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Don't Miss AASB's Spring Academy Core Conference: Leadership for Developing a Highly Effective Staff



More than 300 school board members and education leaders are expected to attend AASB's March Conference, Leadership for Developing a Highly Effective Staff, March 6 and 7 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel.

Is your staff effective? While school boards don't select candidates for positions or manage employees' performance, they play a critical role in setting the expectations that guide those decisions and monitoring the outcomes. To do that, boards need a solid understanding of what it takes to create a strong team at all levels of the school system. 

Join AASB March 6 and 7 for our Spring Academy Core Conference, Leadership for Developing a Highly Effective Staff, for important information boards need to govern effectively -- without straying into administration. The course is worth six training hours and helps fulfill state-mandated training requirements for school boards. 

Arrive early and earn extra hours by attending one or both of the pre-conference sessions, the Poverty Simulation (2.5 hours) and Early Bird Workshop: Best Practices in School-Based Mental Health (2 hours).  


General Session Speakers

Principal Baruti Kafele  Dr. Earl Franks  Dr. Melissa Shields, NBCT 
 Is My School System Better Because
I'm Leading It?
Leadership for Learning: Getting
& Growing Great Principals 
Growing Accomplished Teaching
Through National Board Certification
Dr. Avis Williams Dr. Jeff Goodwin  
Aim for Excellence: Creating Equity
Through Leadership Pipeline Development
Building a Quality Staff Without
Breaking the Bank

Breakout Sessions

Don't miss our 50-minute rotating breakout sessions on Saturday, March 7 for a deeper dive into these key education topics:

Pre-Conference Learning Opportunities

Pre-Conference Session: Poverty Simulation
Friday, March 6. |  9 to 11:30 a.m.
Early Bird Workshop: Best Practices in School-Based Mental Health
Friday, March 6  |  1 to 3 p.m.
  View Presentation-Session 1 | View Presentation-Session 2

Annual Food & Backpack Drive

For far too many students, breakfast and lunch in the school cafeteria are the only sure meals of the day. Help make a difference by taking part in AASB's annual March Conference Food & Backpack Drive.

Bring backpacks and non-perishable food donations to benefit the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama's Weekenders Backpack Program. The program helps ensure students in need won't go without nutritious meals on the weekends.




Friday, March 6, 2020

9 - 11:30 a.m.  - Bonus Workshop: Poverty Simulation

11 a.m.  - Registration Opens

1-3 p.m.  - Early Bird Workshop: Best Practices in School-Based Mental Health

3:30 p.m.  - Opening General Session

4:45 p.m.  - Break

5 p.m.  - Second General Session

6:30 p.m.  - Adjourn and dinner on your own


Saturday, March 7, 2020

7 a.m.  - Registration Opens

7 a.m.  - Breakfast

8-8:50 a.m.  - Breakout Sessions

8:50 a.m.  - Change sessions

8:55 a.m.  - Breakout Sessions Repeat

9:45 a.m.  - Break

10 a.m.  - Closing General Session

10:50 a.m.  - Second General Session

11:30 a.m.  - Legislative Preview (Sally Smith)

11:45 a.m.  - Adjourn