Saturday, July 15, 2017

NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar returns to Chicago

The 2017 NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar for IASB officers and executives and other state’s school board association leaders will be held Aug. 17-20 in Chicago.

The program will kick off with a day-long “Strategic Governance Symposium” designed to focus on association management issues from a team perspective. Other highlights include: opportunities for regional and peer-to-peer networking, a look at trends in state legislation, as well as an exploration of collaboration, shared vision, innovation, and leadership development, with examples of each.

Attending from IASB will be: Executive Director Roger Eddy, and Deputy Executive Director Ben Schwarm, as well as Association officers, including: President Phil Pritzker, Vice President Joanne Osmond, Immediate Past President Karen Fisher, and Treasurer Tom Neeley.

“The great value of this seminar is that it provides sessions and exercises to assist participants in understanding their role as change agents, and motivators,” said IASB’s top executive, Roger Eddy.

This is the third time that the seminar has been held in Chicago. The agenda for this year’s event includes a session on sharing state association perspectives on recent legislation, together with strategies to counter or partner in new laws in the interest of member school districts.