The Learning Hub

IASB 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.

Online registration closes at different times for different events. Please check individual event webpages for information pertaining to registration dates, fees and cancellation policies. Walk-ins are welcome at IASB events.

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Upcoming Events & Learning Opportunities


Safety Group Risk Management Workshop
April 10
REGISTER NOW! The Safety Group Insurance Program, an IASB Affiliated Program, will present a free workshop on Monday, April 10 at the FFA Enrichment Center at DMACC in Ankeny, IA. The workshop features experts in the field who will cover timely and relevant risk management topics. The Safety Group program is committed to addressing ongoing risk management and loss control needs of its member public school districts, area education agencies and community colleges.

Summit on Student Success
April 27–28
REGISTER NOW! Make plans to join IASB on April 27–28, 2023 for our first-ever Summit on Student Success! Over the two days, you will hear from prominent speakers well-known in the education field on overcoming the achievement gap and innovative learning environments; participate in engaging sessions that take concept or theory into application; and go in-depth on specific topics in 2.5 hour intensive workshops.

School Board Recognition Month
Each May IASB invites Iowans to honor and recognize school board members. This month is a designated time to show support for your local school board. The 2023 theme is "Developing Iowa's Future Together." Use our School Board Recognition Month toolkit to help you launch a successful campaign recognizing the board leaders in your area.

A Board’s Eye View: A Culture of Innovation Starts with You (Webinar)
May 15
FREE FOR IASB MEMBERS! When students engage in meaningful work that is aligned with their passions, while developing critical thinking skills, it’s called deeper learning. How does a board encourage and support deeper learning for all students, every day? It starts at the board table with you. Join IASB and Sonn Sam, with Big Picture Learning, on Monday, May 15 at noon to discuss what classroom experiences should be like for students today and why. You will leave inspired to dream big and with conversation starters to have with your whole team, as well as possible approaches your district may take to rethink teaching and learning. 

Fostering Team Cohesion: Leveraging District Goals & Superintendent Evaluation (Webinar)
July 18

Running for the School Board 101: Essential Tips for School Board Candidates (Webinar)
Aug. 17

Legal & Ethical Campaigns for the School Board (Webinar)
Aug. 31

ISFLC New Superintendents' Conference
September TBA

Student Learning: Do Boards Really Make a Difference? (Webinar)
Sept. 21

COSSBA Federal Advocacy Conference
Sept. 25–27

The Board’s Role in Onboarding New Board Members (Webinar)
Oct. 3

The Building Blocks of Effective Relationships with Your Legislators (Webinar)
Oct. 19

Delegate Assembly & Pre-Convention Workshops

Nov. 15

Annual Convention & Trade Show
Nov. 16

Board Presidents' Workshop
Nov. 17

December ISFLC Conference
Dec. 13–14


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.

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