Training & Workplace Education

Education of public and private sector administrators, supervisors, managers, and employees has never been more important. In addition to providing excellent legal representation to our clients, Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC offers extensive seminars, training, and workplace education programs in Illinois and nationally.



The federal, State, and local laws and regulations that govern school districts and special education joint agreements are complex and constantly evolving.  Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC is recognized as a leader in the presentation of high-quality seminars and training programs on school law issues of every kind.  Our firm offers in-service presentations, seminars, and approved Board Leadership Training and Administrator Academy programs, which we design to meet each client’s individual interests and needs. General school law topics that our attorneys routinely teach about include board organization and governance issues, Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act requirements, board and educator ethics, referenda, mandated reporting obligations and procedures, and school safety and risk management.  Student-related school law topics that our attorneys routinely address include student records and confidentiality, student residency, homeless students, student discipline, student constitutional issues, and the broad spectrum of issues and requirements for educating children with disabilities under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 and the ADA, and related laws and regulations.



With the growing number of labor and employment laws and increased workplace regulation, employers can best prevent costly litigation by educating their workforce.  The attorneys at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC present regularly on a variety of workplace-related legal topics as well.

Workplace education programs can be presented to a single employer’s supervisors and employees or to employer groups. Our firm’s programs assist employers to manage their labor and employment issues in a proactive manner.  Representative workplace education program topics include anti-harassment and anti-discrimination requirements, creating a diverse and respectful workplace and appropriate workplace conduct, union relations, workplace privacy and personnel records issues, effective hiring, layoffs and terminations, conducting workplace investigations, dealing with the ill and injured worker, proper employee classification, grievance and arbitration administration, performance evaluation, employee discipline, dismissal, and reductions in force, FMLA, ADA, workers’ compensation, and technology and social media usage issues. We can tailor our training programs to a specific client or industry.

Over the years our attorneys have spoken on a wide range of workplace-related legal issues to groups such as the American Bar Association, State and Local Government Committee; Illinois and National Public Employer Labor Relations Association; Illinois Association of School Boards; Illinois Association of School Business Officials; Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association; National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors; National Business Institute; National Association for Business Resources; Western States Labor Relations Association; Chicago Labor and Employment Relations Association; and Illinois Society for Human Resources Management.