The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for reopening schools, requiring creativity and adaptation. The Starting Strong webinar series addresses topics of current relevance, from board self-assessment to culturally responsive leadership to staff mental health. Veteran school directors and experts will present best practices to help you and your board prepare in key areas and grow in effectiveness.

Learn more about each session and register by clicking the titles below.

Recordings available at 7-10 days after the live webinar.


Thursday, August 13 | 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Leveraging PSBA’s NEW Board Self-Assessment for Collective Governance
In this webinar, you’ll learn how PSBA's newly updated board self-assessment (BSA) process works, review a few common findings and solutions, and hear from a veteran school director about the benefits of conducting a board self-assessment annually.

Thursday, August 20 | 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Supporting the Mental Health of Professional Staff 
In this webinar, expert panelists will discuss approaches for district leaders to understand and support positive mental health practices.

Thursday, September 17 | 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Culturally Responsive Leadership in the New Normal 
In this webinar, panelists will discuss principles for culturally responsive leadership and how it is embedded in current education practice.

Thursday, September 24 | 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cybersecurity in Digital Meetings and Online Learning
This webinar invites expert presenters to outline known vulnerabilities while providing practical solutions for better cybersecurity in PA public schools.

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