'Summer Camp' in Bend offers Leadership Institute credits
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time is running out to register for Summer Camp for School Boards, coming up July 15-17 at the newly renovated Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend. Registration deadline is July 8.
Keynote speaker Kip Motta
Besides the opportunity to learn more about critical issues facing Oregon's schools, the conference offers certification at the Leadership Institute’s bronze, silver and gold levels. OSBA’s Leadership Institute recognizes board members who have advanced through a series of courses offered online and at workshops and conferences, and those who complete new levels are recognized at OSBA’s Annual Convention in November.
Workshop topics include handling difficult bargaining issues, a systems approach to student achievement, school finance, and an update on legislative issues and ballot initiatives.
Keynote speaker is Kip Motta, a principal and math teacher whose resume includes assistant coaching and scouting positions with the Portland Trail Blazers and three other National Basketball Association teams. Motta will discuss how school boards can “effect positive change in student learning.”
Attend the pre-conference on July 15 and you can learn more about equity conversations, closing the achievement gap and addressing transgender issues. Once again we will offer a networking reception for conference attendees and a guest at 4 p.m. July 15.
An Administrative Professionals’ Workshop will also be held on July 15, including sessions on public meetings and records, labor negotiations and differing communication styles.