2021 Human Resources Intensive

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Monday, June 14, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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 and Managers
  • Business Officers and other roles with HR responsibilities
  • Those in an HR role who are new to independent schools

Session Topics May Include:

  • Creating high performing employees
  • Understanding medicare and SS for aging employees
  • Crisis response planning
  • Impacts of biases in the workplace
  • Records management and retention
  • Ethics in independent schools
  • ...and more!


Pre-Sale (through 3/5):  $175
Early Bird (3/6 - 5/21):  $225
Regular (after 5/21):  $275
*Additional attendees from the same school:  $125

Early Bird (3/6 - 5/21):  $275
Regular (after 5/21):  $325
*Additional attendees from the same school:  $175

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Adell Neal
Adell Neal Asst. Controller/HR Diversity & Inclusion Assoc. University School of Nashville
Ansley Kriz
Ansley Kriz Controller St. Mary's Episcopal Day School
Deborah Parsons
Deborah Parsons Human Resources Director St. Anne's Belfield School
Dwyla Beard
Dwyla Beard Director of Human Resources Harpeth Hall School
Elizabeth Fox
Elizabeth Fox HR Oxbridge Academy
Genie Tanner
Genie Tanner Human Resources Director University School of Nashville
Gina Christian
Gina Christian Assistant Business Manager Lausanne Collegiate School
Janet Graham
Janet Graham Director of Human Resources McDonogh School
Karen Gilbert
Karen Gilbert Director of HR Whitefield Academy
Kavita Vasil
Kavita Vasil Head of School Highlands School
Kristen Welborn
Kristen Welborn HR Payroll Specialist Westminster Schools of Augusta
Kyle Simonis
Kyle Simonis HR Manager Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Laura Kimbrough
Laura Kimbrough Director of Human Resources Trinity Preparatory School
Laurie Valentine
Laurie Valentine Human Resources Manager Fort Worth Country Day School
Lisa Lawrence
Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager St. Joseph's Catholic School
Megan Brookhart
Megan Brookhart Human Resources Specialist GRACE Christian School
Meredith Pearson
Meredith Pearson Director of Human Resources Randolph School
Robert McGehee
Robert McGehee Assistant Head of School Highlands School
Shelli Greaves
Shelli Greaves Director of Human Resources Saint Edward's School
Tiffany Kouns
Tiffany Kouns Human Resources Assistant Fort Worth Country Day School
1 Other Registered Attendees


June 14
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Welcome & Opening Activity
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Opening Session & Discussion
June 15
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Session
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Discussion
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Session
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Session
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Discussion & Wrap Up
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Social Event (TBD)
June 16
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Virtual Campus Tour
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Discussion
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Session
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Session
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Discussion & Wrap Up

For More Information:

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

Here's what past attendees have said...

"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."

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.