It's All About Talent

I hate the term Human Resources almost as much as its predecessor, Personnel. Human capital? Not much better. No matter, CPS and other big districts are going to be at a big HR conference next week

"Chicago Public Schools is participating in a conference in Chicago

next week to be trained on practices to overhaul its HR system—the way

schools recruit, train, retain and reward top-teacher and administrator

talent. The conference, which is hosted by Strategic Management of Human

Capital (SMHC), will include about 20 teams of urban districts looking to revamp

their HR practices."

Apparently there's also a report (PDF) about CPS HR practices from a few months ago.

Chicago Public Schools is participating in a conference in Chicago

next week to be trained on practices to overhaul its HR system—the way

schools recruit, train, retain and reward top-teacher and administrator

talent. The conference, which is hosted by Strategic Management of Human

Capital (SMHC), will include about 20 teams of urban districts looking to revamp

their HR practices.

Chicago is sending a team of staff from the district’s

HR, Teaching and Learning, and Recruitment and Workforce planning offices. CPS

has been a focus of SMHC. Back in November SMHC released a case study that

analyzes CPS’s HR practices, along with case studies on six other urban districts.http://www.smhc-cpre.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/chicago-case-oct-08-final.pdf

More information, including location and agenda, is

below. Please let me know if you have any questions. If you’re

going to be in Chicago next week, we’d love for you to attend.

Thanks,

Sara Lense

202.667.0901 ext.113

SMHC District Reform Network Invitational Conference

March 24-25, 2009

Westin O'Hare

1600 River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018

(847) 698-6000

Agenda: http://cpre.wceruw.org/conference/mar09/agenda%20mar09.pdf

Offered by SMHC-CPRE, UW-Madison www.smhc-cpre.org

The Strategic

Management of Human Capital in Education project (SMHC) at the University of

Wisconsin-Madison is offering an invitational conference to teams of education

leaders from some of the largest and most urban school districts across the

country. At this meeting we will launch the beginning of an SMHC district

reform network focused on a variety of issues related to recruiting, developing

and retaining top teacher and principal talent in large, urban districts.

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