Regional Workshops

In-person regional workshops are a popular training modality for NYSSBA members.  Topics focus on board leadership and governance, team roles and responsibilities, new member orientation, emerging issues, legal matters and policy. Members benefit with the ability to network with other school board members and learn about best practices in other districts.

Click on each tab below in order to see the courses that fall within each of the four curricula strands.

GOV - Governance and Leadership
General governance and leadership duties of the board are addressed in each of the courses in this strand. Find topics on open meetings law, policy, superintendent evaluation, the media, conflict and others like the Key Works of School Boards that deal with good management practices.
Course Number School Board U Regional Workshops Format
GOV 101 Essentials of School Board Governance Workshop
GOV 201 Board Officer Academy Workshop

 

GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP

GOV 101: Essentials of School Board Governance
Regional Workshop/School Board U Recognition Points: 20

Serving on a board of education is a daunting task for even the most seasoned board member, let alone a novice. This critical daylong academy provides hands-on knowledge and tools that will help you confidently fulfill your governance, legal, and fiscal responsibilities. Learn the ropes of school boardsmanship. Gain an understanding of the board-superintendent relationship, key operational procedures for board meetings, Open Meetings Law, and legal rights, risks and responsibilities. This course is also available online

Tentative dates and locations for 2016 are as follows:

Event Date Location
July 15

Buffalo

August 12

Long Island

September 23

Albany

November 4

Lake Placid

Held in conjunction with FIS 101: Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals.

 

GOV 201: Board Officer Academy
Regional Workshop/School Board U Recognition Points: 20

Board leadership has never been more challenging and with it comes the responsibility to influence on behalf of all students.

NYSSBA is ready to help you take your board to a new level!  You’ll learn about the board’s expanding role in student achievement, examine how the board president helps create and maintains the board culture and performance and understand the importance of superintendent performance and leadership.

Event Date Location
September 15, 2016 Latham
September 23, 2016 Rochester
September 29, 2016 Long Island

 

FIS - Fiscal Responsibility
The board's role in fiscal responsibility is paramount, particularly in the difficult economic times. Learn more about fiscal management, on everything from the budget process to sound fiscal oversight and fundraising with school foundations.
Course Number School Board U Regional Workshops Format
FIS 101 Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals Workshop

 

FISCAL MANAGEMENT

FIS 101: Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals
Regional Workshop/School Board U Recognition Points: 20 for all modules (4 per module)

Fulfill your state-mandated six hours of fiscal training that you are required to take within your first year. Learn how school districts are funded, the responsibilities of financial positions, the key reports you'll need to rely on, and how to spot fraud, waste and abuse of resources. This course is also available online.

Module 1: School District Finances: Roles and Responsibilities
Module 2: Building School District Fiscal Fitness
Module 3: Managing School District Fiscal Fitness
Module 4: Monitoring School District Fiscal Fitness

Tentative dates and locations for 2016 are as follows:

Event Date Location Registration Dates
July 16 Buffalo
August 13 Long Island
September 24 Albany
November 5 Lake Placid