The Leadership Digital Workshop Series: Policy, Governance & Legal Issues

Now more than ever, board members need flexibility to pivot and respond to the needs of your local school community while leading the district forward. Each spring IASB provides you with the day-long Policy Leadership & Legal Issues Conference. This year we’ve reimagined the conference to better fit into your busy schedules as you navigate important topics and changing legislative and policy issues.  

The Leadership Digital Workshop Series: Policy, Governance & Legal Issues includes four 90-minute workshops on different topics throughout the spring. These will be interactive and include time for group discussion so you can dig in and gain a deeper understanding of the topics and troubleshoot the impact on your district.

Developed for the board/superintendent team, we are offering this series at a group rate (only $135) so your entire leadership team can attend and engage together.

 

Employee Vaccination Questions, Answered*

Feb. 25, 6–7:30 p.m.  
Many federal and state labor laws interplay when employers consider whether to offer, require, or incentivize vaccinations for employees. This session will focus on the dos and don’ts of employee vaccination as well as what information schools can share with their communities within the boundaries of employee privacy rights. *Please note that vaccinations are a new and burgeoning topic area. It is possible this workshop topic may adjust slightly to accommodate the needs of districts and timely relevant information related to appropriate COVID-19 response.

Presenters: Tammi Drawbaugh, Board President, Muscatine Schools; Jessie Dirks, HR Director, Ankeny Schools; and Danielle Haindfield, Shareholder, Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.

Registration for this session has closed.
If you would like access to the recording of the workshop and the accompanying materials, please email Jeff Rohrick.


Civil Discourse: Shaping a Shared Future

March 11, 6–7:30 p.m.  
School boards can be the model of civil discourse in the boardroom for students and community members. Board meetings are being viewed by the public now more than ever during the pandemic. IASB staff will share tips on civility between board members during discussions on controversial issues, and how to navigate increasingly apprehensive concerns from the public during COVID-19. Plus, we’ll explore how civil discourse impacts your advocacy with legislators.

Presenters: Camille Schroeder, Board President, Ogden Schools; Wendy Liskey, Board Member, Waukee Schools; and Joanie Grife, Attorney and Certified Mediator, Walker, Billingsley & Bair

Registration for this session has closed.
If you would like access to the recording of the workshop and the accompanying materials, please email Jeff Rohrick.


Rapid Fire for Legal Eagles

April 1, 6–7:30 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this session where you’ll get a chance to ask your most pressing legal questions live! A panel of knowledgeable education law attorneys from across Iowa will discuss pre-determined legal topics then open it up for an open Q&A session. Come prepared and ready to ask the tough questions!

Presenters: Steve Avery, Attorney, Cornwall, Avery, Bjornstad & Scott; Melissa Schilling, Attorney, Dickinson Law; and Miriam Van Heukelem, Shareholder, Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. 

Registration for this session has closed.
If you would like access to the recording of the workshop and the accompanying materials, please email Jeff Rohrick.
 

The 2021 Legislative Roundup

April 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
The legislative session will have a far-reaching impact on public education. Join this session to hear IASB advocacy and school finance experts share how legislative changes will impact decision making at the board table and financial forecasting in the years ahead.

Presenters: Shawn Snyder, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations and School Finance; Emily Piper, Lobbyist; and Patti Schroeder, Finance Support Director, IASB. 

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Registration

Fee: $135 for all four workshops per member district. Please register all members who will be attending for award tracking and historical event participation. Your district will receive one invoice for the group rate, after the final workshop has concluded.

Please note that the district will be invoiced the $135 registration fee whether registrants attend the digital workshops or not, since all registrants will be provided the recording afterward. The recording will be made available following the workshop to all members to purchase for $135.
 
Ask Me Button   For more information, email Marte Brightman or call (515) 247-7048.

 


Workshop attendees earn
5 Better Boardsmanship credits per workshop!


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