The New Jersey School Boards Association held the GPS for Visionary Leadership Weekend for school board leaders at the Princeton Marriott on May 3-5.
The weekend, an intense three-day program, was designed to hone the skills of board presidents, vice presidents, and those who aspire to those critical roles. Topics 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 entire weekend program 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.