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.

To make a reservation at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South at our group rate ($109.00), please call 216-524-8050 by January 2nd, 2022.

Agenda

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

8:15 a.m.
Registration, breakfast and networking
9 a.m.
Welcome, overview and housekeeping
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
9:15 a.m.
Getting to know your region
Reno Contipelli, northeast regional manager, OSBA
9:45 a.m.
So now I'm a board member. What's my role?
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
Building your governance and leadership skills
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
11:45 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 p.m.
Why legislation and advocacy are so important
Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, OSBA
2 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m.
School finance
Nicole Piscitani, lobbyist, 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
Kyle E. Lathwell, policy consultant, OSBA
10:30 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
Member engagement: what it is and why it matters
Mark Bobo, membership retention and engagement consultant, OSBA
11:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:15 p.m.
Oops! He did it again
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
12:45 p.m.
Legal resources, issues and other hot topics
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA
1:30 p.m.
Break
1:45 p.m.
Legal resources, issues and other hot topics (continued)
Sara C. Clark, chief legal counsel, OSBA
2:45 p.m.
The road from here: goal achievement for the board of education
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, OSBA
3:15 p.m.
Questions and Adjourn