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Avoiding Dysfunction in the Boardroom Online course-Individual access

While some conflict in the form of differing opinions, new ideas, or approaches to improving our education system is healthy, boards must take care to avoid the lingering animosity or emotional escalation which can result. This course will review the sources of dysfunction, the strategies for both prevention and resolution, and the board’s role. This course is 30 minutes long and offers Leadership Institute Gold Level credit (conflict management category).
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Avoiding Dysfunction in the Boardroom Online course-Organization access

While some conflict in the form of differing opinions, new ideas, or approaches to improving our education system is healthy, boards must take care to avoid the lingering animosity or emotional escalation which can result. This course will review the sources of dysfunction, the strategies for both prevention and resolution, and the board’s role. This course is 30 minutes long and offers Leadership Institute Gold Level credit (conflict management category). Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Board Governance through Policy Online course-Individual access

The Legislature has given school boards the authority to lead their districts by setting policies. Learn what policy is and the role of administrative regulations play in the implementation of policy. The course includes common mistakes, steps for reviewing policy, best practices and problems that can result from holes in your policies. The course runs about 50 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit.
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Board Governance through Policy Online course-Organization access

The Legislature has given school boards the authority to lead their districts by setting policies. Learn what policy is and the role of administrative regulations play in the implementation of policy. The course includes common mistakes, steps for reviewing policy, best practices and problems that can result from holes in your policies. The course runs about 50 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit. Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Charter Governance through Policy Online course-Individual access

It is not always in the charter school's best interest to adopt the sponsoring district's policy - and vice versa! Charter school policies can protect the charter school's flexibility and innovation as well as its liability. Find out what is required (and what is not) to improve your charter school's governance structure. This course offers Leadership Institute Gold Level credit (charter schools category).
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Charter Governance through Policy Online course-Organization access

It is not always in the charter school's best interest to adopt the sponsoring district's policy - and vice versa! Charter school policies can protect the charter school's flexibility and innovation as well as its liability. Find out what is required (and what is not) to improve your charter school's governance structure. This course offers Leadership Institute Gold Level credit (charter schools category). Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Community Engagement Online course-Individual access

This online course looks at the who, what, why and how of community and family engagement. The module reviews research, best practices and shining examples from around the state, as well as the benefits and expectations from both sides of the engagement experience. The course runs 45 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit.
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Community Engagement Online course-Organization access

This online course looks at the who, what, why and how of community and family engagement. The module reviews research, best practices and shining examples from around the state, as well as the benefits and expectations from both sides of the engagement experience. The course runs 45 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit. Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Educational Equity Online course-Individual access

OSBA, in cooperation with the Oregon Center for Educational Equity, offers this module to help board members understand the role of race and ethnicity and the cultural issues that affect education and learning. Learn how society has viewed racial and ethnic differences through history: Discover the difference between equality and equity. Examine your role personally and as a board member from the perspective of race and culture and address strategies for overcoming inequities and closing achievement gaps. This course runs 50 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit.
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Educational Equity Online course-Organization access

OSBA, in cooperation with the Oregon Center for Educational Equity, offers this module to help board members understand the role of race and ethnicity and the cultural issues that affect education and learning. Learn how society has viewed racial and ethnic differences through history: Discover the difference between equality and equity. Examine your role personally and as a board member from the perspective of race and culture and address strategies for overcoming inequities and closing achievement gaps. This course runs 50 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit. Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Ethics Online course

This course includes a framework for understanding the various regulations affecting school board behavior and a review of government ethical standards, which focus on financial gain. You will learn what you need to know about Oregon's ethics laws to comply with the law and stay off of the front page of your local newspaper. This course explains the issues related to conflicts of interest, nepotism and acceptance of gifts. The course is about 38 minutes long and offers Leadership Institute Bronze Level credit.
Price: Free for OSBA and PACE members
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New Board Member Orientation Online course

This module provides new board members with resources and advice for a successful beginning to their board service. The course includes video vignettes of advice from experienced board members and links to several online resources. The course runs about 50 minutes.
Price: Free for OSBA and PACE members
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Public Meetings Online course

An overview of the do's and don'ts of public meetings, minutes and executive sessions along with examples. Whether meeting the letter of the law or the court of public opinion, this course discusses how to stay out of hot water, even though your actions may be completely legal. This course also discusses hHow to handle e-mail in order to avoid electronic meetings. This narrated course is 56 minutes long and offers Leadership Institute Bronze Level credit.
Price: Free for OSBA and PACE members
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Roles and Responsibilities Online course

Who does what and why? What are the usual pitfalls, and how can you and your board avoid them? Chain of command, Policy Governance, Board/Superintendent/Community relationships, and Teamwork. Narrated by Betsy Miller-Jones, this hour-long, interactive course features video scenarios, practical concepts, and the things that tend to trip up boards. This course offers Leadership Institute Bronze Level credit.
Price: Free for OSBA and PACE members
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School Finance Online course

Learn the sources of funding for Oregon school districts and how that funding is distributed. We will discuss the board’s role in the budgeting, accounting and auditing processes and help Board members understand what they can do to ensure fiscal accountability.
Price: Free for OSBA and PACE members
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School Law Basics Online course

This course is an overview for board members of their duties and legal responsibilities regarding policy, curriculum, staffing and budget. It provides an introduction to state and federal laws and includes a discussion of laws related to students, personnel, public records and public meetings. It will help you identify areas in which you may want more in-depth training. The course runs 15 minutes offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit.
Price: Free for OSBA and PACE members
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Special Education Online course-Individual access

This class reviews the history of special education laws since 1966 and the federal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Learn the eligible categories for special education, procedural requirements, delivery models, funding issues and changes based on recent case law. The course runs about 30 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Gold Level credit (special education category).
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Special Education Online course-Organization access

This class reviews the history of special education laws since 1966 and the federal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Learn the eligible categories for special education, procedural requirements, delivery models, funding issues and changes based on recent case law. The course runs about 30 minutes and offers Leadership Institute Gold Level credit (special education category). Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Strategic Planning Online course-Individual access

Do you have a common understanding of what success looks like in your district? Are your resources aligned for maximum impact? High performing districts need more than feel-good statements to be hung on the wall. Goals must be used as a lens for all decisions, and everyone needs to pull in the same direction. This workshop will help you understand the logical and emotional considerations for developing broad-based support for the district’s vision and goals. This narrated course is 53 minutes long.
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Strategic Planning Online course-Organization access

Do you have a common understanding of what success looks like in your district? Are your resources aligned for maximum impact? High performing districts need more than feel-good statements to be hung on the wall. Goals must be used as a lens for all decisions, and everyone needs to pull in the same direction. This workshop will help you understand the logical and emotional considerations for developing broad-based support for the district’s vision and goals. This narrated course is 53 minutes long. Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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Superintendent Evaluation Made Simple Online course-Individual access

Superintendent Evaluation is one of those board responsibilities that can make board members squirm and superintendents cringe. A clear plan, well understood expectations and effective communications will make this very important board responsibility go smoothly. The OSBA Superintendent Evaluation online course walks you through an easy to understand process to guide your board on its way. Included is an overview of the OSBA Superintendent Evaluation workbook, available on OSBA’s website, and the public meetings and records pitfalls to avoid. This course offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit.
OSBA Member Price: $45.00
PACE Member Price: $45.00
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Superintendent Evaluation Made Simple Online course-Organization access

Superintendent Evaluation is one of those board responsibilities that can make board members squirm and superintendents cringe. A clear plan, well understood expectations and effective communications will make this very important board responsibility go smoothly. The OSBA Superintendent Evaluation online course walks you through an easy to understand process to guide your board on its way. Included is an overview of the OSBA Superintendent Evaluation workbook, available on OSBA’s website, and the public meetings and records pitfalls to avoid. This course offers Leadership Institute Silver Level credit. Organization access allows anyone in your organization to take the course.
OSBA Member Price: $135.00
PACE Member Price: $135.00
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