Based on your board experience to date, especially over the past few years, you know that there's never a time in which every challenge has been eliminated and every problem solved. There is too much to know and too much at stake to not have access to the latest information, laws and policies. Attend Board Member 201 and engage with other board members and experts on some of the deeper learning you necessary as you continue leading 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 knowledge you need to advance achievement in your district.

Saturday February 11, 2023

8:15 a.m.
Registration, continental breakfast and networking
9 a.m.
The collaborative leader
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA

It takes a team approach to solve today’s complex issues. Learn best practices for school leaders to facilitate consensus and teamwork.

10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Legislative hot topics
Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, OSBA

Find out what’s happening at the Statehouse as the 135th General Assembly begins. Learn more about important education-related bills, the biennial budget, redistricting, and House and Senate leadership.

12 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
Policy hot topics
Kenna Haycox, senior policy services consultant, OSBA

Review key policy topics that boards will face this year to help create conversations around how to govern through policy in these areas. Learn best practices for managing policies to review for board meeting operations.

1:30 p.m.
Ethics laws for board leaders
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA

Join OSBA's legal team for a review of common conflict of interest issues that may arise for board members under Ohio Ethics Law.

2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
Board meeting challenges
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA

Discuss the laws, policies and best practices that apply to running and managing board meetings and get practical solutions to common board meeting challenges. Bring your questions!

3:45 p.m.
Questions and adjournment