ASAP Workshop

ASBA is excited to announce the first-ever, stand-alone full day workshop for Arizona School Administrative Professionals (ASAP) members. Attendees will learn about open meeting law, board meeting agendas, ASBA’s new database and so much more. Keynote speaker Gregory Offner, Jr. will inform and entertain while teaching us lessons on disruption, change and resiliency. And we will celebrate the many contributions of administrative professionals to the success of Arizona school districts and students.

This event is at no cost to ASAP members. Registration is required and closes on September 22, 2021.


Gregory Offner, Jr.

Keynote Speaker

September 24, 2021

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Zoom Entry

8:30 am - 8:35 am


Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, Executive Director, Kristi Sisk, Executive Assistant and Ann O'Brien, President of the Board of Directors

8:35 am - 9:00 am

Getting to Know You…

Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manger

Attendees will meet in breakout rooms to have facilitated conversation and get to know one another. Valuable connections will be made during this session.

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Arizona's Open Meeting Law: 12 Rules to Know

Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director

Still wondering about Open Meeting Law(OML)? In this session you will learn 12 rules to know about this complex topic.
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10:15 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:00 am

The Roadmap: Your Meeting Agenda

David DeCabooter, Staff Attorney and Policy Consultant and Chris Thomas, General Counsel and Associate Executive Director

The agenda is the board's roadmap for each and every meeting. Learn the do's and don'ts of agenda writing.
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It's New and Different: ASBA's Database

Ellen White, Director of Business and Conferenece Services, Jolene Hale, Administrative Assistant and Katie Link, Administrative Assistant

Change is hard! Learn all about our new database from ASBA superusers and how you can easily navigate this new tool.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Your District's Voice in ASBA's Legislative Agenda

Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, Leigh Jensen, Governmental Relations Associate and Gina Moss, Administrative Assistant

There are lots of deadlines in your life. Learn the basics of the board's role in developing ASBA's political agenda and what you can do to make sure your district's voice is heard.
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1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

PolicyBridge: A Quick Look

David DeCabooter, Staff Attorney and Policy Consultant and Renae Watson, Policy Services Technical Assistant

Do you spend lots of time on PolicyBridge? Learn from our experts some tips and tricks to make the most of the software tool.
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2:00 pm - 2:15 pm


2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

When Is that Happening?

Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services and Heidi Otero, Director of Communications

Are there times when you think: "When is the next ASBA event?" We can help with that! We will review our Calendar of Events publication and answer your questions.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Let's Talk: ASAP Listserv

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

There are some new things on the horizon for the ASAP Listserv! We will take a look at those and invite feedback about improving the service.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Masters of Disruption: The Request Slip

Greg Offner, Jr.

This thought provoking keynote will both inspire and entertain. You do not want to miss this! Gregory Offner is a multi-talented individual, with a passion for entertaining and educating others on topics which can improve their personal life and professional success.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

YOU Are Important!

Students are the focus of school districts but they cannot be educated without YOU. Superintendents from across Arizona will share their appreciation for your dedication.


September 24, 2021

8:15 am - 4:00 pm

Event Registration

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