Time: 3:00pm ET ●
Certification Credits: 1 BCP
Schools (and businesses) get into trouble far too often in the areas of employment practices and human resources. In fact, over 60% of all claims or lawsuits brought against private schools are related to employment issues. Explore data, suggestions, and protocols to help protect your school in this area.
When it comes to employment practices, most claims are related to situations involving failure to hire, wrongful termination, failure to supervise, pay inequity, lack of appropriate training, and, of course, claims of discrimination, such as gender, age, disability, or ethnicity.
We will use private-independent school data collected over a five-year period to reflect on actual incidents, complaints, claims, and lawsuits brought against schools, as well as patterns and trends that bring new exposures. We’ll review many of these and provide you with suggestions and protocols to help mitigate these issues and possibly even prevent them from occurring.
You'll learn how to:
- Ask the right questions when Interviewing and hiring to ensure both a technical and culture-based process.
- Conduct annual evaluations that are job-focused and professional-development-driven.
- Establish a protocol when it comes to corrective action that helps staff be successful.
- Create a process for compassionate and effective terminations.
- Use the proper insurance when things go wrong.
- Employ a “self-evaluation” questionnaire to help you identify where you currently have the greatest exposure.
This webinar is great for:
Less experienced human resources or risk managers, along with Business Officers and CFOs who have inherited human resource responsibilities.
President of ISM Insurance Inc.
Martin has served serve private-independent schools with the most comprehensive and mission-appropriate insurance coverages for over 25 years. He’s been the President of ISM Insurance Inc. since 1996 and has worked with 1,200 schools, insuring more than 30,000 staff and 200,000 students.
Among other initiatives, Martin has developed a private-independent school-specific risk management assessment service for ISM, including review of crisis response plans, facilities safety, employment practices, bullying and harassment, reporting and investigation protocols, trips and travel, contracts, and insurance coverages.
Martin writes for Ideas & Perspectives, ISM's flagship advisory letter, in his areas of expertise. He has presented on risk management to numerous school associations over the past several years and has conducted many on-site assessments.
Martin began his insurance career as a large case underwriter. He was then asked to improve performance and profitability for a multimillion-dollar, multiple-employer trust division of a large national insurance company. After successfully meeting that challenge, Martin helped start a group division for another national insurance company. In five years, he grew the business to over $100 million in premiums.
Martin moved to "the other side" of insurance, becoming a third-party administrator specializing in medical associations. He worked with over 1,000 physicians, including the College of American Pathologists, in the areas of employee benefits and medical malpractice. He came to ISM in 1996.
Martin holds an MBA from Widener University (PA), a BS in economics from Villanova University (PA), and a Certified Risk Managers (CRM) degree.
If several of us at the school want to attend the webinar, do we each have to register and pay?
If two or more people at your school want to attend the webinar in the same location (for example, in a conference room with one monitor) then you only need to register and pay for one person who will receive the email and link. If you have people in remote locations, each person will need to register and pay separately. Essentially, a registration and payment gives you one link to the webinar.
Will I receive a reminder about the webinar I’ve just purchased?
Yes. A message will be sent to the email address you registered one or two days before the run date. You will receive a link to the webinar as well as PDF slides of the presentation you will be attending.
What happens if I miss my webinar? Will the fee be refunded?
If you’ve missed your scheduled webinar, don’t panic—you will automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar, barring any technical difficulties that prevent us from recording the session.
Will I receive a recorded version of the webinar after it concludes?
Yes, a recording of your webinar will be sent 24–48 hours after the recording concludes.
What if I have questions about the presentation? Whom do I contact?
You will be able to type questions, thoughts, and concerns in the communication box throughout the webinar. Each webinar allows 15 minutes for answering questions.
Confirmation and Cancellation Policy
We will correspond with you through email as soon as your workshop is confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to its start date. Occasionally, we may be forced to cancel an unconfirmed, scheduled workshop due to insufficient registration. So we ask that you do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive notice that your workshop is confirmed. (ISM will not be responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by your airline or travel agent.)
Tuition Payment and Cancellation Policy for In-Person, Group-based Programs
Tuition must be paid in full 10 business days prior to the start date of the in-person, group-based program. An attendee with a balance due on the start date will be denied entrance to the program until the balance is paid in full.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Professional Development Coordinator, ISM, 1316 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE, 19806.
- Cancellations received more than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded. Gold Dollars will also be fully refunded.
- There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 15 business days before the start of the program. For registrations paid for with membership Gold Dollars, the member school will receive a 50% refund of Gold Dollars.
- Non-payment of tuition or no-show to the event does not constitute a cancellation. Full tuition will be due and payable.
The Substitution Option and Wallet Option
Should an attendee need to cancel less than 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop, the school has two options to avoid penalty. Schools may also exercise these options at anytime for cancellations.
- The school may substitute another employee.
- The school may bank the funds for a future ISM registration. These funds must be applied to a professional development event within one year from the start date of the original workshop. After one year, the funds will be forfeited. To use banked funds, please call the Professional Development Coordinator at 302-656-4944 x152.
*We DO NOT accept enrollments from consultants.
ISM believes in providing quality and excellence in all of our events and in ensuring the satisfaction of everyone who attends. Nearly 100% of our participants say they would recommend our events to their colleagues. If you are not satisfied with your event for any reason, ISM will credit the fee you paid toward another similarly priced workshop or will refund it.
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