Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Registration opens for Pre-Conference Workshops

IASB will offer eight pre-conference workshops at the 2017 Joint Annual Conference on Friday, Nov. 18. Participants can choose either full-day workshops beginning at 8 a.m. or select from half-day options with 8 a.m. or noon start times.

The four full-day workshops include the following topics:
  • The Basics of Governance
  • Leading Leaders: The Job of Board President
  • Professional Development Leadership Trainings (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training for School Board Members
  • Monitoring District Performance: Saying What We Mean and Doing What We Say
The four half-day workshops include these topics:
  • Data First for Governance: Using Data to Make Decisions (morning only)
  • Superintendent Evaluation: The Essential Work of the Board (afternoon only)
  • Get Your Message Out: Your Role in Crafting an Effective Public Image (morning or afternoon)
  • The R Factor: How to Manage the One Thing You Control (morning or afternoon)
All eight sessions will take place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street, which is across the river from Hyatt Regency Chicago. A separate fee is required for the workshops, and attendees must be registered for the annual conference. Full-day tuition is $280 and includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. Half-day tuition is $140, and includes breakfast or lunch. Participants can mix and match two half-day trainings for the same price as a full-day workshop. All pre-conference workshops are a part of the IASB’s LeaderShop Academy program, which earns attendance credits for board members.

Registration can be done online.