Board Operations & Leadership Training Seminar 2021

January 29, 2021 - February 12, 2021

asba-membership

The 2021 BOLTS professional development seminar, which will focus on leadership topics for school boards and superintendents, will be held virtually on January 29, 2021 and February 12, 2021. The same agenda will be covered on those days, so members need only register for one. Also included in this workshop is a track for members of the Arizona School Administrative Professionals (ASAP).

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January 29, 2021 & February 12, 2021

8:45 am -

Zoom Entry

9:00 am -

Welcome

9:00 am - 9:30 am

All attendees

The Board-Superintendent Relationship: What does a good board-superintendent relationship look like? How does the leadership team foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration?

9:30 am - 10:15 am

All Attendees

OML with Virtual Call to the Public: Open Meeting Law basics and best practices for that tricky virtual call to the public.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

All Attendees

Activity: Executive Session Quiz and Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Track: Board and Superintendent

Chain of Command - What Does Your Policy Say about Concerns and Complaints?: In this session we will take a look at best practices for board members responding to concerns from the community or staff and how your district policy can help.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Track: ASAP

Interpersonal Communication: It’s hard to communicate with people who like to talk. In this session, we will discover techniques to use when interacting with the public, other staff and employees.

11:00 am - 11:15 am

All Attendees

Activity: Executive Session Quiz and Break

11:15 am - 11:45 am

All Attendees

Self-Preservation - How to Manage Expectations During Unprecedented Times: How do you take care of yourself while also addressing the many needs of the students and communities you serve? Learn from a seasoned professional tips and tricks for self-preservation for busy people with big jobs.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

Social Media and Board Service: Social media is part of our world, whether you like it or not. How can board members leverage this tool and spread the good news of the district? And what isn’t a good idea for board members in the social media realm?

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Track: ASAP

Agenda and Minutes Writing: What does a “good” agenda item look like? And what do the minutes for that item say? We will take a look at actual agenda items and minutes from board meetings and examine what works and what doesn’t.

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

Advocacy: The 2021 Legislative Session with brings with it new members and new ideas. What can we expect and how can we advocate for the things that matter most to our districts and public education?

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: ASAP

Potpourri - Frequently Asked Questions: What questions are most asked of ASBA by our administrative professionals? We will cover a multitude of topics in this session and give you some food for thought as you carry out the important work of administrative professional to superintendents and boards.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

What Sticks Post COVID?: The saying goes, “The only thing in life that is permanent is that everything is temporary.” Despite the challenges we have faced during the pandemic, what things can we take away from it and incorporate into the path forward?

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Track: ASAP

PolicyBridge Training: Learn from PolicyBridge super users all the tips and tricks to navigate the platform with ease.

2:20 pm - 3:15 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

Where Does Your Money Come From?: Learn the fundamentals of school district funding and how our budgets are funded. We will take a look at how Arizona compares to national averages and the breakdown of federal, state and local dollars in district budgets.

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

All Attendees

Activity: Executive Session Quiz and Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Executive Session: All the Questions Answered!: The executives session quiz will be reviewed, and correct answers provided. There may even be a prize for our most knowledgeable attendees!

4:00 pm -

All Attendees

Questions and Wrap Up

Additional Information

January 29, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Registration

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February 12, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Registration

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