Community Leadership

Key Work Circle Community Leadership Effective boards recognize public schooling’s impact on the community, and understand how strong connections mean everyone is invested in successful schools.


To analyze how effective school boards employ the art of influence – through legislation and strategic engagement, to generate public and parental support.


What’s in the Guidebook?

Key Lessons

The Key Work of School Boards Guidebook highlights several important lessons about the board’s role in community leadership:

  • The Board’s Advocacy Role: An Overview
  • Working with Legislators
  • Community Engagement/Promotion
  • Parental Engagement
  • Business and Political Engagement
  • Public Participation
  • Board Self-Governance
  • Messages That Matter

Helpful Supplements

The Guidebook also includes several supplements to help you engage in community leadership:

Order the Key Work of School Boards Guidebook in the NSBA Bookstore.

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