HR Compliance: Self-Audit Best Practices

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Adhering to federal regulatory requirements while remaining attentive to your school’s culture can be challenging, as policies that are known to be best practice can feel “too corporate” in an independent school setting. In this workshop, we will learn how to implement HR-related best practices in a way that feels authentic to your school community, with a focus on recruitment, safety and performance management. Using NBOA's “Culture Meets Compliance” publication — an interactive assessment tool — we will highlight elements of an effective human resources self-audit and support you in instituting, identifying and pursuing practices that help you hire and retain mission-aligned employees and comply with all federal regulations.

Recommended Audience: Business Officers and Human Resources Professionals

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn to assess the efficacy of HR processes.
  • Participants will be provided with guidance as to best practices for employment law compliance.
  • Participants will learn to align their HR practices with the culture of the school’s community.

Note: Pricing includes e-book of Culture Meets Compliance.


Members: $350.00
Nonmembers: $450.00

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: HR Expertise - Risk Management


Heather Broadwater

Heather J. Broadwater, JD

Partner and Senior Employment Attorney

Stanton Law, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Heather Broadwater advises employers as a partner at Stanton Law and is a co-author of the NBOA book “Culture Meets Compliance.” A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, she helps independent schools pursue their missions in compliance with applicable law and consistent with the school’s core values. When representing employers in legal disputes or helping organizations adopt policies, procedures and practices to minimize the likelihood of disputes, Broadwater draws upon her legal education and experience, as well as a career steeped in education, sociology, business and human resource management. For two decades, she has been a regular speaker at events for national, regional and local associations and at in-house training sessions for managers and employees. Broadwater is the president-elect for the Athens Area Society for Human Resource Management and a member of the personnel committee for the Athens Area Humane Society.
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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