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Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar 2020

January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar

Bolts is provided in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson and focuses on governance and leadership topics for school Boards and superintendents. A track for administrative professionals (ASAP) who support boards and superintendents is included.

Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar Registration - 2020

DateName of LocationTimeAddressRegister
01/24/2020Tucson8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Westin La Paloma Resort
3800 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ
Register
01/29/2020Phoenix8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., #100
Phoenix, AZ
Register
02/07/2020Flagstaff8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.High Country Conference Center
201 W. Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
Register

Registration Fee

Member district registration fee is $125/person. Non-member fee is $250/person. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. On-site registration will be accepted at an additional cost of $50.

Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions

The deadline for cancellations is Friday, January 17, 2020 (Tucson), Friday, January 24, 2020 (Phoenix) and Friday, January 31, 2020 (Flagstaff). Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 602-254-1177 by that date. No shows or cancellations received after the deadline will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.

NEED ASSISTANCE?

SHOULD YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WITH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, PLEASE CALL THE ASBA OFFICE AT 602-254-1100 OR 1-800-238-4701.

Tucson BOLTS
Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ

Phoenix BOLTS
Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., #100 Phoenix, AZ

Flagstaff BOLTS
High Country Conference Center 201 W. Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ

BOLTS Agenda - January 24, 2020

BOLTS - TUCSON
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
8:00-8:45 a.m.Registration and BreakfastMurphey Lobby
8:45-9:00 a.m.WelcomeMurphey
9:00-9:50 a.m. (ALL)Don’t Let It Sit on a Shelf: Living Your Strategic Plan

Does your district have a strategic plan? How often do you look at it? Does the plan guide the work your district does? What role do you play in the strategic planning continuum? Learn from ASBA the dos and don’ts of strategic planning.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director; Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development SpecialistMurphey
9:50-10:00 a.m.Break (with activity)
10:00-10:50 a.m. (ALL)What’s Next?: Your Board Calendar

Your board calendar is your roadmap for your monthly board meetings. Are you familiar with the timeframe for specific board actions? Does your board calendar reflect your priorities?
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, and David DeCabooter, Policy Consultant and Staff Attorney Murphey
10:50-11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00-11:50 a.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Do You Have A Plan? Communicating with the Community

A district communication plan is an essential part of letting your community know how the district is doing. Does your board have communications goals? Is your board communicating decisions to stakeholders? Learn the critical components of a board communications plan.
Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development SpecialistMurphey
11:00-11:50 a.m. (ASAP)
Managing the Complexity of Being You!

Being an administrative assistant to a superintendent and governing board is a complicated, high stress job. Learn strategies to manage the daily demands of your critical position.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director, and Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services Finger Rock 1
11:50-1:00 p.m.
LUNCHFinger Rock 1
1:00-1:50 p.m. (ALL)
Don’t Do That, Do This: Open Meeting Law and Best Practices

How do you keep yourself, your board and district in compliance with Open Meeting Law? Learn what do to do AND what not to do in this informative session.
Chris Thomas, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel
Murphey
1:50-2:00 p.m.
Break (with activity)
2:00-2:50 p.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Keeping Your Meeting on Track

How do you keep your board meetings on track and productive? What do you do if your meeting becomes divisive? We’ll tips and tricks to helping your board be healthy, positive and forward thinking.
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Murphey
2:00-2:50 p.m. (ASAP)
The Power of Hello

When parents and community members come into your school sites and district office, what is their first impression? How do school districts, in an era of school choice, take care of their customers? Learn the basics of customer service and how your district can be a welcoming place.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director, and Ellen White, Director of Business and Conferences Services
Finger Rock 1
2:50-3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00-3:50 p.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Financial Questions You Should Be Asking

Studying a school district budget is a little bit like putting a very complex puzzle together. Learn the critical questions you should ask from a leading school finance expert and a serving board member!
Ken Hicks, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Dysart USD, and Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist
Murphey
3:00-3:50 p.m. (ASAP)
Let’s Talk Executive Sessions

Executive sessions are sometimes can appear to be a mystifying occurrence. How can superintendent and board administrative assistants help boards and superintendents manage the agenda, meeting and minutes?
Chris Thomas, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel, and David DeCabooter, Policy Consultant and Staff Attorney
Finger Rock 1
3:50-4:00 p.m.
Wrap Up
Murphey

BOLTS Agenda - January 29, 2020

BOLTS - PHOENIX
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
8:00-8:45 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
Cottonwood Lobby
8:45-9:00 a.m.WelcomeCottonwood
9:00-9:50 a.m. (ALL)Don’t Let It Sit on a Shelf: Living Your Strategic Plan

Does your district have a strategic plan? How often do you look at it? Does the plan guide the work your district does? What role do you play in the strategic planning continuum? Learn from ASBA the dos and don’ts of strategic planning.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director; Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Cottonwood
9:50-10:00 a.m.Break (with activity)
10:00-10:50 a.m. (ALL)What’s Next?: Your Board Calendar

Your board calendar is your roadmap for your monthly board meetings. Are you familiar with the timeframe for specific board actions? Does your board calendar reflect your priorities?
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, and David DeCabooter, Policy Consultant and Staff Attorney
Cottonwood
10:50-11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00-11:50 a.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Do You Have A Plan? Communicating with the Community

A district communication plan is an essential part of letting your community know how the district is doing. Does your board have communications goals? Is your board communicating decisions to stakeholders? Learn the critical components of a board communications plan.
Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Cottonwood
11:00-11:50 a.m. (ASAP)
Managing the Complexity of Being You!

Being an administrative assistant to a superintendent and governing board is a complicated, high stress job. Learn strategies to manage the daily demands of your critical position.
Heidi Vega, Director of Communications, and Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services
Brittlebush
11:50-1:00 p.m.
LUNCH
Cottonwood
1:00-1:50 p.m. (ALL)
Don’t Do That, Do This: Open Meeting Law and Best Practices

How do you keep yourself, your board and district in compliance with Open Meeting Law? Learn what do to do AND what not to do in this informative session.
Chris Thomas, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel
Cottonwood
1:50-2:00 p.m.
Break (with activity)
2:00-2:50 p.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Keeping Your Meeting on Track

How do you keep your board meetings on track and productive? What do you do if your meeting becomes divisive? We’ll tips and tricks to helping your board be healthy, positive and forward thinking.
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Cottonwood
2:00-2:50 p.m. (ASAP)
The Power of Hello

When parents and community members come into your school sites and district office, what is their first impression? How do school districts, in an era of school choice, take care of their customers? Learn the basics of customer service and how your district can be a welcoming place.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director, and Ellen White, Director of Business and Conferences Services
Brittlebush
2:50-3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00-3:50 p.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Financial Questions You Should Be Asking

Studying a school district budget is a little bit like putting a very complex puzzle together. Learn the critical questions you should ask from a leading school finance expert and a serving board member!
Ken Hicks, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Dysart USD, and Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist
Cottonwood
3:00-3:50 p.m. (ASAP)
Let’s Talk Executive Sessions

Executive sessions are sometimes can appear to be a mystifying occurrence. How can superintendent and board administrative assistants help boards and superintendents manage the agenda, meeting and minutes?
Chris Thomas, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel, and David DeCabooter, Policy Consultant and Staff Attorney
Brittlebush
3:50-4:00 p.m.
Wrap Up
Cottonwood

BOLTS Agenda - February 7, 2020

BOLTS - FLAGSTAFF
TimeSessionPresenter(s)Location
8:00-8:45 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
Agassiz/
Fremont Lobby
8:45-9:00 a.m.Welcome
Agassiz/
Fremont
9:00-9:50 a.m. (ALL)Don’t Let It Sit on a Shelf: Living Your Strategic Plan

Does your district have a strategic plan? How often do you look at it? Does the plan guide the work your district does? What role do you play in the strategic planning continuum? Learn from ASBA the dos and don’ts of strategic planning.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director; Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Agassiz/
Fremont
9:50-10:00 a.m.Break (with activity)
10:00-10:50 a.m. (ALL)What’s Next?: Your Board Calendar

Your board calendar is your roadmap for your monthly board meetings. Are you familiar with the timeframe for specific board actions? Does your board calendar reflect your priorities?
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, and David DeCabooter, Policy Consultant and Staff Attorney
Agassiz/
Fremont
10:50-11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00-11:50 a.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Do You Have A Plan? Communicating with the Community

A district communication plan is an essential part of letting your community know how the district is doing. Does your board have communications goals? Is your board communicating decisions to stakeholders? Learn the critical components of a board communications plan.
Heidi Otero, Director of Communications, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Agassiz/
Fremont
11:00-11:50 a.m. (ASAP)
Managing the Complexity of Being You!

Being an administrative assistant to a superintendent and governing board is a complicated, high stress job. Learn strategies to manage the daily demands of your critical position.
Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director, and Ellen White, Director of Business and Conference Services
O'Leary
11:50-1:00 p.m.
LUNCH
Cottonwood
1:00-1:50 p.m. (ALL)
Don’t Do That, Do This: Open Meeting Law and Best Practices

How do you keep yourself, your board and district in compliance with Open Meeting Law? Learn what do to do AND what not to do in this informative session.
Chris Thomas, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel
Agassiz/
Fremont
1:50-2:00 p.m.
Break (with activity)
2:00-2:50 p.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Keeping Your Meeting on Track

How do you keep your board meetings on track and productive? What do you do if your meeting becomes divisive? We’ll tips and tricks to helping your board be healthy, positive and forward thinking.
Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist, and Julie Bacon, Leadership Development Specialist
Agassiz/
Fremont
2:00-2:50 p.m. (ASAP)
The Power of Hello

When parents and community members come into your school sites and district office, what is their first impression? How do school districts, in an era of school choice, take care of their customers? Learn the basics of customer service and how your district can be a welcoming place.
Heidi Vega, Director of Communications, and Ellen White, Director of Business and Conferences Services
O'Leary
2:50-3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00-3:50 p.m. (BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT)
Financial Questions You Should Be Asking

Studying a school district budget is a little bit like putting a very complex puzzle together. Learn the critical questions you should ask from a leading school finance expert and a serving board member!
Ken Hicks, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Dysart USD, and Nikkie Whaley, Board Support Specialist
Agassiz/
Fremont
3:00-3:50 p.m. (ASAP)
Let’s Talk Executive Sessions

Executive sessions are sometimes can appear to be a mystifying occurrence. How can superintendent and board administrative assistants help boards and superintendents manage the agenda, meeting and minutes?
Chris Thomas, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel, and David DeCabooter, Policy Consultant and Staff Attorney
O'Leary
3:50-4:00 p.m.
Wrap Up

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January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm