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.
Refresh your memory on webinars you attended or listen to the ones you missed. Although continuing education credit is only offered for live webinars, you can still get valuable information anytime through our recorded webinars.
Learn about the leading cyber scams impacting our industry—including threats that capitalize on coronavirus-related fear and uncertainty to manipulate and trick employees. We address the cybersecurity challenges associated with remote learning, telecommuting, and work-from-home initiatives. We also explore recent cybersecurity insurance trends and explain the types of incidents that are typically covered.
Presenters: Lucas Anderson, Privacy and Cyber Risk Consultant; and Marcy Barker, Liability Claims Manager, TASB Risk Management Services
To help Texas school districts protect against the financial and reputational fallout of data breaches, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 820, which requires districts to designate a cybersecurity coordinator and implement a cybersecurity policy. Find out your obligations under the bill and best practices for designing, implementing, and maintaining a cybersecurity policy.
Presenter: Lucas Anderson, Privacy and Cyber Risk Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
We explain how the legislative mandates for how schools handle cybersecurity affect your organization. We incorporate insights from the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA), to better help you navigate the new requirements.
Presenter: Lucas Anderson, Cyber Risk and Privacy Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
TASB’s director of special education extracts key findings from a U.S. Department of Education investigation into Texas’ denial of students with disabilities access to services and support by capping special education enrollment. Learn about Texas Education Agency’s corrective action plan and how to prepare your organization to take the next steps as the plan progresses.
Presenter: Karlyn Keller, PhD, Division Director, TASB Special Education
Well-trained employees are your best defense against workplace injuries, vehicle collisions, compliance violations, and other incidents that drain budgets and productivity. Learn how to get the most value from online training package, including 24/7 access to expert-led courses developed specifically for schools and colleges—at no cost to you.
Presenter: Allie Biggs, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Vector Solutions Education
When we discuss the safety and security of schools, our minds go to secured campuses and locked doors. While these efforts are important, just as critical is the way schools respond to the mental health issues of students. By understanding warning signs and risks, we are better prepared to help all students.
Presenters: Amy Grosso, PhD, Coordinator of Future Readiness; and Jeffrey D Yarbrough, Director of Safety and Security, Round Rock ISD
The U.S. Department of Education released new Title IX regulations regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded educaiton programs and activities. The regulations focus on sexual harassment and how educational institutions should respond. School districts and community colleges are responsible for understanding and implementing the regulations by August 14, 2020. Learn how the new regulations will affect your organization, explore best practises for compliance, and hear answers to need-to-know questions.
Presenter: Amy Magee, Director, TASB Community College Services; and Charli Searcy, Legal Liability Risk Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
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
Student-to-student sexual harassment and assault in schools is becoming pervasive. It is important for administrators to know how to recognize inappropriate behavior and address it effectively. Learn practical strategies for protecting students and reducing the risk of liability.
Presenter: Charli Searcy, Legal Liability Risk Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
Holiday break brings a welcome reprieve from busy work schedules and relentless Texas heat. But as the thermometer drops, the risk of burst pipes and other property damage rises. Get a close-up look at cold-weather claims filed by Fund Property program members. Our experts share practical tips for preparing your facilities to stand up to extreme temperatures and the snow, ice, and sleet that often come with them.
Presenter: Jesse Gonzales, Risk Solutions Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
Whether it’s a school bus, maintenance truck, or suburban, the quality of the driver behind the wheel and the condition of the vehicle matter. Accident review processes and holistic approaches to implementation also play a part in minimizing fleet risk. Learn industry-supported best practices in fleet management, based on current trends in member auto loss data.
Presenter: Charles Hueter, Risk Solutions Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
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
Despite your busy schedule, as a school administrator, you also have to carve out time to ensure schools remain secure. Senate Bill 11, passed during the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature, adds important security-related responsibilities to administrators’ plates. Learn the requirements and your role in protecting students, staff, and visitors.
Presenter: Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
A successful school-based law enforcement program is one where officers regularly interact with students, faculty, and staff, as well as youth organizations, parents, and community leaders. This can be during everyday activities or organized events such as National Night Out. Learn about what makes an effective community policing program from a district police chief.
Presenters: William Edwards, Chief of Police, Hutto ISD; and Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
School districts are the only employer in the state to have their own wage statement. The wage statement is the most complicated of all required workers’ compensation forms. Find out how to complete the DWC 3SD wage statement for school districts and how to avoid the possible fines or over/underpayment of an employee’s indemnity benefits.
Presenter: Laura Romaine, Workers' Compensation Program Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
A Fund member shares how they leveraged telemedicine to control workers’ compensation and employee benefit costs. The discussion led by a prominent telemedicine physician and a TASB medical director covers the benefits of incorporating telemedicine into your workers' compensation program, pulls back the curtain on the patient experience, and explains practical tips for rolling out telemedicine to your organization.
Presenters: Brian Buck, MD, Medical Director, TASB Risk Management Services; Walter Holmstein, MD, Senior Medical Director, RediMD; Lance Nauman, Director of Risk Management, Katy ISD; and Hiawatha Franks, Workers' Compensation Claims Division Director, TASB Risk Management Services
State law entitles school district employees to paid leave when they are physically assaulted and injured in the scope of employment. Assault leave is one of the most challenging benefits to administer. Learn how to respond to employee requests for assault leave, investigate incidents, determine leave eligibility, coordinate workers’ compensation income benefits, and comply with your reporting requirements.
Presenters: April Mabry, Assistant Director of HR Services; and Laura Romaine, Workers' Compensation Program Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services
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