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2020 Governance and Advocacy Online Workshops

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Each workshop is $65 per member or $195 for the full board. Use the online registration system to register an individual member. Contact the WASB at to register a full board.

Leading With Certainty During Uncertain Times
School boards and administrators are in the midst of planning for an unpredictable future. As district leaders, you must tackle the organizational requirements of budgeting, online learning, transportation and much more.
People are looking to you for clarity and direction. How do we lead during these uncertain times? This online workshop will focus on essential leadership strategies that will guide participants in making difficult decisions, communicating with stakeholders and uniting one another.
Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with other members and learn best practices to assist you in the next steps so you can lead with certainty in these uncertain times.

Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Thursday, Aug. 6 (Thursday, Aug. 6 has been cancelled.)

7-8:30 pm

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Questions: If you have questions about accessing this online workshop, please call Communications Director Sheri Krause at 608-512-1705 or email her.

Advocating Effectively With Legislators
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is making it increasingly likely legislators will need to act on a state budget repair bill later this summer or early this fall. Their actions will impact 2020-21 school budgets. Rough estimates suggest a $2-3 billion state revenue shortfall will have to be addressed. State school aid, which accounts for roughly one third of the state’s budget, could face devastating cuts. School leaders need to be prepared to advocate effectively to minimize the harm to schools and student learning from potential drastic cuts in state aid and revenue limits.
This online workshop is designed to help you develop relationships with lawmakers and their staff that will make you better, more effective legislative advocates for your students and your schools. It will prepare you to communicate about the serious challenges our state and our public schools face in the months ahead.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug 13 (Thursday, Aug. 13 has been cancelled.)

7-8:30 pm


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