Board Presidents' Conference

March 6, 2020, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden—Get inspired, relax and recharge in this beautiful location!

This event is now over. Check out conference materials below!

Conference Resources and Links

Thank you for attending our first Board Presidents’ Conference! We encourage you to use the following resources before, during and after the conference to continue your learning.  


Discussion Topics: What Works
Fostering a Strong Board President-Superintendent Relationship

A series of discussion questions designed to elicit strategies and insights from peers.
Related resource: Simbli by eBOARDsolutions is a board management software solution. 

Board Unity
Two scenarios and discussion questions plus a new IASB resource.

Complex Decision Making
A series of resources including a tip sheet and a scenario to support an interactive session exploring techniques for complex decision making.

Six Unconference Topics
These six round-table discussion topics are the center piece for the Unconference portion of the day – when participants will self-select the topics they are most interested in discussing with peers.

Board Presidents' Conference PowerPoint


Registration Details

Online registration has closed. Walk-ins welcome on-site!
   For more information, contact Lou Ann Gvist at or by phone (515) 247-7064.

Conference attendees earn
15 Better Boardsmanship credits!

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Better Boardsmanship Awards