July 15—SAI Office, Clive
Co-sponsored with the Iowa Association of School Boards, the institute provides new administrators the opportunity not only for learning focused on getting a solid start but also for developing their professional network. Superintendents who are serving for the first time in the role as well as for those who are new to the state are encouraged to attend.
July 17—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
Explore the fiscal opportunities and challenges facing public education today. Keynote speakers and breakout session presenters focus on current issues and trends affecting school finance. Also, hear a detailed account of how the bills passed by the 2019 legislature will impact your district.
New Superintendents' Conference (ISFLC)
Sept. 18—Staybridge Suites, West Des Moines
The Iowa Superintendents' Finance & Leadership Consortium, co-sponsored by IASB and the Institute for Educational Leadership at UNI, welcomes educational leaders new to the superintendency and new to the state of Iowa. This one-day conference will provide you with a thorough introduction to Iowa school finance and other information essential to your success as a superintendent.
Strategic Budget Reduction Workshop
Sept. 26—IASB Office, Des Moines
Thinking budget cuts? This workshop is designed to provide you with practical strategies to use when your district is faced with making budget reduction decisions—including how to know if your district is headed for financial trouble, transparent methodologies you can use to identify budget reduction options, and ensuring careful monitoring and follow-through for your new budget. We recommend that you consider bringing a team—your board president, superintendent, school business official and HR director.
Employee Relations Conference
Oct. 17—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
Your goal is to promote positive relations with employees to encourage an environment that supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Just as important is the responsibility to maintain efficient, cost-effective organizational operations. This day-long conference features experts who will examine issues and help you be prepared.
Pre-Convention Workshop: Thriving in Your First 90 Days
Nov. 20—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
New to the board? Join us for a pre-convention workshop designed to get you up to speed during your first 90 days! Workshop offered at 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
74th Annual Convention & Trade Show
Nov. 20–21—Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Mark your calendars! Our 74th Annual Convention will be held November 20-21, 2019 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines! Be sure to check the convention homepage
periodically for more information on keynote speakers, sessions, key dates and deadlines.
Iowa SUPERINTENDENTS' Finance & Leadership Consortium (ISFLC)
Dec. 18–19—The Meadows Events & Conference Center, Altoona
Iowa school finance is complex. ISFLC allows the participant to spend a day and a half looking in depth on one aspect of district finance—budget development; internal control, financial statements, current fiscal topics are just a few of the topics to choose from. For more information, visit the ISFLC website