Jan. 28—Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden & Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines
IASB’s annual Day on the Hill is your day to lobby at the Capitol in Des Moines. It gives you an opportunity to meet with your local legislators to discuss legislative issues impacting public education, network with education leaders from across the state and learn new advocacy strategies.
Regional Workshops: Leadership Essentials for School Boards
Jan.–Feb.—Locations across the state, dates and sites to be announced
Being effective as a board member requires a strong understanding of board roles and responsibilities. It’s impossible to do a job well if you don’t know what the job is. This workshop will address fundamental duties of each board member in four core areas—all of which are front and center in the first months of the calendar year. It’s a must for every new board member and a team builder for the entire board.
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.
Policy Leadership & Legal Issues Conference
April 23—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
Join us to learn about the current issues in policy and leadership for school boards from experts across Iowa and beyond.
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.
Employee Relations Conference
Oct. 1—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.