The New Jersey School Boards Association is excited to hold its first in-person weekend training in two years on the first weekend in June.

Vision, Commitment & Unity: Building Your Governance Mindset The Leadership Weekend will include a virtual kick-off session on Friday evening, June 3, followed by in-person learning in small and large groups on Saturday June 5, through noon on Sunday, June 6.

The weekend will include sharing lessons from the celebrated book, “The Governance Core: School Boards, Superintendents, and Schools Working Together” by Davis Campbell and Michael Fullan. Attendees will explore the fundamental elements of a highly effective governance system. Learn with other board leaders from across the state in large and small group sessions to build a governance mindset, foster board coherence and gain a deep understanding of the board’s intended work.

This weekend program will serve to reset board members’ understanding of their role in the governance function of the district. The special leadership weekend will:

  • Guide current and future board leaders by defining their motivations and objectives for their districts.
  • Help build capacity around the critical role the board plays in guiding the trajectory of success of the district.
  • Provide tools for members to bring back to their districts to establish and reinforce a true governance mindset.

The leadership training weekend is made possible by a generous grant from Dell and is supported by the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey. There is no charge for board members or their boards.

Due to strict space limitations, please register no more than four school board members per district.

Registration includes overnight accommodations for Saturday, June 4, at Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center, 900 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey. NJSBA will arrange accommodations and will send confirmation details via email prior to the program.