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Board Workshops

In addition to the Certified Board Member (CBM) Essential Training open to all newly elected board members, MSBA member districts have the opportunity to participate in onsite, research-based professional development workshops specifically designed for board members and superintendents. Sessions include:

Board Roles and Responsibilities that Impact Student Achievement
This session focuses on maximizing student achievement through board governance. Topics include:

  • board roles and responsibilities
  • governance versus administration
  • the six specific governing documents that address board responsibilities
  • questions board members should ask to ensure students are learning

Performance-Based Superintendent Evaluation
This session focuses on evidence-based practices for board evaluation of the superintendent in the context of the new Missouri Educator Evaluation System requirements. This session also addresses:

  • Missouri superintendent standards,
  • benefit of aligning all district evaluation tools and processes, and
  • how to use the Missouri Model Superintendent Evaluation.

Data-Based Decision Making
This session discusses data school boards need to monitor effective implementation of the district’s strategic plan and provide accountability to district stakeholders. The use of data to make strategic decisions regarding student learning, staff performance, facilities, district programs, and more are addressed.

Board Self-Evaluation Facilitated Discussion of Results
This session focuses on the results of a board’s response to the MSBA Board Self-Evaluation in the context of research-based effective governance practices. Discussion includes identification of practices to strengthen as well as improve. The development of board goals can be included.

Is Your CSIP Focused on the Right Things?
This session discusses the importance of a current Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) that addresses the district’s most critical needs to ensure continuous improvement. How to engage representatives of the community, ensure accountability and align other governing documents are all addressed.

Each workshop lasts approximately 2 hours. The cost for a workshop is $150 per hour plus mileage reimbursement (not to exceed $100). Content can be selected from the list above or customized to meet specific board needs.

To schedule workshops or for more information, contact MSBA's Leadership Development Department at (573) 445-9920, ext 329 or training@msbanet.org

Retreat Planning and Facilitation
MSBA provides consultation to member districts in the planning and facilitation of school board retreats, whether the retreats are intended for strategic decision-making, goal setting, or other purposes. For more information or to schedule a board retreat, call MSBA’s Leadership Development Department at (573) 445-9920.

Each workshop lasts approximately 2 hours. The cost for a workshop is $150 per hour plus mileage reimbursement (not to exceed $100). Boards making an ongoing commitment to professional development, boards that are in crisis or challenge, and boards moving from good to great can satisfy those goals through a sequence of work sessions. Content can be selected from the list above or customized to meet specific board needs.

To schedule workshops or for more information, contact MSBA's Leadership Development Department at (573) 445-9920 ext 329 or training@msbanet.org