The Learning Hub

2021-22 At Your Service Guide coverIASB offers a diverse selection of learning experiences throughout the year to support board/superintendent teams in governance and leadership. As education leaders, you face many complex challenges, which require you to possess a vast range of knowledge and experience—school law, finance, labor relations, policy and budgets, curriculum, not to mention bond campaigns, lobbying, special education and parliamentary procedure—to name a few.

Through convention, conferences, workshops, webinar and podcasts, offered either statewide or regionally, in-district, in-person or digitally, IASB serves member needs for learning and professional development. We are here to help both new and experienced board members build your knowledge, and sharpen your boardsmanship and leadership skills.

NEW! Check out the 2021–22 At Your Service Guide for more information on all of the events and services IASB has to offer!

As an additional resource for IASB members, the Learning Hub includes learning opportunities and events held by the National School Boards Association (NSBA). IASB members can access/participate NSBA events and resources as part of their membership. For more information, visit NSBA's website.

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Upcoming Events & Learning Opportunities


NSBA Advocacy Institute
Jan. 23–25
The Advocacy Institute brings together education leaders to explore and discuss the latest developments in key education policy and legislation, champion the interests of public K-12 students, advocate for education priorities and federal policies on Capitol Hill, and network with colleagues from across the country.

Jan. 27
This digital workshop covers two critical topics—budgeting and personnel matters. Note: This digital workshop will be recorded and provided to all registrants within 48 hours after the event and linked in the Learning Hub on the IASB website.

New Board Member Academy Series—New Board Member Onboarding Regional Workshops
Jan. 31 (Sheldon), Feb. 16 (Bettendorf) & Feb. 22 (Pocahontas)
These regional, in-person workshops cover board roles and responsibilities, open meetings and government transparency laws and policy basics.

Day on the Hill
Feb. 1
REGISTER NOW! Join IASB and school board members from across the state for a day of active advocacy. After the 2021 virtual lobby days, it’s more important than ever to be in person, in front of your legislators under the golden dome, as a unified voice for public education. Day on the Hill participants will spend the morning learning about issues, brushing up on advocacy skills, and preparing to deliver a consistent message about the 2022 legislative priorities.

New Board Member Academy Series—Student Learning & Superintendent Evaluation Digital Workshop
Feb. 10
This digital workshop delves into high and equitable student learning and effective superintendent evaluation. Note: This digital workshop will be recorded and provided to all registrants within 48 hours after the event and linked in the Learning Hub on the IASB website.

Certified Budget Workshops
Feb. 10, 11, 14, 15 & 22 (pending)
REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! IASB, in collaboration with Affiliated Program Forecast5 Analytics, is offering these free workshops for IASB members. Using 5Cast forecasting tools, attendees will leave the workshop with a completed FY 2023 certified budget, including the aid and levy worksheets, as well as all supporting documents.

ISFLC February Conference
Feb. 16–17
The ISFLC is a professional development program for Iowa superintendents to expand their knowledge base and develop fiscal management and leadership skills. The Consortium offers two-day sessions to meet the varied fiscal management and leadership needs of Iowa superintendents and aspiring superintendents. Learn more about ISFLC and upcoming conferences.

Board Presidents’ Conference
March 4
As board president you are a leader among leaders with unique responsibilities—and yet you are not alone! In this day-long, interactive event you’ll learn alongside peers and staff experts as we tackle the tough stuff and explore practical strategies and solutions. You’ll leave with new governance tools to support focused leadership work back home. This conference is custom designed to meet the needs of board presidents, but vice presidents, aspiring board leaders and superintendents are welcome to attend.

NSBA Annual Conference & Exposition
April 2–4
The NSBA 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition is the one national event that brings together education leaders to learn about best governance practices, gain insight into child development and learn about new programs and technology that can help enrich student learning. NSBA 2022 is one of the few—if not the only—places where school board members from around the country can receive the training necessary to address the instructional needs of students and to improve the efficiency of district operations.

Safety Group Risk Management Workshops
April 12
SAVE THE DATE! There will be an in-person morning and afternoon workshop held at the Meadows Events & Conference Center. Stay tuned for more information!

More Ways to Learn, Any Time!


IASB produces the BoardCast podcast for members to stay up-to-date and knowledgeable on a variety of topics. Listeners will get insider knowledge in a format that you can take on the go with you—in the car, on a bike, out for a walk or jog, or just sitting in your living room.

Custom Workshops
IASB facilitators will meet with your board or a group of boards, designing a custom experience to meet your needs on a variety of topics.

At the Board Table Discussion Tools
Downloadable Self-Study Kits for your board to do together.

Recordings & Resources
Recorded webinars, events and conference resources.