received after September 11, 2020 will not be refunded, however, substitutions may be assigned.  Written cancellation requests must be sent to amy@kasa.org