Learning at your convenience!

IASB provides convenient and easy access to many training topics electronically via online courses and webinars. We've made it easier to fit training into your busy schedule. Online courses and webinars offer you the benefit of participating in a program from your own computer anytime, anywhere. 

Online courses and webinars are included in IASB membership benefits. Take advantage of these free learning opportunities today!

Recorded Webinars

(Requires member log-in to access)

 Online Courses

Completion of each course earns 10 Better Boardsmanship credits and fulfills the Elective requirement toward earning the Basics of Boardsmanship certificate.

Open Meetings Basics: What Does the Code Say? 

The intent of the Iowa Open Meetings law is to ensure boards operate with openness and transparency. This course is designed to provide board members with a foundational knowledge of the Open Meetings Law. The interactive course format includes videos, scenarios and quizzes to make this an engaging and meaningful online learning experience. Whether taken as an introduction or as a refresher, this self-paced course offers the critical, need to know basics of the Iowa Open Meetings Law that every board member should know and every board team should live by. 
Length: 2 hours


*Members must log-in to register for this course.

Budget 101 for School Board Members

What is the board's role when it comes to the school budget process? What do board discussions look like at the table and when and how often should they take place? How can the board both support and properly monitor the budget process without getting too deep into the system? This online, introductory course provides solid content and helpful resources that clarify the key governance roles of the board in an effective budget-setting process. 
Length: 2 hours


*Members must log-in to register for this course.


IASB is offering these online courses collaboratively with AEA PD Online. These courses are housed on AEA PD Online's website. 



 

Upcoming Webinars

Completion of each webinar earns 5 Better Boardsmanship credits and fulfills the Elective requirement toward earning the Basics of Boardsmanship certificate.
 

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.

 

Making Your Voice Heard: Action Advocacy Webinar Series

As school board members, you need to be prepared with up-to-the-minute legislative information and equipped with best practices on advocating for your district. This new webinar series will focus on a specific topic to maximize your advocacy efforts.  The first webinar begins a few weeks before the legislative sessions begins, continues through the legislative session and ends with tips on how you can continue to advocate during the legislative interim.  

The webinar series is designed for you to participate at your convenience. Join us live or watch at a later date! You can also stay up-to-date with IASB’s Advocacy in Action e-newsletter at www.ia-sb.org/newsroom or check out key resources in the Advocacy Center at www.ia-sb.org/advocacy

Dates and Times

The First Cut: 1st Legislative Funnel—Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018; Noon1 p.m.

Many bills are cut during the first legislative funnel. Learn which education priorities need an extra boost of momentum to continue through the legislature.



Post Legislative Funnel, Part 1—Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018; Noon1 p.m.

Get up to speed after the first legislative funnel—what bills survived; what bills died; what do you need to know now?

The Second Cut: 2nd Legislative Funnel—Thursday, March 8, 2018; Noon1 p.m.

The final funnel week is where many bills go to die. This is when the legislature narrows its focus—learn which bills need your support and how you can help push them through.

Post Legislative Funnel, Part 2—Wednesday, March 21 2018; Noon1 p.m.
How can you influence the outcomes of the surviving pieces of legislation, following the final funnel week? Learn tips and tricks to get these important education bills passed before the session is over.

That's a Wrap! End of 2018 Legislative Session—To be announced. 
Your IASB government relations team will break down the 2018 session and share insights into key education victories. Discover new advocacy ideas and strategies to try during summer and fall to build support for education priorities in 2019.

Fee: FREE For IASB members.