Welcome to the OSBA Book Club! We are looking forward to continuing the goal of lifelong learning through the reading and sharing of more great books. Our goal is to choose books that are of interest to school district leaders and that can help them in better understanding their work, growing their relationships with staff and community members, building leadership skills or simply because of personal interest.

It's free to join the OSBA Book Club but you must be registered as a Book Club member to receive its communication. As we read each book, we will be meeting with the book club members in each region at a central location such as a restaurant or coffee shop halfway and at the conclusion of the novel.

This fall, we are reading "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

Both Willink and Babin served as U.S. Navy Seal platoon leaders during the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq during the mid-2000s. Read about their experiences of leading soldiers with diverse backgrounds on several missions in the Middle East.

Click here to order "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin from Amazon.

This fall, we will meet and discuss the novel with of the members of the OSBA Book Club in their respective regions. This will also provide an opportunity to network with school board members, superintendents, treasurers and other school personnel in your region. Your goal is to read half the book by the first meeting date and finish the book prior to the second meeting date.

Please hold the following weeks for each region:

Central and Southwest Regions - weeks of Oct. 2 and 23

Northeast and Northwest Regions - weeks of Oct. 9 and 30

Southeast Region - weeks of Oct. 9 and Oct. 23

Dates and locations for meetings will be finalized on Friday, Sept.15, and you will receive an email with that information.

We hope you gain a fresh perspective to share and encourage discussion with district leaders and colleagues.

If you have any questions or need more information, please email Quinn Maceyko, board and management services consultant.