The goal of the IASB Student Success Ambassador Program is to create a cadre of school board members with the commitment and skills to be effective and visible ambassadors for student success and public schools; and to further IASB's public policy agenda through concentrated outreach and engagement on traditional media, social media, and engagement with community groups.
School boards know that decisions at the state level impact the ability of public schools to serve students. To advance the state policy agenda set by Iowa school boards, we need to raise awareness, rally support, and promote understanding of what’s at stake to more Iowans.
IASB is launching two options to engage school board members in raising that public awareness during 2023: An intensive Communications 360 Workshop for board members who agree to partner with IASB in media and social media outreach locally in 2023; and resources/webinars for all members on media relations and social media visibility.
More details are below. Please get engaged—and help tell the story of what it takes to ensure the success of the students we serve.
The application process is now closed and selected applicants have been notified. Selected applicants will have the opportunity to attend the two-day Communication 360 Workshop, conducted by Wixted, a renowned professional media and communications strategy consulting firm. The goal of the workshop is to further develop a strong foundation on communication strategy, media relations, and messaging through hands-on activities, on-camera interviews, and group exercises. The workshop is scheduled to take place in Des Moines January 27–28, 2023 at the Learning Resource Center at West Des Moines Schools.
Capacity is limited for this workshop due to budget and capacity restraints. IASB is covering the cost of the consulting firm, venue rental, selected meals, and participant materials. Selected participants are expected to cover their own mileage, additional
meal costs, and lodging expenses.
All IASB members can access comprehensive training resources on similar topics as the Communications 360 Workshop. The toolkit may include professional media and messaging training videos, tipsheets, and the option to register for two live webinars presented
by the same communications consulting firm that conducts the workshop. Resources coming soon; register for the webinars below.
|For questions, email Tammy Votava or call (515) 247-7040.|