Completion of each webinar earns five Better Boardsmanship credits.
Webinars address a range of topics and timely issues important to the governance roles of board teams. Content experts and facilitators offer crucial updates and guidance to inform good decision making at the board table. Webinars are recorded, so you have access anytime, anywhere, even if you are unable to attend the live event. Webinar topics will center around the IASB Standards for Effective School Boards
You’ve just been elected as board president—now what?
These three online discussions are designed to offer up some back-to-basics essential information and practical tips to help you nurture a strong working relationship with your superintendent, build a cohesive board team and run an effective meeting. Join IASB staff and experienced school leaders as we discuss helpful insights, share easy-to-implement strategies and answer your need-to-know questions.
Developing an Effective Relationship with your Superintendent
Nuts and Bolts for Board Presidents: Part One
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Noon−1 p.m.
Congratulations. You’ve stepped into a new leadership role – as a leader of leaders. One of your first and most important priorities is to cultivate a productive and effective working relationship with your superintendent. In this conversation, together we will focus on the nature of the board president-superintendent relationship, explore crucial communication considerations and discuss effective steps to building and maintaining trust. Join IASB staff and veteran school leaders as they share lessons learned and key takeaways for nurturing a productive board president-superintendent partnership.
Cultivating a Cohesive Board Team
Nuts and Bolts for Board Presidents: Part Two
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, Noon−1 p.m.
To maximize governance effectiveness, your board must operate together as a unified team. As board president, a chief responsibility is to promote collaboration and cultivate cohesion among your board members. Where do you start? What matters most and what should you avoid? In this webinar, IASB staff and experienced board leaders will talk about the importance of getting to know your board members and explore what that really means, discuss foundational communication practices and share concrete steps to help you establish a tone of cooperative leadership.
Leading an Effective Meeting
Nuts and Bolts for Board Presidents: Part Three
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Noon−1 p.m.
Chairing a productive, efficient board meeting takes preparation, skill and practice. What do board leaders do to make the magic happen? What steps do they take (before, during and after) the meeting to help promote effective discussions and decision making? How important is the agenda in meeting planning and management? In this third and last installment of our Nuts and Bolts for Board Presidents
series, we’ll share tried and true practices and discuss guidance from experienced board presidents to equip newer board presidents with skills and techniques to strengthen meeting management.
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