The New Jersey School Boards Association will host a Sustainability Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 24. The conference will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, N.J. 08550.

Panel Discussion The day will include a panel discussion on the top ten essential sustainability questions your green team should ask your facility manager, business administrator, superintendent and board members. The session will review the working relationship between the administration, the school board and the facilities director. Panelists will also talk about what information school officials need from a facility manager regarding sustainability, particularly as it relates to understanding the team effort needed to accomplish specific sustainability goals. The session will also explore how sustainable practices relate to key staff positions and green teams with an emphasis on a “People, Prosperity & Planet” approach.

The Sustainability Leadership Conference will also include breakout sessions, a keynote address, and a networking lunch, which will offer participants the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on hot topics in green leadership.

This conference will arm districts with information on best practices and solutions to help promote sustainable leadership.

Cost Registration Information The cost is $99 per person, and the program offers 4 Board Member Academy credits. The conference has also been approved to offer 4 Certified Educational Facilities Manager (CEFM) professional development credits. Registration of school board members and other district staff that have been reported to NJSBA through the completion of the district census form may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration.

Who Should Attend? School board members, business administrators, superintendents, green team members, and facilities managers.

More Information For questions regarding this program, please email sustainability@njsba.org. To learn more about NJSBA sustainability training and services visit www.njsba.org/sustainability.

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