Board Operations & Leadership Training Seminar 2022

January 28, 2022 - February 9, 2022

ASBA is excited to offer the 2022 BOLTS workshops. In-person for 2022, BOLTS will be held in three locations across Arizona and will focus on the “nuts and bolts” of school board service. There will also be a number of tracks for ASAP members. You won’t want to miss it!

BOLTS Locations

BOLTS Phoenix: The Desert Willow Conference Center

BOLTS Flagstaff: High Country Conference Center

BOLTS Tucson: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort

Password protected materials will be available here closer to the dates.

January 28, 2022 -BOLTS Phoenix

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome

Sheila Harrison-Williams, ASBA Executive Director, and James Bryce, President Elect, ASBA Board of Directors

8:40 am - 9:15 am

All Attendees

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services, Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Call to the Public in a Divided Community: Call to the Public has never been so difficult to manage. During this session, we will learn from one another the strategies that work in times of difficulty and how, or if, to incorporate them into policy.

9:15 am - 9:45 am

All Attendees

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

Customer Service Standards: What They Are and How They Help: What are customer service standards? Customer service standards refer to the interaction between a business and customer resulting in customer expectations. Learn how to develop those standards and begin building deeper customer relationships.

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: ASAP

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services

Agenda Writing: Are you sometimes at a loss for what to write for a specific agenda item? In this session, you will be able to write agenda items based on information we give you. You will learn from other ASAP members in the highly interactive session.

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: Board and Superintendent

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

Agenda Setting: Content and Process: What process does your board utilize for board members to get an item on a board agenda? There are various ways it is accomplished and we take a look at those. We'll also review some best practices and a rubric you might find helpful to the process.

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Track: ASAP

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Team Member Style: During this workshop utilizing HRDQ materials, you will identify yourl team member style, the strengths and opportunities based on their style and discuss how each style best functions based on a team.

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Track: Board and Superintendent

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Dr. Paul Tighe, Superintendent, Saddle Mountain USD

The Complex Job of Superintendent : Do you sometimes wonder what a superintendent actually does? Review the ASA/ASBA superintendent evaluation tool to get a sense of just how difficult the job of superintendent can be and learn strategies for "observing" the work your superintendent does.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track: ASAP

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

Preparing for New Board Members: November 8, 2022 will be here before you know it! And that brings with it the potential for new board members starting January 2023. It seems like a long way off but if you start planning for them now, it will be a flawless transition for your board/superintendent team.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

ASBA Governmental Relations Team

Building an Advocacy Network: The importance of public education in Arizona, and the nation, cannot be understated. In this session you will learn the importance of building an advocacy network and how you can be involved!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: ASAP

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services, Liz Powell, Glendale ESD

Policy: Required Board Calendar and Advisories: In this session, you will take a look at the Recommended Calendar of Events published by ASBA annually and break down how to stay on track with required actions. You will hear from other ASAP members about the processes they implement to keep the leadership team informed.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director

Town Hall: The Pros and Cons of Board Service: 2022 is an election year for governing boards. Help us plan for the incoming cycle of candidates for board service. You will have the opportunity to share the best...and the not so fun parts of board service.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All Attendees

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Board Member Code of Ethics: What is a board member's code of ethics and what do you do if one member of your board team does not adhere to it?

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

All Attendees

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services

OML: Everyone's favorite BOLTS session! Because it can be so complex, OML is a topic we revisit frequently to keep us in line with the legal guidelines set forth by Arizona statutue.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

All Attendees

Wrap up

February 4, 2022 -BOLTS Flagstaff

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:40 am

Welcome

Tracey Benson, ASBA Associate Executive Director, and Monica Trejo, President, ASBA Board of Directors

8:40 am - 9:15 am

All Attendees

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services, Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Call to the Public in a Divided Community: Call to the Public has never been so difficult to manage. During this session, we will learn from one another the strategies that work in times of difficulty and how, or if, to incorporate them into policy.

9:15 am - 9:45 am

All Attendees

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

Customer Service Standards: What They Are and How They Help: What are customer service standards? Customer service standards refer to the interaction between a business and customer resulting in customer expectations. Learn how to develop those standards and begin building deeper customer relationships.

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: ASAP

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Team Member Style: During this workshop utilizing HRDQ materials, you will identify your team member style, the strengths and opportunities based on their style and discuss how each style best functions based on a team.

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: Board and Superintendent

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

Budget Study Session: Take a look at a mock budget study session to get valuable information about the questions to ask and clarity on the sometimes confusing world of school finance.

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Track: ASAP

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services

Agenda Writing: Are you sometimes at a loss for what to write for a specific agenda item? In this session, you will be able to write agenda items based on information we give you. You will learn from other ASAP members in the highly interactive session.

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Track: Board and Superintendent

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Robbie Koerperich, Superintendent, Holbrook USD

The Complex Job of Superintendent: Do you sometimes wonder what a superintendent actually does? Review the ASA/ASBA superintendent evaluation tool to get a sense of just how difficult the job of superintendent can be and learn strategies for "observing" the work your superintendent does.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track: ASAP

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

Preparing for New Board Members: November 8, 2022 will be here before you know it! And that brings with it the potential for new board members starting January 2023. It seems like a long way off but if you start planning for them now, it will be a flawless transition for your board/superintendent team.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

ASBA Governmental Relations Team

Building an Advocacy Network:The importance of public education in Arizona, and the nation, cannot be understated. In this session you will learn the importance of building an advocacy network and how you can be involved!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: ASAP

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services, Lisa Norton, Peach Springs USD

Policy: Required Board Calendar and Advisories: In this session, you will take a look at the Recommended Calendar of Events published by ASBA annually and break down how to stay on track with required actions. You will hear from other ASAP members about the processes they implement to keep the leadership team informed.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director

Town Hall: The Pros and Cons of Board Service 2022 is an election year for governing boards. Help us plan for the incoming cycle of candidates for board service. You will have the opportunity to share the best...and the not so fun parts of board service.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All Attendees

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Board Member Code of Ethics: What is a board member's code of ethics and what do you do if one member of your board team does not adhere to it?

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

All Attendees

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services

OML: Everyone's favorite BOLTS session! Because it can be so complex, OML is a topic we revisit frequently to keep us in line with the legal guidelines set forth by Arizona statutue.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

All Attendees

ASBA Staff

Wrap up

February 9, 2022 -BOLTS Tucson (Please note date change)

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am -

Welcome

Sheila Harrison-Williams, ASBA Executive Director, and ASBA Officer

8:40 am - 9:15 am

All Attendees

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services, Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Call to the Public in a Divided Community: Call to the Public has never been so difficult to manage. During this session, we will learn from one another the strategies that work in times of difficulty and how, or if, to incorporate them into policy.

9:15 am - 9:45 am

All Attendees

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

Customer Service Standards: What They Are and How They Help: What are customer service standards? Customer service standards refer to the interaction between a business and customer resulting in customer expectations. Learn how to develop those standards and begin building deeper customer relationships.

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: ASAP

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Team Member Style: During this workshop utilizing HRDQ materials, you will identify your team member style, the strengths and opportunities based on their style and discuss how each style best functions based on a team.

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Track: Board and Superintendents

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

Budget Study Session: Take a look at a mock budget study session to get valuable information about the questions to ask and clarity on the sometimes confusing world of school finance.

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Track: ASAP

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services

Agenda Writing: Are you sometimes at a loss for what to write for a specific agenda item? In this session, you will be able to write agenda items based on information we give you. You will learn from other ASAP members in the highly interactive session.

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Track: Board and Superintendents

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Dr. Quintin Boyce, Superintendent, Roosevelt ESD

The Complex Job of Superintendent: Do you sometimes wonder what a superintendent actually does? Review the ASA/ASBA superintendent evaluation tool to get a sense of just how difficult the job of superintendent can be and learn strategies for "observing" the work your superintendent does.

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Track: ASAP

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

Preparing for New Board Members: November 8, 2022 will be here before you know it! And that brings with it the potential for new board members starting January 2023. It seems like a long way off but if you start planning for them now, it will be a flawless transition for your board/superintendent team.

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

ASBA Governmental Relations Team

Building an Advocacy Network: The importance of public education in Arizona, and the nation, cannot be understated. In this session you will learn the importance of building an advocacy network and how you can be involved!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: ASAP

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services and Irma Woodward, Sunnyside

Policy: Required Board Calendar and Advisories: In this session, you will take a look at the Recommended Calendar of Events published by ASBA annually and break down how to stay on track with required actions. You will hear from other ASAP members about the processes they implement to keep the leadership team informed.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Track: Board and Superintendent

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager, Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director

Town Hall: The Pros and Cons of Board Service: 2022 is an election year for governing boards. Help us plan for the incoming cycle of candidates for board service. You will have the opportunity to share the best...and the not so fun parts of board service.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

All Attendees

Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Equity Services Manager

Board Member Code of Ethics: What is a board member's code of ethics and what do you do if one member of your board team does not adhere to it?

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

All Attendees

David DeCabooter, Interim Director of Legal Services

OML: Everyone's favorite BOLTS session! Because it can be so complex, OML is a topic we revisit frequently to keep us in line with the legal guidelines set forth by Arizona statute.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

All Attendees

ASBA Staff

Wrap up

Additional Information

January 28, 2022 @ Phoenix

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

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February 4, 2022 @ Flagstaff

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

201 W Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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February 9, 2022 @ Tucson

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

245 E Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

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