HR Academy

Program Dates

September 27-28, 2022


Sacramento, CA

Important Dates

Application Deadline: September 9, 2022


While knowledge of the relevant state and federal laws and their applicability to charter schools is critical, your HR team also plays a pivotal role in bringing your charter school’s mission to life.  

When empowered with the right training, your HR team will recruit, onboard and retain top talent, collaborate with leadership to achieve long-term goals, and build an inspirational organizational culture. 

CSDC’s HR Academy has been designed to ensure your team is knowledgeable about critical legal and regulatory compliance, while also providing inspiration for what it might  look like to implement on the ground and in alignment with the mission and vision of your school. 

Why Attend?


Explore the science and the art of charter school HR.

The HR Academy instructional team includes an experienced charter employment law expert and a seasoned charter school HR practitioner. Together, these instructors speak to legal parameters and what they look like in practice.

Stop feeling overwhelmed and start formulating actionable plans.

The policies and regulations that charter schools must comply with are moving targets. HR Academy will help you assess your school’s compliance and develop action plans to get you where you need to be.

Grow your network of awesome charter HR pros.

Charter-specific training means the opportunity to network with other professionals who understand the realities of staff management in a charter school context.

Who Attends?

You have a formal role in HR leadership.

HR Academy will help you optimize your internal processes at each stage of the employment relationship while providing a firm legal context to drive your decision-making process. 

You wear many hats–including HR.

California charter school leaders are responsible for sustaining their schools’ cultures and empowering their teams. If you’re a school leader seeking best practices for employee retention or a business manager tasked with employee onboarding and managing employee files, this program is for you.

You’re new to California charter schools.

We know that many HR pros get their starts in other sectors and industries before transitioning to the public education sector. HR Academy will help you leverage your relevant experience and accelerate up the charter learning curve quickly. 

Instructional Team

Jennifer McQuarrie

Advisor and Guest Instructor

Brigid Perakis

Guest Instructor

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Sacramento, CA
The Westin Sacramento
4800 Riverside Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
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CSDC Members

Organizations with an active CSDC Membership


per participant for the 2-day training


Organizations without an active CSDC


per participant for the 2-day training

CSDC members receive a significant discount, but membership is not required of applicants. Most program participants become CSDC Members to take advantage of the ongoing operational support CSDC provides to members including detailed analyses of the latest high-stakes fiscal, political, legal, and regulatory developments and access to member-only webinars and resources.

Learn more about Membership


Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline. Confirmed attendees will be notified and sent additional information within 5 days after acceptance. If necessary, enrollment may also be limited to one or two representatives per school.