Be Prepared for What Your Board Could Face in 2017 and Beyond

Stacy Bogard

By Stacy Bogard, CAE, MASB Assistant Director of Communications, PR & Marketing

DashBoard, Nov. 23, 2016

As school board members, both veteran and new, you are preparing to deal with some of the more complex and nuanced issues you’ll be facing at the board table in 2017. One way to get a "leg up" is through MASB's Board Member Certification (CBA) classes. A few learning opportunities remain over the next month in both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

The majority of the 100-level classes, along with the Fundamentals of Superintendent Evaluation Training: Part I and a Board President Workshop, are being offered at Marquette-Alger RESA on Saturday, Dec. 3. View all of the details here.

The following weekend will feature 19 classes on Friday and Saturday at MASB Headquarters in Lansing. All of the 100-level courses are being offered, including two opportunities to take CBA 101: Fundamentals of School Board Service. Additionally, a third opportunity is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10 at Washtenaw ISD in Ann Arbor.

"Good board members are students too," notes past attendee Dan Centers from Livonia Public Schools. "MASB courses have excellent content, and the staff is well organized and professional. MASB courses are pivotal in being an effective board member."

Seats are still available in most classes; however, board members are encouraged to register as soon as possible*. We hope to see many of you there! If you have any questions, please contact the Leadership Development and Executive Search Services Department at or 517.327.5900.

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*MASB reserves the right to cancel classes with fewer than 15 participants.