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2021 Start Strong: Developing a District Onboarding Plan for New Directors

Sep 27, 2021 • 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

In November 2021, many PA school boards will face a significant transition as they welcome new directors to their governance Team of 10. New directors often arrive full of ideas, energy and a desire to make an impact. Strategic districts will prepare these new directors to be well-informed members of the team by welcoming them with guidance, resources and conversations about the ongoing work of the district.

2021 Start Strong is PSBA’s second iteration of the inaugural 2019 event. PSBA is offering it as a single-day preconference program to support attendees in creating an effective onboarding plan based on best practices and thoughtful prioritization. Grounded in PSBA’s Principles for Governance and Leadership, attendees will hear best practices from their colleagues, PSBA trainers, and an experienced school director and board leader. Participants will leave with a full year’s schedule, a comprehensive and customizable onboarding manual, and a guidance document for board leaders to plan their own onboarding process.

Booking a Room: Accommodations information for Kalahari Resorts and Conventions can be found here: https://www.paschoolleaders.org/accommodations/.

Registration deadline: Registration will close by end of day Monday, September 13, 2021.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

7:00-8:00 p.m.                 Early registration at Kalahari—meet PSBA staff and your colleagues with cookies and coffee

Monday, September 27, 2021

7:00-7:30 a.m.                 Registration & breakfast

7:30-8:00 a.m.                 Welcome and Introduction activity

8:00-8:45 a.m.                 Why: It starts with Culture

8:45-9:30 a.m.                 Who: Effective Onboarding Practices

9:30-9:45 a.m.                 Networking and refreshment break

9:45-10:45 a.m.               What: Leveraging the Onboarding Manual

10:45-11:45 a.m.             How: Mapping your own plan

11:45-12:00 p.m.             Reflection & Closing remarks



Sep 27, 2021
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Kalahari Resorts, Poconos
250 Kalahari Blvd.
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania 18349
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