Board Operations & Leadership Training Seminar 2024

Constructing Leadership Success: Building Impactful Toolkits for Leaders 

🗓️ Save the Date: Circle April 19, 2024, 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., on your calendar—a date set to construct your approach to educational leadership. This event will only be hosted in Phoenix for 2024

📍 Location: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

🔩 Event Highlights: Nuts and Bolts of School Boardsmanship: Dive deep into the core components of successful educational leadership, gaining invaluable insights that will shape your approach to governance.

🤝 Networking Opportunities: Forge collaborative partnerships with fellow professionals, engaging in meaningful discussions and sharing best practices to shape the future of education in your community.

🚀 ASAP Sessions: Tailored sessions to elevate and support the role of the superintendent and board administrative professional.

🔍 Dynamic Leadership Insights: Stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends and strategies in educational leadership, equipping yourself with tools to tackle evolving challenges.

🎟️ Limited Availability: Seize the opportunity early! With the event being held in Phoenix for this year only, secure your spot to construct your unique professional development experience.

Registration Fee: Member district registration fee is $175/person. Non-member fee is $350/person. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. On-site registration will be accepted at an additional cost of $50.

Friday, April 19, 2024

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Check-In and Continental Breakfast (provided)

Registration Pickup.

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome (All)

Ellen White, Acting Executive Director; Desiree Fowler, ASBA Board President and Governing Board Member, Page USD

9:15 am - 9:30 am

It's Foundational: The Organizational Meeting (All)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Consultant; Julie Cieniawski, Training Consultant

The organizational meeting is required in January following general elections. In this session, we will share how those meetings work, the options for selection of board officers and other tasks that must take place during the meeting.

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Let's Frame It: Open Meeting Law (All)

Susan Segal, Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld; Carrie O'Brien, Attorney, Gust Rosenfeld

Open Meeting Law provides the framework for school board service. In this session, we'll cover the basics of OML and review any new issues board members, superintendents and administrative assistants need to know.

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break (All)

10:45 am - 11:15 am

It's Not Always How It Looks: Onboarding Newly Elected or Appointed Board Members (ASAP)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Consultant; Desiree Fowler, ASBA Board President and Governing Board Member, Page USD

2024 is an election year and new board members are likely. How do you prep for them? You'll learn some tips and tricks to helping them feel welcome and part of the team!

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Rules of the House: Board Member Code of Ethics and Shared Agreements (Board/Supt)

Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst; Julie Cieniawski, Training Consultant

What do board members expect of themselves? In this session, we will discuss the importance of shared agreements and a common understanding of the board's code of ethics.

11:15 am - 12:00 am

What We Build Upon: Board Policy and Policy Review (ASAP)

Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst; Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Policy Analyst

The groundwork for any building or project is critical. Policy provides stability and structure for school districts. In this session, you will cover the importance of regular policy review and updates.

11:15 am - 12:00 am

Where’s the Money?: School Finance in a Nutshell (Board/Supt)

Charlie Martin, Chief Financial Officer, Laveen Elementary School District

Schools cannot run without money. We'll take a look at the basics of school finance and learn what board members need to know.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Everyone Has a Job: Board Meeting Roles and Responsibilities (All)

Heidi Vega, Director of Communications and Julie Cieniawski, Training Consultant

What are the roles of the board president, the superintendent and board members during a board meeting? We'll break down the roles and responsibilities of each.

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Break

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

The Blueprint for Meetings: Agenda Prep (ASAP/Board President/Superintendent)

Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Consultant and Mitra Khazai, ASBA Board Secretary and Governing Board Member, Madison ESD

How you prepare for a board meeting is almost as important as the meeting itself. We will explore the components of agenda prep and allow for discussion and networking during this session.

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

What We Build Upon: Policy Bridge and Policy Review (Board Members)

Lynne Bondi, Policy Analyst; Dr. Charlotte Patterson, Policy Analyst

Do you have an understanding of how to use ASBA's PolicyBridge? You will after this session! You will learn about the platform and how to navigate this member resource.What We Build Upon: Policy Bridge and Policy Review.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Head of Household: The Board Presidency (Board Members)

Ellen White, Acting Executive Director and Director of Business and Conference Services; Julie Cieniawski, Training Consultant

How does the board presidency differ from other board members? What responsibilities do they have that are different? In this session, we'll look at the roles and responsibilities of the president of the board.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The Outlook: Legislative Update (All)

Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations

An up-to-date review of what is happening in the 2024 legislative session.

3:15 pm -

Wrap-Up/Questions (All)

Ellen White, Acting Executive Director and Director of Business and Conference Services; Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Consultant



          
  

April 19, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Registration

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