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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 10/17/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/18/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Nicole Barlass
Agency Assistant: Kayla Barr 262-473-1473
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
10/18/2023 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
1/24/2024 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
3/13/2024 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
5/8/2024 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Price: $0.00


Description: Network with other HR professionals and discuss current topics. For anyone with HR duties, this event will answer questions and provide support for whatever needs you have.

October 18th
Employee Wellness
Kalise Horst,
CEO & Wellness Advisor, Steeping Wellness, LLC will present.
Well-being affects burnout, job performance, turnover, engagement, student performance, and more in your district.  Additionally, attracting and retaining employees is one of the biggest challenges for our industry right now. Employee wellness is one of the keys to supporting our staff and students.

In this session, we will:

  • Explore data related to the importance of educator well-being to inform best practices.
  • Discuss strategies to support educators to engage in their own well-being and what it looks like in order to positively benefit themselves and their students.
  • Learn more about how to support wellness for your staff and students to enhance the culture of your buildings.
  • Discover ways to refill your own cup so you can continue to support education and educators.

January 24th
WISEstaff reporting, job descriptions and employee handbooks

Bring your questions on WISEstaff reporting. We’ll review general guidelines and timelines. We’ll also discuss job descriptions and employee handbooks. Please bring job descriptions and your employee handbook to share.

March 13th - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (note full day)
Family and Medical Leave Act
Doug Witte
, Attorney with BoardmanClark, will provide a full day training on FMLA. Topics will include:

  • Best practices, case examples and resources
  • How to handle leaves that span multiple years
  • The difference in administering calendar versus school year for federal FMLA
  • FMLA employee scenarios from start to finish
  • How to handle intermittent FMLA
  • The best way to track FMLA, including what information should be documented
  • FMLA and its interaction with ADA

May 8th
Benefits Best Practices
Heather Baker
, Senior Account Executive at USI Insurance Services. Heather will cover best practices in benefits administration and open enrollment communication.

We’d also love to have you share your benefits offerings and communication tools.

Cost: Free


Presenter: Nicole Barlass

About the Presenter:


Nicole Barlass is the Executive Director of Operations at CESA 2. She’s worked at CESA 2 for over 10 years. Nicole handles many human resources functions, works closely with the CESA 2 Board of Control and attends to other day-to-day activities at the agency. She received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a certificate to teach English at the secondary level through Cardinal Stritch University. Nicole received her MBA with an emphasis on Human Resources through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is passionate about education and the services that CESA 2 offers.












Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

By registering for an event with CESA 2, participants agree to grant to CESA 2 and its authorized representatives permission to record digital photos and/or video, of their participation. Participants further agree that any or all of the material photographed may be used, in any form, as part of any future publications, brochure, or other printed materials used to promote CESA 2, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation. If you do not wish to have your photo or image used, please contact us at

In-Person Events: Restrictions on our in-person events due to COVID-19 have been lifted. We will be responsive to what's happening within our communities, and guidelines from the CDC and local health agencies for future offerings and will update guidelines when necessary.