School Board Member Training and Certification

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Professional Development for School Board Members leading to  Credentials of Certified Board Member, Certified School Board Leader, and distinction as a School Board of Excellence.


Preparing leaders to become thought leaders in the next evolution of America’s education system

Hone your individual skills as an individual and then join your colleagues (board corporate) for the challenge of earning the distinction of a School Board of Excellence.

 

Certified Board Member and Certified Board Leader programs delivered entirely online via goto Webinar

School Board of Excellence Certification (LINK) requires an in-person session among meeting other requirements

All programs are designed to earn maximum points for SACS/CASI AdvancEd regional accreditation by covering the 4 key areas of Board Governance: Leadership, Strategy, Conflict Resolution, and Fiscal Management. We've added practical areas we wished we'd had along the way such as media relations and the politics of office.

Tuition for Individual Certifications is included in FCSBM or ACSBM membership. ACSBM membership is included in FCSBM membership.  

 

ACSBM/FCSBM Certified Board Member- School Board Member Essentials &  Boot Camp

Audience: Individual School Board Members

when?: Typically completed in years 0-2 of term 

1. Roles and Responsibilities
       1.1 Essential Support Groups
       1.2 Essential Documents
       1.3 Board Member & Superintendent Relationships- Leadership 101
2. Policy Making
       2.1 Agendas and Meetings- workflow process
       2.2 Parliamentary Procedure- Basics of Motions
       2.3 Politics and Influence
       2.4 Strategy 101
3. Communications & Transparency
       3.1 Conflict Communications- Talking when times are tough
       3.2 Building and activating your constituent base
       3.3 Media Relations

4. Financial Literacy & Accountability

     4.1 Standard Best Practices (ACSBM)

     4.2 Understanding your funding model (FCSBM / State affiliate)

     4.3 Annual Ethics Training 

     Cost: $995 or included in FCSBM/ACSBM membership

 

ACSBM / FCSBM Certified School Board Leader

Audience: School Board Chairs, Vice Chairs, and aspiring Chairs

when?: typically completed in years 2-4 of term, sooner if you're super motivated

1. Roles and Responsibilities
       1.1 Essential Support Groups
       1.2 Essential Documents
       1.3 Chair & Superintendent Relationships- Leadership 201
2. Policy Making
       2.1 Agendas and Meetings- workflow process
       2.2 Parliamentary Procedure- Leading Meetings*
       2.3 Politics and Influence
       2.4 Strategy 201- Chair Legacy
3. Communications & Transparency
       3.1 Conflict Communications- 360 Accountability- Honesty and Trustworthiness through Direct Communications
       3.2 Building and activating your constituent base
       3.3 Media Relations +
       3.4 Getting re-elected or seeking other office 

4. Financial Literacy & Accountability

     4.1 Standard Best Practices (ACSBM)

     4.2 Annual Ethics Training 

  Cost: $995 or included in FCSBM/ACSBM membership

*Parliamentary process lead by Certified Parliamentarian
+ Led by expert in Public Relations

Online Individual Training & Certification:

Cost: Certified Board Member and Certified Board Leader Tuition is included in ACSBM/ FCSBM membership (currently only $1,950/ member annually for FCSBM, and $995 for ACSBM membership).
Basic Board Member Certification: $995 for non-members*
Board Leadership Certification: $995 for non-members*