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SDAO Human Resources Training Series

You are invited to join our team for an exciting day of training on various human resources topics important to Oregon’s special districts. We will be traveling to different areas of the state presenting on the following five topics:

HR Considerations for the Hybrid or Remote Workplace
Laurie Grenya, HR Answers
There are all kinds of information about what considerations need to be made for the remote or hybrid workforce.  We will walk through the steps and a list of considerations, with practical implications on the work environment.  At the beginning of the pandemic, many organizations jumped in the deep end of the pool.  We will visit each step and you will walk away with a checklist for consideration and implementation, or refinement, as needed.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Basics
Ron Downs, SDAO General Counsel
If you have ever been faced with an employee request for a reasonable accommodation, you will appreciate that the process is time consuming and complicated. During this presentation we will discuss the elements of an ADA request, common steps involved in the interactive process, and request for a reasonable accommodation. 

Documentation and Employee Management: A Refresher for the New Workplace
Spencer Rockwell, SDAO Assistant General Counsel
Successful documentation of employees has always been a challenging adventure, but with the adoption for some of a hybrid workplace model, setting expectations and standards have presented some new challenges.  This presentation will focus on sharpening existing practices and offering tips and tools to manage a different workforce in a different environment.

Overview of Public Meetings and Board Considerations Post-Pandemic
Tonya Grass, SDAO Legal and Technical Support Administrator
The pandemic has changed the way public entities meet, and we will feel the impact well beyond the pandemic years.  Meeting accessibility has always been a consideration, but this discussion will focus on the requirements that came out of the recent public health concerns (including House Bill 2560), the challenges to boards and the benefits of remote and hybrid meeting models.

Recruitment 101 – The Nuts and Bolts of a Solid Recruitment Process
Monica Harrison, SDAO HR Manager
Whether your conduct a recruitment for staff on a regular basis or once every few years, there are some things to know and rules you need to follow to ensure you have a fair and compliant recruitment process.  In this session we will go over the development of a solid recruitment plan that will help you navigate through your process.  There is no ‘one size fits all’ recruitment plan so you will be able to take this information and personalize it to your district’s needs, while ensuring you are meeting all the legal requirements of such a process.

Credit Information

SDAO Academy

  • Human Resources/Personnel Management:ADA (5 Credits)Hiring Practices/Performance Management/Documentation/Discipline/Discharge (5 Credits)
  • Elective (5 Credits)

SDAO Board Leadership Academy
Module 3: ADA Compliance

SDAO/OFDDA Fire District Directors Academy
Module 4: ADA Compliance


  • 4 PDC:HR Expertise: Workforce Management (2 PDC)HR Expertise: Talent Acquisition & Retention (1 PDC)HR Expertise: US Employment Law & Regulations (1 PDC)

Agent CE Credits

  • 5 CE (Miscellaneous)


May 4 | P​endleto​n – Pendleton Convention Center - Happy Canyon Room 
May 10 | Cottage Grove – Cottage Grove Events Venue
May 11 | Ashland – Ashland Hills Hotel
May 19 | Redmond – Eagle Crest Resort
May 24 | Newport – Embarcadero Resort
May 25 | Salem – Chemeketa Eola (Virtual Option)

9am-3pm (All Dates and Locations)

$75 – In Person – Includes lunch, coffee and course materials
$15 – Virtual Option (May 25th only)

Each district is eligible to use the code HRREG at the time of registration to receive their first registration at no cost. Due to limited scholarships, we cannot guarantee this discount and are offering it on a first come, first served basis.

Cancelation Policy
To receive a full refund, cancel your registration at least five (5) business days in advance of your scheduled training date. No shows will be charged.

In accordance with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, masks will be optional at our in-person training events.

Register now!



Please contact SDAO Member Services at 800-285-5461 or



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SDAO is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.