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Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar

January 26 @ 9:00 am - February 2 @ 3:30 pm

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Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar

BOLTS seminars are provided in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson which focus on leadership topics for school boards and super¬intendents. An administrative assistant track is also provided. This event is held in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff during the months of January and February.

Board Operations and Leadership Training Seminar Registration - 2018

DateName of LocationTimeAddressRegister
01/26/2018Tucson9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Register
01/31/2018Phoenix9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Register
02/02/2018Flagstaff9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Register

Registration Fee

Member district registration fee is $120/person. Non-member fee is $240/person. The fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration and payment must be received by Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Late Registration

Participants registered after the following dates will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee: Friday, January 19, 2018 (Tucson), Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Phoenix) and Friday, January 26, 2018 (Flagstaff).

Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions

The deadline for cancellations is Friday, January 19, 2018 (Tucson), Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Phoenix) and Friday, January 26, 2018 (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.

Should you require assistance with the registration process, please call the ASBA office at 602-254-1100 or 1-800-238-4701.

BOLTS Agenda - 2018

General9:00amTracey BensonWhat is Local Control & Why Do We Have It?
Let’s talk about what local control means for board members and education.
General9:15amJulie BaconIs Your Board Meeting Too Long?Tips for moving your meeting forward and maximizing your time.
General10:00amChris ThomasDon't Press Your LuckNot all open meeting law violations are black and white. Discuss scenarios where board members may find themselves in the gray area and at risk for OML violations.
General10:40amNikkie WhaleyWhose Job Is It Anyway?Board members, superintendents and administrative staff all have a role to play before, during and after board meetings. Identify each player's role and responsibilities when it comes to board meetings.
General11:00amDavid DeCabooter There's a Policy for That!Communicating with each other, staff and the community is important, but did you know there is district policy that outlines what that looks like? Review key B and K policies that center on district communication processes.
General11:40amChris ThomasExecutive Session: What You Need to KnowLearn when and how to enter/exit from executive session, who can be included, and how to document it.
Admin. Professional1:00pmEllen WhiteHow Many Hats Do you Have?What are the various roles administrative assistants play at their districts?
Admin. Professional1:15pmChris ThomasFERPA: Preserving Student Privacy
An overview of FERPA and how to comply. What does the board have access to and when?
Admin. Professional1:45pmTimothy Provenzano, AZ Library Archives & Public RecordsFor the Record: What's Expected
Administrative professionals are the keeper of records. When it comes to records retention and public records request, there are some import things to know.
Admin. Professional2:30pmJulie BaconBring Them On: Onboarding New Board MembersAdministrative staff are often the first people new board members go to with questions. Hear about some tools ASBA has to help get new board members off on the right foot.
Board Member & Superintendent 1:00pmNikkie WhaleyHow to "Do No Harm" in the Boardroom
Let's discuss strategies that boards and individuals can use to encourage harmony, not harm, in the boardroom.
Board Member & Superintendent 2:00pmJulie BaconAre You Presidential?
What are the skills needed to be an effective board president and what is the process for becoming board president?
Board Member & Superintendent 2:20pmNikkie WhaleyGetting Your House in Order
A healthy and functioning board is critical to maintaining and promoting effective districts. Learn about ASBA's new Board Self- Evaluation and how boards can use this tool assess the board and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
General3:00pmNikkie WhaleyEvaluations & Prize Drawings
Complete you evaluation and be entered to win!

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January 26 @ 9:00 am
February 2 @ 3:30 pm