January 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL


This 1-day training is designed to educate individual board members on the skills and knowledge of Boardsmanship. Participants will receive seven (7) Leadership points in the CBM Program for attending this training session.

Boardsmanship is perhaps the most important virtue for school board members to possess and to constantly exhibit to the community.  The public must be assured of each board member’s willingness to assume and perform all roles/responsibilities associated with the position.  By earning and preserving the public’s trust and respect, a school board can create and sustain a climate for excellence and collaboration for public education.  To earn the confidence and to achieve the support of the public, board members are obligated to attain a high level of boardsmanship skills and knowledge.

Additional information is below. For questions, please contact Tina Pinkoson or Carolyn Sanders.

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Registration for this forum is $225 for members and $450 for non-members and includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks.

The deadline to register is January 18, 2018.


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Mission Inn
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737

Block Room Rate: $134.00. To receive the block rate, please indicate you are booking for an event with the Florida School Boards Association. The deadline for booking rooms is January 5.



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The content of this forum is based on the following desired outcomes:

  • Review the background/history of public education in the US and Florida and the evolution of the school board as a corporate body.
  • Identify and examine the specific governance roles of school board members.
  • Determine individual core values, learning styles, mode of processing of information, and personality style.
  • Compare and contrast the powers and duties of the school board and the superintendent.
  • Examine the essential components of effective school board meetings and review parliamentary procedures.
  • Explore best practices of school board members.