The New Jersey School Boards Association held its “GPS for Visionary Leadership” conference on May 3 through May 5. The conference was designed to provide advanced training for board presidents and those who aspire to board leadership positions.
Topics covered included building a board team, creating meetings focused on student achievement, winning community support, and other areas vital to effective governance. The weekend also featured hands-on small group sessions, which were led by seasoned school board members who serve as trainers and share their expertise.
The weekend was free to local boards of education, courtesy of a grant from the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, which received funding from Dell EMC and Microsoft for the weekend.