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.

10/21/2019 5:30 PM

(CANCELLED) Developing Cultural Proficiency (Sublette)

10/14/2019
10/21/2019 5:30 PM - 10/21/2019 8:30 PM
SWPRSC - Sublette ESC 626
<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>
10/22/2019 11:30 AM

Fall Board Clerks Support Session (Garden City)

10/15/2019
10/22/2019 11:30 AM - 10/22/2019 2:00 PM
Garden City USD 457 - Educational Support Center
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Effective.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>The agenda is yours to discuss and share information of importance to you in your role as a board clerk. KASB will coordinate the location, all arrangements and facilitate the discussion. The topics discussed will be determined by those in attendance.</p>
10/23/2019 11:30 AM

Fall Board Clerks Support Session (Topeka)

10/16/2019
10/23/2019 11:30 AM - 10/23/2019 2:00 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Effective.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>The agenda is yours to discuss and share information of importance to you in your role as a board clerk. KASB will coordinate the location, all arrangements and facilitate the discussion. The topics discussed will be determined by those in attendance.</p>
10/23/2019 5:30 PM

[Cancelled] Developing Cultural Proficiency (Haysville)

10/16/2019
10/23/2019 5:30 PM - 10/23/2019 8:30 PM
Haysville USD 261 - The Learning 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>
10/24/2019 11:30 AM

Fall Board Clerks Support Session (Hays)

10/17/2019
10/24/2019 11:30 AM - 10/24/2019 2:00 PM
The Venue
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Effective.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>The agenda is yours to discuss and share information of importance to you in your role as a board clerk. KASB will coordinate the location, all arrangements and facilitate the discussion. The topics discussed will be determined by those in attendance.</p>
10/28/2019 9:00 AM

Threat Assessment Team Training (Topeka)

10/17/2019
10/28/2019 9:00 AM - 10/28/2019 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />Efforts to prevent violence and build safe school environments have evolved over the past 20 years. Today&rsquo;s school leaders are faced with an overwhelming number of choices - all hailed as effective solutions to combat a variety of school-based violence issues. Technical strategies such as video surveillance, metal detectors and lockdown/lockout drills are now commonplace.</p> <p>Despite the ever-increasing amount of solutions available, very few have the proof to back up claims. Many modern school safety solutions have yet to be widely tested and used in real-time situations. National data reveal expenditures for school security have dramatically increased and will continue to grow as new technologies hit the market.</p> <p>Even with these increased expenditures, evidence from 20 years of research on school violence events suggests the overall system for preventing school violence can be improved. When evaluating improvements in school security measures, a central question every board member and school leaders should ask is &ldquo;has its effectiveness been proven?&rdquo;</p> <p>To assist our members in answering this important question, KASB is bringing a national leader in school safety to our state for a day-long workshop on threat assessment. Agenda:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Rationale for Threat Assessment </strong><br />Misconceptions about the nature and scope of school violence;&nbsp;Ineffective responses to school violence: Zero tolerance discipline and excessive security measures;&nbsp;Public health approach to prevention using a multi-tiered model: Prevention, not prediction of violence;&nbsp;Case study of a school shooting that illustrates the need for threat assessment</li> <li><strong>How to Conduct a Threat Assessment</strong> <br />FBI and Secret Service/Department of Education principles of threat assessment;&nbsp;Development of the Virginia model, including the decision tree and interview process (will include practice interview);&nbsp;How to identify and resolve transient threats;&nbsp;How to identify and resolve substantive threats;&nbsp;Mental health assessments: When, why, and how</li> <li><strong>Cases Studies Illustrating the Three Pathways to Violence </strong><br />Conflict pathway;&nbsp;Antisocial pathway;&nbsp;Psychotic pathway</li> <li><strong>Research Support for Threat Assessment </strong><br />Brief and non-technical overview of the field tests: controlled studies and large-scale implementation study;&nbsp;Benefits of threat assessment: Low rates of threats being carried out, reductions in school suspension, reductions in racial/ethnic disparities in discipline, improvements in school climate</li> <li><strong>Legal and Practical Issues </strong><br />Confidentiality and the need to warn potential victims: The Tarasoff case, what FERPA permits schools to do;&nbsp;Liability: How threat assessment provides protection</li> <li><strong>Team Exercises to Resolve Transient and Substantive Threats of Violence</strong></li> <li><strong>Next Steps in Implementing Threat Assessment&nbsp;at Your School </strong><br />Free online training;&nbsp;Orientation for students, parents, and staff;&nbsp;Questions and answers on implementation</li> </ul>
10/30/2019 5:30 PM

Developing Cultural Proficiency (Topeka)

10/23/2019
10/30/2019 5:30 PM - 10/30/2019 8:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<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>
11/5/2019 9:00 AM

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop-Hays

10/29/2019
11/5/2019 9:00 AM - 11/5/2019 12:00 PM
The Venue
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>This workshop is held the same day and location as our School Finance Advocacy Workshop, giving you the best of both worlds! You&rsquo;ll start the day with KASB Leadership Staff - who conduct the vast majority of superintendent searches in Kansas &ndash; learning about leadership models and styles, the search process, KASB&rsquo;s online application process, how to build a resume to showcase your expertise and experience, how to avoid common interview errors and how to notify your supervisors and chose your references. You will then join the School Finance Workshop to gain insights into school finance and managing budgets.</p> <p>Specific Topics Include:</p> <ul> <li>Leadership Models and Models and Styles</li> <li>The Search Process</li> <li>The Superintendent Contract</li> <li>KASB/USA Partnership</li> </ul>
11/12/2019 8:30 AM

Employment Law & FMLA/ADA (Dodge City)

11/5/2019
11/12/2019 8:30 AM - 11/12/2019 3:30 PM
Dodge City Community College
<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>KASB Legal Staff will provide two half-day trainings on key topics related to employees in your district. Employment law covers common - and not so common - circumstances that may impact an employee&rsquo;s job status. The afternoon session covers the federal requirements of FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).</p>
11/14/2019 8:30 AM

Employment Law & FMLA/ADA (Topeka)

11/7/2019
11/14/2019 8:30 AM - 11/14/2019 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<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>KASB Legal Staff will provide two half-day trainings on key topics related to employees in your district. Employment law covers common - and not so common - circumstances that may impact an employee&rsquo;s job status. The afternoon session covers the federal requirements of FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).</p>
11/15/2019 9:00 AM

School Finance Advocacy Workshop

11/8/2019
11/15/2019 9:00 AM - 11/15/2019 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Effective.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>The Kansas Supreme Count delivered its decision in the Gannon case in June 2019 and retained jurisdiction. What does this mean for schools in Kansas, and what will the legislators do next session? Spend the day with KASB staff, other experts from across the state and your colleagues as we discuss school finances and the 2020 Legislative Session.</p> <ul> <li>9:10 a.m. November 2019 Consensus Revenue Estimates: Future Revenue Outlook:&nbsp;The Consensus Revenue Estimating group is scheduled to meet on November 7. The resulting projections will impact the 2020 and beyond budget cycle in Kansas.</li> <li>9:45 a.m. Governor&rsquo;s Council on Tax Reform:&nbsp;The first meeting of the Governor&rsquo;s Council on Tax Reform will begin meeting in late September. KASB&rsquo;s representative on the council is Shannon Kimball, KASB president and board member from Lawrence USD 297. We will hear from members of the council on the charge to the council and the task ahead.</li> <li>10:45 a.m. School Finance After Gannon: Stability or Uncertainty?&nbsp;A look at the politics of funding the current school finance plan, and how the Kansas Supreme Count holding jurisdiction may affect legislative efforts.</li> <li>12:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn - Education Media Panel:&nbsp;Statehouse journalist will share perspectives and insight on media focus in a post-Gannon Kansas.</li> <li>1:00 p.m. Budgeting for the Success of All Students:&nbsp;Accountability and transparency are vital to answering the question &lsquo;How are school districts spending the money?&rdquo; KSDE budget experts will share trends and advice.</li> <li>2:00 p.m. Long Range Planning and Budgeting: Getting Past the Fear of Cuts.&nbsp;This panel will address the sometimes controversial issue of cash balances &ndash; are they a prudent planning technique or an overly cautious budgeting tool?</li> <li>3:00 p.m. Wrap up Q and A</li> </ul>
11/15/2019 9:00 AM

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop-Topeka

11/8/2019
11/15/2019 9:00 AM - 11/15/2019 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Boards.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" /></p> <p>This workshop is held the same day and location as our School Finance Advocacy Workshop, giving you the best of both worlds! You&rsquo;ll start the day with KASB Leadership Staff - who conduct the vast majority of superintendent searches in Kansas &ndash; learning about leadership models and styles, the search process, KASB&rsquo;s online application process, how to build a resume to showcase your expertise and experience, how to avoid common interview errors and how to notify your supervisors and chose your references. You will then join the School Finance Workshop to gain insights into school finance and managing budgets.</p> <p>Specific Topics Include:</p> <ul> <li>Leadership Models and Models and Styles</li> <li>The Search Process</li> <li>The Superintendent Contract</li> <li>KASB/USA Partnership</li> </ul>
11/18/2019 12:30 PM

Impact of Trauma on Student Success (Topeka)

11/11/2019
11/18/2019 12:30 PM - 11/18/2019 3:30 PM
Kansas Association of School Boards
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />This interactive three-hour workshop will provide board members and district leaders awareness of and insights about the impact of exposure to violence and other traumatic events on students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning. Trauma-informed schools help students build the resiliency needed to manage the challenges they will face in the future. Awareness of the impact of trauma on student success is the first step in the journey to create resilient school communities.</p> <p>We will begin with a brief overview of the underlying research including the landmark ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study. Topics will include the effects of trauma on brain architecture and resulting behaviors, generational trauma, and the significance of adult management of their emotions and energy levels on student success. Participants will discuss principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues as they relate to interventions, practices and policy development.</p>
11/20/2019 10:30 AM

Impact of Trauma on Student Success (Hays)

11/13/2019
11/20/2019 10:30 AM - 11/20/2019 1:30 PM
The Venue
<p><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Safe-Students.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="144" />This interactive three-hour workshop will provide board members and district leaders awareness of and insights about the impact of exposure to violence and other traumatic events on students&rsquo; physical and emotional health, behavior, and learning. Trauma-informed schools help students build the resiliency needed to manage the challenges they will face in the future. Awareness of the impact of trauma on student success is the first step in the journey to create resilient school communities.</p> <p>We will begin with a brief overview of the underlying research including the landmark ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study. Topics will include the effects of trauma on brain architecture and resulting behaviors, generational trauma, and the significance of adult management of their emotions and energy levels on student success. Participants will discuss principles of trauma-informed organizations including safety; trustworthiness; collaboration; peer support; voice, choice, and empowerment; and cultural, historical and gender issues as they relate to interventions, practices and policy development.</p>
12/6/2019 8:00 AM

2019 Annual Conference

11/27/2019
12/6/2019 8:00 AM - 12/8/2019 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency-Wichita
<p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignleft" src="https://kasb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pathway-Icon-Title-Postsecondary.jpg" alt="postsecondary education" width="100" height="143" />KASB is proud to offer the highest quality educational leadership training to public school boards of education and leadership teams in Kansas. The KASB Annual Conference is the association&rsquo;s flagship event, providing intensive learning and networking experiences that bring together hundreds of Kansas board of education members, school district leaders and content experts.</p> <p>On Saturday the conference includes three rounds of breakout session - close to 40 different topics. These sessions focus on interactive presentations by KASB members, staff and content experts. This year&rsquo;s topics will include Advocacy and Community Engagement, Efficient and Effective Practices, Equity and Access, Facility Planning, Foundations of Boardsmanship, Policy/Legal, School Redesign and School Safety and Security.</p> <p>The KASB Annual Delegate Assembly is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in conjunction with the KASB Annual Conference. This important meeting includes the election of the KASB president-elect designee and the review and approval of KASB legislative positions for the upcoming Legislative Session.</p>
12/6/2019 8:00 AM

Pre-Conference Workshops

11/25/2019
12/6/2019 8:00 AM - 12/6/2019 4:00 PM
Hyatt Regency-Wichita
<p>Choose from:</p> <ul> <li>Meeting All Kids Needs Bus Tours</li> <li>Foundations of Boardsmanship 1.0</li> <li>Winter School Law Conference</li> <li>Poverty Paradigm Experience</li> <li>KSSA Day @ KASB</li> </ul>