Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar
January 26 @ 9:00 am - February 2 @ 3:30 pm
BOLTS seminars are provided in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson which focus on leadership topics for school boards and super¬intendents. An administrative assistant track is also provided. This event is held in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff during the months of January and February.
Member district registration fee is $120/person. Non-member fee is $240/person. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.
Participants registered after the following dates will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee: Friday, January 19, 2018 (Tucson), Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Phoenix) and Friday, January 26, 2018 (Flagstaff).
Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions
The deadline for cancellations is Friday, January 19, 2018 (Tucson), Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Phoenix) and Friday, January 26, 2018 (Flagstaff). Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 602-254-1177 by that date. No shows or cancellations received after the deadline will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.
Should you require assistance with the registration process, please call the ASBA office at 602-254-1100 or 1-800-238-4701.
BOLTS Agenda - 2018
|General||9:00am||Tracey Benson||What is Local Control & Why Do We Have It?||Let’s talk about what local control means for board members and education.
|General||9:15am||Julie Bacon||Is Your Board Meeting Too Long?||Tips for moving your meeting forward and maximizing your time.
|General||10:00am||Chris Thomas||Don't Press Your Luck||Not all open meeting law violations are black and white. Discuss scenarios where board members may find themselves in the gray area and at risk for OML violations.
|General||10:40am||Nikkie Whaley||Who's Job Is It Anyway?||Board members, superintendents and administrative staff all have a role to play before, during and after board meetings. Identify each player's role and responsibilities when it comes to board meetings.
|General||11:00am||David DeCabooter Terry Rowles Nikkie Whaley||There's a Policy for That!||Communicating with each other, staff and the community is important, but did you know there is district policy that outlines what that looks like? Review key B and K policies that center on district communication processes.
|General||11:40am||Chris Thomas||Executive Session: What You Need to Know||Learn when and how to enter/exit from executive session, who can be included, and how to document it.
|Admin. Professional||1:00pm||Ellen White & Steve Highlen||How Many Hats Do you Have?||What are the various roles administrative assistants play at their districts?
|Admin. Professional||1:15pm||Chris Thomas||FERPA: Preserving Student Privacy||An overview of FERPA and how to comply. What does the board have access to and when?
|Admin. Professional||1:45pm||AZ Library Archives & Public Records||For the Record: What's Expected||Administrative professionals are the keeper of records. When it comes to records retention and public records request, there are some import things to know.
|Admin. Professional||2:30pm||Julie Bacon||New Board Members: Bring Them On!||Administrative staff are often the first people new board members go to with questions. Hear about some tools ASBA has to help get new board members off on the right foot.|
|Board Member & Superintendent||1:00pm||Nikkie Whaley||How to "Do No Harm" in the Boardroom ||Let's discuss strategies that boards and individuals can use to encourage harmony, not harm, in the boardroom.
|Board Member & Superintendent||2:00pm||Julie Bacon||Are You Presidential?||What are the skills needed to be an effective board president and what is the process for becoming board president?
|Board Member & Superintendent||2:20pm||Nikkie Whaley||Getting Your House in Order||A healthy and functioning board is critical to maintaining and promoting effective districts. Learn about ASBA's new Board Self- Evaluation and how boards can use this tool assess the board and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
|General||3:00pm||Nikkie Whaley||Evaluations & Prize Drawings||Complete you evaluation and be entered to win!