Monday October 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM EDT
Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 4:45 PM EDT

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Columbus Marriott Northwest 
5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017
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Jeannette Jarrett 
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies 

Fiscal & HR Conference 2016 

The Fiscal and HR conference will review Human Resources and Department of Labor policies and affordable health care, as well as performance appraisals, disciplinary strategies and employee motivation techniques.

Registration is free to OACAA members! Register today!

Tentative Agenda

All meals provided

Monday, October 17, 2016

9:30 am - 10:00 pm:  Continental Breakfast and Registration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Wage and Hour Regs: Ohio's New Marijuana Law and New Drug Testing Rules

  • What do the New Department of Labor (DOL) (Wage & Hour) FINAL Regulations say?  What do you have to do between now and the December 1st deadline?  How can a “FLUCTUATING WORKWEEK AGREEMENT” help you deal with these new regulations?  What does Ohio’s new Marijuana Law say?  How does this affect your Drug Testing Policies?  What does OSHA’s new drug testing regulation say?  How will this new rule limit your ability to conduct POST-ACCIDENT DRUG TESTING?

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Why Are My Policies now Illegal?

  • How has the Department of Labor (DOL) made so many of our policies ILLEGAL?  What “Freedom of Speech” rights do employees have under the DOL?  What have the DOL ruling said about “Confidentiality” policies?  Why are our “RESPECT,” “CONDUCT” and “PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR” policies illegal?  What is a “SAVINGS CLAUSE”?  How are employer’s supposed to define “RESPECT”?

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm: What Has Changed with the ADA?

  • How has the Department of Labor (DOL) made EVERYONE disabled?  Who is NOT disabled under the new DOL regulations?  What have our courts said about such reasonable accomodations as “Telecommuting?”  What did the DOL and our courts say about the “INTERACTIVE PROCESS”?  When do you have to RESTRUCTURE a job, allow someone to have FLEXTIME, and/or allow someone time off from work under the ADA?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The focus of today will be to provide you with a foundation for successfully navigating your way through the myriad of situations that can derail you and your staff from successfully fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of their position. We all know that when working with people, we have to take a lot of ancillary issues into consideration when addressing staff performance, good and bad. To accomplish this a supervisor and co-workers must be knowledgeable and skillful in a broad range of areas. 

As we approach today’s activities, we will address: How to establish and communicate employee expectation from the very beginning, the very first interaction.  From there we will focus on learning the characteristics and attributes of each staff and begin to develop an understanding of the staff to begin developing a motivational strategy for each of our staff.  Moving from the motivational strategy developmental stage we will begin to utilize techniques for effectively implementing the strategy on a day to day basis.

By clearly establishing the expectations for each staff early in the process we will be able to monitor the staff’s performance at meeting the expectation over time and then, as appropriate, implement staff skill development to include additional training, coaching, and monitoring, followed by evaluating the impact of each of these steps in skill development to determine their effectiveness in leading the staff to a successful outcomes.

Throughout the day we will be 

  • Effective Planning and Organization
  • Meeting Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Management, Negotiations, and Resolution
  • Effective Communications and Listening skills
  • Personal Adaptability, yours and theirs
  • Building Self – Confidence
  • Defensible Documentations
  • Effective Termination

Appreciating the aforementioned list of topics can be extensive in and of themselves, we will delve into these areas collectively to establish a strong foundation for constructively moving forward.  The attendees will utilize these areas to effectively conduct on-going and annual performance evaluations while feeling comfortable and confident in their ability to implement appropriate employee discipline focused to performance improvement and retention.

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Breakfast

9:30 am - 11:30 am: Performance Appraisals, Disciplinary Strategies and Employee Motivation w/ Trent Grooms

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Performance Appraisals, Disciplinary Strategies and Employee Motiviation w/ Trent Grooms

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45 pm - 4:45 pm: Affordable Health Care, Schwendeman Agency