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.

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New Custom Board Retreat Series

Building A Strong Relationship With Your New Superintendent

Whether your superintendent is brand new or brings experience from another school district, your district will benefit when the board and superintendent lead as a united team – each from your respective roles, with mutual trust and collaboration – for student success.

Let NYSSBA help with a new series of custom board retreats. Choose from an array of topics:

  • Reviewing of vision/mission, core beliefs and district goals
  • Identifying the role of the superintendent
  • Identifying the role of the board
  • Identifying the board operating protocols and procedures
  • Expectations by the board of the superintendent
  • Expectations by the superintendent of the board
  • Actions of effective superintendents
  • Actions of effective board members
  • Establishing district goals/performance expectations
  • Addressing an implementation plan for district/superintendent objectives
  • Evaluation of the superintendent
  • Evaluation of the board
  • Identifying professional development opportunities for the superintendent and board respectively
  • Identifying development for the (board/superintendent) governance team as a whole

This Custom Board Retreat series would be delivered during several on-going discussions via retreats between the new superintendent and board of education, in some instances including the superintendent’s cabinet.

You can choose the format – half-day or full-day: in-person or virtual. To get the full benefit of this series select 3 - 4 retreats over 12 - 18 months.

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For more information about this new series, including cost, contact NYSSBA’s Leadership Development team at 800.342.3360.

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