Registration is now open for NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020, taking place Oct. 20 – 22, 2020.

To help schools and districts meet the challenges of governing, managing, and operating in these unprecedented times, the New Jersey School Boards Association is hard at work designing a unique program of interactive training, information sessions, and resources.

The conference is co-sponsored by NJSBA, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO).

“In my 40-plus years in education, I’ve never missed annual Workshop,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “The value of this premier professional development conference has always been unmatched. Today, the challenges presented to school leaders by the public health emergency make Workshop more critical than ever.

“We are investing the same level of creativity, energy and commitment in the design of Virtual Workshop 2020 as we do each year. The result will be a professional development experience that will benefit local school board members and administrators through the 2020-2021 school year and well into the future. I urge boards of education to register.”

NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 will offer multiple tracks of live and on-demand training sessions over three full days. Sessions will cover digital and distance learning, equity, special education, cybersecurity, cost-savings, school finance, shared services, leadership, social and emotional learning, sustainability, integrative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) education, board governance, policy and more. It will also feature compelling keynote speakers, an interactive exhibit floor, and exciting special events.

School board members will be able to earn NJSBA Board Member Academy credits toward certifications. School business administrators can obtain Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) credits. And facilities managers will have opportunities to earn Certified Educational Facilities Managers (CEFM) credits.

School board members are encouraged to add NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 to their next board meeting agenda.

Registration Details To make training accessible to more members of the district, NJSBA is offering a special group rate of $900 for up to 25 team members, including school board members, superintendents, school business administrators, IT directors, facilities directors, principals, and other district staff. That’s only $36 per person. The individual member rate is $199 per person. Registration is available online and must be handled by the business administrator. Review the registration instructions before starting.

NOTE TO SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATORS: Please review the census before starting. To review the district census, please log into NJSBA’s member portal. The New Jersey School Boards Association launched its new member portal and district census in late-January. If you are accessing the new portal for the first time, you must reset your password. Once on the login page for the Member Portal, click the “Get Started” button on the right side of the screen. Please review the  full instructions on resetting your password. For questions regarding the census, please contact

Registration for all team members includes:

  • Access to all sessions over 3 days – including sessions for the entire district team
  • Q&A with speakers
  • Access to our interactive exhibit floor and networking lounge
  • Special events and keynote sessions
  • All sessions and resources will be available on-demand for a full year after the event concludes

To learn more, visit NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 website.