Who is it for? HR individuals and teams from Minnesota Schools

Representation and information is concentrated on Metro-area districts however strategies, tools, practices, and development of shared vision involves all of Minnesota.

The Educator Presenteeism Symposium is a daylong event on July 26, 2018 that brings together HR professionals from Minnesota school districts to address the impact of employee attendance.

The Symposium focuses on trends, causes, and immediately applicable solutions as well as long-term strategic planning. Applied topics include those under the influence of HR: data collection and tools, policy, support and development of managers, site and department partnerships, and engagement.  With a critical-mass of participating districts, Symposium attendees will contribute to a shared vision for addressing labor market challenges faced by Minnesota schools.


  • 50+ HR Professionals, innovators, and presenters from Minnesota schools
  • Relevant Breakout Sessions
  • Collaborative development of broad, long-term strategic plan for solutions involving all participants
  • Opportunities to network with professional colleagues
  • Certificate of attendance for BOSA CEUs and HRCI recertification

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

    This activity, ID No. 357883, has been approved for 6 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®)



Stay Current in a Dynamic Field

Employee attendance issues may seem long-lived and unchanging but peeling-back the reasons for absences reveals a continuously shifting landscape of contributing factors including: generational, contractual, health and wellness, environmental, resource, and organizational priority. Fortunately, Symposium participants are equipped with a commitment to leadership across K-12 education and a remarkable spirit of openness and information sharing.

Serve the Community

Newcomers and veterans alike, come to depend on our colleagues for sage counsel, examples of best practices, and insights not learned the hard way. Such a repository of great ideas and helpful colleagues cannot exist, of course, without contributors—those willing to give back to the community. Symposium participants will be of service to their peers and, in turn, the community at large.

Make Professional Contacts

Published articles and Web searches tend to be much less helpful than professional colleagues, be they across the hall, at another district, or in another industry. Symposium participants will develop contacts that can yield wise counsel, options not considered, and perhaps even an offer of assistance.

New and Shared Perspectives

Breakthrough ideas are not exclusive to the largest or most technologically advanced organizations. Professionals committed to learning and service provide fertile ground for exemplary practices to improve presenteeism in most districts. Business as usual in one district may look like a “killer app” to someone seeing it for the first time, perhaps in a totally different context.

Make Friends and Have Fun

Symposium participants have better access to resources, learning opportunities, and skill development, some of the more gratifying aspects of active participation are the personal connections you make and the sense of community that develops through interaction with your peers. Personal friendships that develop through our common interests in service to education and Human Resources add rewarding dimensions to our professional lives.