We’re headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, but you can find us across the country—attending events, presenting, and working side-by-side with fellow educators.

2019 Virginia School Boards Association Annual Convention

Thursday, November 19–22, 2019

Williamsburg Lodge | Williamsburg, VA

Assessment for Learning: Bright Spots from Virginia
November 21, 2019 | 3:45–4:45 p.m.

Shontya' Washington, Frederick County School Board
Dr. David Sovine, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools
Dr. Shannon King, Chief Innovation Officer, Battelle for Kids

Karen Whetzel, VSBA Valley Region Chair, Shenandoah County School Board


AASPA Human Capital Leadership Summit

December 5–6, 2019

JW Marriott | Las Vegas, NV

Future of the PK-12 Workforce
December 5, 2019 |  8:15–9:45 a.m.

It is the nature of humans to be both excited and scared of the future at the same time. We even see this in schools, in fact, in a Gallup survey, 86% of K-12 superintendents are excited about the future of their district. While districts wrestle with changes for students in order to prepare them for jobs that don't yet exist, there are also changes coming to HR departments. In this session we will look at trends and research and discuss how to best prepare HR for the future of education and work. 

Emily Douglas, Senior Director, Battelle for Kids

Transitioning from Human Resources to Strategic Human Capital Management
December 6, 2019 | 9–10:30 a.m

Toledo Public Schools (TPS) began their journey toward strategic HCM in 2013. TPS is an urban district in northwest Ohio. TPS has become much more strategic in designing their people processes, customer service, and organization culture. The result has been great returns on this investment. For leaders considering a transition, you will find lessons from this journey helpful!

Toledo Public Schools (TPS)
Emily Douglas, Senior Director, Battelle for Kids


Connected People Make Better Employees! – Compensation & Benefits
December 5, 2019 | 12:45–2:15 p.m.

What really matters to people? Why do they stay? Why do they continue to produce great work? Why do some teams have esprit de corps and some do not? This session will explore the growing body of research on what seems to really matter most to employees. We will look at a wide array of leadership and employee engagement topics and will discuss the things you can do to make sure you are designing your human capital systems around the latest research.

Tony Bagshaw, Chief Improvement Officer, Battelle for Kids