ASAP One-Day Workshop

The ASAP Workshop is an annual event sponsored by ASBA. We work closely with superintendent and governing board administrative assistants from across Arizona to provide timely, relevant professional development opportunities.

Event cost is $30. Registration is required and closes on July 26, 2022.


Ana Cortes-Holbert

Keynote Speaker - Life Coach, Green Light Coaching and Development

As a Life Coach, Ana empowers clients to discover the best version of themselves. Her mission as a Positive Intelligence Life Coach and Kolbe Consultant for adults and adolescents is to help people understand their own and each other’s instinctive strengths and use that understanding to improve their lives in the ways they care about most. A high school teacher in the Glendale Union High School District for 29 years and she also directed Unitown Leadership and Diversity camps for adolescents for 25 years. Her strength as a teacher or coach was to draw the talents out of my students to motivate them to reach their potential.


Lindsey Peterson

Keynote Speaker - Arizona Education Foundation 2022 Ambassador for Excellence, Teacher, Glendale Union High School District, Board Member, Washington ESD

Lindsey has always loved learning, and initially what drew her to teaching was the opportunity to make learning her job. When she was young, she would come home from school and make her younger siblings play school, and as she grew older, she loved presenting in class and participating in class discussions. Learning is energizing for Lindsey, and she was drawn to that process and that force. However, over time, she says she has stayed because of the power of education to affect and improve the world. Education gives people opportunities for their future, it opens minds to new possibilities, and it can build bridges and relationships.

July 28, 2022

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Zoom Entry

9:00 am - 9:10 am


Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director

9:10 am - 9:30 am

Icebreaker: Stronger Together

9:30 am - 11:00 am

How Do We Sabotage Ourselves?

Ana Cortez-Holbert, Green Light Coaching and Development

During this session, you will learn about your "saboteurs" or the voices in your head that generate negative emotions. They affect the way you live your life and work at your job. Using the Positive Intelligence model, learn how to navigate the patterns created by your saboteurs and gain useful tips to avoid those saboteurs from ruling your life.

11:00 am - 11:15 am


11:15 am - 11:30 am

Employee Handbook

Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant

Did you know that ASBA has an employee handbook service? In this session you learn about the components of the handbook and the exclusive benefits of utilizing this service.

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Your Health and Wellness

Allison Carmichael, Founder, Second Arrow

You have stressful jobs. Learn the best ways to take care of yourself while you are taking care of everyone else.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Incoming: Policy Advisories that Should Be on Your Radar

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services, Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, Steve Highlen, Executive Search and Senior Policy Consultant

What is the bottom line to the end of the 2022 Legislative Session and what policy implications will need to be addressed in the coming year?

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Keeping Your Meeting on Track

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Board meetings are becoming more and more complicated. What do you need to know to help the board you work with stay on track, minimize drama and efficiently get their work done?

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm


1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Board Member Travel: The Law, Policy and Best Practices

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services

In this session, we will cover the basics of board member travel and professional development. We will look at the budgets, per diem and reimbursement. What are the issues board members need to know and how can they best communicate with the board’s administrative assistant so the experience is easy for everyone involved? You will have an opportunity to share best practices with other ASAP members.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Student Success and Your Impact

Lindsey Peterson, 2022 Arizona Education Foundation Ambassador, Teacher, Glendale Union High School District, Board Member, Washington Elementary School District

How do you contribute to student success? Hear from a classroom teacher, nationally recognized teacher and current governing board member on the impact you have on the day-to-day operations of a district and the district's ultimate goal of student success.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

YOU Are Important!

Robbie Koerprich, Superintendent, Holbrook USD, Donna Lewis, Superintendent, Creighton ESD, Paul Tighe, Executive Director, Arizona School Administrators

Superintendents from across Arizona will share their appreciation for your dedication to our students, staff and communities.

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Wrap Up

Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, Executive Director


July 28, 2022

8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Event Registration

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