Continuing Education Courses

Download 2021/2022 Training Schedule 


Continuing Education Overview 

Training is one of the most important services provided by MSBA. Continuous learning focused on improving our schools and student achievement is quite important for all education professionals.  

While training is board-member focused, MSBA welcomes superintendents and other district leaders to join in the sessions. MSBA believes and advocates that superintendents and boards must work together as a TEAM to improve schools.   

Board members are provided regionally scheduled evening and Saturday courses to satisfy state requirements for earning six (6) hours of continuing education annually. At least two 3-hour courses are provided each year, examining timely issues and areas of need.  


2021-2022 CBD Topics

Experience is often called “the best teacher.” Usually, that means that we have had to learn something by making mistakes.  But wouldn’t it be nice to learn before mistakes are made? MSBA’s 2021-2022 CBD modules use experiences of school boards to help participants learn the correct way to handle a wide variety of school board situations. 

  • Effective Boards Ask Good Questions – Effective board governance is critical to the success of any school district. Effective boards use questions to drive this discussion and to focus attention on the priorities of the district. Topics to be covered in this module will include: Expectations and Relationships, Running Effective Meetings, Policy Development, Budgets and Finance, Curriculum and Instruction, Personnel, and Facilities. Through scenarios and discussion, participants will learn what questions to ask as board members in order to receive the information needed to properly fulfill their role of governance and accountability without becoming involved in the daily operations of the district.
  • The Power of Communication: What Message Are You Sending? – This module focuses on the role of the board members in conveying a positive image of the school district and in “telling the school district’s story” in order to: 1) build support for and confidence in the district and the board members; 2) showcase the best of the district and its students; 3) lay a foundation for establishing trust with various stakeholder groups; 4) provide a means of accountability from the board members to their stakeholders; 5) define a formal method for communication between and among the board members and the superintendent; 6) reinforce formal, standard procedures to use with the media; and 7) evaluate the effectiveness of the board’s communication with their stakeholders.  Real-life scenarios and group discussion will build board knowledge in the area of sending a positive message.





2021-2022 Trainers


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