The New Jersey School Boards Association Workshop is an ideal opportunity for school leaders to refresh their knowledge about vital topics in education and learn valuable strategies for improving the quality and efficiency of their local district.

The Workshop offers a wide variety of training opportunities starting Monday, Oct. 22 through Thursday, Oct. 25. Monday will include a special Leadership Training Track, geared toward school board presidents and vice presidents, and any board member interested in building their leadership skills.

Additionally, Monday will include a special presentation of Governance I: New Board Member Orientation (separate registration required by school business administrator), and training on school law, labor relations, student achievement, sustainability and more. Review the full Monday training line-up on the Workshop 2018 online schedule.

New to Workshop 2018: County Chat Room Featuring “EdCamp” Sessions An EdCamp is participant-driven professional development, and at Workshop the sessions will feature board member-to-board member education and discussion sessions.

Members are encouraged to stop by the Chat Room from 1 – 2:15 p.m. to pin a topic to the board, then come back from 2:30 – 4 p.m. to take part in the sessions and to take a deeper dive into the selected topics.

Attendees may drop by the County Chat Room at any time between sessions of the Leadership Training Track and other Monday training. While you are there, pick up your county ribbon and enjoy some coffee and cookies. The County Chat Room is located in room 319.

Shuttle service will be available on Monday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., so that attendees may park at their hotels and take the shuttle over to the Convention Center for training.

Registration/Expanded Group Registration The group registration rate now includes up to 20 team members for only $1,600. Workshop 2018 will feature over 250 training programs and has something for every member of the district team, including school board members; business administrators (who can earn Qualified Purchasing Agent credits); superintendents; principals; charter school trustees and lead persons; school technology professionals; school facilities managers (who can earn Certified Educational Facilities Manager credits); curriculum directors; teachers and more. Team members can stay one day or all four days. The individual member rate is $300 per person.

Registration is available online, and must be handled by the school business administrator.

For updates and more information, visit the Workshop website.