A workshop for central office and school building administrative professionals.


9:30 a.m.
Registration and coffee
10 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
10:05 a.m.
Gatekeeper – the administrative professional's role
Allison Morris, Chief Financial Officer, OSBA
Best practices for hostile intruders include a series of secured barriers to safeguard students and staff. This session will train the person behind the buzzer to identify potential building threats.
11:05 a.m.
Legislation and policy changes – what you need to know
Kenna S. Haycox, senior policy consultant, and Will Schwartz, lobbyist, OSBA
Policy and lobbying experts will provide an overview of the legislative process from the Statehouse to the schoolhouse and the impact of legislative changes on your district policies. We also will review recent legislative changes impacting your central office operations.
12:05 p.m.
Working lunch (provided) — Build a better mousetrap!
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, and Teri Morgan, deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
Share tips and ideas about tasks and processes we all manage regularly. Use the power of the group to find the most efficient way to accomplish your to-do list.
12:35 p.m.
Energy pick-me-up
Wanda Bloch, marketing and trade show manager, OSBA
Get ready to get up and out of your seat to get re-energized for the remainder of the day. Simple stretches will be performed to get the blood flowing. Take these techniques back to the office with you.
12:45 p.m.
Lessons from the schoolhouse
Dr. Kathy McFarland, deputy chief executive, OSBA
Learn how to deal with conflict without getting sent to the principal’s office. Review the ABCs of working with difficult co-workers, staff, parents and students while creating a collaborative, positive work culture.
1:30 p.m.
Navigating the OSBA database and website
Laurie Miller, senior events manager, OSBA
Do you know enough to be dangerous? Or at least enough to look like a superstar to your boss? Let us help you become the expert. We will cover how to log in to and navigate the OSBA website; reset your password; find upcoming events, legislative updates and member services; and how to help new board members.
1:50 p.m.
Final discussion and wrap-up
2 p.m.