Employee Discipline in an Education Environment


Employee Discipline in an Education Environment© (EDEE) is a research-supported staff development opportunity for administrators and supervisors seeking to address staff conduct and/or productivity concerns more proactively, effectively, and defensibly. The workshops within this powerful multimedia program equip participants with a comprehensive framework of best practices for transforming their daily supervisory activities into opportunities to more positively impact student achievement.

Delivered onsite, offsite, or virtually in one, two, or three day workshop formats, EDEE establishes core learning with concise attorney-led tutorials and provides dozens of opportunities to collaboratively practice new management skills and concepts using re-enactments of actual disciplinary cases from across the country. Along the way, practical implementation tools are incorporated to help put research into practice back home.

The following is an overview of each workshop within the video-based EDEE program:


“This workshop put employee discipline into the perspective of improving staff behaviors to benefit student achievement. A much more collaborative approach to why and how to assist, share, and support staff with attention to consistent, fair, and reasonable criteria.”

J. Riedel
Director of HR
Warren, OH

Workshop 1: Types of Employee Discipline

Workshop 2: Grounds for Employee Discipline

Workshop 3: Executing Employee Discipline

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For principals and supervisors, this workshop provides video-based re-enactments of actual cases that model how to better manage behavioral expectations using informal and formal actions.

For HR directors, this workshop introduces a rubric-based method for (1) evaluating aggravating and mitigating circumstances during investigations and (2) selecting responses that are fair, reasonable, and consistent across the school system.

For superintendents, this workshop explores methods for modifying employee misconduct and underscoring expected behaviors in the school system.

For principals and supervisors, this workshop explores how an employee code of conduct inspires school leaders to justify their reasons for modifying employee behavior.

For HR directors, this workshop details (1) the framework for the code, (2) the procedures that need to be in the code for supervisors to properly handle conduct and/or productivity concerns, and (3) how to implement the code.

For superintendents, this workshop blueprints the design of searchable code-related administrative guidelines using federal law, state statutes, board policies, and master agreements (where applicable).

For principals and supervisors, this workshop provides specific steps for using progressive discipline proactively, effectively, and defensibly.

For HR directors, this workshop explores how to (1) create clear disciplinary procedures, (2) structure documentation examples for disciplinary actions, and (3) compile and evaluate disciplinary data to reduce the potential for bias in the disciplinary process.

For superintendents, this workshop explains how having your team practice the principles of uniformity, knowing your role, solid documentation, the docket, timeliness, and mutual respect can reduce risk before, during, and after disciplinary actions.

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  • Relevant for school leaders in all 50 U.S. states
  • Activity-based learning in an easy to understand, “to-the-point” format
  • Includes dozens of tutorials and case scenarios
  • Integrated best practices from multiple professional domains
  • Compatible with negotiated agreements (where applicable)
  • Provides direct support for accountability-related initiatives intended to increase student achievement
  • Addresses staff conduct and/or productivity concerns more equitably, reasonably, and consistently
  • Increases leadership capital in a frequently-cited problem area for most school leaders in which they have received little or no formal training
  • Creates a context for meaningful dialogue, peer collaboration, and group problem solving around school system “pain points”
  • Reduces one of the more common operational risks within the school system