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2021 Summer Leadership Institute

Governing for Success

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Saturday, July 24
Hyatt Regency, Green Bay

The one-day conference will focus on effective board governance. Participants will learn best-practice ideas for district governance based on the board and superintendent having a collaborative mindset, a moral imperative in their commitment to stakeholders, and a shared purpose based on sound principles and practices. They’ll also learn how purposeful board actions can lead to a positive organizational culture that promotes high levels of learning for all and is fiscally responsible to taxpayers.


7:45 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25 am  Welcome
Sue Todey, WASB President, Sevastopol School Board

8:30 am  Board Governance, Part 1: Setting the Tone

Participants will learn how to effectively govern to ensure the best results for children. The presenters will discuss the mindset needed to govern with purpose, which includes how to collaborate with a strategic focus and apply a systems approach to board work in order to raise the bar for all students.
Dan Nerad and Fran Finco, WASB Consultants

9:45 am    Break

10 am  Board Governance, Part 2: Producing Desired Results

Participants will learn how to approach governing the district with a shared depth of understanding. The presenters will discuss the importance culture plays in governing the district, the responsibilities of the board, and the tools available to help boards govern more effectively.
Dan Nerad and Fran Finco, WASB Consultants

11:15 am    Lunch

12:15 pm    Evaluation for Continuous Improvement

Superintendent and board self-evaluations are essential components of an effective governance infrastructure and can be built into an accountability system for continuous improvement. Presenters will outline the importance of using evaluations as a tool for effective governance and how evaluations can impact the personal growth of individuals and the board/superintendent leadership team. They will also provide an overview of the WASB’s board and superintendent evaluation tools.
Louise Blankenheim and George Steffen, WASB Consultants

1:30 pm     Break

1:45 pm    Knowledge Café: Coming Together for a Conversation on Governance

The Knowledge Café is a method to engage groups of people in meaningful conversations. To synthesize the learning from the conference, participants are invited to join their colleagues in an open-dialogue Knowledge Café that will provide the opportunity for collective learning by sharing ideas and gaining a deeper understanding of effective governance.
WASB Consultants

3 pm  Adjourn

Registration Information

Registration: $185 per member

Registration includes breakfast, lunch and materials.

Deadline for registration: Friday, July 16, 2021

Refunds will be given for cancellations received by 5 pm on Friday, July 16. To cancel, call toll-free 877.705.4422. Casual attire in layers recommended.


Hyatt Regency Green Bay
333 Main St., Green Bay, WI 54301  Directions

Hotel Rate: Single/Double: $129

Reservations: (920) 432-1234

Cut-off Date for Hotel Rooms: Friday, June 25, 2021

Cancellations: To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be made more than 48 hours prior to arrival. There will be no refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to arrival.

Important Health Notice

To protect the health of attendees and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, attendees are required to adhere to the guidance and/or orders in effect on the date of the conference by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of Wisconsin, Brown County, the city of Green Bay and/or the Hyatt Regency. In attending this event, you are agreeing to comply with these health and safety protocols, which may include the wearing of face coverings, maintaining physical distancing and other reasonable hygiene protocols. Failure to comply with the protocols may result in your removal from the facility.

Upon reasonable notice, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards shall make a reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities through appropriate aids and services, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format. For additional information or to request an accommodation, contact the WASB Office at or 608-257-2622.

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