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.

HR Best Practices: Alternative Compensation Considerations: Tuesday, June 11 or Thursday, June 13, Noon-1 p.m.
The webinar on June 11 has reached capacity and is closed to new registrants. A second webinar (same content, same presenters) has been added on June 13! A recording of the webinar will be available to members via the Recorded Webinars page within 48 hours of its broadcast.
Recent changes to Iowa law have given school districts and Area Education Agencies (AEAs) the ability to modify their compensation models to meet the needs of their organizations. As districts and AEAs begin to explore alternative compensation, appropriate attention must be given to the values of the board as well as the behaviors being incentivized by the compensation model. Join special guest presenter Bob Butler, Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel, Wisconsin Association of School Boards and IASB HR Services Director, Eric Howard, as they discuss key considerations when considering alternative compensation, options available and discuss how similar compensation changes have impacted schools in Wisconsin.

*Added due to popular demand

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.