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A constantly evolving legal landscape contributes to increasingly complex HR challenges in the education sector. What do you do when your investigation reveals improper conduct? How do you balance competing human rights? What are your obligations for your employees’ mental health? These and other challenges make it imperative that you have a clear understanding of the law, its implications and your obligations.

Focusing on the most critical human resource issues facing school boards today, you will gain a practical, up-to-date understanding of these complex and often thorny legal issues and how best to manage them including:

  • The top HR issues facing educators today
  • Privacy rights: striking the right balance
  • The human rights of staff vs. students: how should you prioritize?
  • What are the implications when your board ignores inappropriate behavior?
  • Employer obligations to provide a safe workplace



  • Jennifer Trépanier, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Nicola Simmons, Keel Cottrelle LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at MZacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

May 12, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
June 9, 2021
Register for Online Replay

Register for the On-Demand Session


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators including Principals and VPs
  • Teachers
  • Superintendents/Directors/Managers of HR
  • HR Education Consultants
  • School Board personnel including Directors of Education, Supervisory Officers
  • Education Lawyers
  • Ombudsmen’s Office

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