July 6, 2015

Boardsmanship Academy Courses

2014-2015 Board Development Programs book

2014-2015 Board Development Programs Registration Form

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to noon
Telling Your Story: Communicating Your District’s Message

Based on the National School Board Association’s newest publication, Telling Your Story, A
Communications Guide for School Boards, this session will explore ways to counteract the negative
messages that are prevalent in the media and communities today. We’ll explore communication and
public relations techniques that will enable you to tell the story of how your board is making a difference, how your district is improving student achievement, and how public education matters in your community. (Publication included in the cost of the session.)

Who should attend:  School Board Members, Leadership Program Participants, Superintendents, Board Assistants, Public Information Officers
Key work areas: Climate, Collaboration, Continuous Improvement
Location: MABE office

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to noon
Key Work of School Boards*

Newly revised and updated, the Key Work of School Boards Guidebook is a dynamic document that serves as a focus for the governance role of school boards and board members. In this session, you will explore the re-worked guidebook, examine the six areas that are crucial to your success as a school board, and identify strengths and growth areas, as well as learn what you as an individual member can do to
strengthen your leadership role.

Who should attend:  School Board Members, Leadership Program Participants
Key work areas: All
Location: MABE office