Board Leadership Institute 2022

Board Leadership Institute

OSBA's Board Leadership Institute (BLI) is an annual professional development event designed by board members for board members. It provides new and veteran board members across Ohio information to help them guide their districts forward. The two-day institute, May 6-7, 2022, is the only leadership development event in the state designed exclusively for school board members. 

BLI offers in-depth sessions taught by the leading experts on topics ranging from student achievement, finance and school law to legislative issues, curriculum and board development. 

Registration

The price to attend this two-day event is $290. Registration includes breakfast and lunch on both days and a networking hour as well as workshop materials from all of the 15 sessions. Click to register 

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Keynote speakers

The Opening General Session keynote speaker is Scott Daly, director of training at Focus 3. In his session, Be a relentless leader, attendees will learn how to control the one thing you always can as a response to the often uncontrollable things that happen. A career Navy SEAL, Daly will share his life and professional experiences to help you become a relentless leader. 

The Closing Luncheon keynote speaker will be Doug Ute, executive director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Ute will discuss some of the strategies and action items for OHSAA and their impact on student-athletes and coaches. He also will share his thoughts on the future of high school athletics. He is a former coach, teacher, athletic administrator, principal and superintendent, serving as superintendent for nine years at Elgin Local (Marion) and 11 years at Newark City.  

Hotel information

Stay at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris for $145 per night if booked by April 14. Call (614) 885-1600 and mention OSBA to reserve a room. The hotel is located north of Columbus at 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, 43240.

Schedule of events 

View the full agenda with session descriptions

Friday, May 6 

8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast (Lanyards sponsored by Sedgwick) 

9:15 a.m. Welcome 
Cheryl W. Ryan, director of board and management services, and Rick Lewis, chief executive officer, OSBA; and OSBA President Robert M. Heard Sr., Cleveland Municipal  

9:30 a.m. Opening General Session  
Learn how to control the one thing you always can as a response to the often uncontrollable things that happen. A career Navy SEAL will share his life and professional experiences to help you become a relentless leader. 
Scott Daly, director of training, Focus 3 

10:30 a.m. Break 

10:45 a.m.  Concurrent sessions 

  • How much is too much? Avoiding micromanagement through board policy 
  • Crisis communications for school leaders: Lessons from the pandemic 
  • The Ohio Ethics Law: Watching our step!

Noon Lunch (sponsored by Sedgwick) 

1 p.m. Concurrent sessions 

  • Connecting the dots: Managing transitions 
  • News from the Statehouse 
  • Taking control and celebrating your district's data story 

2:15 p.m. Break 

2:30 p.m. Concurrent sessions 

  • A unifying, collective vision
  • Board Member Jeopardy! 
  • A toolbox to better meetings

3:45 p.m. Networking hour (sponsored by BoardDocs)
Attendees are invited to a networking hour to relax and reconnect with fellow board members and share what they’ve learned after the first day of sessions. 

4:45 p.m. Adjourn 

 

Saturday, May 7 

8:30 a.m. Breakfast 

9:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions 

  • The difficult conversation 
  • To thine own self be true 
  • The state of students post-COVID-19: What school counselors are seeing in students

10:30 a.m. Break 

10:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions 

  • Board–superintendent relations: Checking your alignment 
  • Connecting the dots: District culture and student success
  • News from the Statehouse 

Noon Closing Luncheon
Doug Ute, executive director of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, will discuss some of the strategies and action items for OHSAA and their impact on student-athletes and coaches. He also will share his thoughts on the future of high school athletics. 
Closing Luncheon sponsored by Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio 

1:15 p.m. Adjourn