Custom On-Site Trainings

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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.
*Times are approximate
ASBA has resumed in-person trainings, with precautions. For in-person trainings, the district will need to ensure that participants are spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart and that masks are properly worn when not seated. If COVID19 metrics in the requesting district’s area are in the “substantial” or “high” categories, ASBA may need to change the training to a virtual setting.

2-Hour Trainings

Effective Board Meetings

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.

Roles and Responsibilities

Effective teams understand the roles 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.

Team Member Style

Building good working relationships with the members of your leadership team is critical to the success of the district. In this training, members will learn about four team member styles, identify the strengths and trouble spots of their style, and gain insights on how to work with other styles on their team. Materials by HRDQ.

Search Ready

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

Educational Equity (Overview)

Student achievement is the school board’s primary responsibility. With the diverse needs of students, ensuring every student is succeeding can be difficult. In this training, ASBA facilitators will cover what educational equity is (and is not) as well as introduce ASBA’s Leading for Equity Framework, which provides steps boards can take to create conditions where every student can succeed.

Superintendent Evaluation Training

One of the primary responsibilities of governing boards is to evaluate the superintendent. In this training, the board and superintendent will have facilitated discussion around ASBA’s new superintendent evaluation tool (or your own tool), the evaluation cycle and best practices for an evaluation that not only enhances the performance of the superintendent, but also that of your school district.

3-Hour Trainings

Board Operations & Communication Protocols

Using district policy as a guide, an ASBA facilitator will help the board establish and document agreed-upon protocols for communication with each other, staff and community. This is an opportunity for boards to ensure their practices align to their policy.

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 this workshop. 

Board Self -Evaluation-Part 2

This second-in-a-series workshop allows districts to review the areas of opportunity and develop an action plan with measurable goals and identify objectives to achieve those goals. 

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Strategic Planning (Overview)

An ASBA facilitator will take the lead guiding the team through a review of the strategic planning process, the district’s current mission, vision, values and goals, and available data. The facilitator will then assist the team in identifying strengths and needs. An additional session would be beneficial to create a timeline and establish strategic goals.

 

Additional Services

Board Facilitation

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.

Customer Service Training (Classified Staff)

2/3/4 hours*

ASBA provides a customer service training that focuses on creating a welcoming environment using a customer-focus approach for classified school front office staff. This training is offered as a 4-hour, 3-hour or 2-hour format. Please email Ellen White, ewhite@azsba.org for more information.

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