When you invest in your leaders, you provide for your students. Below are PSBA's key events, held each year and designed for you as a school leader.
New School Director Training
PSBA’s New School Director Training provides school directors with foundational knowledge about their role, responsibilities and ethical obligations. Participants will learn about key laws, policies and processes that guide school board governance from experts in school law, finance and government affairs. Attendees will better understand how to be strong advocates in and for their community as well as how to be effective in their governance role as part of a Team of Ten.
Board Presidents’ Panel
The annual Board Presidents’ Panel is a unique opportunity for board leadership and superintendents to network with colleagues, to discuss common challenges and create innovative solutions. A panel of diverse board presidents share their expertise through a lively panel discussion. New and aspiring board presidents will receive resources to better understand their role, while also having a unique opportunity to connect with potential mentors. Veteran leaders will collaborate with colleagues and access valuable PSBA supports for their continued professional development.
Spring Legal Roundup
The annual Spring Legal Roundup program provides important updates on significant developments in school law and is presented by a local solicitor and a PSBA attorney. This engaging and interactive three-hour school law year in review is offered at locations throughout Pennsylvania in February, March and April. Participants may earn up to three substantive CLE credits.
PSBA’s Government Affairs team connects you with state legislators to advocate powerfully and directly on behalf of your districts, region and public education broadly. This is your annual opportunity to apply your advocacy skills by engaging with leaders on the Hill, along with other school directors who are passionate about public education. You will understand and be able to clearly voice PSBA's legislative priorities alongside stories and concerns from your district.
The annual summer Solicitors’ Symposium, which is held in State College, provides an informative and relaxed training and networking opportunity for school attorneys. This day-and-a-half program focuses on topics of special significance to the practice of school law, featuring Pennsylvania’s best-known experts in various areas of school law practice. Participants may earn up to 7.5 CLE credits (6.5 substantive, 1 ethics).
PSBA invites school directors, board leadership and district administration to an exclusive strategic planning retreat. This multi-day event will focus on supporting district leadership to develop strong strategic plans in the five major governance documents: the comprehensive plan, collective bargaining agreements, district budget, board policy, and a facilities plan. School directors and district administration will share a common understanding of their unique roles in strong governance and effective operations. Take advantage of experts and exhibitors from around the state gathered in one location to provide relevant training for district leaders to connect and learn together before the start of the busy school year.
PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference
The annual School Leadership Conference held at Hershey Lodge is PSBA’s culminating educational and networking event. Attendees will spend multiple days learning from expert speakers and experiencing the latest in education technology. Celebrate the best of public education with the highly anticipated student showcase, the Education Excellence Fair and nationally acclaimed keynote speakers.
School Law Workshop
The annual School Law Workshop, held in conjunction with the School Leadership Conference, offers valuable networking and learning opportunities for school attorneys and school officials. The workshop’s presentations provide an overview of legal issues facing school entities across the commonwealth, including what’s happened in the past year and insight about what’s likely to happen in the future. This full-day program usually offers 5.5 CLE credits. In addition to the presentations, a highlight of the Workshop is the presentation of the Solicitors Association’s “President’s Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in School Law.”
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