Webinars

Offered at no charge, exclusively for Fund members, webinars provide high-quality training that won't affect your budget.

Fund webinars are hosted frequently throughout the year, covering a variety of risk management topics.

On-demand webinars

Train your team when it fits your schedule with our on-demand webinars.

Legal liability risks

How to Cut Your Risk of Liability with Thorough Documentation
April 20, 2022

Sticky notes are great for grocery lists, motivational quotes, and reminders to take out the trash. But they’ll fall short if your investigations into sexual harassment, discrimination, or other legal liability risks are called into question.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to properly document every complaint, conversation, resolution, and appeal.

Presenters: Marcy Barker, Liability Claims Manager, TASB Risk Management Services and Meredith Prykryl Walker, attorney and shareholder, Walsh Gallegos TreviƱo Kyle & Robinson P.C.

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace: Reducing Your Liability Risk
August 11, 2021

A teacher is fired one week after reporting a co-worker who used a racial slur. A principal tells a colleague, whose second language is English, she’s impressed by how articulate he is. A qualified employee of color continues to be overlooked for promotions, seemingly with no reasonable basis.

How would these issues regarding retaliation, microaggressions, or bias be addressed in your school? Would your employees describe their work environment as racially sensitive and tolerant?

In this webinar, we:

  • Explore what racial discrimination looks like in the workplace
  • Discuss its far-reaching impact on schools and employees
  • Review strategies for promoting a fair, racially sensitive, tolerant environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported

As a primer for the webinar, read our InsideRM article titled Promoting Racial Tolerance: How to Get Started.

Presenter: Charli Searcy, Legal Liability Risk Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services 

Can Employee Sexual Misconduct Be Prevented? 6 Things to Know
October 14, 2020

Employee sexual misconduct is an ongoing issue for Texas schools. Whether staff and students are onsite or remote during the pandemic, the risk of inappropriate relationships remains as real and relevant as ever. Awareness and prompt action are necessary for preventing or reducing your organization’s risk of liability. Our expert discusses six important things to consider when enforcing boundaries, keeping your employees and students informed, and protecting students from sexual misconduct.

Presenter: Charli Searcy, Legal Liability Risk Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services 

Best Practices for Addressing Bullying in Schools
October 16, 2019

Bullying and cyberbullying are common issues that are not always easy to identify or address, especially in today’s social media-driven culture. Still, districts are responsible for safeguarding students and ensuring inappropriate behavior does not disrupt the educational process. Learn your obligations under the law, explore realistic scenarios, and share practical suggestions for addressing bullying and cyberbullying. 

Presenter: Charli Searcy, Legal Liability Risk Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

School security

Continuity of Operations Plan Fundamentals
March 30, 2022

If a natural disaster or other emergency impacted your schools, would you be ready to protect staff and students, reunite parents and kids, retrieve vital records, and update your community, all while continuing to educate students?

Our experts break down the core elements and strategies that drive strong continuity of operations plans, minimize disruptions, and enhance the resiliency of your schools and your community.

Presenters: Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services and Eric Leath, School Safety Readiness Specialist, Texas School Safety Center

Update on Student Discipline and School Security
October 13, 2021

In the 87th session of the Texas Legislature, state lawmakers made changes to laws affecting firearm possession, school safety, student discipline, and student well-being. This session with a TASB attorney will take a closer look at these legal changes. Find out how the new laws could affect your local decisions regarding student discipline and safety.

Presenter: Joy Baskin, Director, TASB Legal Services

Simple Ways to Optimize Emergency Operations Plans Through Effective Tabletop Exercises
June 9, 2021

Hurricanes, active shooter situations, and pandemics are not the time to discover gaps in your emergency operations plan (EOP). That is why the Fund recommends members conduct tabletop exercises. These scenario-based drills allow staff to practice your procedures, sharpen group problem-solving skills, and build the confidence they need during real emergencies. In this webinar, we will walk you through the process of developing and implementing a tabletop exercise. You will also learn how to leverage after-action exercise reviews to ensure the EOP meets your organization’s evolving needs.

Presenter: Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

Community Colleges: 60 Minutes to a Stress-Free Security Audit
May 12, 2021

Complying with the Legislature’s sweeping safety and security mandates has been challenging for community colleges. At the same time, you are also finding innovative ways to serve students and communities during the pandemic.

It all adds up to unique circumstances heading into the 2021 Community College Safety and Security Audit.

For just 60 minutes of your time, you will:

1. Identify the key audit report components
2. Get tips for completing your audit efficiently
3. Learn how to instill safety and security as year-round priorities

Presenter: Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

Balancing Public Health and School Security
September 16, 2020

During a school year like no other, Fund members are working hard to reduce the risk of violent incidents and keep COVID-19 off their campuses. What happens if pandemic mitigation and school security best practices do not align? Find out in this webinar led by a public health professional and a district safety and security director. Our experts will share their unique perspectives and advice on merging these two critical initiatives to provide learning environments that are not only safe and secure but also healthy.

Presenters: Jeffrey D. Yarbrough, Director of Safety and Security, Round Rock ISD; and Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

Navigating the District Audit Report
June 17, 2020

Districts have faced multiple challenges during the past three years. You are working hard to comply with expansive, legislatively mandated changes to your safety and security program. At the same time, you are finding innovative ways to serve your students and your community during a pandemic. It all adds up to unique circumstances heading into the 2020 District Audit Report (DAR). Spend some time with us learning about key DAR components, getting tips for completing your audit, and identifying ways to leverage the process toward providing safe, secure, healthy schools.

Presenter: Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

Online Threat Assessment: Balancing Privacy and Security
December 5, 2019

School districts proactively prepare by running fire and emergency event drills, but you can never fully anticipate when a crisis will occur. Or can you? Learn about social media threat alert platforms that claim to be able to analyze student and staff social media posts to predict and prevent acts of violence.

Presenters: Lucas Anderson, Privacy and Cyber Risk Consultant; and Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

Questions?

Email Risk Solutions at fund.training@tasb.org or call 800.482.7276, x2853.