New Your State School Boards Association

Training Events

2018 Board Officers Academy - Long Island
Date: September 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Show map
Holiday Inn Plainview
215 Sunnyside Blvd
Plainview, NY 11803

Phone: (516) 349-1240

Preregistration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

$285 (Members)*
$570 (Nonmembers)*

*Course fee includes resource materials, continental breakfast, lunch and a non-refundable $50 administrative fee. Cancellations will not be refunded after the pre-registration/cancellation deadline, which is one week prior to the event. No-shows will be billed at the full registration fee.

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The nuts and bolts of school board leadership. The tools you need to succeed.


Friday, September 21
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Plainview


Friday, September 21

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Managing Difficult People on the Board 
Learn how you can stay calm, defuse conflict and keep your dignity even when there is a difficult person on your board. Gain a better understanding of conflict styles and get tips for resolving conflict so that your board can make effective decisions.
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Jambor, Professor, Fordham University School of Education, Past Board President, Brewster School Board and former School Psychologist, Southern Westchester BOCES
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. How to Run Effective Board Meetings 
Participate in this interactive session to learn strategies for successfully navigating your board meetings. Develop a better understanding of the norms, protocols and procedures that will help your board perform better at the meetings.
Presenter: Darci D’Ercole, M.Ed., Director of Leadership Development
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Building Relations with Your Superintendent
Effective board-superintendent relations revolve around clear definitions of roles and responsibilities, regular communication, trust and respect. Hear from a superintendent’s perspective how these principles and others contribute to a solid working relationship.
Presenter: Dr. Lorna Lewis, Superintendent, Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Speaking from Experience
Hear from experienced board officers about the lessons learned and best practices for leading a cohesive board. Find answers to your most pressing leadership questions.
Presenters: TBA
3:30 p.m. Close


Recognition Program:
All NYSSBA member school boards are eligible for recognition in this program. Credit will accrue for listed events and activities for individuals serving on a NYSSBA member board.
Board members will earn 20 points for attending the NYSSBA Summit.
Click here for more information.

This program has been approved for CTLE credits.

Sponsored By: NYSIR

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