As part of the Leadership Conference series, the New Jersey School Boards Association will host part two of “Calming the Waters of Turbulent Seas” on Friday, June 23, 2023. This session will be held at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Similar to the initial May 17 session, the conference will emphasize the theme of educational leadership. Part two will build upon information given in part one about the latest trends and best practices in communication, strategic planning, conflict resolution and more.

Group sessions will feature notable speakers presenting their knowledge to a large audience. These sessions include:

Apple Education: The Board’s Role in Reimagining Education in New Jersey: This session will draw from best practices of Apple Distinguished Schools around the world. It will also address critical elements of leadership and the board’s role in guiding strategic technology decision-making.

NJSBA Firearms Safety Task Force: A representative of the task force will discuss the details of the report, which covers the research done on the subject, and offers recommendations and suggested actions for local school boards to address firearms safety.

Breakout sessions will provide attendees with a more hands-on learning experience, with the ability to participate in smaller discussions with their colleagues and ask questions to presenters. Session topics include:

  • Branding Your District.
  • Portrait of a Board Member.
  • “How Would You Handle This?”
  • Advocating Tips for School Officials.
  • The Impact of Recent Advisory Opinions by the School Ethics Commission.
  • Social Emotional Learning.
  • A Delicate Balancing Act: Social Media and the Board Member.
  • Healthy Staffroom, Healthy Classroom: Building a Staff Wellness Initiative that Saves and Pays.

A full agenda will be announced soon. View more information on the conference here.

The fee for this conference is $75 for members and $125 for non-members. This program offers four Board Member Academy Credits.

NJSBA’s Leadership Conference will give you tools and skills to be a better educational leader for your district and community – and it will also help you develop personal leadership skills. Ask your school business administrator to register you today!

For questions regarding this conference series, please contact Amy Burke.