In District Workshops
Mutual Expectations Workshop Conducted in a retreat setting, this activity allows board members and administrators to develop ground rules or clear the air concerning the unwritten norms, behavior, responsibilities, etc., they have concerning how they work together as a team. This is an excellent activity for boards who are just beginning to work together, is in a pairing arrangement, or for boards who are undergoing some stress in their relationships.
Board Self-Evaluation Workshop The School Board Self-Evaluation is intended to be an evaluation of the effectiveness of your entire board taken as a whole, as opposed to an individual self-assessment. We realize this will present some problems for you when you do the ratings. However, do the best you can to consider how the board operates as a whole and on the average. In other words, one isolated instance where your performance was not particularly brilliant should not justify a low rating. However, a pattern of behavior would merit a high, average, or low rating.
Superintendent Search Workshop MSBA has an in-district Superintendent Search Workshop (for a fee) to help you learn about the process for conducting a successful superintendent search. The workshop, titled “Hiring the Right Superintendent,” addresses the following topics: Whether to use a consultant, How to work with a consultant, Setting a timeline, Developing qualifications and selection criteria, Involving stakeholders and the media, Dealing with internal candidates, Legal pitfalls, Conducting a site visit, and Interviewing do’s and don’ts.
Superintendent Evaluation Workshop Two primary responsibilities of a school board are to hire a superintendent and evaluate their performance. School boards exercise great care in finding the right person to lead their district, and an equal amount of care is needed to develop a clear and effective process for evaluating a superintendent’s performance in that role. The Superintendent Evaluation Workshop helps the board-superintendent team clarify expectations and goals, as well as build trust and open communication practices regarding performance evaluations.