Whether you’re a new board member or a seasoned veteran, there are always new leadership skills to explore. OSBA offers the following training opportunities to help you reach your full potential as a board member:

Board Leadership Institute: OSBA’s Board Leadership Institute is a two-day training event designed by and for board members. Courses cover a range of topics, including general board governance, student achievement, leadership, finance, policy, critical issues, school law matters and hot topics.

Board Member 101 workshops: These two-day academies focus on the knowledge and skills new board members find essential to becoming effective contributors to their district’s management team. Topics include the world of boardmanship; decision-making and working as a team; how Ohio schools are funded; the Sunshine Law and executive sessions; and many more.

Board Member 201 workshops: Learn skills essential to successfully lead your district. These take place in four regions of the state. 

OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show: The Capital Conference, one of the nation’s premier education conventions, offers exceptional opportunities for learning, sharing and networking. The three-day event offers general sessions, more than 100 breakout sessions and something for every member of your district’s administrative team.

Other workshops: Below are just some of the workshops OSBA offers each year:

• Cyberlaw Webinars

• Administrative Professionals Workshop

• Sports Law Webinars

• Communications Webinar

• Special Education Workshop

• State Legislative Conference

Individual board training: To help boards work effectively as a team, OSBA also offers customized workshops on a variety of topics, including:

• Board self-evaluations

• Goal setting

• Superintendent or treasurer evaluations

On-demand training: To make learning more convenient, OSBA offers a growing number of training programs through webinars.

View all of OSBA's events.

For more information, contact Jeff Chambers at jchambers@ohioschoolboards.org, or call (614) 540-4000.