Board Operations & Leadership Training Seminar 2023

ASBA is excited to offer the 2023 BOLTS workshops. In-person for 2023, BOLTS will be held in three locations across Arizona and will focus on the “nuts and bolts” of school board service. There will be a track for ASAP members. You won’t want to miss it!

BOLTS Locations

JANUARY 27, 2023 BOLTS Tucson: Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ

FEBRUARY 8, 2023 BOLTS Flagstaff: High Country Conference Center 201 W. Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ

FEBRUARY 10, 2023 BOLTS Phoenix: Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., #100 Phoenix, AZ

 

 

BOLTS AGENDA (ALL LOCATIONS)

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast (ALL)

Registration Pickup

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcome (ALL)

Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, Executive Director

9:05 am - 9:30 am

ASBA Communications: Do You See What We See? (ALL)

Heidi Vega, Director of Communications

What ASBA communications do you receive and how can you use them to benefit your district?

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Board Self-Evaluation: What It Actually Looks Like and Why It Is Important (BOARD/SUPT)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

Did you know the ASBA board self-evaluation tool is free? We will take a look at the questions on the survey and provide examples of goals that boards created after using this tool.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Policy Review: A Quest to Be Up-to-Date (ASAP)

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services; Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Policy Analyst; Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst

What happens during a policy review? In this session, you will learn about the process with a step-by-step tutorial.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Let's Get It Together: Process and the Superintendent Evaluation (BOARD/SUPT)

Tracey Benson, Association Executive Director; Julie Bacon. Leadership Development Manager

How effective is your superintendent evaluation process? It's nearly as important as the evaluation tool utilized. We will cover some best practices when it comes to the evaluation process.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

PolicyBridge: A Behind-the-Scenes Tour (ASAP)

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services; Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Policy Analyst; Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst

Bring your laptop or tablet! We will take you on a virtual tour of PolicyBridge and answer any questions you may have.

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break (ALL)

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Clarity vs. Confusion: The Power of Communication Agreements (BOARD/SUPT)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

How effectively do your board and superintendent communicate? We will look at the components of good communication and how agreed upon protocols help the board/superintendent team thrive!

10:45 am - 11:00 am

What's Up Next? The Board Calendar (ASAP)

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services; Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Policy Analyst; Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst

We will review ASBA's required and recommended board calendar for 2023.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

FAQs of Open Meeting Law (Board/Supt)

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services

In this session, we will review commonly asked questions about open meeting law.

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Human Interaction: Well, It Sounds Easy (ASAP)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

How can we communicate more effectively? We will look at the two basic components of communication: speaking and listening.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

A Board Divided: What Can Help? (BOARD/SUPT)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

We are seeing divided boards more often. How can we take that division and create a board that communicates effectively, while doing the business that needs to get done.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

We'll Stand By You: Let's Talk Mentorship (ASAP)

Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director; Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services

ASBA would love to develop a mentorship program for our ASAP members. What would you like to see in a program such as this?

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (ALL)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

OMG: Did That Just Happen? (BOARD/SUPT)

Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director

We will look at numerous scenarios faced by boards and YOU get to decide what should be done.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

FAQs of Open Meeting Law (ASAP)

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services

In this session we will review commonly asked questions about open meeting law.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Maintainence and Operations Budget: It's a Misnomer from the Start (BOARD/SUPT)

Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations

The M&O budget. What is it and how is it utilized in school district spending?

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A Board Divided: What Can Help? (ASAP)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager

We are seeing divided boards more often. How can we take that division and create a board that communicates effectively while doing the business that needs to get done.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Policy Review: A Quest to be Up-to-Date (BOARD/SUPT)

Nick Buzan, Director of Legal and Policy Services; Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Policy Analyst; Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst

What happens during a policy review? In this session, you will learn about the process with the step-by-step tutorial.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

It's Your Association! The Voting Delegate (ASAP)

Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director

When are delegates needed? How should boards elect them? What are their responsibilities? We will answer all those questions and more!

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break (ALL)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring It Out of the Shadows: The Organizational Meeting (ALL)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager; Devin Del Palacio, Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives Consultant

How did your organizational meeting go in 2023? We will look at ways to streamline, clarify and organize the next one.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Board President's Role in Effective and Efficient Meetings (ALL)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Manager; Devin Del Palacio, Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives Consultant

What does it take to be a board president in today's times? We will look at the characteristics of good board presidents and the responsibilities of the presidency.



          
  

January 27, 2023 @ Tucson

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

245 E Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

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February 8, 2023 @ Flagstaff

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

201 W Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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February 10, 2023 @ Phoenix

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

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