Points for the Training Award are earned from professional development events and activities delivered by OSBA or the National School Boards Association (NSBA). 

Timeline

A board member must earn 200 points within a three-year period to achieve the OSBA Service Award. This is a rolling yearly cycle; points are accumulated from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Awards are presented at the spring regional conferences. 

Application process

This award does not require an application; the board member will be notified when he or she has earned the requisite points.

Requirements

Below are points allocated for training opportunities:

Training opportunities

Points

Attend a regional fall or spring conference

5

Participate in an OSBA online training session or webinar

5

Attend a three-hour customized in-district workshop conducted by OSBA staff

5

Attend an ESC Leadership Academy session

5 per session

Attend a meeting of the Small School District Advisory Network

5 per meeting

Attend a meeting of the Urban Network

5 per meeting

Attend OSBA's State Legislative Conference

10

Attend a half-day OSBA Workshop

10

Attend an all-day OSBA workshop

15

Attend the National School Boards Association’s Equity Symposium

15

Attend the OSBA Board Leadership Institute

20

Attend the National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference

20

Attend the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education Conference

20

Attend the National School Boards Association’s Advocacy Institute as an OSBA-appointed member of the OSBA Federal Relations Network

20

Attend the OSBA Board Member 101

20

Attend the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show

25