Customized Workshops

Each year, OSBA offers dozens of in-person and online workshops, seminars, webinars and conferences to assist board members in building their leadership and governance skills. Some of these opportunities include half-day seminars at OSBA's Columbus office, the springtime Board Leadership Institute (BLI), the State Legislative Conference and November's OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show. 

For boards with unique concerns, customized board training is a great option. A board services consultant will work with you to create, customize and facilitate three-hour or full-day workshops and retreats on topics you select for your board leadership team.  

Topics for customized board training and development in your district could include:

  • Board committees best practices
  • Board ethics and trust
  • Board member appointment and training
  • Board operating protocols
  • Board relations and coping strategies
  • Board self-assessment
  • Classified staff professional development
  • Community partnerships
  • Culture and engagement
  • Effective board meetings
  • High-stakes decision-making
  • Internal and external communication
  • Leadership team roles and responsibilities
  • New superintendent, treasurer or board member transitions
  • Preparing for and leading through change
  • Staff and community surveys
  • Succession planning for leadership teams
  • Superintendent or treasurer evaluation
  • The board's role in improving student achievement
  • The development of board handbooks

OSBA summer special

Each summer, OSBA offers a discount on customized workshops and retreats scheduled to be held between June 1 through Aug. 15: save $100 on a half-day workshop and $200 on a full-day workshop. Schedule a virtual or in-person workshop or retreat with OSBA's board and management services team to facilitate conversations and training to ensure your leadership team is ready for the new academic year. 

Contact Cheryl W. RyanTeri MorganKristine Robbins or Quinn Maceyko at (614) 540-4000 today to learn more and schedule your customized board workshop.