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

2022


December ISFLC Conference
Dec. 14–15, 2022
REGISTER NOW! ISFLC conferences are excellent opportunities for school leaders aspiring to the superintendency to further develop their knowledge base and skills.
 

2023


Communications 360 Workshop
Jan. 27–28 
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. Interested candidates are invited to apply to be selected for participation in the Communication 360 Workshop by December 16, 2022. Participation is limited to 30 individuals.


Certified Budget Workshops
Feb. 9, 15 & 16
IASB, in collaboration with Affiliated Program Frontline Analytics, powered by Forecast5, is once again offering these free workshops for IASB members. Using forecasting tools, attendees will leave the workshop with a completed FY 2024 certified budget, including the aid and levy worksheets, as well as all supporting documents. The February 9 workshop is offered twice, morning and afternoon, at the Frontline office in Des Moines. The Feb. 15 and 16 workshops will be held via Zoom in the morning and afternoon. Times will be announced as we get closer to the events.

Day on the Hill
Feb. 14
REGISTER NOW! This Valentine’s Day we invite you to join us at the Capitol to advocate your hearts out for student success. Students are at the forefront of everything you do as school board members—so let’s make our voices heard loud and proud for legislation and policies that can lead to improved student achievement—and ultimately student success for ALL students in Iowa.

February ISFLC Conference
Feb. 22–23
REGISTER NOW! ISFLC conferences are excellent opportunities for school leaders aspiring to the superintendency to further develop their knowledge base and skills.

Safety Group Risk Management Workshops
April 10
More information coming soon. 

Summit on Student Success
April 27–28
Make plans to join IASB on April 27–28, 2023 for our first-ever Summit on Student Success!

School Board Recognition Month
May

ISFLC New Superintendents' Conference
September TBA

Delegate Assembly & Pre-Convention Workshops
Nov. 15

Annual Convention & Trade Show
Nov. 16

Board Presidents' Workshop
Nov. 17
 

 

More Ways to Learn, Any Time!

 
Podcasts

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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