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.

Legislative Update - End of Session Webinar 
Friday, May 5: 12-1 p.m.
Now that session has ended, learn about important education bills that could be enacted into law. Find out how they will affect your district and learn what you can do to stay active during the interim. 




Virtual Conversations for Board Presidents – Engaging the Disengaged
 An effective board team is cohesive and attentive. As board president, you strive to ensure participation by all team members. What can a board president do when a team member is disengaged? Join your fellow board presidents and IASB staff as we discuss “what works” and “what doesn’t work” in relation to this topic. You will come away with strategies actually tested at the table.
This first conversation, Engaging the Disengaged, will be offered twice on the following dates and times. Please register for only one of these dates:

Tuesday, May 9
Noon – 12:30 p.m.



OR

Thursday, May 11
Noon – 12:30 p.m.



 Enrollment will be capped at 10 participants per conversation. You will register for only one date—May 9 OR May 11.