Recently appointed to your school board? Attend this one-day workshop for first-term board members and get up to speed on hot topics.

Saturday July 30, 2022

8:15 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast
8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.
Boardmanship: What it’s really all about
Roderick Cheatham and Dr. William D. Waidelich, board and management services consultants, OSBA
Come prepared to share your biggest board challenges to date. Learn how to build better and more trusting relationships with district administrators and understand best practices for staff and district communications as well as the most appropriate roles for board members, superintendents and treasurers.
10:15 a.m.
Why legislation and advocacy are so important
Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, OSBA
Learn about the legislative process and the important role you play as a board member.
11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
School finance
Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, OSBA
12 p.m.
Lunch and networking
12:30 p.m.
Good governance through policy
Kenna S. Haycox, senior policy consultant and Gamaliel Narvaez, policy consultant, OSBA
Policies are an essential tool for effective district governance. This session will review best practices for policy development and implementation. It also will feature discussions of pitfalls and possibilities.
1:45 p.m.
Let’s get legal: Ethics, parliamentary procedure, resources and hot topics
Jennifer A. Hardin, senior deputy director of legal services, OSBA
Learn more about the role of a board member, how board members can best work together to advance student achievement and get answers to your questions about communications among and between leadership team members, staff and the public.
2:45 p.m.
2:55 p.m.
Let's get legal contintued
4 p.m.
Closing remarks and questions