130 — Human Resources Pre-Conference
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Pantlind Ballroom

8:30 – 9:30 am

130a — Staffing Secrets from an HR Pro

Description: While some say “The Great Resignation” is over, most organizations are likely faced with filling one or more open positions or, at the very least, they’re determined to hold on to and engage the talent they have. Learn how to attract and retain quality employees and when you might want to seek out additional support.

Presenter(s): Kerreen Conley, Rehmann


9:30 – 10:30 am

130b — Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law

Description: The laws, regulations, court decisions and other published guidance impacting the area of labor and employment are expansive and constantly changing. Get an in-depth update surrounding this constantly evolving and complex area of law.

Presenter(s): Daniel R. Martin, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.


10:30 – 10:45 am



10:45 – 11:45 am

130c — Techniques to Create a Mentally Healthy, Stress-Free Work Environment

Description: A panel of school administrators (current and former), discuss the techniques they use in their schools to create a mentally healthy, stress-free work environment.

Presenter(s): Jeffrey P. Crouse, SET SEG and Kelly Powers, Muskegon Area ISD


11:45 am – 12:00 pm



12:00 – 1:00 pm



1:00 – 1:15 pm



1:15 – 2:15 pm

130d — Collective Bargaining: Innovations and Advanced Strategies

Description: Learn more advanced negotiation collective bargaining strategies. Bargaining delays, tensions, public pressure, and other “roadblocks” are common in the collective bargaining process. Understand proven strategies for reaching a resolution when negotiations become difficult.

Presenter(s): Timothy T. Gardner, Jr., Thrun Law Firm, P.C.


2:15 – 3:00 pm

130e — Growing and Engaging Employees Through Creative Solutions

Description: Learn creative solutions that will grow and engage your staff to help your district rise to the top.

Presenter(s): Scott Fritz, National Insurance Services and Julie Williams-Muz, Bay-Arenac ISD


3:00 – 3:15 pm



3:15 – 3:45 pm

130f — Address Confidentiality Program

Description: A new address confidentiality program will go into effect during the FY2022-23 school year. Here is what you need to know!

Presenter(s): Karen Hall, Office of the Attorney General


3:45 – 4:30 pm

130g — Legal Considerations in Hiring Contract Employees and Retirees

Description: Districts are increasing their employment of outside contractors and retirees. Learn the steps to take to structure such relationships in a manner to avoid potential legal liability and Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement System (MPSERS) issues.

Presenter(s): Marshall W. Grate and Kara T. Rozin, Clark Hill PLC


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