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Area Membership Meetings

Training | Recognition | Networking | Vision

These annual meetings provide an excellent opportunity for board members and administrators to network with other school leaders in their region, and are presented annually, starting in August.

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Changing The Narrative
 2019 Area Membership Mailer & Agenda pdf

Tuesday, August 20, 2019  |  Valentine
Valentine High School - 431 N Green St, Valentine
Wednesday, August 21, 2019  |  Fremont 
Fremont Middle School - 540 Johnson Rd, Fremont

Thursday, August 22, 2019  |  La Vista
La Vista Conference Center - 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista

Monday, August 26, 2019  |  Gering
Gering Civic Center - 1050 M St, Gering

Tuesday, August 27, 2019  |  North Platte
Sandhills Convention Center - 2102 S Jeffers St, North Platte

Wednesday, August 28, 2019  |  Kearney
Younes Conference Center - 416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney

Wednesday, September 4, 2019  |  York
Holthus Convention Center - 3130 Holen Avenue, York

Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  Nebraska City
Nebraska City High School - 141 Steinhart Park Rd, Nebraska City

Wednesday, September 25, 2019  |  Norfolk
Lifelong Learning Center - 601 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk

2019 Agenda
Registration, Networking & Exhibitors | 4:30 PM
Vision Session | 5:00 to 5:45 PM
Break | 5:45 to 6:00 PM
Training Sessions #1 | 6:00 to 6:35 PM
Break | 6:35 to 6:45 PM
Training Sessions #2 | 6:45 to 7:20 PM
Networking Dinner & Awards/Recognition | 7:25 PM
15 awards of achievement points will be earned for attending
Vision & Training Sessions

5:00 PM

Changing the Narrative … Nebraska Schools are some of the best in the nation
The current narrative that says the schools are at fault for our property tax burdens is failing everyone. Learn how we must work together to change this narrative to move our state forward, as we continue engaging our vision.

6:00 PM

A 2019 Legislative Recap & How Your Engagement Impacted the Process
With an eye on over 100 bills in 12 of the 14 committees, school board members were actively engaged in everything from vehicle safety to vaping, taxes to TEEOSA. See what passed, what didn’t, and what’s still in play. See how specific items will lead to day to day, and/or policy changes within your schools. Hear how school board members stepped up like never before through testimony, 1-on-1’s with their Senators and Committee leaders, and at home. Learn how what we are doing now will impact 2020 and beyond.
Colby Coash, Associate Executive Director/Director of Govt Relations
Jim Luebbe, Director of Policy Service

Strategic Planning: Leadership Accountability
Engaging stakeholders through the lens of strategic planning allows the board and school leadership to consider, respond, and reflectively align the district strategic goals to those of the stakeholders in the community. This session will outline how the strategic alignment of the stakeholders, board, and superintendent create the leadership accountability necessary for effectively and collaboratively establishing the vision and goals of the school district. Effective board governance models accountable leadership.
Marcia Herring, Director of Board Leadership

Let’s Talk About It
This session will be a networking opportunity to have open dialogue and learn from peers. Be prepared to mix it up in small groups to discuss topics like: biggest district challenge, best practices happening in your schools, advocacy efforts and the goal of education as one voice, challenges of rural/urban districts and potential solutions. Attendees will also receive information about potential and realized cost savings as a result of your NASB membership and the programs and services available to your district.
Shari Becker, Director of Leadership Search Service
Matt Belka, Director of Marketing, Communication & Advocacy

6:45 PM

Board Policy:  What Boards Want Vs. What Others Want
In addition to reviewing specific policy changes from this year’s Legislative session, we will discuss the value of focusing on Board governance through policy.  There are clear differences between many Boards’ expectations of their policy roles and the expectations of state institutions and the public.  Local leadership can help bridge that gap. 
Colby Coash, Associate Executive Director/Director of Govt Relations 
Jim Luebbe, Director of Policy Service

Cohesive Leadership is More Than a Catchphrase!
Frustrations, apprehensions, and success! Board members experience it all in a leadership role.  We will discuss how the board and superintendent/ESU administrator work collaboratively to impact student achievement and how you change the course of direction when that working relationship is not operating at an effective and cohesive level.  Board members serve an important role in the high stakes of school improvement, this session will provide resources and tips for improving school board effectiveness.
Marcia Herring, Director of Board Leadership

The Do’s and Don’ts of School Safety, School Insurance and School Claims
This session will share what’s happening in the area of school safety, school insurance and recent school claims that we can all learn from.  This session will also revisit the roots of why “pooling” is available to Nebraska schools, and what makes pooling different.  
Megan Boldt, Director of ALICAP/Insurance