AASB Annual Conference
The AASB annual conference is the premier training event held each November in Anchorage for Alaska school boards. This multi-day conference provides a unique opportunity for board members and their superintendents from across the state to gather for both association business and to learn about good boardsmanship as well as some of the latest thoughts on education. The conference program features renowned speakers, education clinics, a banquet and boardsmanship awards evening, association business meetings, AASB board of director elections, and the adoption of the association’s resolutions. “Where We Stand.”
Held three times a year during fall, winter, and spring. Workshops are offered that will improve members’ knowledge of issues affecting schools in Alaska. The Fall Academy alternates it location between Anchorage and Fairbanks each year and has a rotating curriculum of boardsmanship topics such as school finance, board standards, school law, budgets, meeting conduct, teacher and administrator training, and retention and several other timely topics.
The Winter Academy, a two-day session held in Anchorage in mid-December focuses on issues like school law, equity, culturally responsive education, and policy to name a few topics. In conjunction with this academy, AASB offers the Executive Administrative Assistant Workshop tailored for district Administrative Assistants, covers a range of topics that include policy, managing personnel files, Robert’s Rules, and more!
President’s Leadership Academy
During the spring and in conjunction with AASB’s two legislative fly-ins in Juneau, two more single-day learning academies are held. At the first fly-in in early February, the President’s Leadership Academy focuses on board leadership skills.
In late March or early April, the Spring Academy covers a rotating list of subjects such as board and superintendent relations, community engagement, board self-evaluation, to name a few.
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