New Board Member Training

Make the most of your school board service with MSBA’s Essential Training for new board members.

Registration

CBM Essential training is free for all new board members but registration is required. Access to the online training will be provided one month prior to the date selected unless earlier access is requested.

* Special room rate available; details will be provided with your CBM Essential registration confirmation.

Those in need of accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act should call 800-221-6722, ext 329 at least 30 days prior to the session.

CBM Essential new board member training is delivered in a blended format. Half of the training is provided online through a web-based application. The remainder is provided in a classroom setting at locations around the state. A diverse group of presenters deliver the content based on effective board governance. The required content is addressed and includes sessions on:

  • Student Achievement
  • School Law
  • School Finance
  • Board Policy
  • Board Relations
  • Board Operations
  • Goal Setting/Strategic Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Communications

Registration is required. Registered board members receive access to the online training one month prior to the classroom training date. Earlier access will be provided upon request.

Missouri law (§ 162.203, RSMo.) requires all school board members to receive 16 hours of training within their first 12 months of service. MSBA’s CBM Essential Board Member Training fulfills this requirement and provides the foundation for becoming an effective board member. The training is free for all new board members but registration is required.

Without training [a new board member] might be walking into difficulties without even knowing it. I appreciate the thoughtful guidance you offer and look forward to more education to maximize my contribution to the board.

– Stacey Albin-Wilson, Board Member, Ritenour

Contact

Leadership Development
Phone: 573-445-9920, ext. 329
Phone: 800-221-6722
Email: training@msbanet.org

Requirement

Missouri law (§ 162.203, RSMo.) requires all school board members to receive 16 hours of training within their first 12 months of service. MSBA’s CBM Essential Board Member Training fulfills this requirement and provides the foundation for becoming an effective board member.

CBM Essential training is free for all new board members. Registration is required.