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2008 KASBO Spring Pre-Conference

May 7, 2008
Galt House
Louisville , KY

(Course Description)

(Session 2)


Human Resource Best Practices -
2 Seats Available

Date & Time:

May 7, 2008

Registration: 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Instruction: 12:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $225 per registration


This session will address the best practices and legal constraints regarding interviewing, hiring, evaluations/disciplinary actions, workman's comp, records management and improving communications.


Nancy Skiba SPHR

Nancy began her employment with OSRAM SYLVANIA (formerly GTE Sylvania) in 1971 as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Assistant Human Resources Manager in 1973.  She was named Human Resources Manager of the Winchester plant in June, 1979 with additional responsibility added for the Winchester System of Plants, which included a feeder operation in Juarez, Mexico, and a plant in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  During this period, she gained experience in a union environment with the United Auto Workers at the Winchester facility.  

In January of 1986, Ms. Skiba was recognized by the Chairman of the Board of GTE Corporation for her role in using employee involvement to achieve a positive business impact at the Winchester plant.  She was a presenter to key GTE executives throughout the world at his annual President’s Conference held in Connecticut.

Ms. Skiba transferred to the OSRAM SYLVANIA Fluorescent and Glass facilities in Versailles, Kentucky April, 1995 where she remained in the capacity of Human Resources Manager until her retirement in October or 2006.  During this period of time she gained valuable experience in union avoidance with two union campaigns and a successful decertification of the IBEW at the Glass plant facility.

Ms. Skiba was recently recruited back into Human Resources where she was named the Corporate Director of Human Resources for Kuhlman Electric Corporation with responsibility for plants in Versailles and Crystal Springs, Mississippi.     

She received her BS Degree from the University of Alabama and her lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Certification Institute of the Society for Human Resource Management.  She has thirty-five (35) years’ experience as Human Resources professional in a Generalist role.  Ms. Skiba is active in community work such as United Way, Kentucky Arthritis Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce.  She is an active member of the National Society for Human Resource Management and has held the office of Secretary and Director of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.  Governor Paul Patton appointed Ms. Skiba to three terms as a member of the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. 


CEU Hours: 4 hours


(Session 1)


Managing the Capital Budgeting Process - Sorry Session Full

Date & Time:

May 7, 2008

Registration: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Instruction: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own)


This seminar will examine the various components of the capital budgeting process in context of schools and education organizations.  Topics addressed in the seminar include planning for capital projects, alternative strategies for capital budgeting, financing options for education projects, and assessing and coping with fiscal capacity constraints.

Fee: $275 per registration


Dwight V. Denison, Ph.D.

Dwight Denison is associate professor of public and nonprofit finance in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Denison’s areas of teaching and research include cash management, tax administration, and municipal bond markets.  His research has been published in various books and journals including: National Tax Journal, Public Finance Review, Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, and the Journal of Nonprofit Management.  Dr Denison is currently the director of graduate studies for the degree programs for the masters of public administration and masters of public policy  

Prior to joining to the Martin School, He was a tenured professor at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  He has served as a public-finance consultant to many well-known organizations including the Citizen's Budget Commission, Council of State Governments, and Association of Government Accountants. 

CEU Hours: 7 hours



CEU and CPE credits will be available. Click the following link for . If you have further questions regarding CEU’s or CPE’s you may refer to our Continuing Education Credit Information page on our web site at

**Request for special needs will be accommodated, if requested in advance.

The above programs are also supported by KDE, KASBO and KSBA.

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