Each year, OSBA offers dozens of workshops and conferences on timely topics, using expertise from around the state. These range from half-day seminars at OSBA's Columbus office to the springtime Board Leadership Institute (BLI) and November's Capital Conference. Opportunities to learn and network are also offered regionally, including the ESC Leadership Academy, facilitated by OSBA consultants, at participating educational service centers. 

For boards with unique concerns or want specific or private training in their individual districts, 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.  

Suggested topics for customized board training and development in your district: 

  • Leadership team roles and responsibilities
  • Board ethics and trust
  • High-stakes decision-making
  • Board member appointment and training
  • Board operating protocols
  • Board relations and coping strategies
  • Superintendent or treasurer evaluation
  • Board self-evaluation
  • Internal and external communication
  • Community partnerships
  • Preparing for and leading through change
  • Effective board meetings
  • The board's role in improving student achievement
  • New superintendent, treasurer or board member transitions
  • Updating policy manuals or staff or board handbooks
  • Staff and community surveys
  • Strategic planning – road to success
  • Succession planning for leadership teams
  • Classified staff professional development
  • Understanding and promoting college readiness

Contact Cheryl W. Ryan , Teri Morgan  or Steve Horton at (614) 540-4000 today to schedule your customized board workshop.