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Upcoming June 2019 Courses

The Willows on Westfield
6729 Westfield Blvd. • Indianapolis • 46220

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Human Resources Management Policies and Procedures (8:00am - 12:00pm)

Human Resources Management Policies and Procedures (4 hours) taught by Dr. Michele Moore will include the following learning objectives...

1) Understand policies and procedures for which the district is responsible versus the food service department.
2) Determine which activities need written policies and procedures
3) Learn what to include in your standard operating policies
4) Learn how to categorize your policies and procedures
5) Create a standard operating policy and procedure template
6) Learn what standard operating policies and procedures are available through IDOE
7) Learn how to develop consequences for breaching policies and procedures
8) Practice writing procedures for performance improvement plans, suspensions and terminations
9) Learn how often to review and revise written policies and procedures.
10) Gain an understanding of most applicable employment laws to the above processes
11) Understand the district’s rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act
12) Learn how having a union affects standard policies and procedures
13) Develop procedures for dealing with on the job injuries and HIPPA concerns
14) Learn about ADA accommodations
15) Identify bullying in the workplace
16) Understand retaliation
17) Develop an understanding of reporting arrests, failing background checks, and drug testing

Financial Planning and Strategy   (1:00pm - 4:15pm)

Financial Planning and Strategy (3 hours) taught by Dr. Julie Boettger will include the following learning objectives...

  • Understand State Board of Accounts requirements for School Nutrition Programs
  • Understand school corporation funds related to school nutrition
  • Understand how indirect costs are calculated and applied to school nutrition accounts
  • Understand requirements for reconciling school nutrition program records with district accounts
  • Develop short and long-term financial goals
  • Apply financial benchmarks used in the school nutrition industry

This course also fulfills the following USDA Professional Standards Learning Objectives:

3310- Implement a system of checks and balances to ensure accuracy and integrity of meal counting and claiming, funds collected, and record keeping. (.5 hours)

3320- Establish and document appropriate accounting procedures for all revenues and expenses, ensuring that all procedures comply with Federal, State, and local regulations and Administrative Review. (1 hour)

3340- Analyze financial statements and accounting procedures to make informed financial decisions and ensure alignment with budget and regulations. (.5 hours)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 

Program Management and Accountability  (8:00am - 2:30pm) *lunch included*

Program Management and Accountability (6 hours) taught by Jill Camber Davidson of Pro•Team Foodservice Advisors will include the following learning objectives...

a.  Learn the differences between Policy and Standard Operating Procedure and how to create and maintain a         system that provides organization, order and meets audit requirements for the financial, nutritional and             other aspects of USDA meal program. 

b.  Understand ethics and the role it plays in school food service. 

c.  Gain an overview level of understanding of laws that pertain to privacy of information, including: 

     i. Freedom of Information Act. (what information is required to share and how to work within the district’s             procedures when sharing); 

     ii. FERPA and how it is relevant; and 

     iii. Your role in responding to social media inquiries. 

d.  Gain an understanding of how to prevent and manage fraudulent activity, such as: 

     i. Definition of common types of fraudulent activity (i.e. ghost employment, bid collusion, bogus billing,                   falsification of public records, work-related personal injury claims, monetary or other theft); 

     ii. Identify how to spot behavior or practices that may be indicators of fraudulent activity; 

     iii. Know the steps required to investigate suspected fraud; 

     iv. Understand the legal duty and appropriate steps to pursue individuals suspected of fraudulent activities;             and 

      v. Know the steps required to develop policies, practices and procedures to reduce or eliminate fraud.

Visionary Leadership (2:45pm - 4:45pm)

Visionary Leadership (2 hours) taught by Dee Orick, Director of Food Service for New Castle Community Schools and your ISNA President Elect, will include the following goal and learning objectives...

Goal: To gain an understanding of visionary leadership as it pertains to employees in
your organization

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand leadership styles and the strengths and weaknesses of each.
2) Learn how to develop your employees’ leadership skills.
3) Learn how leadership style influences an organization’s culture.
4) Learn how to communicate and delegate to build a positive working environment.
5) Learn strategies in order to handle difficult employees.
6) Gain an understanding of how ethics play a role in being a good leader and decision


There are several registration options available so please choose carefully after clicking the "Online Registration" button below.  You may register for each class individually or you may register for full days of education.  You will also receive a discounted rate per person if you register more than one person from your school district. You MUST use the "Sign Up as an Entire District" option to receive this discount.  

To Register, please click the button below.  

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Please feel free to contact ISNA Executive Director, Sheri Shipp at [email protected] or 317-852-1985 if you have any questions.