Pre-conference workshops provide education leaders with great opportunities

Before KASB’s 2018 Annual Conference even starts, school leaders will have excellent opportunities to learn and share during five workshops on Fri. Nov. 30. 

Pre-conference favorites, such as Meeting All Kids Needs Tours, KASB Winter School Law Workshop and KSSA Day will return.  

Finishing off the Foundations of Boardsmanship series is Foundations 2.0 and this year, the pre-conference schedule is joined by a new and exciting offering — the Cultural Proficiency Workshop. 

Further details on the pre-conference workshops and registration are here 

The Cultural Proficiency Workshop will focus on creating an environment that supports diversity and all students, staff and families. Presenters will include KASB Field Service Specialist Craig Wilford; Phyllis White-Cottner, Wichita USD 259, and Frank Henderson, Jr., Seaman USD 345 board member. 

Foundations of Boardsmanship 2.0 builds on what attendees have learned in the previous sessions. The training is geared to give board members a strong base to build their skills as leaders. It also helps boards set goals and work through disagreements towards consensus. The workshop will be helpful to any board member — new or veteran — and attending with fellow board members and school leadership is a great way to further effective relationships.  

The Meeting All Kids Needs bus tours will include visits to either Olathe USD 233 and DeSoto USD 232 or Blue Valley USD 229 and Spring Hill USD 230. The two groups will meet for lunch for a discussion of the Johnson County joint team on suicide prevention. [We are currently at capacity – email ahartzell@kasb.org if you’d like to go on the waiting list.]

The Winter School Law Conference will discuss the new school safety crisis drill requirements, as well as a multitude of legal issues that schools handle, ranging from parent and teacher complaints to social media use to discipline and more. The workshop qualifies as CLE for school attorneys.  

The Kansas School Superintendents Association will offer a day of learning and discussion with several renowned speakers, including Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Museum. Please note, this session is not included in the KASB Season Pass.

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