The Boardmanship book is included in the workshop tuition.

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Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

8 a.m.
Registration and breakfast (provided)
9 a.m.
Welcome and overview
Steve Horton, senior board and management services consultant, OSBA
9:15 a.m.
OSBA regional map and activities: Introducing the regional manager
Kim Miller-Smith, senior student achievement consultant and central regional manager; and Paul D. Mock, southeast regional manager, OSBA
Discover activities taking place near you and meet your regional manager, your guide for regional events.
9:45 a.m.
Boardmanship: What it's really all about
Steve Horton
Delve into the most important aspects of board work, your role as a board member and best practices for success as a new member.
10:45 a.m.
Boardmanship: Conduct and culture
Steve Horton
Learn strategies for working with your fellow board members and contributing to a strong, cohesive leadership team.
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.
Legal resources, issues and other hot topics
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel and Ralph H. Lusher III, staff attorney, OSBA
An OSBA attorney will provide information, identify resources and answer frequently asked questions on the critical legal issues facing today’s school board members.
4 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast (provided)
9 a.m.
Why legislation and advocacy are so important
Jennifer Hogue, director of legislative services, OSBA
Your district is affected by political leaders in Columbus, so your voice needs to be heard. Explore ways even a small district can help “educate” the legislature.
11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
The OSBA website and your OSBA staff liaison: Your best resources
Steve Horton
Review of the information at your fingertips.
11:45 a.m.
Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.
Keeping new board members on the right path
Steve Horton
Watch two videos and discuss what you’ve learned.
1:15 p.m.
Governing through policy: A framework for success
Kyle E. Lathwell, policy consultant, OSBA
A district’s policies are its armor, protecting it in situations where subjectivity isn’t the right approach.
3:15 p.m.
District goal setting: How else do you know where you're going?
Steve Horton
Boards of education need to keep their district’s vision in sight at all times and stay focused on the big picture to govern appropriately.
3:45 p.m.
Questions and adjourn