Employee Supervision & Management in Independent Schools

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Employee supervision is the first principle of effectively leading a department and ensuring the success of your school. This three and a half hour workshop is designed for administrators with supervisory responsibilities who want to deepen their understanding of workforce management best practices and assure strong performance from direct reports, while complying with legal obligations related to performance management, employee leave, hiring and communications. Participants will also learn effective ways to develop and motivate personnel and manage conflict while building trust and a culture of belonging.

Join us for this interactive Zoom workshop in which you will: 

  • Learn the fundamental elements of employee supervision.
  • Recognize potential legal pitfalls related to hiring, performance management and separations.
  • Identify situations in which employees may be entitled to legally protected leave or accommodations.
  • Discover ways to foster a culture of belonging in your department.

Recommended Audience: Department/Division Heads, Heads of School, Business Officers, HR Professionals, or Other Administrators/Faculty/Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities

Learning Objective: Participants will learn about best practices in personnel management and supervision, as well as legal risks and mitigation strategies for hiring, performance management and terminations.

Presented with generous support from Venable LLP  Venable


Members: $305.00
Nonmembers: $405.00

Credit Information

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Delivery Method: Group Live Based
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 3.6

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 3.0
HRCI Category: HR (General)

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 3.0
SHRM BoCK: Business Acumen


Amber Stockham

Amber Stockham, SPHR

Senior Director, Human Resources Programs


Pittsfield, MA

With 20 years of human resources-related experience, Amber Stockham, SPHR, brings expertise in regulatory compliance, talent acquisition and management, organizational planning, and compensation and benefits design to her role as director, human resources programs at NBOA. Prior to joining NBOA in 2020, her career spanned a variety of industries, including social services, manufacturing and construction. She found a passion for education when she served as the director of human resources at Miss Hall’s School, an independent day/boarding school for girls in grades 9-12 in Massachusetts. In her current role, Stockham develops and delivers highly practical and engaging programs, products and services on topics ranging from difficult conversations and employee supervision to benefits administration. Stockham holds a master of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

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CPE Information
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SHRM Information
NBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). Webinars that have met SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit will be noted above. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.


HRCI Information
NBOA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. Webinars that have met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for credit towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification will be noted above.