2022 Winter Institute @ Live Online Webinars

Feb. 25 – 27, 2022
Times Vary

Location: Live Online Webinars

Cost: $90 each session, except CBA 101 and Board President Workshops, which are $180 each

Eligible for the Member Assistance Fund? Applications must be received by no later than Jan. 12, 2022. Learn more here.

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SCECHs: Administrators and educators will receive a total of six contact hours for attending the AM and PM Friday sessions.

Friday, Feb. 25

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AM Session: Building Consensus at the Board Table 
Presenter: Deb Macon, MASB Consultant 

In an era when tensions are high and opinions are strong, it's more important than ever to build consensus at the board table. Consensus decisionmaking builds trust and creates ownership and commitment. Join colleagues from across Michigan to explore an effective consensus process that is inclusive and engages everyone at the table. 

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

PM Session: Building Healthy and Safe Schools
Presenters: Michele Gay, Founder and Executive Director, Safe and Sound Schools 
John McDonald, Executive Director, Department of School Safety, Jeffco Public Schools 
Rebekah Schipper, M.Ed., Executive Director, Opportunity Thrive

Open any news site and you will find headlines about dangers inside and outside our schools. Violence, predators, mental health concerns—as school leaders, these issues are on your mind as you build healthy and safe environments for students and staff. In this session, we'll learn from experts as we explore the current state of issues like these and how the board of education can contribute to the building of safe and strong school communities.  

6 – 9 p.m.

CBA 102: Governing Through Policy 
CBA 232: Communicating Effectively in Difficult Times 
CBA 246: Advanced Community Relations 
CBA 278: Dealing With Difficult People
CBA 341: Data Foundations

Saturday, Feb. 26
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

CBA 107: Labor Relations 
CBA 253: Board Operating Procedures 
CBA 310: Anatomy of a School Budget 

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

CBA 101: Fundamentals of School Board Service
BPW: Board Presidents Workshop

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CBA 103: Basic School Finance
CBA 295: Advanced Leadership, Part 1
CBA 350: Generational Diversity for School Board Members

6 – 9 p.m.

CBA 104: Basic School Law
CBA 229: Reporting and Monitoring Organizational Performance
CBA 257: School District Safety and Security
CBA 296: Advanced Leadership, Part 2
CBA 380: Effective Committee Structure

Sunday, Feb. 27
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

CBA 108: Navigating the Legislative Process
CBA 226: Exercising Political Judgment
CBA 248: Teambuilding
CBA 315: Anatomy of an Audit Report

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

ABPW: Advanced Board Presidents Workshop

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CBA 109: Data-Informed Decisionmaking
CBA 224: Succession Planning
CBA 261: Advocacy for Public Education
CBA 297: Effective Board Meetings

Billing Policy: A $25 fee will be added per attendee to any balance due as of the date of the class/event.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for any and all cancellations. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of a cancellation. No refund one week from event.

MASB reserves the right to CANCEL all classes with fewer than 15 participants. Classes may be rescheduled due to weather. Registration and attendance at, or participation in MASB's conferences, CBAs and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to MASB's use and distribution of the attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events.

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