Better Boardsmanship Awards
Annual Recognition for Commitment to Ongoing Learning
Given in Honor of Carolyn M. Jons
Better Boardsmanship Awards highlight commitment to professional growth. Individual board members, board teams and superintendents can earn credits for the awards listed below through participation in IASB learning opportunities, a desire to take on leadership roles and engagement in service and advocacy. You must apply to receive these awards.
There are three types of Better Boardsmanship Awards:
Individual Achievement Award
Board members are eligible to receive an Award of Achievement certificate for earning a minimum of 125 credits in one year. 85 of
those credits must be earned in the Formal Learning category.
Team Learners Award
An Award of Achievement plaque is presented to a whole board when a majority of its board members receive Individual Award of Achievement certificates for the year and the board has a policy that supports board development.
Superintendent's Award of Honor
An Award of Honor certificate is given to each superintendent, AEA administrator or community college president who completes the eligibility requirements and at least two board members in the district, AEA or community college who have earned Individual Award of Achievement certificates.
Our 2016-17 Better Boardsmanship Award Credits List
is a collection of the events, leadership roles, and service opportunities for which IASB offers credit towards earning the Individual Award and the Award of Honor.