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Name that Section: Frequently Used Education Code and Title 5 Sections for Community College Districts
 
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Presenter: Eileen O'Hare-Anderson
 
Location: We will participate in this presentation Webinar CCC Confer
 
The Education Code and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations present daily challenges to managers, supervisors and HR professionals of community colleges.  Over the years, our attorneys have received thousands of questions about so many of the applicable sections.  This workshop will be a survey into many of the more common (and perhaps less common) sections/topics with which our clients have struggled.
 
This workshop covers topics including:
  • Permanent Academic Employees and Tenure
  • Temporary Academic Employees
  • Non-Academic Employees and the proper use of Short term, Substitute, Limited Term, and Part time Employees
  • Administrator Contracts
  • Record Use and Retention: Personnel files, and others
  • Leaves for Academic and Classified Employees
  • Title 5 and Employee Recruitment
  • Title 5 and Responding to Discrimination Complaints

This workshop will come with practical, supportive materials and practice tips that community college human resources staff and all managers can use on the job.

 
Who Should Attend: Human Resources, Administrators and Classified Managers
 
 
Eventbrite - Name that Section:  Education Code and Title 5
 
 
Disaster Service Workers - If You Call Them, Will They Come?
 
Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Presenter: Mark Meyerhoff
 
Location: We will participate in this presentation Webinar CCC Confer
 
This workshop will assist administrators, district managers, risk managers and human resources staff understand the meaning of "disaster service worker," the California Emergency Services Act, and State and Federal declarations of emergency.  The workshop will also teach participants:
 
  • to register employees as disaster service workers
  • to identify job duties as disaster service workers
  • to assess when to pay for disaster services and
  • to evaluate when immunity exists for performing disaster services.

The workshop will also discuss workers' compensation benefits for injuries sustained in performing disaster service and issues related to convergent volunteers.

 
Who Should Attend: Administrators, District Managers, Risk Managers, Human Resources Staff
 
 
Eventbrite - Disaster Service Workers - If You Call Them Will They Come?
 
  
 
Workplace Bullying: A Growing Concern - Registration is closed for this event
 
Date:          Friday, March 8, 2013
 
Time:         1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Presenter:   Pilar Morin
 
Location:    We will participate in this presentation via video conference
 
This workshop will define bullying and distinguish it from simple rudeness, and identify strategies for recognizing when it occurs, including when a supervisor is bullying subordinates (versus merely supervising). The session will also provide pragmatic advice for holding bullies accountable for their conduct and for assisting "targets" of bullying in reporting and responding to bullying conduct.
 
Who Should Attend: Supervisors and Managers
 
 
This practical, hands-on workshop helps districts take their harassment investigation techniques and strategies to the next level.
 
 
 
 
Advanced Investigations of Harassment Complaints in Community College Districts - Registration is closed for this event
 
Date:          Friday, March 8, 2013
 
Time:         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Presenter:   Pilar Morin
 
Location:    We will participate in this presentation via video conference
 
  
Through participation in a simulated harassment investigation, this workshop provides insight into handling difficult and complex investigations of harassment complaints, including:
 
  • Whether borderline harassment complaints trigger the duty to investigate
  • Who should investigate when the accused is high-level management
  • Responding to witnesses who make surprise inculpatory statements
  • Controlling demanding, suspicious, or hostile witnesses
  • Handling difficult union and legal representatives
  • Formulating findings of fact when there are credibility problems
  • Properly notifying the complainant and accused of investigation results.

Participants are presented with a specific scenario - including evidence and other documents- and carry out a series of steps in the investigatory process.

 
Who Should Attend: District Office Administrators, Site Administrators and Human Resources Staff
 
 
  
Managing the Marginal Employee - Registration is closed for this event
 
Date:          Friday, January 11, 2013
 
Time:         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Presenter:   Frances Rogers
 
Webinar via CCC Confer (login instruction will be forwarded to those that register via email)
 
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This workshop will interactively address the following topics:
  • Characteristics of the Marginal Employee
  • The Marginal Employee's Impact on the Workforce
  • Motivating the Marginal Employee
  • Evaluating the Marginal Employee
  • Disciplining the Marginal Employee

The workshop will present via a combination of lecture and interactive activities.

Who Should Attend: Administrators, Supervisors, and Managers
 
 
Advanced Labor Negotiations Roundtable - Registration is closed for this event
 
Date:          Friday, December 07, 2012
 
Time:         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location:    North Orange County Community College District
 
                  Webinar via CCC Confer (login instruction will be forwarded to those that register via email)
     
Presenter:   Bruce Barsook
  
This unique workshop gives the district the opportunity to "sit at the table" with one of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's seasoned negotiators.  During the workshop, the presenter will answer your tough questions as well as provide insight into some of the more sensitive aspects of the process including strategies to use in moving towards agreement., or if necessary, the impasse procedure.  Attendees may either submit their questions to Liebert Cassidy Whitmore beforehand or bring them along to the meeting.
 
To submit any questions prior to the meeting, simply fax them to (310) 216-3377 or email them to cmartin@lcwlegal.com
 
Who Should Attend: Anyone involved in Negotiations on behalf of the district.
 
 
 
Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Academic Setting/Environment - Registration is closed for this event
                                                   
 
Date:          Friday, November 30, 2012
 
Time:         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location:    Webinar via CCC Confer (login instruction will be forwarded to those that register via email)
     
Presenter:   Mary Dowell
  
This workshop will meet the requirements of AB 1825, (which requires community college employers to provide harassment prevention training and education to their new supervisory employees within 6 months of hire/promotion and to their current supervisory employees every two years.)
 
This workshop is designed for all levels of college personnel, including both supervisors and employees.  It provides information on how best to avoid liability based on alleged sexual and other forms of harassment, discrimination and retaliation in colleges.  The focus of the workshop is practical, and includes discussions of hypothetical, but realistic, fact situations.
 
This workshop will address harassment, discrimination and retaliation between:
  • Employees & Employees
  • Employees & Students
  • Students & Students
  • Supervisors & Employees

 

Going Outside the Classified Service:  - Registration is closed for this event

Short Term Employees, Substitutes, and Professional Experts

 
Date:          Friday, October 12, 2012 
 
Time:         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location:    Webinar via CCC Confer
     
Presenter:   Mary Dowell and Donna Evans

  

When, whether and how a college has the right to employ temporary employees instead of regular classified employees continues to perplex and challenge colleges, and the ramifications of making a mistake can be very costly.  This workshop is an introduction to the Education Code provisions governing the hiring of temporary workers outside of the classified service in community college districts.  It will address relevant provisions and legal interpretations with respect to non-academic employment outside of the classified service, including short term employees, substitutes, student workers and professional experts.  By the end of this workshop you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What rights do classified employees have that temporary workers do not?
  • Why would a district seek to employ a worker outside of the classified service?
  • When may a district employ a short term worker who is not part of the classified service?
  • When may a district employ a substitute worker who is not part of the classified service?
  • When may a district employ a professional expert who is not part of the classified service?
  • Under what circumstances may a district enter into a personal service contract?
  • How should the Education Code provisions relating to employment of exempt persons be implemented by districts?

Who might be interested in attending this workshop?

Human Resources, Administrators, Classified Managers, Department Chairs and anyone with the authority to employ temporary workers.

 

Creating a Culture of Respect - Registration is closed for this event

Date:          Friday, May 11, 2012
 
Time:         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location:    San Jacinto Campus, Room 1111 and Menifee Campus, Room 805
 
                 Conference will be via Teleconference from Saddleback College
 
Presenter:   Mary Dowell and Donna Evans
 

Employers are increasingly aware that workplace diversity is an organizational asset which, when properly managed, can produce exceptional work performance from employees.  This is especially true for a diverse workforce it is essentially true for community colleges which are required by law to create diverse workforces.  In order to recruit and retain a diverse workforce it is essential to create a work environment that values diversity.  This training will assist those involved in the hiring process by sensitizing them to diversity issues.  Additionally, this training also supports community colleges' educational goals and mission by modeling for students the openness to diversity that will make them successful in a global society.

Topics will include: Creating a culture of respect, confronting prejudices, managing differences, avoiding stereotypes

 

Speaking Freely or Shouting Fire - Registration is closed for this event

Date:          Friday, May 11, 2012

Time:         1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Location:    San Jacinto Campus, Room 1111 and Menifee Campus, Room 805

                  Conference will be via Teleconference from Saddleback College
 

Presenter:   Mary Dowell

College campuses are flashpoints for First Amendment Clashes.  Protesters, employee complaints, academic freedom, invocations, religious clubs, school newspapers, Facebook, blogs, cell phones, use of campus mailboxes - what a college can regulate, and when?  How does technology affect the right to regulate speech?  Having extensive experience in litigating First Amendment issues, as well as drafting policies and procedures that have helped colleges more effectively regulate solutions to colleges regarding these challenging matters.