Fall Administrative Support Seminar - Nov. 6-7, 2018

This is THE seminar that administrative support staff come back to year after year!  A chance for staff to network with others, relax and be pampered.  Attire is casual and comfortable.  Learn what's new in the human resources field.  

Our fall WASPA conference is being held November 6 and 7 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Any employee of a WASPA member district is treated as a "member" for registration and fee purposes.  

Room rates at the Osthoff are $82 per night for singles and $109 per night for doubles. The Osthoff also offers a two bedroom/two bath suite for $112.  Their reservation number is 800-876-3399. Simply indicate that you are a member of WASPA and let them know which conference you are attending as we have two booked there in November -- the Fall Admin Conference and the Fall Administrative Suppport Staff Conference. You will need to provide the first night's deposit upon making your reservation. There is a cancellation fee of $40 if you cancel your room reservation 72 hours prior to our conference. Any later than that and you will be charged the full night's rate.

This year's conference includes some great opportunities to learn from our presenters about the Do's and Don'ts of Hiring, Worker's Compensationa nd Accident Prevention, DPI fall staff report and licensing updates, Skyward tips and tricks, WECAN updates, Facilitated Networking Session on Hiring Practices and Employee Management and an opportunity to ask an attorney questions.

Even though it's hard to take time away from our busy schedules in the office, this time to share and learn with peers is invaluable!

Join us as you will again have the opportunity to learn from the shakers and movers in the state and share your experiences with your fellow educators.

The Conferece is limited to the first 100 registrants.  In the past, we have run out of sleeping rooms, so register early and reserve your room at the Osthoff now.

WASPA Administrative Support Fall Conference 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Avenue
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020-0151 

Call for Reservations

1-800-876-3399  Be sure to mention WASPA and the dates you will be attending.


  • $82 Single
  • $102 Double
  • $112 Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Suite


Dress Code
"Blue Jeans" Casual


Fall & Spring Administrative Staff Conferences  
WASPA Member  $130
WASPA Non-Member 4 $250



WASPA Member

Price Paid: $130.00
Refund If Cancelled By
$130.00 Tuesday, October 26, 2018
$80.00 Tuesday, November 2, 2018


WASPA Non-Member

Price Paid: $250.00
Refund If Cancelled By
$250.00 Tuesday, October 26, 2018
$80.00 Tuesday, November 2, 2018


All conference registration cancellations must be made no later than November 2.  Cancellations received after that date will be refunded  $50 of their registration fee.
Please contact us at memberservices@WASPA.org to advise of cancellations.




WASPA FALL CONFERENCE 2018 - Osthoff resort, Elkhart Lake, WI      



Tuesday, Nov 6



11:45 Registration
12:00-1:00 Skyward Learning Session


12:45 Registration
1:15 Welcome & Introductions

Legal Session:  The Do's and Don'ts of Hiring - Sarah Hanneman, VonBriesen & Roper

An attorney will provide best practice for the hiring process including cover off-limit questions, rejection notices, background checks and other aspects.


Stump the Attorney - Sarah Hanneman, VonBriesen & Roper

Come prepared with questions to ask an attorney about anything related to personnel issues that would be of interest to the larger group.  This is your opportunity to get answers without incurring legal fees.

3:15 Break

Networking Session:  Hiring Practices

  • Attracting Support Staff and Substitutes
  • Applicant Management
  • On-Boarding Strategies
  • Required Trainings for Employees
4:30 Check-In/Networking/Cash Bar/Appetizers 
5:15 Dinner 
6:15 Social Activity

Wednesday, Nov 7

7:00 Breakfast Buffet
7:45 Welcome Back -Comfort/Casual Attire

Networking Session:  Employee Management

  • Support Staff Evaluations
  • Wellness Programs
  • Tracking Leaves of Absence 
  • Benefits Enrollment

Worker's Compensation and Accident Prevention - David Moore, Argent

This session will cover common injuries and strategies to prevent them as well as evidence-based methods to reduce your insurance premiums.

9:45 Check-out Break
10:00 WECAN Updates - Charlene Walker
11:15 DPI Educator Licensing Update - David DeGuire, DPI
12:15 Conclusion & Final Door Prizes

There are no sessions that require pre-registration for this conference.  

Upcoming WASPA Events


WASPA Fall Admin Conference
November 8-9, 2018
Elkhart Lake, WI

Fall Administrative Assistants Seminar
November 6-7, 2018
Elkhart Lake, WI

Academy for New HR Administrators & Support Staff
November 7, 2018
Elkhart Lake, WI

WASBO/WASPA Conference
December 5-6, 2018
Middleton, WI