2019 Human Resources Intensive

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Sunday, June 9th, 2019 to Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Woodward Academy
1662 Rugby Drive
College Park, GA 30337
United States

Event Details

Back by popular demand! The only one of its kind, this program provides collaboration opportunities and valuable sessions specifically designed for HR professionals in independent schools.

Human resources should be designed to help achieve the goals and business objectives of an organization, and a school is no exception. The independent school HR professional does this through excellent communications and use of efficient processes, while supporting a sustainable information security and privacy strategy. This will add value, assist in making your school more competitive, and allow you to become a strategic partner.

Build your own skills and that of your team while you collaborate and share with your peers, leaving with valuable takeaways to assist you in the daily tasks that are critical to the success of your school.


  • Human Resources Directors
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Other roles with HR responsibilities

Session Topics Include:

  • Employee life cycle
  • Stay interviews
  • Top five HR claims
  • Privacy laws and ways to protect confidential data
  • Risk management and compliance


Registration is $425 for non-member schools and $325 for MISBO member schools until the Early Bird date of May 24th. After May 24th, registration will be $495 for non-member schools and $395 for MISBO member schools.

Click on Registration Options above to register!


We have arranged a discounted room rate of $119/night + tax at the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport-North.

CLICK HERE to reserve your room or call 404-305-9990 and use group code MIS. The cutoff date for reservations is May 18th.

This rate includes transportation to/from the program location, as well as complimentary parking, guest room internet, and breakfast for (1) person per room. The discounted rate is available when booking for June 8th - 14th.

Past Attendee Testimonials

"These conferences are by far the best that I have ever attended. The small size and the relevant topics make the time away from the office well worth the time."

"I love that it is HR that is specific to what we do. It's hard to find info directly related to independent schools!"

"It was specific and had takeaways that can be implemented right away."

"The small size of the group allows attendees to not just network but develop long term connections and relationships. It also provides for a better learning experience than a large conference with the varied breakout sessions."

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HRCI Credit

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.


MISBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Event Registration and Cancellation Policies


Andrea Stidham
Andrea Stidham Director of Human Resources Saint Francis Episcopal Day School
Audrey Fussell
Audrey Fussell HR Director St. John's School
Carrie Eady
Carrie Eady Director of Human Resources Darlington School
Carrie Rose
Carrie Rose Payroll & Financial Associate Westminster Schools of Augusta
Christy Browne
Christy Browne Director of Human Resources Woodward Academy
Cindy Cox
Cindy Cox Asst Office Manager The Webb School
Dana Kardon
Dana Kardon Manager of Human Resources The Epstein School
Deborah Smith
Deborah Smith Director of Human Resources Girls Preparatory School
Earle Hall
Earle Hall HR Assistant St. Martin's Episcopal School
Genie Tanner
Genie Tanner Human Resources Director University School of Nashville
Grace Lee
Grace Lee Vice President, Legal Affairs NBOA
Heather Broadwater
Heather Broadwater Partner Potomac Law Group, PLLC
Iris Goodson
Iris Goodson Director of Human Resources Atlanta Speech School
Jack Thompson CLU
Jack Thompson CLU Vice President J. Smith Lanier & Co.
Jennifer Buck Rudolph
Jennifer Buck Rudolph HR/Business Office Specialist Atlanta Speech School
Jennifer Owens
Jennifer Owens Financial Manager Boyd-Buchanan School
Jennifer Sandberg
Jennifer Sandberg Partner Fisher Phillips
Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris Office Managing Shareholder Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Judy Donahue
Judy Donahue Business Assistant The Webb School
Kathleen Cole
Kathleen Cole Director of Human Resources The Children's School
Laurie Valentine
Laurie Valentine Human Resources Manager Fort Worth Country Day
Lynnette Saunders
Lynnette Saunders Human Resources & Payroll Manager Foxcroft School
Mamie Hodnett
Mamie Hodnett Director of Human Resources The Lovett School
Michelle Sullivan
Michelle Sullivan Senior Vice President USI Insurance Services
Paige Barnes
Paige Barnes Human Resources Manager Franklin Road Academy
Robert Gabsa
Robert Gabsa Workplace Consultant Gallup
Scott Barron
Scott Barron Founder & CEO School Growth
Shureda Thomas
Shureda Thomas Human Resources Specialist Saint Francis Episcopal Day School
Tinelle Davies
Tinelle Davies Director of Human Resources Congressional School


June 9
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration Hotel
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Reception Hotel
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Opening Program, "The MISBO HR Hour: When to Call Your Attorney" Genie Tanner, Human Resources Director, University School of Nashville & Jonathan O. Harris, Office Managing Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
June 10
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Bus to Woodward Academy
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Creating an Engaging Workplace Robert Gabsa, Workplace Consultant, Gallup
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Fiduciary Fitness: How to Run A Successful 403(b) Retirement Plan Program Jack Thompson, Vice President, J. Smith Lanier & Co.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM The Top Five HR Claims Brought Against Independent Schools and How to Avoid Them Jennifer Sandberg, Attorney, Fisher Phillips
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Getting the Most from Your Benefits Broker Iris Goodson, Director of Human Resources, Atlanta Speech School; Michelle Sullivan, Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services; & Lisi Hahnenberg, Assistant Vice President & Sr. Account Executive, USI Insurance Services
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Stay Interviews: How to Impact Employee Retention in a Positive Way Kathleen Cole, Director of Human Resources, The Children's School & Mamie Hodnett, Director of Human Resources, The Lovett School
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Bus to Hotel
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Informal Happy Hour Hotel Bar
6:30 PM Dinner on your own
June 11
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Bus to Woodward Academy
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Culture Meets Compliance Heather Broadwater, Partner, Potomac Law Group, PLLC & Grace H. Lee, Vice President, Legal Affairs, NBOA
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Crossfire Session
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Finding the Gold in Your HR Filing Cabinet Scott E. Barron, Founder & CEO, School Growth
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Wrap Up / Grab & Go Lunch
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM Transportation provided to Hotel & Airport Best to book flights departing after 2:30 pm

For More Information:

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812