Learning at your convenience!

IASB provides convenient and easy access to a variety of relevant topics electronically via online courses and webinars. We've made it easier to fit training into your busy schedule. Online courses and webinars offer you the benefit of participating in a program from your own computer anytime, anywhere. 

Online courses and webinars are included in IASB membership benefits. Take advantage of these free learning opportunities today!

Recorded Webinars

(Requires member log-in to access)

 Online Courses

Completion of each course earns 10 Better Boardsmanship credits and fulfills the Elective requirement toward earning the Basics of Boardsmanship certificate.

Open Meetings Basics: What Does the Code Say? 

The intent of the Iowa Open Meetings law is to ensure boards operate with openness and transparency. This course is designed to provide board members with a foundational knowledge of the Open Meetings Law. The interactive course format includes videos, scenarios and quizzes to make this an engaging and meaningful online learning experience. Whether taken as an introduction or as a refresher, this self-paced course offers the critical, need to know basics of the Iowa Open Meetings Law that every board member should know and every board team should live by. 
Length: 2 hours

*Members must log-in to register for this course.

Budget 101 for School Board Members

What is the board's role when it comes to the school budget process? What do board discussions look like at the table and when and how often should they take place? How can the board both support and properly monitor the budget process without getting too deep into the system? This online, introductory course provides solid content and helpful resources that clarify the key governance roles of the board in an effective budget-setting process. 
Length: 2 hours

*Members must log-in to register for this course.

IASB is offering these online courses collaboratively with AEA PD Online. These courses are housed on AEA PD Online's website. 


Upcoming Webinars

Completion of each webinar earns five Better Boardsmanship credits.

Webinars address a range of topics and timely issues important to the governance roles of board teams. Content experts and facilitators offer crucial updates and guidance to inform good decision making at the board table. Webinars are recorded, so you have access anytime, anywhere, even if you are unable to attend the live event. Webinar topics will center around the IASB Standards for Effective School Boards.

Turn from a Parli No to a Parli Pro: Tips and Best Practices for Board Presidents: Tuesday, March 26, Noon-1 p.m.
Understanding parliamentary procedure allows board presidents to lead meetings in a fair, equal and organized fashion. This timely webinar will touch on some of the larger topic areas of parliamentary procedure that are unique to smaller governing bodies like school boards. Example topics include when to use majority vote vs. two-thirds vote and debatable motions and when or how to limit them. Join us over lunch for this discussion and bring your questions!

Hot Topics Conversation Part 2: Financial Oversight—The Board President's Role: Tuesday, April 9, Noon-1 p.m.
Board presidents have a unique role to play in ensuring strong financial oversight by the board. In Part 2 of our conversation on financial oversight, we will concentrate on the board president’s role in making sure important fiscal discussions are held at the board table. Join us for discussions that will include the types of conversations that should occur; what reports should be discussed; when these conversations are best held, duties related to special audits and contracts, as well as what questions board presidents should be asking.

Action Advocacy Webinars

Be prepared to advocate for your district by participating in these upcoming webinars that will give you up to the minute legislative information and equip you with best practices on advocating effectively.

Second Funnel
: Thursday, March 28, Noon-1 p.m.
Find out which bills and issues need a final push to make it through the last legislative hurdle – the second funnel on April 5.

Save the Date!
End of Session Recap: One week after session ends, Noon-1 p.m.