Save the Dates! Welcome on Board: Orienting New Board Members
Candidates, mark your calendars! If you're elected in November, you will want to attend these essential workshops and IASB Annual Convention. We have developed two brand-new workshops for newly elected board members—part one is a must-attend workshop on Nov. 20 during Annual Convention, and part two is a follow-up regional workshop in January and February that will be a powerful way to build a board team. Plus, plan to attend Annual Convention on Nov. 21—a day full of inspiring keynote speakers, dozens of education sessions, a robust trade show and more.
Special Pre-Convention Workshop: Thriving in Your First 90 Days
Blast off into your first term on the school board!
Wednesday, Nov. 20, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
There’s a lot to learn in your first year of board service, but we’re here to help you prepare for launch with critical information and essential resources about your new role in public education.
Thursday, Nov. 21, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Board members run to make a difference for students and for their communities. The IASB Convention showcases innovations in education, how schools are raising the bar and tackling issues affecting students. You’ll find inspiring speakers and countless ideas to make public schools strong!
Regional Workshops: Leadership Essentials for School Boards
Navigate the board leadership landscape with core governance skills.
January-February, Regional locations across the state, date 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.