Learning at your convenience!

IASB provides convenient and easy access to many training topics electronically via online courses and webinars. We've made it easier to fit training into your busy schedule. Online courses and webinars offer you the benefit of participating in a program from your own computer anytime, anywhere. 

Online courses and webinars are included in IASB membership benefits. Take advantage of these free learning opportunities today!

 
To view recorded webinars, visit our recorded webinars page.(Requires member log-in to access)  




 Online Courses

Completion of each course earns 10 Better Boardsmanship credits and fulfills the Elective requirement toward earning the Basics of Boardsmanship certificate.

Open Meetings Basics: What Does the Code Say? 
The intent of the Iowa Open Meetings law is to ensure boards operate with openness and transparency. This course is designed to provide board members with a foundational knowledge of the Open Meetings Law. The interactive course format includes videos, scenarios and quizzes to make this an engaging and meaningful online learning experience. Whether taken as an introduction or as a refresher, this self-paced course offers the critical, need to know basics of the Iowa Open Meetings Law that every board member should know and every board team should live by. 
Length: 2 hours


*Members must log-in to register for this course.

Budget 101 for School Board Members

What is the board's role when it comes to the school budget process? What do board discussions look like at the table and when and how often should they take place? How can the board both support and properly monitor the budget process without getting too deep into the system? This online, introductory course provides solid content and helpful resources that clarify the key governance roles of the board in an effective budget-setting process. 
Length: 2 hours


*Members must log-in to register for this course.


IASB is offering these online courses collaboratively with AEA PD Online. These courses are housed on AEA PD Online's website. 



 

Upcoming Webinars

Completion of each webinar earns 5 Better Boardsmanship credits and fulfills the Elective requirement toward earning the Basics of Boardsmanship certificate.
 

New Offerings! Virtual Conversations with Board Presidents
These 30 minute discussions will focus on a narrow topic and give you a chance to problem-solve in a small group, digital setting. Join your fellow board presidents and IASB staff as we discuss "what works" and "what doesn't work" in relation to each topic. You will come away with strategies actually tested at the table. Check out the topic descriptions below and sign up today!
These offerings are free for IASB members.

Part 3: Onboarding New Team Members—What Can the President Do?
School board elections are fast approaching! As board president, your leadership is instrumental in helping to ensure new board members are oriented effectively into their new role. Are you prepared? How can you work proactively to support smooth transitions as new members join your team?

Registration opens soon, so save the date below and watch for more information!
September 14, 12 p.m.

Enrollment will be capped at 10 participants per conversation.