Custom On-Site Trainings

ASBA provides individualized training and professional development opportunities throughout the year that enhance the work of Arizona governing boards and encourage continued learning and improvement. Trainings are offered when and where you need them.

ASBA has developed workshops that can be combined into full or half-day trainings. And we’re unique because our employees are sitting board members and have extensive experience working with boards from all demographics, from urban to rural to remote. If you don’t see a perfect training session for you, give us a call! We can customize a training just for your district.

Request an on-site training

Take a look at just a few of the choices available below or customize your own training. Download our flyer.

Please note your district must be an active or associate member to request a training.

This training helps your ream identify ways to have productive, efficient and informative board meetings. Agenda Setting, meeting norms and pacing are just a few of the topics covered in this training. (2 hours*)

Team Transitions: Communication – In this workshop, district leadership teams develop communication protocols and norms to increase understand, build trust and reduce conflict. (3 hours*)

Team Transitions: Team Member Style – During this workshop utilizing HRDQ materials, district leadership teams identify their individual team member style, the strengths and opportunities based on their style and discuss how the team will best function based on all the styles of the team. (3 hours*)

Effective teams understand the role and responsibilities of each team member. During this training, we take a deep dive into the different, yet interconnected duties of the superintendent and board. (2 hours*)

ASBA General Counsel, Chris Thomas, can provide a general or specific review of Arizona’s Open Meeting Law. The workshop can be tailored to meet the district’s individual needs. (2 hours*)

Board members can be effective advocates for their students and districts. Learn about the role of a board member as advocate, both within your district and statewide. (3 hours*)

In order for your entire leadership team to participate, ASBA will provide expert facilitators for your strategic planning meeting. This baseline session will give district leadership teams a starting point in their strategic planning process. Additional sessions would beneficial to assist the district leadership team with next steps, including identifying goals for the strategic plan. (3 hours*)

Board Self-Evaluation Part 1 – Using ASBA’s online self-evaluation tool, board teams review the evaluation results and identify areas of opportunity for improvement during the workshop. (3 hours*)

Board Self-Evaluation Part 2 – This second-in-a-series workshop allows district to review the areas of opportunity and develop an action plan with measurable goals and identify objectives to achieve those goals. (3 hours*)

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Your team develops the agenda and ASBA helps you execute a productive board retreat, allowing the board president and superintendent to participate as a member of the team. (Time dependent on the agenda)

This workshop is designed to help boards come to consensus on the current state and desired future of the district in preparation for identifying criteria for a superintendent search. (3 hours*)

When was the last time you provided a special training for your classified staff? Book a customer service training that focuses on creating a welcoming environment using a customer-focus approach.

Customize your training with the following session topics:

  • Customer Focus
  • Office Culture and Employee Morale
  • Customer Engagement
  • Customer Relationships
  • Customer Standards and Welcoming Environment
  • How to Listen and Communicate with Others
  • Communicating the Right Message to Market Your School

This fun and interactive training is intended for classified school front office staff but can also be used for all other classified employees in your school district. This training is offered as a 4-hour, 3-hour or 2-hour format. There is no limit to the number of employees in your session.

We come to you and do all the work! So how about scheduling a training for spring or even a summer retreat? Book your training today!

For more information please email Ellen White, ASBA Director of Business & Conferences at or call 602.254.1100.

ASBA will work with your team to design a training that meets the specific needs of your board. Contact us to find out more.

*Times are approximate

Learn more about training opportunities for ASBA member boards by emailing Nikkie Whaley, Board Support and Training Specialist, or calling 602.254.1100 or 800.238.4701.