FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL NEGOTIATORS

39th Annual
Spring Training Program

Always FENtastic!

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando–Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

May 7 – 9, 2019

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.                   Conference Registration               West Registration Desk

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.                      Welcome

Speakers:   John Boyd, F.E.N. President
Osceola County Public Schools

Dr. Debra Pace, Superintendent
Osceola County Public Schools

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.                    General Session 1

How to Transform a Toxic Bargaining Atmosphere
Leonard J. Dietzen                                                         PowerPoint Presentation
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.                    Annual Business Meeting

Election of 2019-2020 Officers
John Boyd, F.E.N. President
Annual Business Meeting Agenda
F.E.N. 2019 Ballot

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.                 General Session 2

Why Investing in Teacher Trust Matters
Jamie Rosenberg, CEO, ClassWallet

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                   Board of Directors Meeting

Enjoy an Evening on Your Own:
Network with Fellow FEN Members

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7:30 – 1:00 p.m.                     Conference Registration

7:45 — 9:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                      General Session 3

School Safety Options & Best Practices
Betsy Kuhn, Asst. Supt. Pasco County
Heather Martin, Dep. Supt. Hernando County
& Mark West, Gen. Manager of Employee
Relations, Hillsborough County

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.                     Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.                   Concurrent Session 1 (Select One)

  1. Legal Requirements & Practical        (B)        
    Aspects of Collective Bargaining – 2 Hr. Block
    Martin Miller
    Miller Consulting Group, Inc.
    FSBAIMPA Barg Word Handout 447,
    2018 Addendum to 447 Barg Handout,
    2018 Revised Financial Emerg Req.,
    2018 Specialized Bonuses
  2. Drug Testing Applicants-
    Proceed With Caution
    Leonard J. Dietzen     PowerPoint Presentation
    Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
  3. Violence on School Campuses & Classrooms:
    Protecting Staff & Bargaining Unit Members
    Terry Harmon, Sniffen & Spellman      PowerPoint
  4. Executive Sessions on Collective Bargaining:
    FEN President, John Boyd, Osceola County,
    PowerPoint Presentation
    Moderator, Tim Weisheyer, School Board Member
    Osceola County & President-Elect of the Florida School Boards Association & Bill Graham, Executive Director of FEN

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.        Concurrent Session 2 (Select One)

  1. Legal Requirements & Practical      (B)          
    Aspects of Collective Bargaining
    2nd Hour of 2 Hour Block
    Martin Miller, Miller Consulting Group, Inc.
    See Concurrent Session 1 (1.) above.
  2. Hurricanes, Then & Now: Staffing,
    Documentation & Check List Before Re-opening
    Betsy Kuhn, Asst. Superintendent, Pasco County
    Marie Whelan, Chief Human Resources Officer,
    Hillsborough County & George Kelly, Director,
    Personnel Dept. Hardee County  Presentation handouts,
    Shelter Sign-In, Shelter Mngr. Memo,
    Closure of Facility Duty,
    Natural Disaster Shelter Overtime,
    FEMA Request for Assistance
  3. Hot Topics in Employment Law: Recent
    Employment Cases & Agency Decisions
    Impacting School Boards & Employees
    Terry Harmon, Sniffen & Spellman   PowerPoint
  4. PERC Certification Petitions, Name
    Change(s) & Related Issues   Presentation
    Gregg Morton, Deputy General Counsel &
    Lyyli Van Whittle, PERC Hearing Officer

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.                   Lunch on Your Own

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.                     Concurrent Session 3 (Select One)

  1. Impasse! Preparation for & Persuading
    the Special Magistrate          Presentation
    Tom Young, Arbitrator & Special Magistrate
  2. Sexual Harassment & Investigations in
    The #MeToo Movement
    Nate Paulich, Shareholder    PowerPoint Presentation
    GrayRobinson, P.A.
  3. “To Renew OR Not to Renew” –
    That Is the Question    PowerPoint Presentation
    Doug Griffin, Assistant General Counsel
    School Board of Broward County
  4. Analysis of Selected Complaints Filed with
    The PERC              Presentation
    Gregg Morton, Deputy General Counsel &
    Lyyli Van Whittle, PERC Hearing Officer

2:15 — 2:30 p.m.            Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.                     Concurrent Session 4 (Select One)

  1. Effective Arbitration Advocacy:
    Preparing to Win                Presentation
    Tom Young, Arbitrator & Special Magistrate
  2. Changes in the Nature of Employment
    Contracts & Probationary Employment
    Nate Paulich, Shareholder   PowerPoint Presentation
    GrayRobinson, P.A.
  3. Best & Brightest: Variations of District
    Implementation, State Reactions & “What
    is Just Over the Horizon”   PowerPoint Presentation
    Doug Griffin, Assistant General Counsel
    School Board of Broward County
  4. Raising Teacher Morale
    Judge  “Rick” Roach          Presentation
    Sandford Harmony & Inspire
    Nova Southeastern University

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.                     General Session 4    

Overtime Pay:  Federal Wage & Hour Laws & Your
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Linda Edwards     PowerPoint Presentation
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.                     Reception

Thursday, May 9, 2019

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.                      Conference Registration                 West Registration Desk

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                      Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.                      General Session 5    

F.I.C.A. Alternative & Special Pay Plans:
Understanding Specialty Retirement Plans that
School Districts Use for Employees & Employers
Kurt Miller, Managing Director, BENCOR

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.                    General Session 6

Achieving Employer Good Will!
Retiree Health Plans, The Model Plan &
A Comfortable Retirement Life Style     PowerPoint
David Ford, Independent Benefits Counci
& Richard Allen, Divisional Vice President,
AXA Advisors, LLC

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.                  Break

10:30 – 11:45 p.m.                 General Session 7
Wellness Programs, Clinics & Health Plan Re-design
Kevin Shibley, Asst. Supt. Pasco County  PowerPoint
LeighAnn Blackmore, Director Labor Relations,
Orange County & Chuck Breiner, Asst. Supt. HR,
Charlotte County

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.                   Conference Luncheon (Buffet)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.                      General Session 8

The 2019 Florida Legislature:  An Interim Report
Ruth Melton, Director of Advocacy Services,
Florida School Boards Association And Members of the
Florida Education Legislative Liaisons
FSBA 2019 Legislative Session Summary

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.                     Break

2:45 – 3:15                              General Session 8 Continued

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.                    Closing Comments
Cathy Weber, F.E.N. President
St. Johns County Public Schools

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