The Learning Hub

IASB offers a diverse selection of learning experiences throughout the year to support board/superintendent teams in governance and leadership. As education leaders, you face many complex challenges, which require you to possess a vast range of knowledge and experience—school law, finance, labor relations, policy and budgets, curriculum, not to mention bond campaigns, lobbying, special education and parliamentary procedure—to name a few.

Through convention, conferences, workshops, webinars, podcasts and online courses, offered either statewide or regionally, in-district, in-person or digitally, IASB serves member needs for learning and professional development. We are here to help both new and experienced board members build your knowledge, and sharpen your boardsmanship and leadership skills.
 

Upcoming Events & Learning Opportunities

Digital Deep Dive for Board Presidents
Sept. 10, 6 p.m. & Sept. 11, Noon
Calling all board presidents! Join us for two opportunities to network and share how things are going related to reopening schools and your vital leadership work at the board table. Visit the Board Presidents' Corner to register!

ISFLC New Superintendents' Conference
Sept. 16
IASB and the UNI Institute for Educational Leadership partner to offer the ISFLC New Superintendents' Conference, a one-day conference held each year for new superintendents and superintendents new to the state of Iowa.

Strategic Budget Reduction Digital Workshop

Sept. 24
Stay tuned for updates on this digital workshop!

Employee Relations Digital Conference

Oct. 1
Positive employee relations are essential to a happy, successful work environment. In addition to supporting innovation and fostering learning, you have the responsibility to maintain efficient, cost-effective organizational operations. Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding this digital, Zoom-based conference!

Delegate Assembly
This year’s Delegate Assembly will be offered in a digital format. We look forward to this important event, where members set the legislative platform, select candidates for the IASB Board, and hold the annual meeting. More details will be coming soon.

75th IASB Annual Convention
Nov. 18–19
The IASB Annual Convention has moved to a new, engaging virtual platform with two inspiring keynote speakers and powerful learning sessions. Learn about keynoters Liz Murray and Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch on the convention webpage.

ISFLC Conference
Dec. 16–17
IASB and the UNI Institute for Educational Leadership partner to offer the December ISFLC Conference, a 1.75 day professional development session for Iowa superintendents. Sessions are led by Iowa leaders with skills and expertise in identified criteria areas.


2021

Day on the Hill
Feb. 2
Join IASB and your peers for the annual Day on the Hill for advocacy training, issue briefing and lobbying at the Capitol. Day on the Hill is a unique opportunity to tell your elected official your district’s story. Legislators say the most effective advocacy is hearing from YOU—you are the boots on the ground with vast knowledge about education issues impacting your district. Hear from legislative leaders about education priorities and what you can do to help move those through the legislative process.

ISFLC Conference
Feb. 16–17
IASB and the UNI Institute for Educational Leadership partner to offer the February ISFLC Conference, a 1.75 day professional development session for Iowa superintendents. Sessions are led by Iowa leaders with skills and expertise in identified criteria areas.
 

More Ways to Learn

Podcasts
Includes Capitol Chats: Across the Aisle with IASB.

Online Courses
Take an online course today to brush up on your open meetings or budget 101 skills!

Custom Workshops
IASB facilitators will meet with your board or a group of boards, designing a custom experience to meet your needs on a variety of topics.

At the Board Table Discussion Tools
Downloadable Self-Study Kits for your board to do together.

Recordings & Resources
Recorded webinars, events and conference resources.
 

Boardsmanship Awards Program

These awards programs recognize board members who put forth extra time and energy to strengthen their boardsmanship abilities.

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