Navigating the Tug of War: District Priorities vs. Day-to-Day Operations

2018 Fall Regional Workshops
October 2018, Workshop runs 6-8:30 p.m., meal available at 5:30 p.m.
10 locations throughout the state

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Getting bogged down in day-to-day district operations? Feeling a “tug of war” between ongoing expectations from your community and staff, pressure to respond to concerns and requests and fitting in time to focus on district priorities? We can help your board minimize the competing issues and navigate forward so you can focus on the “right stuff” and commit to spend significant time on student learning and other district priorities.

Join the IASB Board Development Team this fall for a 2.5 hour workshop where you will take away valuable tools, strategies and tips to strengthen your work at the board table.

Five Reasons to Attend

  • Network with peers on how to respond effectively to the public.
  • Learn strategies for responding to community and staff complaints.
  • Take home tips and a tool to help the board prepare for deliberations and decision making.
  • Explore a reflection tool to analyze time spent on student learning and district priorities vs. other competing needs.
  • Gain hands-on experience with the new At the Board Table Series—Coherence: The Right Drivers - What is the Work of the Board, Part 1 discussion tool.

Coming to a Location Near You

  • Oct. 2: Chariton Community Center—501 N. Grand St., Chariton
  • Oct. 3: Mason City Community School District Administrative Center, Instructional Support Center—1515 Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City
  • Oct. 3: Green Hills AEA Red Oak Regional Office—212 E. Coolbaugh St., Red Oak
  • Oct. 9: Oelwein High School, Library—315 8th Ave. S.E., Oelwein
  • Oct. 10: Spencer Community School District Central Office, Conference Room B—23 E. 7th St., Spencer
  • Oct. 11: Denison High School, Library—819 North 16th St., Denison
  • Oct. 16: Prairie Point Middle School, Presentation Room—8015 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Oct. 24: Boone High School, Center for Collaboration and Innovation/Library—400 7th St., Boone
  • Oct. 25: Fairfield High School, 21st Century Room, 3rd Floor—605 E. Broadway Ave., Fairfield
  • Oct. 29: Central DeWitt Middle School, Media Center—425 E. 11th St., DeWitt

Registration Details

Fee: $75 for IASB members. Fee includes program, materials and meal. Meal will be available beginning at 5:30 PM.

   For more information, contact Emily Rhodes at or by phone (515) 247-7046.

Workshop attendees earn
10 Better Boardsmanship credits!

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Better Boardsmanship Awards