Dozens of speakers shared insights with 360 board members and school stakeholders on how to overcome challenges, navigate an unpredictable future and develop leadership skills at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s second annual Spring Symposium, April 26-27.

The virtual two-day event featured more than 40 training sessions on an array of subjects, including improving community relations, innovations in education, school ethics, creative approaches to saving energy in schools, climate change, cybersecurity, the NJSBA STEAM Tank Challenge and diversity, equity and inclusion.

“The NJSBA Spring Symposium speakers did an incredible job providing training and actionable insights to solve problems and promote good governance,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director at NJSBA. “This event was the perfect prelude to Workshop, Oct. 24-26, which will offer even more learning and networking opportunities.”

On-demand programming and networking Spring Symposium registrants will have access to the conference for 30 days following the live event, which also will include networking opportunities for board members, superintendents, business administrators, IT directors, facilities managers, curriculum directors, charter school trustees and other school leaders.

The Spring Symposium is consistent with NJSBA’s mission to provide New Jersey school officials with leadership training and is the first large-scale training event leading up to the annual Workshop conference.