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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2019

Policy Leadership & Legal Issues Conference

April 18—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
This year’s Policy Leadership and Legal Issues Conference, aptly titled “Effective Board Governance Helps Every Student Succeed”, will provide a forum for school board members, superintendents, school business officials and other district staff to learn from key practitioners on Iowa’s open meetings law, financial oversight and ESSA-related topics of equity and family engagement, engage in candid and practical discussions with peers on ESSA-related topics, and choose from breakout sessions focused on timely and relevant legal issues.

Safety Group Risk Management Workshops

April 23–May 8—Four locations throughout the state
Risk management is important and if done well can help districts reduce their liability over the long term. Each spring Jester Insurance, in collaboration 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.

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—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
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 2019 legislature will impact your district.

New Superintendents' Conference (ISFLC)

Sept. 18—Staybridge Suites, West Des Moines
The Iowa Superintendents' 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.

Employee Relations Conference

Oct. 17—The Meadows Events & 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.

74th Annual Convention & Trade Show

Nov. 20–21—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Mark your calendars! Our 74th Annual Convention will be held November 20-21, 2019 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines! Be sure to check the convention homepage periodically for more information on keynote speakers, sessions, key dates and deadlines.

Iowa SUPERINTENDENTS' Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)

Dec. 18–19—The Meadows Events & 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.
 

2020

Iowa SUPERINTENDENTS' Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)

Feb. 18–19—The Meadows Events & 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.

Board Presidents’ Conference

March 6—Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
As board president you are a leader among leaders with unique responsibilities—and yet you are not alone! In this day-long, interactive event you’ll learn alongside peers and staff experts as we tackle the tough stuff and explore practical strategies and solutions—all in a beautiful setting. You’ll leave rejuvenated, connected and equipped with new governance tools to support focused leadership work back home. This conference is designed for both current and aspiring board presidents.

New Superintendents' Institute

July 14—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 15—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
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.