Conference / Seminar

School Board Management Conference

Event Details

February 10, 2016
8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON

We are pleased to present our 2016 School Board Conference which will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to Directors of Education, Trustees, Supervisory Officers and Human Resources Practitioners. We will take you first on a “whirlwind tour” of recent developments in labour, employment and education law. This will be followed by a plenary session on critical issues concerning the changing landscape in school board collective bargaining. Following a buffet lunch, we will invite you to attend two afternoon workshops of your choice.


Fee – $485 plus $63.05 HST (13%), totalling $548.05/person



Registration and Continental Breakfast


Opening Remarks


Whirlwind Tour

A fast-paced review of a wide variety of current topics such as dealing with transgender issues, confronting workplace violence, the latest update on school closures, the impact of social media on the workplace, implications arising from the use of medical marijuana and more.


Plenary Session – “Where Do We Go From Here? The School Boards Collective Bargaining Act and its Aftermath”

The last two years have seen seismic shifts in collective bargaining in the school board sector. In this session we will discuss the impact of recent negotiated settlements reached with various school boards, the new legislative framework and more.


Guest Speaker: Margaret Wilson




Session A – Afternoon Workshops and Q & As (Choose One)

OPTION 1: Navigating Student Issues

Whether it’s a case of student discipline or student suspension/expulsion, or a request for student accommodation, we will provide you with guidance on how to manage these often difficult issues.

OPTION 2: Employee Discipline Update

Disciplining employees is one of the most challenging tasks a manager faces. In this session we bring you up to date on recent developments and steps you can take to make sure any discipline process you put in place is “onside” the collective agreement and/or Board policies.

OPTION 3: Attendance Management Refresher

In recent years school boards have been continuously challenged when implementing attendance management programs. This session considers how to make those programs consistent with collective agreements, O. Reg. 1/13 and any possible changes arising from centrally negotiated deals.


Refreshment Break


Session B – Afternoon Workshops and Q & As (Choose One)

OPTION 1: Human Rights and the Accommodation Challenge

The school board sector faces unusual accommodation challenges, involving such issues as the use of sick leave to top up FTE status, the accommodation of travel to the workplace and the insistence on modifying school staffing arrangements. We will review these challenges and more in this review of recent accommodation issues you need to know about.

OPTION 2: The Non-Union Employee

Recent statutory changes have impacted not just the collective bargaining process but also compensation issues relating to senior management. In this session we review the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 and its implications for compensation restraint in the sector. As well, we discuss other issues affecting non-union employees, including constructive dismissal and terminations.

OPTION 3: Labour Law Update

We are back with our ever popular session on recent important labour law cases affecting the school board sector and beyond.


Conference Concludes

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