SupportCon South Sessions

DAY ONE - Tuesday, September 21, 2021


8:15am - 8:30am | Welcome


8:30am - 9:30am | Breakout Sessions

Gemini Employer Portal is Live: Now What?

Discuss the expectations of employers now that Gemini is live. 

Speakers:
Grant Brauer Employer Services Manager, Teachers Retirement System
Chris Foster Business Analyst, Teachers Retirement System
Lisa Locki Employer Services Project Mgr., Teachers Retirement System

Using Frontline Forms to Improve Efficiency

The forms feature in Frontline’s Recruiting and Hiring Application can be used for internal processes, recommendations to hire, interface with payroll and more.  Join Dr. Phil Georgia, Director of Human Resources - Certified Staff at Palatine SD 15, for this hands-on, applicable presentation. (This session will be tailored for districts that are not using Frontline Central.)
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Speaker:
Phil Georgia, Ed.D. Dir./Human Resources, Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 15


9:45am - 10:45am | Breakout Sessions

Keeping Up With Policies & Procedures

Have you been tasked with keeping your board policies and district procedures in order, but find staying on top of the volume of changes daunting? Learn efficient processes that clarify your role in maintaining these manuals.
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Speaker:
Angie Powell Dir./Policy Services, Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)

Navigating Payroll Laws

How do I begin to understand all these payroll laws?  Learn about payroll laws and how other school districts are navigating current laws and proposed changes.      
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Speakers:
Stefanie Croix Dir./Business Services, Lockport Twp. HSD 205
Jessica Milligan Associate, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
Dana Pryor Assistant Business Manager, Lockport Twp. HSD 205


11:00am - 12:00pm | Breakout Sessions

Local Records Management: How We Can Help You?  

Field representatives from the Secretary of State’s Local Records Management Section will provide an overview of the Local Records Act along with the two key deliverables required by all units of local government: An Application for Authority to Dispose of Local Records and Local Records Disposal Certificates. Please bring your agency-specific questions.  
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Speakers:
Steve Colaizzi Record Analyst II, Secretary of State, IL State Archives
Marikay Hegarty Field Representative, Secretary of State, IL State Archives

Family Medical Leave Act: Basics & Best Practices

The Family Medical Leave Act can be a challenge to administer. Learn the basics and best practices of FMLA administration. Join Elizabeth Kelly, Attorney for Kriha Boucek, for this informative session.
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Speaker:
Elizabeth Kelly Associate Attorney, Kriha Boucek LLC


DAY TWO - Wednesday, September 22, 2021


8:45am - 9:00am | Welcome


9:00am - 10:00am | Breakout Sessions

Accommodations & Leaves of Absence

What do you do when an employee asks for an accommodation? What leave options, beyond FMLA, are available to employees? David Braun from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. will share their expertise on these important and timely topics.
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Speaker:
David Braun Partner, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.

Making the Performance Evaluation Process A Winner for You & Your Career

The performance review process is often viewed with great anxiety and fear by education support professionals, especially the annual evaluation conference. The evaluation process can be a negative experience that brings you down, but it does not have to be. Learn some strategies that will make the entire evaluation experience a much more constructive and positive experience for you and your career.
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Speakers:

Susan Bertrand, MBA, CAE Deputy Executive Director, COO, Illinois ASBO
Craig Collins Statewide Professional Development Coord., Illinois ASBO



10:15am - 11:15am | Breakout Sessions

Open Meetings Act: Supporting Your Board

The Open Meetings Act requires transparency for your board of education. Be ready to assist your board of education and superintendent as they navigate the details of open school governance for your community. Join attorneys Christine Christensen and David Braun for new updates and important information for your board of education.
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Speakers:

David Braun Partner, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.
Christine Christensen Associate, Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd.

Workers Comp & Payroll Issues

Your employee gets hurt, what do you do? Learn to navigate the ins and outs of workers compensation for Illinois schools and what you need to do to avoid being sued. 
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Speaker:
Byron Given Area Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


11:20am - 12:30pm | Lunch & Networking Roundtables