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What We’re Looking Forward to at AASPA 2018

Human Resources

Every year, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share in the passion and commitment of district HR leaders at AASPA’s Annual Conference. And it’s nearly here! Four days of collaborative learning and the chance to share the latest insights and strategies in K-12 HR — what could be better?

(Personally, I’ve started my learning journey off by discovering that Minneapolis is home to the longest continuous skyway system in the entire world, and the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.)

Without any further ado, let’s dive into what we’re looking forward to most at AASPA’s 80th Annual Conference.

Phenomenal Company

First and foremost, we’re looking forward to spending time with wonderful people and hearing about their districts’ stories and experiences. We’re always amazed by the innovative strategies our clients have come up with to better manage human capital in their districts, and we’re happy to share the latest we’ve been up to here at Frontline, too. So, make sure to stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall to start a conversation, or just to say, “Hello!”

Insightful Clinic & Ignite Sessions

Second, the conference schedule is chock-full of sessions bound to share new insights and innovative strategies. We’re thrilled to see so many detailed presentations on strategic human capital management, from workforce planning and employee engagement to professional development, organizational culture and more.

If you’re attending the conference, make sure to check out these sessions:

Strategic Data: How to Maximize Human Capital Information to Support Educators and Staff

Wednesday, October 10 from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm 
Presented by: Dr. Sarah Silverman and Dr. Richard Labbe, Superintendent Sayreville School District
What role can carefully curated data play in attracting, engaging, growing and retaining the most effective teachers? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on what strategic human capital management really means in K-12, and how you can benchmark your successes.

Off the Charts and On to Practice: How to Grow Your Entire Organization

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am 
Presented by: Kevin Smoak and Dr. Angela Cooper, Lexington School District Two
In this session, learn how Lexington Two focuses on continuous improvement and organizational development through growing capacity and student growth.

The Next Generation Recruitment Audit & Proactive Recruiting

Thursday, October 11 from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm 
Presented by: Jennifer Duvall, Corvallis School District and Cydney Miller
The Corvallis School District and Frontline Education partnered together to create a model for districts to audit their current recruitment practices and identify opportunities to implement proactive recruiting strategies that will help attract and retain employees in this generation.

An Assessment for Your Human Capital Management Strategy

Thursday, October 11 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
Presented by: Beth Dalton, Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 and Mitch Welch
Join Beth Dalton, Assistant Superintendent for HR at Kildeer Countryside School District 96, as she shares her journey and the successes gained in moving to Strategic HCM.

There’s a lot to look forward to, and we can’t wait! If you’ll be there too, make sure to stop by at our booth to pick up a free copy of our new Annual Absence & Hiring Report from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute.

Annie GrunwellAnnie Grunwell

Annie is a writer and part of the award-winning content team at Frontline Education. She's passionate about learning, exploring data and sharing knowledge. Her specialties include substitute management, the teacher shortage and best practices in human capital management.