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MASB comes to you! We often get requests from ISDs/CASBAs to offer a CBA class on site. If you have questions regarding scheduling a CBA class, please contact Amy Rucker, Certification Manager and Instructional Designer:

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Nonmembers will be charged an additional 30% for all classes and events. If you are employed by a member district and feel that you have been charged this fee in error, please contact Cindy Holmes, Registrar and Membership Coordinator:

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Fees: All courses are $99 each except for CBA 101 and Board Presidents Workshops ($198 each).

CBA Descriptions

Fundamentals of School Board Service - CBA 101 (6 units)
Governing Through Policy - CBA 102 (3 units)
Basic School Finance - CBA 103 (3 units)
Basic School Law - CBA 104 (3 units)
Curriculum and Instruction - CBA 105 (3 units)
Community Relations - CBA 106 (3 units)
Labor Relations - CBA 107 (3 units)
Navigating the Legislative Process - CBA 108 (3 units)
Data-Informed Decisionmaking - CBA 109 (3 units)
Capital Planning for Your District - CBA 213 (3 units)
Open Meetings Act - CBA 214 (3 units)
Advanced School Finance - CBA 215 (3 units)
Parliamentary Procedure - CBA 223 (3 units)
Succession Planning - CBA 224 (3 units)
Exercising Political Judgment - CBA 226 (3 units)
Ethical Challenges - CBA 227 (3 units)
Reporting and Monitoring Organizational Performance - CBA 229 (3 units)
Communicating Effectively in Difficult Times - CBA 232 (3 units)
Using Persuasive Skills to Reach Consensus - CBA 234 (3 units)
Experience-Based Interviewing - CBA 242 (3 units)
Advanced Community Relations - CBA 246 (3 units)
Teambuilding - CBA 248 (3 units)
District Strategic Planning​ and Goal Setting - CBA 251 (3 units)
Media Relations - CBA 252 (3 units)
Board Operating Procedures - CBA 253 (3 units)
Culturally Competent Leaders - CBA 255 (3 units)
School District Safety and Security - CBA 257 (3 units)
Conflict Resolution—Techniques for School Boards - CBA 258 (3 units)
Creating Trust: Key Ingredient in School Improvement - CBA 259 (3 units)
Public Speaking - CBA 260 (3 units)
Advocacy for Public Education - CBA 261 (3 units)
Spokesperson Training (limited to 16) - CBA 262 (3 units)
Focusing on Feedback - CBA 263 (3 units)
Shaping Public Opinion - CBA 264 (3 units)
Leadership Styles - CBA 268 (3 units)
Board Self-Evaluation for Continuous Improvement - CBA 274 (3 units)
Board/Superintendent Relations - CBA 276 (3 units)
Dealing With Difficult People - CBA 278 (3 units)
Advanced School Law - CBA 290 (3 units)
Civility—A Tool for Conflict Management - CBA 294 (3 units)
Advanced Leadership, Part 1 - CBA 295 (3 units)
Advanced Leadership, Part 2 - CBA 296 (3 units)
Effective Board Meetings - CBA 297 (3 units)
Creating High-Performing Schools: PLCs - CBA 298 (3 units)
Understanding Assessments - CBA 302 (3 units)
Overseeing the Superintendency - CBA 303 (3 units)
Current Trends in K-12 Technology - CBA 309 (3 units)
Budget Anatomy and Shortfalls - CBA 310 (3 units)
Anatomy of an Audit Report - CBA 315 (3 units)
21st Century Skills to Succeed in a Global Society - CBA 320 (3 units)
Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles - CBA 325 (3 units)
Ethics in Action - CBA 327 (3 units)
Legal Issues In Interscholastic Athletics - CBA 330 (3 units)
Dealing With Board Member Turnover - CBA 335 (3 units)
Data Foundations - CBA 341 (3 units)
Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement - CBA 343 (3 units)
High School and Beyond - CBA 344 (3 units)
Data Dashboards - CBA 345 (3 units)
Generational Diversity for School Board Members - CBA 350 (3 units)
Social Media - CBA 351 (3 units)
Customer Service, If Not Now, When? - CBA 358 (3 units)
ISDs/RESAs/RESDs/ESAs: What Can They Do for My District? - CBA 360 (3 units)
NEW! Grassroots Advocacy - CBA 361 (3 units)
Collaborative Conversations for Effective Decisionmaking - CBA 365 (3 units)
Managing a Construction Project - CBA 370 (3 units)
Board Leadership: A Case Study Approach - CBA 375 (3 units)
Effective Committee Structure - CBA 380 (3 units)
Focus on Student Achievement - CBA 381 (3 units)

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