IASB Conferences and Events

IASB presents an array of workshops, conferences and events throughout the year that cover essential governance and leadership topics. These face-to-face learning opportunities delve deeply into topics and issues that have a direct impact on public education and Iowa students.

2017

Board Member Orientation

October 4-November 15—Locations throughout the state. 
IASB’s orientation will help you understand how the law and policy make a difference in how this work is conducted. Find out what effective governance really means. Take time to learn how effective boards work and consider creating a better future for your board and ultimately your students.

Employee Relations Conference

October 17The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
Your goal is to promote positive relations with employees to encourage an environment that supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Just as important is the responsibility to maintain efficient, cost-effective organizational operations. This day-long conference features experts who will examine issues and help you be prepared.


TregoEd Budget Reduction Training

October 24—IASB Office, Des Moines
So your district must right-size your budget and some reallocation and reductions in the budget are necessary. Where to start? This workshop will provide you with a framework and process to use and take the subjectiveness out of the budget rightsizing challenge. 

72nd Annual Convention

November 15-17, 2017—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Come join us for our annual convention! Be inspired by renowned keynote speakers, expand your knowledge at our workshops, and network with other Iowa education leaders and vendors. 

Iowa School Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)

December 13-14; February 21-22, 2018The Meadows Conference Center, Altoona
Iowa school finance is complex. ISFLC allows the participant to spend a day and a half looking in depth on one aspect of district finance – budget development; internal control, financial statements, current fiscal topics are just a few of the topics to choose from. For more information, visit the ISFLC website.  

December 13-14


February 21-22, 2018


2018

Day on the Hill 2018

January 30—Botanical Center and the Iowa State Capitol
IASB’s annual Day on the Hill gives attendees an opportunity to meet with their local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education, network with education leaders from across the state, and learn new advocacy strategies.

Certified Budget Workshops

February-MarchLocations throughout the state.
Forecast5 Analytics, an IASB endorsed partner, will offer these free workshops to all IASB members. Attendees, using 5Cast forecasting tools, will leave the workshop with a completed FY2019 certified budget, including the aid and levy, worksheets and all supporting documentation.

Policy Leadership and Legal Issues Conference

April 12Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Des Moines
2017 Conference Materials

Benefit Compliance Seminars

April 19-May 9
These seminars provide attendees the most up-to-date information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including new federal interpretations, eligibility issues, reporting requirements and fines and penalties.

Safety Group Risk Management Workshops

April 19-May 9
Each spring Jester Insurance, in partnership with IASB, offers workshops in different regions of the state to allow participants (both insurance agents and school leaders) the opportunity to learn more about managing risk through discussion of a variety of risk topics, such as board member liability, workers compensation and property liability and loss.

Fiscal Management Conference

July 18—Iowa State Center, Ames
Explore the fiscal opportunities and challenges facing public education today. Keynote speakers and breakout session presenters focus on current issues and trends affecting school finance. Also, hear a detailed account of how the bills passed by the 2017 Legislature will impact your district. 
2017 Conference Materials

Employee Relations Conference

Oct. 18
Your goal is to promote positive relations with employees to encourage an environment that supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Just as important is the responsibility to maintain efficient, cost-effective organizational operations. This day-long conference features experts who will examine issues and help you be prepared.