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We understand the need for a multi-faceted partner who can offer extensive training in every area of public agency law. At Lozano Smith, our attorneys present numerous workshops each year as part of our workshop curriculum. Through partnerships with clients and leading associations throughout the state, you’ll find a wide range of professional development opportunities. We invite you to explore our Frequently Requested Workshop Listing, Webinars, Hot-topic workshops, or any of the conference sessions below. For more information on these workshops, or to schedule a training for you, please contact Client Services or your nearest Lozano Smith office.

Laws As They Apply to Superintendency

Laws As They Apply to Superintendency

Understanding the role of attorneys* in working with the Superintendent and with the Board.
• Increasing the knowledge of mandatory reports, search and seizure, and sexual harassment; superintendent's contract; some 1st Amendment "Rules of T...

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Laws As They Apply to Superintendency

Laws As They Apply to Superintendency

Understanding the role of attorneys* in working with the Superintendent and with the Board.
• Increasing the knowledge of mandatory reports, search and seizure, and sexual harassment; superintendent's contract; some 1st Amendment "Rules of T...

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Getting to Yes: How to Move the IEP Team to Agreement Over Difficult Issues

Getting to Yes: How to Move the IEP Team to Agreement Over Difficult Issues

This presentation looks at different negotiation styles and techniques that can be employed to overcome IEP obstacles typically encountered by special education staff. Participants gain not only a sound understanding of their legal obligations, but p...

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Growing Equity and Positivity in Your School’s Culture

Growing Equity and Positivity in Your School’s Culture

Get ready to dig in deep as we uncover the secrets of school funding and planning to learn how to grow an equitable and positive future for students and staff. This session will focus on the Local Control Accountability Plan (“LCAP”) and creative...

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Leaving the Confusion Behind: Basics of Employee Leave Laws

Leaving the Confusion Behind: Basics of Employee Leave Laws

Whether you are making the request, responding to the request, or affected by someone else’s request, leaves of absence are fact of life for school district employees. This presentation explores the most common types of paid and unpaid leaves of a...

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Pruning for Perfection: Employee Evaluations

Pruning for Perfection: Employee Evaluations

Not every employee is perfect, but school districts and our communities must still expect a high standard of performance and professionalism. This session will help school principals and Human Resource personnel find ways to use the employee evaluati...

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What You Cannot Ignore About Section 504

What You Cannot Ignore About Section 504

Doctor prescriptions for Section 504 Plans and similar conundrums are addressed in this back-to-basics presentation on Section 504. The two, primary obligations under Section 504—providing equal access and a free appropriate public education—are ...

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Effective Crisis Communications

Effective Crisis Communications

Now, more than ever, school districts are faced with the possibility of criticism and demands when an incident escapes the school campus and captures the attention of the community, news media, and social media. A slow or fragmented response could le...

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Brown Act and Beyond: Top 10 Ways a School Administrator Can Make the Board of Trustees Effective and Successful

Brown Act and Beyond: Top 10 Ways a School Administrator Can Make the Board of Trustees Effective and Successful

Conducting the District's business in public can be tricky. It requires staff, superintendents and board members to adhere to ever-changing laws, and impacts meetings, communications, timelines and use of technology. This workshop provides administr...

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