New Board Members

Missouri law (§ 162.203, RSMo.) requires all school board members to receive 18.5 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.

New Board Member Training

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

Various 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
  • Prevention of Student Sexual Abuse

The training is free, but registration is required.  Superintendents are welcome to attend with their new board member(s) as space allows.

Leadership Development
800-221-6722 ext. 329

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


CBM Essential training meets the state requirement of 18.5 hours of training and is free for all new board members. Registration is required. Select the date and location that works best for you. When you register, if it is the first time you are connecting to MSBA’s New Membership Portalyou will need to enter your email address and then select “Forgotten Password.” The prompt will ask for your email address and then will send you a link to create your password. (Use the email address where you receive MSBA correspondence.) After you create a password, log in to the membership portal and register for the event.

10.5 Hours Completed Online and 8 Hours Interactive in Classroom

All sessions begin promptly at 8:30 AM and end by 6:15 PM unless otherwise noted.

Online Registration will open on April 6, 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023 in Columbia
Friday, May 19, 2023 in Brookfield
Friday, June 2, 2023 in St. Louis
Friday, June 16, 2023 in Branson
Friday, July 14, 2023 in Sedalia
Friday, August 4, 2023 in Hannibal
Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Jefferson City
Friday, October 13, 2023 in West Plains
Thursday, November 2, 2023 in Kansas City
Friday, December 2, 2023 in Southeast Missouri
Saturday, January 20, 2024 in Columbia

Additional dates may be added as needed.

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

Registration Form April 2023 – January 2024

Online Training Frequently Asked Questions