Sara Goldsmith Schwartz and William E. Hannum III will be presenters at the 2016 Annual NAIS-TABS Legal Symposium taking place October 13-14 in Baltimore, MD. Their sessions include:
Buyer Beware: Employee References, Discipline and Discharge in The Current Climate
8:00 – 8:55 a.m., Friday, October 14th
Speaker: Sara Goldsmith Schwartz
With independent schools in the news every day, how can you protect the institution, employees and students? What does it mean to “pass the trash” or “inherit the trash”? How should reference protocols be updated, for applicants and former employees? When is an administrative leave appropriate with current employees? Sara will explore tips and traps, and offer practical suggestions for surviving and thriving with respect to employee references, discipline and discharge in the current climate.
Avoiding Controversy And Harm: School Leadership’s New Full-Time Job
2:10 – 3:15 p.m., October 14th
Speaker: William E. Hannum III
Drawing from real-world scenarios, experienced school counsel will facilitate a frank conversation about the ways school leaders can manage challenging circumstances. This interactive discussion will address sexual assault and the evolving definitions of consent; bullying, harassment and other forms of interpersonal student misconduct; reporting obligations to report misconduct to law enforcement and other schools and colleges; identifying and addressing controversial names, traditions and symbols on campus; and strategies for addressing claims that students feel unwelcome or unsafe on campus.
For more information and to register, click here.
About the NAIS-TABS Legal Symposium
Every year schools face a number of legal challenges and often receive information about the topics through drips and drabs of presentations, white papers, news from other schools, or while managing a crisis the school never anticipated. Designed for trustees and school administrators of all kinds to learn about the pressing legal issues facing our schools, including workshops on specific topics, panel discussions, and round tables to give schools the opportunities to talk through concerns they see coming, this symposium is a unique opportunity for your team to spend quality time with legal professionals and colleagues to dig into the concerns of the day and come away with solutions for your school. Topics include prevention and investigation of educator sexual misconduct, common employee issues, institutional risk management, head contracts and compensation, transgender students, and overall issues of student wellness.