School board secretaries play a pivotal role in the success of the school board. This annual event is designed specifically to meet the networking and training needs of school board secretaries. Held in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, the School Board Secretaries Conference will provide the latest policy and legal updates, extend networking opportunities and help attendees refresh skills in preparation for the back-to-school season.

 

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

 

 

Date and Time

July 30, 2019 • 9:00 am to July 31, 2019 • 12:00 pm

Location

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
250 Kalahari Boulevard
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Agenda


Tuesday, July 30

• 9 a.m. – Registration Opens

• 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Welcome/Opening Activity: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
Presenter: Beth Zeigler, 2019 Committee Chair

• 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – The Hidden Gems of Google
Presenter: Jared Mader, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

• 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch/Networking

• 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Workday Workout
Presenter: Beth Zeigler, 2019 Committee Chair

• 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – The Board Secretary’s Role in Board Meetings and Board Policies
Presenters: Heather Masshardt , PSBA Governance Services
Kristin Ehrhart, PSBA Governance Services

• 3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Break

• 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Adding Tools to Your Toolbelt: Leveraging Your PSBA Services
Presenters: Britta Barrickman, PSBA Member Services
Heather Masshardt, PSBA Governance Services
Shane Pagnotti, PSBA Member Services

• 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions

• 5:15 p.m. – Family Reception

Wednesday, July 31

• 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and PSBA Update

• 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – School Board Secretaries: Lessons Learned & Panel Discussion
Presenters: Beth Zeigler, 2019 Committee Chair
John Audi, Esq., Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP
Heather Masshardt, PSBA Governance Services

• 9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Break

• 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Closing Session: From the Diversions of Life to Peace of Mind
Presenter: Eric Attinger, Meditation Instructor

• 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – School Board Secretaries Forum Business Meeting

Please note: Speakers and topics subject to change.

Registration

Member registration fee: $199; All-Access member registration fee: $169

Register online by logging in to your myPSBA account.
Members will need their username and password to register for the School Board Secretaries Conference. Contact Crista DeGregorio if you have trouble accessing the Members Area of the website.

Cancellation Policy: The last day to cancel and receive a full registration fee refund is July 8, 2019. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations occurring July 9, 2019 and after. Beginning on July 23, 2019, NO REFUNDS will be granted on any registrations, meals or events. No-shows will be charged full registration fee.

Hotel & Lodging

Rate: $204 + taxes per night

Contact Kalahari Resorts and Conventions directly via phone: 1-877-253-5466. Please mention ‘2019 PSBA School Board Secretaries Conference’ to take advantage of the special group rate. Room deadline date is June 29, 2019.