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8/12/2015
New Superintendent Welcome Program and Luncheon
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
NHSBA invites all new superintendents to attend this event to become acquainted with New Hampshire education laws,mandatory school board policies, and to learn what NHSBA does to assist you and your board. We encourage you to bring your SAU Board Chair. There is no charge for this event.


8/19/2015
Conducting Effective School Board Meetings
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop focuses on recommendations and best practices to assist boards in conducting effective, timely, and productive school board meetings. Topics of discussion will include best practices for agenda setting, establishing rules of order, the basics of parliamentary procedure and establishing parameters and rules of conduct relative to public comments at board meetings. Cost is $45.


9/10/2015
Right-To-Know Law Primer
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will address key aspects of the Right-To-Know law that all school boards and school board members need to know. The workshop will focus on requirements for legal meetings, application of the Right to Know law to school board committees, requirements for proper non-public sessions, and school board/board member use of electronic communications. The Right to Know Law affects every school board in our State. Every school board in New Hampshire must comply with this law. As a result, every local official should be aware of the law and what their responsibilities are regarding the Right to Know law. Cost is $45.


9/23/2015
Collective Bargaining Basics/ Review of Cutting Edge Issues
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on what you need to know as you enter negotiations with your certificated and/or support staff units. Topics will include a review of the negotiations law, the role of the school board negotiating team, how to effectively prepare for negotiations, and appropriate strategies for successful resolution. You will also learn about hot bargaining topics, and proven techniques to manage these effectively. Cost is $45.


10/7/2015
The Annual Bradley Kidder School Law Conference
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH - 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
New Hampshire’s top school attorneys will highlight new developments in school law on the topics of: newly enacted education laws, collective bargaining, school finance, personnel, special education, and much more. The New Hampshire School Boards Association, the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys, and the New Hampshire School Administrators Association sponsor this workshop annually. Cost is $150.


10/20/2015
Finding Your Next Superintendent
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will provide you an overview of how best to attract and retain your next superintendent, including practical guidance on how best to recruit, screen, and select. The cost is $45.


11/17/2015
Legislative Review/ Preview
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on a review of major school laws adopted in the 2015 Session, will provide a preview of legislative issues of prime importance to school boards in the upcoming session, and will provide your board effective strategies on how to make a difference in the legislative process. There is no charge for this event.


12/9/2015
How To Promote Your Budget At Upcoming School District Meetings
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on practical pointers on how best to promote and pass your district’s operating budget. Topics included will be how to use data effectively, establishing pre-budget activities that make a difference, and techniques on presenting information that is clear and understandable. The cost is $45.


1/9/2016
2016 Annual NHSBA Hot Topics Sessions and Delegate Assembly
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In the morning of this day long event, you will learn about the latest issues/trends that are affecting school boards in our State. Topics include right to know issues and the best practices of effective school boards. The afternoon session will focus on the NHSBA Delegate Assembly, where each member board will discuss, debate, and adopt the NHSBA legislative resolutions. There is no charge for this event.


2/11/2016
Building An Effective Board/ Superintendent Relationship
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The board/superintendent relationship is one of the key ingredients that leads to superior results in every facet of school district performance. This workshop will provide you a clear understanding of the essential elements of an effective board/superintendent relationship, and will give you practical tools that you can use to assess and measure your current performance in critical areas of the relationship. Emphasis will be placed on real-life best practices that have resulted in effective relationships. The cost is $45.


3/10/2016
School Board Goal-Setting/ Self Evaluation/ Strategic Planning
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The focus of this workshop will be on how your school board can set appropriate “target(s)” for the coming year, including how to realistically establish appropriate and reasonable goals, how to measure whether those goals have been reached, and how best to be strategic in your goal setting and evaluation. The cost is $45.


3/31/2016
The Board’s Role in Personnel Actions/ Decisions
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on the school board’s role as an adjudicative body in personnel decisions. From time to time, school boards are required to conduct hearing affecting a staff member’s employment – dismissal hearings, non-renewal hearings, grievances, and many others. This workshop will address important facets of these hearings such as procedural requirements, confidentiality standards, and other important issues involved in a hearing setting. The cost is $45.


5/3/2016
Annual New School Board Orientation and Board Chair Workshops
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
These workshops are specifically designed for both new and veteran board members. Focus will be on the role and responsibilities of an effective school board, policies required by law, and the Right To Know Law. In Concord , a separate session will provide school board chairs effective methods to run an efficient meeting. The cost is $85.


5/12/2016
Annual New School Board Orientation and Board Chair Workshops
Whitefield, NH - WMRHS, 127 Regional Rd - 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
These workshops are specifically designed for both new and veteran board members. Focus will be on the role and responsibilities of an effective school board, policies required by law, and the Right To Know Law. In Concord , a separate session will provide school board chairs effective methods to run an efficient meeting. The cost is $85.


5/24/2016
Superintendent Evaluation- Best Practices for SAU Boards
Concord, NH - 25 Triangle Park Drive - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on proven techniques and tools that you can use to ensure that you are effectively evaluating your superintendent.