Events

2017 NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar

2017 SUMMER LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
SHERATON GRAND HOTEL, CHICAGO, IL AUGUST 17-20, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

Chicago Ballroom Promenade East, Level 4

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Regional Nominating Committees Convene
Central Region Northeast Region Pacific Region Southern Region

Various Rooms Bridgeport, Level 3
Bucktown, Level 3 Old Town, Level 3
Lakeview, Level 3

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:        

Riverwalk Esplande, Level 1

Evening Activity—Dinner on Your Own

Friday, August 18, 2017

7:30 am – 12:00 noon

Registration Open

Chicago Ballroom Promenade East, Level 4

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Leadership Breakfast

Sponsored by:    

 

Chicago Ballroom Promenade East, Level 4

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Presidents Breakfast

Chicago Ballroom 6, Level 4

9:00 am – 11:45 am

Presidents Programming
Participants will learn and practice Guinness Record- setting secrets that create new memory pathways to outstanding data retention & maximized productivity. By the close of the morning, participants will have the skills needed to kick old time-consuming methods
to the curb and discover breakthrough rapid recall, optimize left and right brain synergy through creative visualization, confidently deliver speeches and presentations without the aid of notes…and more to build your confidence. After today, you’ll never forget a name! Participants will explore and practice Bob Gray’s
F.A.C.E Method to build a valuable leadership skill that will instantly improve relationships, instill trust, and increase retention for key situations.
Facilitated by BobGray, CSP

Chicago Ballroom 6, Level 4

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Opening Plenary
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is known for drafting conservative model educational legislation in states. Private school choice—programs
such as vouchers, tax-credit scholarships, and education savings accounts—is a prominent part of its legislative portfolio for education. Regardless of political persuasion, there are two points most would agree on: ALEC is successful at infl       policy in statehouses, and its focus on private school choice dovetails perfectly with  the US Department of Education’s education priorities.
NSBA Executive Director and CEO Thomas Gentzel will host a one-on-one chat with Inez Feltscher Stepman, Director of the Education and Workforce Development Taskforce for the American Legislative Exchange Council, where participants will get a unique opportunity to hear the thinking behind the ALEC approach to educational legislation in targeted states.

Chicago Ballroom 9-10, Level 4

 

Friday, August 18, 2017

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Break

Chicago Ballroom Promenade East, Level 4

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Morning Plenary—All Politics is Local: State Association  Perspectives
A panel of state association executive directors will react to the morning’s exchange and reflect their own experiences dealing with proposed or passed oppositional local legislation that would impact the educational landscape. You’ll hear about strategies
employed to counter controversial legislative agendas as they reflect upon what did and did not work.
Panelists:
Dr.John Heim, Executive Director of the Kansas Association of School Boards
AndreaMessina,Executive Director of the Florida School Boards Association
Dr.TonyProthro,Executive Director of the Arkansas School Boards Association
Moderated by RoryDavenport,Chief Communications Officer, National School Boards Association

Chicago Ballroom 9-10, Level 4

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Leadership Lunch (featuring NSBA Update)

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Chicago Ballroom 7, Level 4

 

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Afternoon Plenary – Leading an Equity Initiative in Your State
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While it is often used interchangeably with the related principle of equality, equity encompasses a wide variety of educational models, programs, and strategies that may be considered fair, but not necessarily equal. NSBA members are approaching their commitment to equity in innovative ways. You’ll hear how three associations are defi            equity and leading the conversation
from different angles. They’ll refl      upon how their organization frames equity and share how they are engaging leadership and member districts around initiatives, programs and policy that address equity as a necessary value in serving students.
Panelists:
Tim Garchow, Executive Director of theWashington State School Directors' Association
Dr.TimOgle,Executive Director of the Arizona School Boards Association
SallySmith, Executive Director of the Alabama Association of School Boards
Moderated by VerjeanaJacobs,Executive Strategic Advisor and Consultant for NSBA’s Equity Programs Department

Chicago Ballroom 9-10, Level 4

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Regional Programming
Central Region Northeast Region Pacific Region Southern Region

Various Rooms Michigan AB, Level 2 Superior AB, Level 2
Chicago Ballroom 8, Level 4

Chicago Ballroom 6, Level 4

Evening Activity—Regional Dinners/Dinner on your Own

Saturday, August 19, 2017
  Breakfast on Your Own

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Strategic Governance Symposium
This Strategic Governance Symposium is designed  to provide insight into challenges facing association leaders. State association leadership teams will work together to gain insight into organizational dynamics, clarify issues and practice using tools and strategies for resolving those issues, and focus on consultative
partnerships that allow you to lead and govern well. You’ll walk away with strategies to keep building upon a shared understanding and commitment to the key components of successful governance, strategy, and organization.
Facilitators:
Glenn Tecker, Founder, Principal Consultant, Chairman and Co-CEO, Tecker International DebraA. Silk, Associate Executive Director and General Counsel of the Montana School Boards Association
(Lunch from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm-Chicago Ballroom 7, Level 4)

Chicago Ballroom 9-10, Level 4

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

NSBA Board of Directors Professional Development Team Building
(Lunch from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm-Chicago Ballroom 7, Level 4)

 

Chicago Ballroom 8, Level 4

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Strategic Governance Lunch

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Chicago Ballroom 7, Level 4

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NSBA Board of Directors Team Building

Chicago Ballroom 6, Level 4

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

NSBA Board of Directors and State Presidents Reception and Networking

 

Fountainview, Level 3

Evening Activity—Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, August 20, 2017

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Regional Business Meetings and Regional Committee Reports (Breakfast Served)

Central Region Western Region Northeast Region Pacific Region
Southern Region

 

Various Rooms

Michigan AB, Level 2 Ontario, Level 2 Superior AB, Level 2
Chicago Ballroom 8, Level 4

Erie, Level 2

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Closing Plenary and Closing Remarks
KevinPowellis one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, but managed to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick thanks to New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund.
Kevin has gone on to be the author of 12 books, including his newest title, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. It is a critically acclaimed and brutally honest memoir about his
life, including his youth. Kevin’s writings have also appeared in CNN.com, Esquire, Ebony, The HuffingtonPost, The Washington Post, RollingStone, TheGuardian, ESPN.com and VibeMagazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer, interviewing such diverse public figures as Tupac Shakur and General Colin Powell.

Followed by brief closing remarks from NSBA Executive Director and CEO Thomas Gentzel and NSBA President Kevin Ciak.

Chicago Ballroom 9-10, Level 4

 

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