Workshops

PLEASE NOTE: To register for a KASB workshop - please click on "Member Portal" at the top of this page. You'll then be asked to log in. If you are already logged in, please CLICK HERE and you'll be taken directly to the events page in the portal.  If you have any questions, please contact KASB at 785-273-3600, 800-432-2471 or pinpoint@kasb.org.

KASB offers a wide range of educational programming to keep board members and administrators informed. Each year the offerings are described in a Curriculum Guide. Participating members receive credit for attendance in a program called the “KASB Leadership Academy.” Awards are presented at the end of each fiscal year. A “Season Pass” option allows members to send an unlimited number of participants to certain workshops throughout the year for a flat fee.

For a complete list of current training opportunities, click here.

1/8/2020 9:00 AM

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs of Students and Staff

1/1/2020
1/8/2020 9:00 AM - 4/8/2020 3:30 PM
Wichita USD 259 - Alvin A Morris Administrative Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />Participants will complete this four-session series with a unique plan to move their local school and/or district toward a healthier, more nurturing culture that is trauma-informed and meets social and emotional needs of students and staff. Approximately one-third of the series will be content, one-third will be interaction with other participants around the content, and one-third will be application of content to participants&rsquo; local school or district&rsquo;s unique needs. Participants will be asked to practice strategies and reflect on their practice between sessions. Practice should not require allocation of additional time; but should be embedded in typical job responsibilities. For maximum benefit, a school or district team will attend the series together. The team may include school board members, district and building administrators, teacher leaders, counselors, social workers, SROs, and/or parents or community members who are part of a building site team or other advisory group. Individuals who are unable to attend with other team members will leave the series with a plan to engage their local team when they return to their district.</p> <p>Series content includes:</p> <ul> <li>Impact of difficult life experiences on staff and students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning;</li> <li>Adult and student bullying behavior and its impact on and reflection of culture;</li> <li>Leadership of an organization changing its culture from pre-trauma aware to trauma-informed,</li> <li>Recognizing leaders and other adults&rsquo; management of their emotions and energy levels and its impact on culture;</li> <li>Using the principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness and transparency; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues to change culture;</li> <li>Assessment, data collection, goal setting, monitoring, and sustainability;</li> <li>Parent engagement and building community within the school and district; and</li> <li>Coaching for change and sustainability.</li> </ul>
1/21/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Colby)

1/14/2020
1/21/2020 9:00 AM - 1/21/2020 3:30 PM
City Limits Convention Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/22/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Shawnee Mission)

1/15/2020
1/22/2020 9:00 AM - 1/22/2020 3:30 PM
Shawnee Mission USD 512
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/22/2020 9:00 AM

Board President & Leadership Teams Winter Workshop (Haysville)

1/15/2020
1/22/2020 9:00 AM - 1/22/2020 3:30 PM
Haysville USD 261 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This workshop for the school board team (president, vice president, board members, superintendent, clerk) focuses on roles and responsibilities and gives district teams time to work together. Gain the leadership skills you need, from developing the agenda to chairing the meeting to handling disagreements and difficult situations.</p>
1/23/2020 9:00 AM

Practicum in Negotiations - Topeka

1/16/2020
1/23/2020 9:00 AM - 1/23/2020 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" /><strong>Negotiations Practicum offers board members and school administrators the opportunity to take an intensive look at both the status of their districts&rsquo; negotiated agreements and the process of bargaining for improvements in employer-employee relations. The seminar is interactive and informative. Attendees are asked to send a copy of their negotiated agreement to Leslie Garner [lgarner@kasb.org] upon registration and to bring it along on the day of the seminar. The practicum satisfies the annual training requirement for board of education negotiators.</strong></p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Practicum2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda.&nbsp;</a></p>
1/25/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Hays)

1/18/2020
1/25/2020 9:00 AM - 1/25/2020 3:30 PM
The Venue
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FoundationsAgendaSat2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda&nbsp;</a>(pdf).</p>
1/25/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Greenbush)

1/18/2020
1/25/2020 9:00 AM - 1/25/2020 3:30 PM
SEKESC - Greenbush 609
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FoundationsAgendaSat2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda&nbsp;</a>(pdf).</p>
1/28/2020 6:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Dodge City)

1/21/2020
1/28/2020 6:00 PM - 1/28/2020 7:30 PM
Dodge City USD 443 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/29/2020 9:00 AM

Prepping for Negotiations (Dodge City)

1/22/2020
1/29/2020 9:00 AM - 1/29/2020 10:30 AM
Dodge City USD 443 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/29/2020 4:00 PM

Introduction to Foundations of Boardsmanship (Goodland)

1/22/2020
1/29/2020 4:00 PM - 1/29/2020 6:00 PM
Goodland USD 352 - High School
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p> <p><strong>4:00-6:00 p.m. Central Time</strong></p>
1/29/2020 6:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Lyons)

1/22/2020
1/29/2020 6:00 PM - 1/29/2020 7:30 PM
Lyons USD 405 - Lyons High School
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/30/2020 9:00 AM

Prepping for Negotiations (Clearwater)

1/23/2020
1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/30/2020 10:30 AM
Orion Education and Training 628
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
1/30/2020 9:00 AM

Clerks Workshop (Topeka)

1/23/2020
1/30/2020 9:00 AM - 1/30/2020 3:00 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Pathway-Icon-Title-Effective.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="143" />This annual workshop gives board clerks essential updates on the legal duties and responsibilities of a board of education clerk. Whether you are new to the clerk&rsquo;s role or a seasoned veteran, the annual workshop will prove beneficial. Timely topics are carefully selected to provide you with the information you need to stay on top of your game!</p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ClerksWorkshop2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda.</a> (pdf)</p>
1/30/2020 2:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Parsons)

1/23/2020
1/30/2020 2:00 PM - 1/30/2020 3:30 PM
Parsons Community Room
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/5/2020 2:30 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Concordia)

1/29/2020
2/5/2020 2:30 PM - 2/5/2020 4:00 PM
Cloud Co Community College 803
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/5/2020 6:30 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Gypsum)

1/29/2020
2/5/2020 6:30 PM - 2/5/2020 8:00 PM
Southeast of Saline USD 306
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/8/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Garden City)

2/1/2020
2/8/2020 9:00 AM - 2/8/2020 3:30 PM
Garden City USD 457 - Educational Support Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FoundationsAgendaSat2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda&nbsp;</a>(pdf).</p>
2/14/2020 5:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Topeka)

2/7/2020
2/14/2020 5:00 PM - 2/14/2020 6:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/15/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Topeka)

2/8/2020
2/15/2020 9:00 AM - 2/15/2020 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FoundationsAgendaSat2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda&nbsp;</a>(pdf).</p>
2/19/2020 4:30 PM

Developing Cultural Proficiency (Wichita)

2/11/2020
2/19/2020 4:30 PM - 2/19/2020 7:30 PM
Wichita USD 259 - Alvin A Morris Administrative Center
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Equity.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>Developing cultural proficiency gives board members and district leaders the necessary insights and awareness needed to create communities of inclusion in our schools and to boost the achievement of all students. This informative and interactive workshop will equip you to lead the changes necessary to improve educational access and opportunity for every student. Topics will include implicit bias and perceiving differences, how to enable individuals and organizations to respond effectively to people who differ from them and understanding the change process and its impact on people. Outcomes for this workshop include:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Develop an understanding of what cultural proficiency is and why it is important.</li> <li>Explore the school board&rsquo;s and district leadership&rsquo;s role in developing and promoting cultural proficiency.</li> <li>Gain awareness of the complexities of the change process and how people adapt to new ideas.</li> <li>Identify key elements of a plan for improving cultural proficiency within your district and organization.</li> </ul>
2/24/2020 6:00 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Colby)

2/17/2020
2/24/2020 6:00 PM - 2/24/2020 7:30 PM
Colby USD 315
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/25/2020 9:00 AM

Prepping for Negotiations (Oakley)

2/18/2020
2/25/2020 9:00 AM - 2/25/2020 10:30 AM
NKESC - Oakley ESC 602
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/25/2020 1:30 PM

Prepping for Negotiations (Hays)

2/18/2020
2/25/2020 1:30 PM - 2/25/2020 3:00 PM
The Venue
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />This 90-minute seminar, open to board members and school administrators, satisfies the requirement of annual training for negotiators under the Professional Negotiations Act. The seminar will focus on setting goals, avoiding and resolving conflict, and seeking agreement at the bargaining table that serves the best interests of both the school district and its staff.</p>
2/29/2020 9:00 AM

Foundations of Boardsmanship (Haysville)

2/21/2020
2/29/2020 9:00 AM - 2/29/2020 3:30 PM
Haysville USD 261 - The Learning Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" /><strong>[RESCHEDULED from January 11]</strong> KASB&rsquo;s Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0 provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused around the skills and knowledge you need to be an exceptional board member. Foundations of Boardsmanship training is useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran. And attending as a team - with the superintendent and a fellow board member who can serve as a mentor - is an excellent way to develop shared understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level. Topics include (1) establishing the vision for the district; (2) setting priorities and goals; (3) creating policies; (4) hiring and evaluating the superintendent of schools; (5) holding the superintendent accountable for accomplishing district goals; and (6) helping build support for public education.</p> <p><a href="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FoundationsAgendaSat2020.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to download a full agenda </a>(pdf).</p>
3/24/2020 10:00 AM

Women's Leadership Summit 2020

3/15/2020
3/24/2020 10:00 AM - 3/25/2020 1:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn/Conference Center
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="138" />The second annual summit, co-sponsored by KASB and USA-Kansas, features award-winning author Sarah Smarsh and Dr. Helen Fagan, CEO and Founder of Global Leadership Group. Current female board members and school administrators will learn and network about timely topics including recognizing and overcoming bias, managing leadership transitions, balancing work and healthy lifestyles, self-confident communication and communication strategies for the board and leadership teams. The summit is also a great opportunity for aspiring leaders, especially classroom teachers who desire to move into building and district leadership positions. Speakers and panelists will include state-level and local female leaders from across Kansas. The event features a wide range of presentations designed to help attendees make a greater impact as a leader in Kansas public education.&nbsp;Three special focus sessions will be held the second day for board members, superintendents and building/teacher leaders. Learn more at <a href="https://kasb.org/training-events/womens-leadership-summit-2020/" target="_blank">www.kasb.org/wls2020</a></p>