Upcoming Events

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2016
    Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016
    5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

     

    Registration is open for ASBA’s 2016 Four-Corners Conferences. This year, ASBA is teaming with the Arkansas Department of Career Education (ACE) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) to present the latest news and information on career and work readiness.  Attendees will learn how students can obtain skill-sets needed to succeed in today's workforce, about relevant and accessible career opportunities to better prepare students, and the direction Arkansas education, business, and economic leaders plan to take regarding this hot topic.

    WHEN & WHERE: The conferences will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

    TRAINING HOURS: School board members will earn three (3) hours of boardsmanship training credit.

    REGISTRATION: Registration is $50 and includes an evening meal. Register by clicking on the link of your preferred location above, and join us for an enjoyable and valuable learning experience!

  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016
    8 a.m. - 3 p.m.Embassy Suites, Little Rock

    Registration is open for the 2016 ASBA School Law Seminar. The Law Seminar is an opportunity for school board members, superintendents and school attorneys to hear presentations on significant school law issues.

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m.  The seminar starts at 9 a.m., ends at 3 p.m., and includes lunch.

    WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211

    TRAINING HOURS: School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit. Continuing Legal Education for attorneys will be applied for through the Arkansas Continuing Legal Education Board.

    REGISTRATION: Registration is $150.00 per person through Tues., March 1, 2016, and $175.00 after March 1, 2016. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through Tues., March 8, 2016, will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after March 8, 2016, will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Mon., March 14, 2016. Click here to register.

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: ASBA has reserved a limited number of rooms for conference participants at the Embassy Suites.  To receive the discounted rate, visit the Embassy Suites ASBA reservation link or call 501-312-9000 and ask for the ASBA rate of $125 per night. The deadline for ASBA’s special rate is February 15, 2016.

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    Mon
    11
    Apr
    2016
    Boston, MA

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    Want to attend? Visit the NSBA Annual Conference Registration webpage and sign-up!

    Need more information? Take a look at the conference brochure for specific details.

  • Thu
    28
    Apr
    2016
    DoubleTree, Little Rock

    The Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators and the Arkansas School Boards Association have teamed up to host the 21st annual Joint Leadership Conference. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with key stakeholders and build relationships that can strengthen your role as school board members and school administrators focused on improving student performance in your districts. Click here to view the agenda.

    WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2016
    Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m.  The conference starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Lunch is included.

    WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 424 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201

    TRAINING HOURS: Conference attendees will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit for all day attendance.

    REGISTRATION: Registration is $150 per person through Thursday, April 14, 2016, and $175 after April 14. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through April 21, 2016, will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after April 21, will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after April 27, 2016.

    REGISTRATION LINK: bit.ly/24ORsNU

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A small block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree. Call 501.372.4371 or click here to take advantage of the special rate of $121 single/double. This offer expires March 31, 2016.

    PARKING: Parking is available in the garage under the DoubleTree Hotel for $12 per vehicle. Allow plenty of time to arrive and secure parking. If the hotel garage is full, additional parking is available at the garage located at 2nd and Main streets, about four blocks from the hotel.

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016
    Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
    Clarion Resort on the Lake, Hot Springs

     

    Join us at the lake this summer and experience some fun in the sun! Register to attend ASBA’s Summer Leadership Institute, June 16-17, 2016, in Hot Springs at the Clarion Resort on Lake Hamilton.

    Registration Link: http://bit.ly/20bev1S

    Agenda Link: 2016 Summer Leadership Institute Agenda

    Early Bird Workshop: Crawl, Walk, or Run – Becoming a Highly Effective School Board (3 hours credit)
    How much impact can a Highly Effective School Board have on transforming and maintaining a successful school district? What can a board do to increase their effectiveness?  Join us to learn more about some of the tools and best practices, such as strategic planning and evaluation of your superintendent, which can be used to move your district forward.

    General Theme: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities (7 hours credit)

    When a district has room to grow, school boards and innovative school leadership can become the catalyst for needed changes and school improvement.  It takes a district’s board, leadership, and teachers, along with the entire school community, working together to grow the best school district and ensure successful futures for its graduates.

    During the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute you will hear a mix of inspiring presentations about leadership, and success stories from school districts who have turned their local challenges into opportunities.

    The strength of a team and its capacity to lead for successful change is centered on the individuals who comprise the group.  Thursday afternoon our keynote speaker, Paul Vitale, will show us significant traits that bring strength and cohesiveness to any team as he presents Inspired Teamwork and Leadership.  The traits are (1) dare to dream courageously; (2) establish a course of action; (3) empower others to imagine; (4) unite through a common bond; and (5) be resilient like none other.  Uniting for a common cause, understanding and respecting diversity, and exemplifying essential workplace skills for the next generation of leaders are all elements of his empowering and motivating presentation.

    The remaining sessions will focus on new and unique programs implemented in select districts across Arkansas that are achieving great results within their schools and promoting student-focused leadership. You’ll also hear from President and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Randy Zook, Senator Joyce Elliott, and have the opportunity to enjoy local student performances. Take a look at the Summer Institute Agenda.

    Registration
    We hope you’ll join us for both the Summer Institute and the Early Bird Workshop. Up to ten (10) hours of boardsmanship training credit can be earned. Registration and check-in will begin Thursday, June 16, at 8 a.m., and Friday, June 17, at 7:30 a.m.

    The registration fee is $195 per person through June 2, and $220 after June 2. This fee includes general sessions Thursday, June 16, from 1-4 p.m.; and the networking breakfast and general sessions on Friday, June 17, from 7:30-8 a.m. and 8 a.m.-noon, respectively.

    A separate fee of $75 per person covers the cost of the Early Bird Workshop: Crawl, Walk, or Run – Becoming a Highly Effective School Board, Thursday, June 16 from 9 a.m.-noon.

    Cancellation requests received through June 9 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after June 9 will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 15. All requests for cancellations must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org.

    Hotel Reservations
    Rooms are available for a special rate of $100 per night for either a single or double room at the Clarion on Lake Hamilton through May 23, 2016. Call 1-800-432-5145 to make reservations and mention “ASBA Summer Leadership Institute” to ensure the special rates. To learn more about the Clarion Resort on the Lake and other Hot Springs attractions, visit www.hotspringsclarion.com.

    Questions?
    If you have specific questions about the Summer Institute or training opportunities, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher, ASBA Board Development Director, at abutcher@arsba.org.  If you have questions about registration, please contact Kathy Ivy, ASBA Bookkeeper, at kivy@arsba.org.

  • Wed
    06
    Jul
    2016
    Wed
    03
    Aug
    2016
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.ASBA Office in Little Rock

     

    ASBA is pleased to open registration for its annual Administrative Directives Workshops, taught by staff attorney Kristen Garner. The training will take place at the ASBA office in Little Rock from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates:

    Not every employee meets expectations. How should this be handled? This training outlines the legal obligations of the board, school supervisors, and administrators, and provides usable strategies for improving the work of employees whose job performance isn’t adequate—while creating adequate documentation. Board members will learn the importance and the limits of their role, and supervisors and administrators will be empowered to demand better outcomes for students.

    Each workshop is five (5) hours and will be differentiated for attendees according to the positions they hold and thus, the number of registrants for each workshop will be limited. Lunch will be provided onsite and is included in the registration fee. Early registration is $90.

    For additional information and to register, click on one of the dates listed above.

  • Sun
    31
    Jul
    2016
    Tue
    02
    Aug
    2016
  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    Arkansas School Boards Association

     

    The application deadline for ASBA's new School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award is October 1, 2016. This award was created to recognize school boards whose dedication and ethical service have made a positive impact on the students in their district.

    Click the School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award link to download detailed application instructions and a nomination form.

    If you have questions regarding the ASBA School Board of Excellence in Leadership Award or the application process, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher, ASBA Board Development Director, at 501-492-4814 or via email at abutcher@arsba.org.

    All honorees will be recognized in a special ceremony held Friday morning, December 9, during the 2016 ASBA Annual Conference at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock.

  • Mon
    17
    Oct
    2016
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.DoubleTree, Little Rock

     

    Whether you’re a new board member or a seasoned veteran, there are always new leadership skills to explore.  ASBA's New Board Member Institute is a day-long workshop designed for newly elected or appointed board members seeking to gain a greater understanding of the duties and responsibilities of board service. It's also a great opportunity for veteran board members to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues.

    Topics covered at the institute will include the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and audit training.  Also included will be the do’s and don’ts of executive sessions, procedures for conducting orderly board meetings, as well as the board’s relationship with the superintendent and community.

    A line-up of ASBA staff, school board members, and superintendents will present throughout the day, in addition to mock scenarios, problem simulations, active learning and Q&A to reinforce learning.

    WHEN: NBMI will be held Monday, October 17, 2016. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. The sessions will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m.

    WHERE: The DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock

    TRAINING HOURS:  School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit for attending.

    REGISTRATION LINK: Please click here

    AGENDA: Please click here

    REGISTRATION:  Registration is $150 per person through September 30, and $175 after September 30. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through October 7 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after October 7 will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 14.

    RESERVATIONS:
    The DoubleTree Hotel is offering discounted reservation rates of $119 per night (single or double) for attendees through September 20 or until ASBA's block is sold-out, whichever comes first. You may make reservations by calling 1-800-222-8733 or visit the special ASBA reservation webpage. If you call, be sure and mention you are with ASBA to receive the discounted rate.

    PARKING:  The convention bureau increased parking rates in the parking garage under the DoubleTree Hotel. In that location, parking is $12.00 per vehicle.

    QUESTIONS: If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Ivy at kivy@arsba.org.  If you have questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at abutcher@arsba.org.

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016
    Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Various Locations

     

    ASBA’s regional dinner meetings are the perfect opportunity for board members and superintendents to network with colleagues and hear timely information about district governance and upcoming events. During each meeting, individual board members who have earned at least 25 hours of boardsmanship training credit will be recognized for achieving Outstanding Board Member status. Additionally, elections for positions on the ASBA Board of Directors are conducted at the regional meetings.

    TRAINING HOURS: Board members will earn three hours of training credit for attending a regional meeting.

    WHEN & WHERE: October 20 - November 10, 2016. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. each evening, dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the meetings will end at 8:30 p.m.

    For detailed meeting information and to register, click on the link for your specific region in the list below.

    Thursday, October 20

    Monday, October 24

    Tuesday, October 25

    Tuesday, November 1

    Thursday, November 3

    Monday, November 7

    Thursday, November 10

    SPECIAL NOTE:  If you cannot attend the meeting scheduled in your specific region, you may attend any of the other regional meetings.

  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016
    Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016
    Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock

     

    "Linking Leadership with Learning," the theme of ASBA's 63rd Annual Conference, represents our hope and aspiration for public schools in Arkansas. It’s an opportunity to empower ourselves as today’s school leaders—and to empower our students to become tomorrow’s leaders and contributing members of their communities.

    Keynote Speaker

    Murray Banks will kick off our conference with inspiration and learning, weaving together four strategies for world class leadership: teamwork and morale in our school districts, keeping our lives in balance, focusing on solutions rather than problems, and being agile and innovative during times of change. He will challenge and inspire attendees to be at our best, so both our colleagues and students can be at their best!

    Conference Packages

    Members may choose one of three conference packages:

    1.  Wednesday Workshops & Events

    • One full-day of training Wednesday, December 7
    • From 9 a.m. until noon, registered board members may choose one of four morning workshops to attend. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Immediately following the workshops, attendees will be treated to a buffet lunch in Salon B of the Marriott Ballroom and will have the opportunity to socialize with board colleagues and ASBA Commercial Affiliates, from noon-1:15 p.m.
    • Breakout sessions will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-3:45 p.m.
    • The registration fee is $150 per person through Nov. 23. After that date, the fee is $175.
    • Members can earn up to 5 hours of boardsmanship credit *

    2.  Traditional Conference Package

    • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 8 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Murray Banks, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 9 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration fee is $275 per person through November 23. After that date, the fee is $300.
    • Members can earn up to 11 hours of boardsmanship credit *

    3.  All-Inclusive Package

    • THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!
    • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – choose one of four morning workshops, buffet lunch, and two afternoon breakout sessions
    • Thursday, Dec. 8 – continental breakfast, general session with Keynote Speaker Murray Banks, Awards Luncheon, refreshments in the Exhibit Hall, and all breakout sessions
    • Friday, Dec. 9 – breakfast buffet, opening breakfast session, and general sessions with key government officials
    • The registration fee is $375 per person through November 23. After that date, the fee is $400.
    • Members can earn up to 14 hours of boardsmanship credit *

    * Requests for cancellations must be in writing to kivy@arsba.org. Cancellation requests received through Nov. 30 will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after Nov. 30 will be refunded at 50 percent. There will be no refunds for cancellations after Dec. 6, 2016.

    Hotel Reservations

    ASBA's block of rooms at the Marriott is full. However, additional blocks of rooms are available at hotels within close proximity for special rates:

    Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown
    Click here for special reservation link
    400 River Market Avenue
    Phone: 1-501-375-4663
    Rate: $149, includes breakfast and Social hour in the evening
    Group Code: ASB

    Courtyard Marriott
    521 President Clinton Avenue
    Phone: 501-975-9800
    Rate: $159
    Group Code: ASBO

    Residence Inn Marriott
    219 River Market Avenue
    Phone: 501-376-7200
    Rate: $159, includes breakfast
    Group Code: ASBO

    Special reservation rates are for Dec. 6-9, 2016 and available until November 12, or the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please make sure and mention the special group code listed above when you call.

    Questions?

    For registration assistance, please contact Kathy Ivy, ASBA Bookkeeper. For information regarding specific sessions or scheduling, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher, ASBA Board Development Director.