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  • CharterSAFE: Childhood Sexual Assault Prevention

    Contains 7 Component(s)

    This sexual abuse prevention course teaches staff to understand the mind of a sexual predator and recognize their behavior.

    Presented by Diane Cranley, author of 8 Ways to Create their Fate, this sexual abuse prevention module was developed specifically for charter schools. The objective of this course is to provide employees with information to help combat the devastating emotional and financial impact of sexual misconduct in schools - and to bring about a cultural shift that empowers employees to understand, make note of, and report boundaries violations. This training provides information on best practices, which upon implementation will significantly reduce the risk of students being abused by staff, volunteers, and other students. Learn how to recognize the behavior of predators before any sexual misconduct occurs. Successful completion of this course by each employee satisfies CharterSAFE’s mandatory training requirement.

    Duration: 41 minutes


  • CharterSAFE: Prevencion de la Agresion Sexual Infantil

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    Este curso de prevención del abuso sexual enseña al personal a entender la mente de un depredador sexual y reconocer su comportamiento.

    Presentado por Diane Cranley, autora de 8 Ways to Create their Fate, este módulo de prevención del abuso sexual fue desarrollado específicamente para escuelas chárter. El objetivo de este curso es proporcionar a los empleados con información para ayudar a combatir el devastador impacto emocional y financiero de la mala conducta sexual en las escuelas, y para lograr un cambio cultural que capacite a los empleados para entender, tomar nota e informar violaciones de límites. Este entrenamiento proporciona información sobre las mejores prácticas, lo que tras la implementación reducirá significativamente el riesgo de que los estudiantes sean abusados por el personal, los voluntarios y otros estudiantes. Aprenderá a reconocer el comportamiento de los depredadores antes de que ocurra cualquier mala conducta sexual. La finalización exitosa de este curso por cada empleado satisface el requisito de entrenamiento obligatoria de CharterSAFE.

    Duración: 41 minutos


  • Disruptive Student Behavior

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    This course includes 7 videos, featuring actors in the student roles, illustrating strategies to de-escalate more serious disruptive behavior in both classroom and non-classroom environments.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Asset Copyright: Copyright ©KET 2017, All Rights Reserved

    Project funded by: Kentucky Department of Education


  • HR 101 - Recruit, Hire & Onboard Charter School Employees

    Contains 11 Component(s)

    This course will provide information on practices unique to California charter schools as you recruit, hire and onboard top talent. Duration: 55 minutes

    Finding and hiring the right people is often a challenge for charter schools. During our time together during this HR 101 course, we will review the hiring cycle of charter schools, the importance of an accurate job description, sources for recruiting, compliance with both federal and California laws, screening and engaging candidates, interview styles, and strategies for selecting and offering a position to your top candidate. 

    At the conclusion of this course we look at how to onboard your new hire to promote long term employee commitment and engagement.

    Duration:  55 minutes

    Learning Outcomes:

    Describe the components and importance of an accurate job description

    Understand what being an Equal Opportunity Employer means in terms of both federal and state laws.

    Recognize the importance of a recruiting pipeline, and how to source candidates.

    Identify best practices for screening and disqualifying applicants

    Describe the difference between behavioral, structured, situational and hybrid interview techniques.

    Have knowledge of what steps are necessary to identify your top candidate and develop an offer letter.

    Understand the importance of a structured onboarding process to “set the stage” for a rewarding employer/employee relationship.

    Karla M. Ksan

    Director, Human Resources Partner

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla Ksan has a broad range of expertise in employee relations, compliance, benefit(health and retirement) administration, performance management, training anddevelopment, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration.  Karla has a Master's Degree in PublicAdministration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRcaand SHRM-SCP designations from the Society for Human Resources Management andHR Certification Institute.  Karla also has a SHRM California Employment Law Micro-Credential.

  • HR 102 - Wage & Hour Compliance: Part 1

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    This course will discuss California wage and hour laws as they relate to your charter school employees. Duration: 55 minutes

    Your charter school has hired the right employees.  Now how do you pay them?  The next step is to understand the complexities surrounding California wage and hour laws and how to properly pay employees.  We will review the complex California labor laws including the various wage orders issued by the California Industrial Welfare Commission, and continue with a review of the definitions of workday, workweek and the state and local jurisdiction minimum wage regulations.  We will explain the duties and responsibilities of an employer to maintain adequate and accurate timekeeping records.  We will discuss the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and how to handle volunteers and interns.  We will review all required information which needs to be on an employee's wage earning statement (paystub), including an explanation of permissible wage deductions.  And last, we will do a brief overview of when an employee needs to receive a final paycheck.

    Duration:  55 minutes

    Learning Outcomes:

    Review the most common types of employee lawsuits and the result of a national study as well as a 3-1/2 year CharterSAFE claims history review of employee lawsuits.

    Understand the key components of federal and California wage and hour laws.

    Learn the definitions of workday and workweek, and the state minimum wage as well as local minimum wage ordinances.

    Recognize the components of timekeeping and an employer's obligation for record keeping.

    Identify the difference between an employee and an independent contractor including the provisions of AB 5 and the "ABC" Test.

    Understand how to handle volunteers and interns.

    Describe the legal requirements of information that needs to be shown on an employee's wage earning statement (paystub), and the acceptable ways to pay an employee.

    Learn the requirements of wage deductions including garnishments and what to do if your charter school overpays an employee - how do you get the monies back?

    Know when an employee's final paycheck needs to be provided.

    Karla M. Ksan

    Director, Human Resources Partner

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla Ksan has a broad range of expertise in employee relations, compliance, benefit(health and retirement) administration, performance management, training anddevelopment, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration.  Karla has a Master's Degree in PublicAdministration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRcaand SHRM-SCP designations from the Society for Human Resources Management andHR Certification Institute.  Karla also has a SHRM California Employment Law Micro-Credential.

  • HR 103 - Wage & Hour Compliance: Part 2

    Contains 10 Component(s)

    This course will continue the discussion of California wage and hour laws as they relate to your charter school employees. Duration: 80 minutes

    We will continue our discussion of wage and hour laws by focusing on employee classifications for exempt versus non-exempt, and the salary and duties tests for exempt employees.  We will start by reviewing the current California minimum wage structure as well as the consequences of local jurisdiction minimum wage ordinances.  We will discuss the calculation of non-exempt rates of pay including overtime and double time, as well as pay for holidays, weekends, travel time, split shift, makeup time, reporting time and on-call.  We will go over the provisions of compliant meal and rest breaks.  We will discuss the salary and duties tests for exempt classifications and possible legal and financial exposures for misclassifications of exempt employees.  We will also delve into the payroll cycles for different classifications of employees and the consequences of paying employees based on a 10, 11 or 12 month work calendar.  We will discuss the consequences of paying stipends to non-exempt employees and how to create an alternative workweek schedule.  And last, we will focus on our best practice recommendations for compliant wage and hour practices.

    Duration:  80 minutes

    Learning Outcomes:

    Review the most common types of employee lawsuits and the result of a national study as well as a 3-1/2 year CharterSAFE claims history review of employee lawsuits.

    Understand the key components of federal and California wage and hour laws.

    Learn the difference between exempt and non-exempt employee classifications, and the significance of a job description for exempt positions.

    Understand when to use the California state minimum wage or a local jurisdiction minimum wage thresholds to ensure the correct minimum wage rate for a non-exempt employee.

    Learn how to calculate a non-exempt employee's overtime and double time rates of pay, and when to apply these rates for hours worked.

    Understand what happens when a non-exempt employee works on a holiday, a Saturday or a Sunday and if special rates of pay apply (hint: it's at the discretion of the employer).

    Learn what to do if an employee is not paid for hours worked.

    Learn to calculate overtime for a non-exempt employee who works 2 different positions with 2 different rates of pay on the same workday.

    Identify the provisions of a salaried non-exempt employee and the overtime consequences for this type of classification.

    Understand how to manage non-exempt employee travel time, meeting & training time, split shift, makeup time, reporting time and on call status.

    Describe the legal requirements of meal and rest breaks.

    Learn the requirements of wage deductions including garnishments and what to do if your charter school overpays an employee - how do you get the monies back?

    Recognize the various exempt employee classifications at a charter school and how to accurately perform the salary and duties tests for an exempt position.

    Identify misclassification exposure.

    Describe the various payroll cycles for exempt and non-exempt positions.

    Learn why paying stipends to a non-exempt employee requires extra work if overtime or double time was paid during the stipend period.

    Learn components of the alternative workweek schedule.

    Review our best practice recommendations for compliant wage and hour practices.

    Karla M. Ksan

    Director, Human Resources Partner

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla Ksan has a broad range of expertise in employee relations, compliance, benefit(health and retirement) administration, performance management, training anddevelopment, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration.  Karla has a Master's Degree in PublicAdministration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRcaand SHRM-SCP designations from the Society for Human Resources Management andHR Certification Institute.  Karla also has a SHRM California Employment Law Micro-Credential.

  • HR 105 - Employee Relations - Disciplinary Actions

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    This course will look at all aspects of discipline including the purpose of discipline in context of managing an employee’s performance. We will learn when and how to discipline inappropriate employee performance or conduct. This course can be assigned to supervisors who need coaching on how to manage their responsibilities in the discipline process. Duration: 60 minutes

    What happens when an employee’s performance or behavior negatively impacts an organization’s effectiveness?  Discipline is the process to help correct these deficiencies.  We will learn how to address an employee’s failure to perform or comply with the policies and procedures in your employee handbook.  We will discuss the types of disciplinary action, how to make an initial assessment of any employee issue and develop a game plan to encourage the employee to change their attitude or performance, or provide sufficient document to support a termination for cause.  This course can be assigned to supervisors who need coaching on how to manage their responsibilities in the performance review process.

    Duration:  60minutes

    Learning Outcomes:

    Review the purpose and function of Human Resources in an organization.

    Learn how discipline fits in the life cycle of an employee’s engagement with your school and how hiring right can reduce potential future employee discipline issues.

    Understand the purpose of discipline, and when and how to engage an employee in a compliant manner.  

    Recognize the difference between an employee's failure to perform the duties detailed in a job description and failure to comply with the policies and procedures in an employee handbook.

    Learn about the various types of disciplinary actions and how to use the proper discipline documentation to support a termination for cause when an employee fails to correct the inappropriate conduct or behavior. 

    Review how to conduct an initial assessment of an employee relations issue.

    Learn about common employee issues and which type of discipline documentation would be appropriate.

    Review general observations regarding the entire discipline process.


    Karla Ksan

    Director, Human Resources

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla has a broad range of expertise in employee relations, compliance, benefit (health and retirement) administration, performance management, training and development, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration. Karla has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP and Micro-Credential in California Employment Law designations from the Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute.

  • HR 106 - Leaves, Disabilities & Reasonable Accommodation: Part 1

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    This course will discuss the 4 major leaves - Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Pregnancy Disability Leave and Workers Compensation Leave - their eligibility requirements, how these leaves interaction, intermittent use of these leaves, and benefits available during leaves including wage replacement. Duration: 80 minutes

    Because of the complex nature of leaves, leaves administration, disabilities and reasonable accommodation at the federal and state level, the material will be divided into 2 courses.  HR 106 reviews the aspects of 4 major leaves – Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, California Pregnancy Leave, and Workers Compensation Leave.  Understanding which leave of absence applies to your organization is a critical compliance requirement.  Learn about events that could trigger a leave, which employees may be entitled to a leave, the parameters of a leave, and the obligations of the employer and employee. We will discuss various return-to-work scenarios and focus on best practice recommendations.

    Duration:  80 minutes


    Learning Outcomes:

    Learn about Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, California Pregnancy Disability and Workers Compensation leaves and how these leaves interact with each other.

    Recognize the eligibility requirements to provide an employee with a leave of absence.  

    Understand the different parameters of intermittent use of each leave. 

    Learn about various state wage replacement programs and employer provided pay which can be used during a leave.

    Understand how to manage an employee’s benefit entitlement during each type of leave.

    Review return-to-work scenarios and best practice recommendations for compliant leave administration.

    Karla Ksan

    Director, Human Resources

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla has a broad range of expertise in employee relations, compliance, benefit (health and retirement) administration, performance management, training and development, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration. Karla has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP and Micro-Credential in California Employment Law designations from the Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute.

  • HR 107 - Leaves, Disabilities & Reasonable Accommodation: Part 2

    Contains 9 Component(s)

    This course will discuss the lesser known federal and California required leaves and optional employer provided leaves such as bereavement and personal leaves. We will also review the provisions of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment & Housing Act including what constitutes a disability, and the steps an employer should take when an employee requests an accommodation to comply with the interactive dialogue process. Duration: 80 minutes

    Because of the complex nature of leaves, leaves administration, disabilities and reasonable accommodation at the federal and state level, the material will be divided into 2 courses.  HR 107 reviews the lesser known federal and California leaves as well as 2 of the most common optional employer provided leaves - bereavement and for personal reasons.  Understanding which of these lesser known leaves applies to an employer based on the number of employees and if these lesser known leaves are paid or unpaid.  Review major provisions of the federal American With Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment & Housing Act as they relate to employment and disability accommodations.  Learn what constitutes a disability and the various ways an employer can learn about an individual's disability.  Understand the employer's obligation to engage an individual in the interactive process to determine what, if any, accommodations may be provided. We will focus on best practice recommendations for compliant leave administration and the interactive process.

    Duration:  80 minutes


    Learning Outcomes:

    Learn about the following lesser known federal and state leaves:  Voting Time Off, OSHA (unaddressed workplace safety issues), Military, Crime or Abuse Victim and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking, School Appearance/Suspension, Jury & Witness Duty, Volunteer Civil Service emergency duty and training, Organ Donor/Bone Marrow Donor, Civil Air Patrol, School & Child Care Activities, Adult Literacy, Drug or Alcohol Rehabilitation, and Military Spouse.

    Learn which of these lesser known federal and state leaves apply to an employer based on the number of employees.

    Learn about the 2 major optional employer provided leaves - bereavement and personal leaves - and questions you should consider as you develop these types of policies or review your existing policies.

    Understand how various leaves interaction with each other.

    Learn about the federal Americans With Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and how these regulations impact the entire employment relationship.

    Understand why an employer cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

    Understand the definition of disabilities and types of accommodations as well as what are not accommodations.

    Learn about the interactive dialogue process:  purpose, employer obligation to engage, what constitutes an employer undue hardship, and implementation and monitoring accommodations.

    Review best practice recommendations for compliant leave administration and interactive dialogue process.

    Karla Ksan

    Director, Human Resources

    CharterSAFE

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla has a broad range of experience in employee relations, compliance, benefits (health and retirement) administration, performance management, training and development, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration.  Karla has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRca, and SHRM-SCP designations from the Society of Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute.

  • HR 201 – Employee Handbook – Annual Review of CharterSAFE’s Template

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    This course will review the current CharterSAFE Employee Handbook template and discuss year-over-year changes, as well as the legal or business reasons for the inclusion of each section. Your school's policies and procedures are listen in your employee handbook as a resource and to put your employees on notice as to these policies and procedures to protect your school from possible employment related lawsuits. Duration: 65 minutes

    Employee handbooks are an important tool to communicate your school’s policies and procedures to all employees.  Over half of employee discipline issues pertain to violations of employee handbook policies and procedures.  CharterSAFE consults with outside counsel each year to update our employee handbook template which is made available to all of our members.  We also provide a summary of the year-over-year changes in the employee handbook.  Please join us for an in-depth review of the CharterSAFE Employee Handbook template for the current school year.

    Duration:  65 minutes

    Karla M. Ksan

    Director, Human Resources Partner

    With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Karla Ksan has a broad range of expertise in employee relations, compliance, benefit(health and retirement) administration, performance management, training anddevelopment, recruiting, compensation and payroll administration.  Karla has a Master's Degree in PublicAdministration from the University of Southern California, and has SPHR, PHRcaand SHRM-SCP designations from the Society for Human Resources Management andHR Certification Institute.  Karla also has a SHRM California Employment Law Micro-Credential.