Risk Management Practices for Student and Employee Mental Health Issues

| Webinar


Schools not only bear an ethical duty to assist employees and students facing mental health challenges but carry some legal obligations under the ADA and other relevant laws. This webinar brings together an experienced business officer with legal experts to discuss the most complex issues surrounding claims of mental disabilities, including possible roadblocks in the interactive process and common ADA accommodation requests. Presenters will also provide practical tools for schools to properly handle these requests, all with an eye toward avoiding litigation.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn about their legal obligations to employees and students with mental health issues or learning disabilities. Participants will also receive practical tips and strategies to apply to requests for accommodation or to risk issues that may arise from the disability.


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $105.00


Credit Information

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Management Services
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR (General) - Employee Relations and Risk Management

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: HR Expertise (Risk Management)


Myra Creighton

Myra Creighton


Fisher Phillips LLP

Myra Creighton is a partner in the Fisher Phillips’ Atlanta office. Her practice focuses on advising clients concerning their obligations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), ensuring their policies and procedures are consistent with both these laws and defending clients against employee claims alleging violations of the ADA and FMLA. She also counsels and defends clients concerning Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) issues that arise in the workplace. Myra routinely presents seminars, webinars and training programs on ADA and FMLA topics, including substance abuse, managing the medical certification process, controlling intermittent leave and more.
Ilanit Fischler

Ilanit Fischler


Fisher Phillips LLP

Ilanit Fischler is an employment and education attorney with Fisher Phillips. She represents schools in a broad range of matters relating to the workplace, including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and contract disputes before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies. A significant portion of Fischler’s practice is also devoted to counseling schools on preventive measures they may take to avoid or reduce legal claims, including counseling on day-to-day issues. She also provides employee training, conducts audits, prepares and reviews policies (such as handbooks) and drafts of contracts.

Nancy Greene

Nancy Greene

Vice President of Finance and Operations/CFO

Pine Crest School

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nancy Greene joined Pine Crest School in June 2018 as Vice President of Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Pine Crest  has two campuses in South Florida and serves 2,700 students. At Pine Crest Nancy oversees finance, risk management and insurances, human resources, facility maintenance and construction, food services, and community engagement. Nancy brings to Pine Crest an extensive depth and breadth of finance and operations experience, including public accounting and healthcare administration. She has served independent schools for the past 29 years. Prior to Pine Crest, Nancy was the Chief Finance and Operations Officer for The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., a 1,650 student, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day/boarding school with four campuses. A well-respected and knowledgeable independent school finance executive, Nancy is involved in a number of state and national associations, including the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), the Florida Council of Independent Schools, Florida Independent College and Universities Risk Management Association, National Association of Independent Schools, INDEX, and the Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools. She is a past board member of NBOA and currently serves as a mentor in NBOA's Leadership Academy.
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HRCI Information
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