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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Each year at KASB, we plan and develop workshops and events to help promote and develop our members to be prepared to help Kansas students succeed. As we continue to support our members with quality events throughout the year, we host larger annual events that connect members across the state and country. These opportunities provide a way for each member to collaborate, network, and grow as we all lead, serve, and advocate for student success. 

 

 

Boardsmanship and New Board Member Training

Boardsmanship and New Board Member Training provides dynamic, interactive presentations and time for collaboration and discussion focused on 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. 

Sessions will be held: 

January 26, 2023: Andover, KS, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ CAPS 1401 W 13th St, Andover, KS 67002

January 27, 2023: Topeka, KS, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. @ KASB

February 4, 2023: Dodge City, KS, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. @ Dodge City USD 443 District office

REGISTER FOR BOARDSMANSHIP AND NEW BOARD MEMBER TRAINING

Season Pass Eligible

Non-Season Pass: $150.00

 

 

Clerks Workshop

Our Clerks' Workshop will be offered in person from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on February 15 at the KASB Office in Topeka. Our Clerks' Workshop serves as excellent professional development for new and current board clerks. Gain knowledge on tools to assist in your roles and insight into current public education news. Registration costs $150/registrant for our in-person session and includes a meal and any workshop materials.  

Our Clerks' Workshop provides all-day professional development for new and current board clerks. Supporting your district or organization's board members and leadership can be challenging, especially with the ever-changing requirements, mandates and information. Learn from KASB staff and fellow board clerks during our Clerks' Workshop. Participants will participate in breakout sessions covering employee leave, policy and agenda management systems, purchasing cooperatives, statewide data information and other topics. Register today for your opportunity to attend the Clerks' Workshop!

REGISTER FOR THE CLERK’S WORKSHOP

Season Pass Eligible

Non-Season Pass: $150.00

 

 

Fundamentals of Negotiations and Negotiations Practicum

KASB has combined the Basics of Negotiations and the Practicum in Negotiations into a one-day seminar, held January 24, 2023, and entitled Fundamentals of Negotiations and Negotiations Applications. Participants can register for either one or both depending on their experience level. The morning session, Fundamentals of Negotiations, will lay the foundation for understanding the Professional Negotiations Act, the types of negotiations methods, what must be negotiated, and how to get started. The afternoon session, Negotiations Applications, will build upon the morning session by introducing the practical “how to negotiate” so the board’s team can effectively bargain terms and conditions of employment with teachers. This practical knowledge will help boards avoid bad language and ensure the contract will be understood in the future. Bring your agreement to discuss your “real life” issues and how to improve language that may be causing challenges for your
administrators.

REGISTER FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF NEGOTIATION AND NEGOTIATIONS PRACTICUM JAN 24

REGISTER FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF NEGOTIATIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS PRACTICUM MARCH 8

Season Pass Eligible

Non-Season Pass: $100/per section 

 

Board Presidents and Leadership Teams Winter Workshop

Join our leadership team as we walk through frequent situations that will arise while operating an effective school board. We bring together board presidents, vice-presidents, clerks, and superintendents to create effective board leadership teams. Learn how to identify the role of a board leadership team. Gain skills on how to build a working relationship between the superintendent and board leaders. Take your board to the next level by identifying foundational components to running an effective board meeting and working through strategies for working with communication and your community.

February 10, 2023: Hays, KS- The Venue 

February 18, 2023: Topeka, KS – KASB 

REGISTER FOR BOARD PRESIDENTS AND LEADERSHIP TEAMS 

Season Pass Eligible

Non-Season Pass: $100.00

 

Student Discipline Workshop

In this full-day workshop, KASB attorneys will discuss the legal basis for disciplinary actions and provide direction for carrying out disciplinary processes, including suspension and expulsion. The training will include information about required notices and how to conduct a disciplinary hearing.

Sessions will be held:

January 19, from 8:30-3:00 in Hays, Kansas. 

January 31, from 8:30-3:00 in Topeka, Kansas (THIS SESSION IS FULL AND ON A WAIT LIST)

ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED: February 22, from 8:30-3:00 in Topeka Kansas

REGISTER FOR STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Season Pass and Legal Assistance Fund Eligible 

Non-Season Pass: $150.00

 

 

School Finance101

Our, interactive workshop teaches board members and school staff how a school district's budget works, the funding sources available, and how to deploy resources for student success. The expectations for efficient and effective uses of these funds continue to be scrutinized as these decisions are consistently subject to the public view. The discussion will include common terminology and funding formulas for school districts in addition to a panel discussing funding sources such as ESSER or ARPA funds and strategies. Gain effective strategies to use to engage your communities in creating a school system that reflects the community and vision for your children. 

Sessions will be held: 

January 30, 2023: Topeka, KS KASB office

February, 24, 2023: Online 

REGISTER FOR SCHOOL FINANCE 101

REGISTER FOR SCHOOL FINANCE 101-ONLINE

Season Pass Eligible

Non-Season Pass: In-Person  $150

                                  Online       $125

 

 

Teacher Engagement and Retention

KASB and the Educator Perceptions and Insights Center (EPIC) invite you to bring a district team to a workshop focused on understanding and improving educator engagement and retention, essential to ensuring student success!  Suggested representation on each team includes board members, superintendent, teachers, administrators, and community members.  Your team will explore educator retention data and insights and identify specific aspects of their teachers’ experience critical to increasing engagement.

During the session you will:

  • Examine research and key findings from the Kansas Teacher Retention Survey representing 50% of Kansas educators.
  • Access and apply your district’s data to identify, prioritize and leverage key focus areas. 
  • Engage in interactive discussion to build a holistic and strategic approach.
  • Be informed of additional analysis, resources, and tools to help you prioritize action items likely to have the greatest impact in your district.

January 24th – Garden City Educational Service Center, Board Rm., 1205 Fleming, Garden City, KS 67846

January 26th – Smoky Hill Service Center, Room 1, 605 E. Crawford St, Salina, KS 67401

February 7th – KASB, 1420 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka, KS 66604

REGISTER FOR TEACHER ENGAGEMENT AND RETENTION

Cost: $700 for a team of up to five (additional team members $100 each) Please register all team members at the same time. 

 

 

Prepping for Negotiations

Prepare your board for success in professional negotiations. Join KASB attorneys for a 90-minute review of legal requirements and board goals in negotiating 2023-2024 professional contracts. These regional seminars satisfy the annual training requirement of the Professional Negotiations Act.

Sessions will be held: 

February 1, 2023: Clearwater, KS, 9:00 a.m. @ Orion Education and Training

February 1, 2023: Lyons, KS, 6:00 p.m. @ Lyons USD 405 District office

February 2, 2023: Dodge City, KS, 6:00 p.m. @ Dodge City USD 443- The Learning Center

February 7, 2023: Concordia, KS, 2:30 p.m. @ Cloud Co. Community Çollege

February 7, 2023: Gypsum, KS, 6:30 p.m. @ Southeast of Saline USD 306 District office

February 17, 2023: Oakley, KS, 9:00 a.m. @ Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center

February 16, 2023: Hays, KS 1:30 p.m. @ Hays USD 489 District office

February 20, 2023: Topeka, KS 3:30 p.m. @ KASB 

REGISTER FOR PREPPING FOR NEGOTIATIONS

Season Pass and Legal Assistance Fund Eligible 

Non-Season Pass: $38.00

 

Women's Leadership Summit – Our Women's Leadership Summit takes place annually in March. More information to come!

Events: On-Demand

Use the table below to find the event(s) you are interested in.  Click on the link to be taken to the KASB member portal to register for that event.  Click on the diagonal arrow in the lower right corner to view the table in a separate tab.