Based on your board experience to date, you understand that the board will continually face new challenges. It’s essential board members continue their professional development to stay up to date on legal and policy changes and board governance best practices. Attend Board Member 201 to engage with other board members and experts, going deeper into the strategies to help you lead your district.

Content for this workshop will cover current challenges for board members, new developments in legislation and policy, and strategies to build or maintain strong partnerships with fellow board members and administrators. Legal, legislative and policy experts will answer your questions and provide the tools and information you need to advance achievement in your district.

This Workshop is available in-person at our offices in Columbus Ohio, or available live virtually.


Date Title Location
2/17/24 [In-Person] Central Board 201: A Deeper Dive 8050 N HIGH ST COLUMBUS, OH 43235-6442
2/17/24 [Virtual] Central Board 201: A Deeper Dive Webinar

Saturday February 17, 2024

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast (in-person attendees)

Scrambled Eggs
OJ & Fresh Coffee

9 a.m.
Welcome, Housekeeping & Introductions
9:15 a.m.
The Five C’s of Board Leadership:Competence, Collaboration, Commitment, Cooperation and Communication
Cheryl Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA & Quinn Maceyko, board and management services consultant, OSBA
In this empowering session, learn how to unlock the essential tools needed to skillfully navigate board or committee meetings and actively engage with the community. We will provide in-depth definitions, proven strategies and real-world examples that will elevate your leadership skills and leave a lasting impact.
10:45 a.m.
Morning Break
11 a.m.
Education and the 2024 Ohio Statehouse
Nicole Piscitani, deputy director of legislative services, OSBA
Dive into the heart of state-level education policymaking with OSBA's Division of Legislative Service. Get the scoop on the latest buzz at the Statehouse, including pivotal education-related bills, the ins and outs of property tax reform and a sneak peek at what the  March primary election means for education.
12:15 p.m.
Lunch Break
1 p.m.
Critical Board Policy Topics
Gamy Narvaez, policy consultant, OSBA
Dive deep into a  review of the key policy topic boards will face this year. This session will help board members lead informed conversations on governing through policy in these areas.
2:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break
2:30 p.m.
Legal issues for school board leaders
Jennie Hardin, Senior Deputy Director of Legal Services, OSBA

OSBA's Division of Legal Services will provide an insightful overview of crucial legal considerations that affect school board meetings. Delve into topics like agenda setting and executive sessions, and review Ohio Ethics Law restrictions related to conflicts of interest and public contracts.

4 p.m.