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Summer Leadership Institute

June 8 - June 10



Leadership and governance themes as well as national and state issues will be explored through expert presentations during the day, with time for networking with other board members and education professionals at night.

Summer Leadership Institute Lukensmeyer

Keynote, Friday, June 9
Civil Discourse: The New, Biggest Leadership Challenge

Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer
Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse

Summer Leadership Institute glenn

Keynote, Saturday, June 10
Great Success Starts with a Great Attitude

Sam Glenn
Award Winning Motivational Speaker – The Attitude Guy

Early Bird Session, Thursday, June 8

School Board Jeopardy: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play!

Don’t miss out this summer

Sneak Preview of Topics include:

  • What Makes a Great Board Great
  • Data Literacy for School Board Members
  • The Secrets to Successful Team Transitions
  • Fiscal Planning in the Age of Current Year Funding
  • Skill Building Session: Reviving Civil Discourse: Unlikely Friendships
  • Skill Building Session: Reviving Civil Discourse: Listening for Understanding
  • Board Discourse and Ethics: How to Disagree without Being Disagreeable
  • Managing Your Message: An Insider’s Guide to Facebook & Twitter

Back by popular demand – Administrative Assistant Track!

Just for School District Administrative Assistants to the Superintendent and School Board

Food for Thought County Conversations

Meet with your ASBA County Director over breakfast and discuss leadership initiatives happening in your county.

Conference Registration

Registration member fee: $250/ person. Non-member fee: $500/person. Register by Thursday,
May 25, 2017 to avoid late registration fee of $50.


The deadline for cancellations is Wed., May 31, 2017. Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 602.254.1177 by that date. No shows will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.

Hotel Reservations

Little America Hotel is sold out. Please contact the overflow hotel, Days Hotel, 2200 E. Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ.  Room rates are listed below.  The reservation number is 1-800-225-3297. Please state that you want to book a room out of the Arizona School Board Assoc. Conference room block. The room rate for Wednesday is $88.
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2017 - Summer Leadership Institute

Thursday, June 8 2017
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Registration and Check-In
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.THIS… IS… School Board Jeopardy! (You Can't Win if You Don't Play)ASBA staff
5:30 p.m.Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m.Dinner on your own

2017 - Summer Leadership Institute

Friday, June 9 2017
7:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45-8:15 a.m.Breakfast with Board DocsBoardDocs Staff
8:30-8:45 a.m.Welcome to Summer Leadership InstituteDr. Tim Ogle, ASBA executive director, Julie Bacon, president of the ASBA Board of Directors, and Tracey Benson, ASBA associate executive director
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.Keynote Session: Civil Discourse: The New, Biggest Leadership ChallengeDr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive director, National Institute for Civil Discourse
9:30 - 11:15 a.m.Reviving Civil Discourse: Developing Unlikely Friendships AND Listening for UnderstandingDr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer and staff from the National Institute for Civil Discourse
11:15 – 12:00 p.m.Video Session: Civil Discourse and Board Ethics Chris Thomas, ASBA general counsel/associate executive director
12 – 1 p.m.Hosted Lunch
1:10 - 2 p.m.Board Secretary Track: HR 101: Interfacing with Sensitive Employment Issues.Dr. Karen Gaskett, ASBA leadership consultant
1:10 - 2 p.m.Fiscal Planning in the Age of Current Year FundingLana Berry, assistant superintendent for business, Chander USD
1:10 - 2 p.m.Data Literacy for School Board MembersBeth Driscoll, director of educator preparedness programs, Arizona Department of Education; Jennifer Buchanan, Maricopa County Education Service Agency
1:10 - 2 p.m.The New A-F Accountability System: What School Leaders Need to KnowChris Kotterman, ASBA director of governmental relations
2:10 - 3 p.m.Board Secretary Track: Top Tips on Agenda Writing and Minutes ASBA Policy Services Team
2:10 - 3 p.m.10 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Districts LiabilityMatt Wright, managing partner Wright, Welker & Pauole, on behalf of The Trust
2:10 - 3 p.m.Taking Your Leadership to the Next LevelVerlon Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O'Odham Nation, Arizona State Rep. Michelle Udall, and Tempe City Councilwoman Robin Arredondo-Savage. Moderated by Tracey Benson, ASBA associate executive director
3:10 - 3:25 pmBREAK
3:25 - 4:15 p.m.Team Transitions: Can a New Team Member Really Change You Dynamics?Dr. Karen Gaskett, ASBA leadership consultant
3:25 - 4:15 p.m.New State Law and Policy UpdatesASBA’s Governmental Relations and Policy Teams
4:30 p.m.JOINT MEETING: Black Caucus & Hispanic - Native American Indian Caucus Business Meeting
6-8 p.m. Hosted Evening Reception & Dinner

2017 Summer Leadership Institute

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time SessionPresenters
7:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Food for Thought BreakfastsLed by ASBA county directors and officers
9:10 – 9:30 a.m.Part I: What Makes a Great Board Great?Dr. Nic Clement, ASBA leadership consultant
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Keynote: Great Success Starts with a Great AttitudeSam Glenn, humorist, artist and inspirational speaker
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.Part II: What Makes a Great Board Great?Dr. Nic Clement, ASBA leadership consultant
11:45 a.m. – NoonWrap-Up and Prize Drawing


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Little America Hotel
2515 E Butler Ave
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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