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Governance Trainings and Services

The work of school board members is best accomplished when they work as a Board-Superintendent leadership team. Through trainings and services, the goal of the WASB is to develop board member’s ability to lead their districts’ efforts to implement change that will lead to improved student achievement.

How to begin?

The WASB and School Perceptions have teamed up to create an online tool—the Annual Board Development Tool—to help school boards evaluate their processes and procedures to ensure effective leadership.

Board Development Trainings and Workshops

Key Work of School Boards
The Key Work of School Boards provides clear guidance for board members looking to develop the leadership skills they need to deal with today’s educational and political challenges. The framework uses a systems approach to help school boards focus on student achievement. Learn how to use this practical framework to make a difference in your district.

Legal Roles and Responsibilities of School Boards
The workshop provides an overview of key areas of Wisconsin law, including open meetings, public records, conflicts of interest, liability and risk management, and a board’s power and duties.

Financial Roles and Responsibilities of School Boards
This workshop provides an overview of key areas of school district budgeting for school board members, including relevant statutes, the budgeting process, effective and efficient resource utilization, and community participation.

Additional workshops are available to meet districts' individual needs.

The WASB staff and consultants provide a wide range of workshops to meet district needs. Select a workshop or presentation for your individual board or partner with neighboring boards for a joint workshop. They can be 1-3 hours or more. Just contact the WASB to schedule an on-site, customized workshop.

 
Board Development Services

 Organizational Consulting Services

The WASB Organizational Consulting Service is designed to provide an outside perspective and resolution strategy to address specific challenges that confront a district’s school board and leadership staff. The WASB Organizational consultants can analyze key operational systems in the areas of finance, curriculum, transportation, food service, facilities, and personnel. This service will provide a report that gathers data to define the problem, assess the current situation, and provide a response to improve the organization’s effectiveness to address the local challenge in a systematic manner.

Strategic Planning (contact the WASB for more information)

Employee Opinion Surveys

Facilitation Services (contact the WASB for more information)

 
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