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.

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2018

New Superintendents' Conference

Sept. 19—Hampton Inn, West Des Moines
The Iowa School Finance & Leadership Consortium, co-sponsored by IASB and the Institute for Educational Leadership at UNI, welcomes educational leaders new to the superintendency and new to the state of Iowa. This one-day conference will provide you with a thorough introduction to Iowa school finance and other information essential to your success as a superintendent. No registration fee.

New! Strategic Budget Reduction Workshop

Oct. 4, IASB Office, Des Moines
Thinking budget cuts? This workshop is designed to provide you with practical strategies to use when your district is faced with making budget reduction decisions—including how to know if your district is headed for financial trouble, transparent methodologies you can use to identify budget reduction options, and ensuring careful monitoring and follow-through for your new budget.

Employee Relations Conference

Oct. 18—Prairie 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.

73rd Annual Convention

Nov. 14-16—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)

Dec. 11-12, 2018—The 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.

2019

Day on the Hill

Feb. 5—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.

Iowa School Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)

Feb. 19-20—The 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.

New Superintendents Institute

July 16—SAI Office, Clive 
Co-sponsored with the Iowa Association of School Boards, the institute provides new administrators the opportunity not only for learning focused on getting a solid start but also for developing their professional network. Superintendents who are serving for the first time in the role as well as for those who are new to the state are encouraged to attend.

Fiscal Management Conference

July 17—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.