HELP Resources and Information 

Upcoming Events:

Human Resources Legal Boot Camp

Registration is now open to attend Human Resources Legal Boot Camp. HR Legal Boot Camp is a three-day program offering training the ABC’s of Human Resources and Personnel Operations Guide (POG) review, HR 101 – overview of school HR administration leadership responsibilities, legal writing, and employee misconduct investigative writing. Please click here to view a brochure highlighting this program. 

Please click here for full event details and registration. 

Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP) 

Registration is now open to attend the Human Resources in Education Leadership Program. HELP is a three-year program designed to meet the professional development needs of individuals engaged in Human Resource Management in public education.  The program includes a one-week summer session, a one-day session in the fall, and a one-day session in the spring. Please click here to view a brochure highlighting this program.

Please click here for full event details and registration. 

Special Presentation by Caprice Hollins: Cultural Competence- Addressing Race Relations in the 21st Century 

  • Caprice Hollins: Cultural Competence- Addressing Race Relations in the 21st Century 
  • July 10, 2017
  • 8:00 am - 11:45 am
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at Southcenter
  • Please click here to register: $50
Registration is now open to attend a special presentation by Caprice Hollins. This event is open to all WSPA members. Please note that registration to HELP or HR Legal Boot Camp includes registration to this event. 

Please click here for full event details and registration. 

About HELP

The Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HELP), is a three-year program designed to meet a growing need for training of individuals engaged in Human Resource Management (HRM) in public education. 

In each of the three years, a total of 56 hours of direct instruction and a minimum number of 96 hours of report/activity writing are required.  Coursework for each level will be completed by spring of the following term.  The term runs from July 1st to June 30th. 

After successful completion of all three years, participants will be awarded a certification in the Human Resources in Education Leadership Program awarded through WSPA.  

NEW!  City University Credits 

Upon successful completion of three HELP years, participants will earn a total of 24 CEU's (8 CEU's for each HELP year).  All HELP credits are pass/fail. 

Please note:  The CEU's earned through the HELP program and City University may be applied toward a degree program.  More information will be available this summer.

City University of Seattle is a private nonprofit university accredited through the doctoral level. CityU is dedicated to serving the working adult and transfer student and is ranked by the U.S. News & World Report among the top 30 for online bachelor’s degree programs, and among the top 20 online programs for veterans in the U.S.

City University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a regional accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about CityU’s academic model, accreditation, policies, administration, governance, associations and alliances.

For more information about programs and degrees offered through City University, please click here to visit their website. 

The Program 

HELP I: This course is designed to provide introductory HR skills to support a committed, knowledgeable, and customer-oriented staff. Participants are exposed to a history of human resources, basic HR legal aspects, leadership roles, collaborative teaming, records, basic writing skills, school finance, and the recruitment, selection, and induction of district personnel. 

HELP II: This course design complements the introductory skills developed in year one to further support a committed, knowledgeable and customer-oriented staff. Participants at this level will be exposed to addressing issues related to conflict in the workplace, due process, misconduct and investigation, grievance and arbitration, HR legal writing skills, benefits, quantitative analysis, technology, and ethical leadership.  

HELP III: The final course of the three-year HELP program is designed to complement the introductory HR skills developed in the prior two years of HELP. Participants are exposed to additional development of leadership skills, supervision and evaluation of both classified and certificated staff, labor relations and negotiations, accountability, group facilitation skills, investigative HR writing, and oral communications and presentation skills.  

Who is HELP designed for?  

Any individual in public education who is engaged in any type of human resource activities.

  • HR Personnel (directors, certificated and classified personnel, assistants)
  • Principals and Associates
  • District supervisors and technicians
  • Specialists (payroll, benefits, substitutes, diversity)
  • Associate Superintendents

Questions? Please contact:

Jane Rausch
HELP Co-Coordinator 
Email:  jrausch@wspa.net