As you've taken the first steps to becoming one of your school district's key leaders and a member of its board of education, you understand the responsibility and possibility that awaits. Successful school board leadership --- now more than ever --- demands members be able and willing to work collaboratively, support district policy, govern ethically and professionally, and set the standard for other school and civic groups within the community.

Experienced OSBA staff have designed a weekend program full of the key information necessary to give new board members the confidence and tools to flatten the learning curve. Board Member 101 will include sessions on governance, collaboration, legal parameters, parliamentary procedure, meeting management, policy management, legislative understanding, district advocacy and school financing. The program is designed to allow new board members to ask questions, network with others and discover the many resources OSBA offers to district members.

The Boardmanship book will be included in this registration.

If you need a hotel room for Friday, January 22nd, the Renaissance is offering a special group rate of $132.00. You can book this directly at the link below, or call
614-882-6800

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1634…

Agenda

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

8:15 a.m.
Registration, breakfast and networking
9 a.m.
Welcome, overview and housekeeping
Teri Morgan, senior deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
9:15 a.m.
Getting to know your region
Kim Miller-Smith, senior student achievement consultant and regional manager, OSBA
9:45 a.m.
So now I'm a board member. What's my role?
Teri Morgan, senior deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
Building your governance and leadership skills
Teri Morgan, senior deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
11:45 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 p.m.
Why legislation and advocacy are so important
Will Schwartz, deputy director of legislative services, OSBA
2 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m.
School finance
Will Schwartz, deputy director of legislative services, OSBA
4 p.m.
Adjourn

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and networking
9 a.m.
Governing through policy: a framework for success
Teri Morgan, deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
Member engagement: what it is and why it matters
Kathy McFarland, deputy chief executive, OSBA
11:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:15 p.m.
Oops! He did it again
Teri Morgan, deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
12:45 p.m.
Legal resources, issues and other hot topics
Jennifer A. Hardin, deputy director of legal services, OSBA
1:30 p.m.
Break
1:45 p.m.
Legal resources, issues and other hot topics (continued)
Jennifer A. Hardin, deputy director of legal services, OSBA
2:45 p.m.
The road from here: goal achievement for the board of education
Teri Morgan, deputy director of board and management services, OSBA
3:15 p.m.
Questions and Adjourn