New York State School Boards Association

Custom Board Retreat


Virtual Custom Board Retreats Now Available

We’re here and we’re ready to help.

As your local community responds to COVID - 19, NYSSBA’s experts are available to answer any questions you may have about running effective remote meetings, maintaining board unity in time of crisis or establishing best practices for community outreach.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Running Remote Meetings: Dealing with Open Meetings Laws and public comments
  • Board Unity in Times of Crisis: Reaffirming your roles & responsibilities
  • Staying Connected: Listening and understanding what is important to our community

Member Rate (Virtual CBR)
$2,000 -
Half day workshop (3-4 hours)

In-Person Custom Board Retreats

Three reasons your leadership team should book a CBR:

  1. Highly customized training to meet the specific needs of your board.
  2. Expert facilitators who plan and deliver the program.
  3. Affordable and convenient, saving your district travel expenses and registration fees.

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Experienced and Unbiased Facilitators

NYSSBA facilitators have over 40 years of cumulative experience in leadership development. They understand how to resolve contentious issues, strained relationships, fractures within the board and community concerns.

Affordable and Convenient
NYSSBA offers two reasonable options for a Custom Board Retreat - on the day and time that works best for your leadership team.

Member Rates
$2,000 -
Half day workshop (3-4 hours)
$2,700 -
Full day workshop (6-8 hours)

Contact Us!
Scheduling a Custom Board Retreat is easy.  Simply call us at (800) 342-3360 or (518) 783-0200 or by email at to start the process.

CIP Request Form

School Board Operating Procedures Survey

School Board Operating Procedures
can be completed electronically,
saved and emailed

School Board Operating Procedures
can be printed, filled out by hand and faxed

  When complete, email
the saved file to
Darci D'Ercole-McGinn  at 

or fax to 518-783-3546


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