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 through (March) and at the conclusion of the novel (April). Additionally, we hope to have the author of this spring's OSBA Book Club selection on-site for a discussion during one of the breakout sessions at Board Leadership Institute in May.

This spring, we are reading "Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School, and at Work" by Dr. J. Stuart Ablon.

Dr. Ablon is an associate professor at Harvard Medical school, specializing in the field of psychology, and founder and director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Click here to order "Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School, and at Work" by Dr. J. Stuart Ablon from Amazon.

This spring, 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 Region - weeks of March 4 and April 8

Northeast, Southeast and Southwest regions - weeks of March 11 and April 1

Dates and locations for meetings will be finalized on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 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.