CASB eClassroom learning is convenient, informative and cost-effective
If you missed one of our spring sessions, you can still order an audio recording.
School budgets are tight, but it is still imperative that school board members and administrators continue to develop their skills so they are successful education leaders. To help build your knowledge and keep you informed on the latest education topics, CASB has developed four eClassrooms. These informative, 90-minute webinars offer a convenient and cost-effective way for you to equip yourself with the tools you need to lead your district.
CASB eClassroom Lineup, Spring 2013 (Noon-1:30 p.m.)
|March 12||Making Tough Budget Decisions|
|| Public Participation: Better Solutions, Increased Trust, Engaged Stakeholders
||Overview of Employment Law (Rescheduled from April 9)
|April 30|| Implementing SB 191: Essentials for Effective Board Leadership
Making Tough Budget Decisions
Glenn Gustafson, deputy superintendent and chief financial officer, Colorado Springs District 11; Mike Lee, chief financial officer, Morgan County RE-3
This session will cover practical budget cutting considerations such as staffing, salary negotiations, legal issues and union relationships, while keeping in mind equity, reason and community involvement. Our school finance experts, representing both large and small districts, will update participants on the state budget situation and how it relates to the local level, and will review budget preparation timelines.
Public Participation: Better Solutions, Increased Trust, Engaged Stakeholders
Dr. Martín Carcasson, director, Center for Public Deliberation, Colorado State University; Dr. John Poynton, communications director, St. Vrain Valley Re-1J
Note: This webinar is a modified version of our full-day PR Academy workshop held at our convention in December.
This session provides a thought-provoking overview of the theory and practice of public participation, with strategies for effectively convening the public. Learn how to choose, combine and adapt methods of public engagement to address complex problems, reduce controversy, facilitate contention and reach better solutions with greater levels of buy-in and trust. The webinar also will demonstrate how your school district can systematically raise its capacity for public participation, cultivate higher levels of public trust and a growing population of citizens prepared to advocate on behalf of their school district.
April 24 (Rescheduled from April 9)
Overview of Employment Law
Kathleen Sullivan, chief counsel, Michelle Murphy, director of member legal resources, and Beth Friel, staff attorney, CASB
Join CASB's legal team for a lively and engaging employment law overview and update. Topics will include constitutional and statutory protections applicable to school district employees, teacher and principal evaluations, and the board's role in employment matters.
Implementing SB 191: Essentials for Effective Board Leadership
Michelle Murphy, director of member legal resources, John Hefty, consultant, and Linda Chapman, Integration Grant Administrator, CASB
The new evaluation systems required by SB 191 will be implemented statewide in the 2013-14 school year. This session will provide an overview of SB 191 and discuss best practices and pitfalls for school boards as they lead their districts through the culture shift required for successful implementation.
CASB eClassrooms are:
Convenient—All you need is your computer, an Internet connection and your phone.
Informative—You will receive the latest, best information from a most trusted sources.
Cost effective—You can attend the meeting from your home or office, saving you travel time and costs.
Who should attend?
- Board members
- School business officials (legal staff, finance officers, public information or communications staff)
The four-class package is available for only $360 per site, which includes an unlimited number of attendees at one location using one phone connection and one Internet connection. A link to the recording will also be provided following the session.
Entire 2013 Series $360 (33% discount - four classes for the price of three!)
Individual Session $120
Registration must be received at least 48 hours prior to the eClassroom.
Cancellations must be submitted in writing two weeks prior to the date of the eClassroom. There will be a $25 processing fee charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be given after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows. CASB encourages registration substitutions from within your district.