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IASPA's Fifteenth Annual Conference - January 20-21, 2022 - DoubleTree by Hilton, 3003 Corporate W Dr, Lisle, IL 60532

We can’t wait to be back together in person! IASPA’s Annual Conference will be held on January 20 and 21, 2022 in Lisle. Please mark your calendar to join us at Illinois’ premier professional development event for Administrators and Support Staff who have Human Resources responsibilities. Choose from 28 breakout sessions, enjoy two keynote presentations, network with colleagues, and come back to your job with new ideas and a refreshed sense of enthusiasm for your role!

SHRM, HRCI, HCLE, and ISBE professional development credit will be available for attendees.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 7:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 21, 2022 from 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Sneak Peek at Breakout Sessions: Click HERE for a preview of the excellent content we have planned for IASPA 2022!

Registration Deadline:
Thursday, January 13, 2022. Registrations will be accepted after this date as space permits.  Please email Mary Hasley ( if you still wish to register.

Conference Registration Fees (credit card only – no POs):
$275 for IASPA members
$325 for attendees who are not members of IASPA

Thursday, January 20, 2022
7:45 – 8:15 Registration and Breakfast
8:15 – 9:45 Welcome and Keynote Speaker Chris Singleton “Love Is Stronger Than Hate”
9:45 – 10:00 Vendor Walk and Networking Break
10:00 – 11:00 Breakout Sessions #1 – Choose from seven breakout session options.
11:00 – 11:15 Vendor Walk and Networking Break
11:15 – 12:15 Breakout Sessions #2 – Choose from seven breakout session options.
12:15 – 1:15 Luncheon, Business Meeting, and Awards
1:15 – 1:30 Vendor Walk and Networking Break
1:30 – 3:00 General Session or Professional Associate Breakout Sessions
3:00 – 4:00 President’s Reception

Friday, January 21, 2022
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Breakout Sessions #3 – Choose from seven breakout session options.
9:30 – 9:45 Vendor Walk and Networking Break
9:45 – 10:45 Breakout Sessions #4 – Choose from seven breakout session options.
10:45 – 11:00 Vendor Walk and Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00 Closing Keynote

Hotel Information:  IASPA has a block of rooms available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle for January 19, 2022, through January 21, 2022.  Please click here to book a room.

IASPA Conference Registration Refund Policy:
Conference registration cancellations received on or before 1/13/22 will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after 1/13/22 or no-shows cannot be refunded. Requests for cancellations must be received by Mary Hasley ( by 1/13/22.

COVID Protocols: IASPA will be adhering to COVID protocols in effect for indoor meetings in Illinois at the time of the conference. Current state guidelines can be found here.  


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Administrator Academy - Essentials of the Human Resources Office

Essentials of School Human Resources – AA#3859

Register Online Here!

Description: This course provides HR Administrators with information about the key responsibilities of the Human Resources role and the essentials of the work of the HR Office. The presenter will cover the various standards an administrator needs to be aware of in the management of human resources and operational procedures. Participants will learn how to write a legally-compliant letter of reprimand. Participants will create a Human Resources Tasklist and Calendar to be utilized in their HR Office. Participants will need access to their district’s board policy, procedures, and collective bargaining agreement/s for the pre-work, and these materials should be brought to the session (digital access or print). This is an excellent session for both new and veteran Human Resources administrators.

Materials: Please bring a laptop computer, Chromebook, iPad, etc. to the session in order to complete the Application and Dissemination Piece as required by ISBE.

Pre-Work & Attendance: Academy pre-work will be sent to you via email one week ahead of the AA. On the day of the event, please plan to attend the entire session and submit your Application and Dissemination Piece in order to be granted credit for this course.

Meals: Lunch will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Marquardt District #15 Administration Center
1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Chambers
Dr. Kimberly Chambers is in her 20th year as a chief human resources administrator. Kim wears two hats: she is the Director of Human Resources at Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125 and serves as the Executive Director of IASPA. A founding member of IASPA, Kim has served as President, Secretary, Member-at-Large, and Nominations Chair. She is also actively involved in the national organization, AASPA, currently serving in the elected role of Secretary. In October, 2018, Kim was named the Herb Salinger Personnel Administrator of the year for AASPA. In addition, she has served as the AASPA Recognitions Committee Chair, Nominations Committee Chair, and Governmental/Legislative Committee Chair. Kim has a passion for working with and mentoring newer educational HR Professionals and enjoys giving back to the field. Kim can be reached at or

Payment, Cancellations, & Refunds:
Payment by credit card is preferred. If payment is made by check, the check must be received by IASPA no later than 2/15/22 so that pre-work may be sent to you in a timely manner. Registration cancellations received on or before 2/15/22 will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after 2/15/22 or no-shows cannot be refunded. Requests for cancellations must be received by Mary Hasley ( by 2/15/22.