Leadership Oregon 2011

Advanced leadership training: join Leadership Oregon 2011

  • Improve your leadership skills
  • Broaden your horizons
  • Make a difference for students

Become a better leader and make a difference on your board

Leadership Oregon is specialized leadership training offered in 2011 to 20 OSBA members. It's not for everyone - it requires a solid understanding of basic board leadership skills and a time commitment. 

Program goals

  • Challenge, develop and support emerging school leaders.
  • Create a network of leaders and mentors.
  • Provide a peer support group for school board members.
  • Increase school board involvement and influence in local, state and national education issues.

Skills you’ll take home

  • Become a recognized education leader at any level you choose.
  • Build stronger community support and networks.
  • Understand the complexities of public education - and explain them well to others!
  • Learn to be a good ambassador for your district/community college and for public education.
  • Testify before the Legislature and state agencies.
  • Serve as a mentor to new board members.

2011 Curriculum

All sessions are one and a half days. Participants must attend all four sessions to graduate. Agendas will be posted online several weeks before meeting dates.

  • January 14-15: Advanced Leadership (Agenda - 20k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.) - Communication styles, visioning/goal setting, research-based leadership and The Change Game.

  • Materials

  • February 18-19: Hot Topics in Education (Agenda - 20k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.) - Legislative advocacy, teacher standards, cultural competency, special education, religion and charter schools.

  • Materials

  • April 15-16: Bargaining, Budgets and Beyond (Agenda - 20k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.) - Current issues in bargaining, HR and legal; governance through policy and fiscal oversight.

  • Materials

  • May 13-14: Community/Family Engagement (Agenda - 20k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.) - Media interview, school climate, community partnerships and taking it all home.

  • Materials


Leadership training is held here at the OSBA offices in Salem and hotel accommodations are nearby.

Is it expensive?

Surprisingly not. Your only expenses are transportation to and from the sessions, dinners on your own and the time you spend away from home and work. OSBA underwrites the remaining cost (includes hotel accommodations and most meals).

Time committment

Participants must attend all four sessions in order to graduate.

The hidden bonus

You'll create lasting friendships through Leadership Oregon. You'll share ideas and resources. You also will get to know OSBA staff members and tap into their expertise.

How do I apply?

Start with the application available in the mailed brochure or download here:

2011 Leadership Oregon Application - Application period for 2011 Leadership Oregon session is closed.


In order to participate in the 2011 Leadership Oregon Program, you must have completed two courses (Roles and Responsibilities and Public Meetings) prior to January 2011. If you would like to take these courses they are available online at

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  Leadership Oregon is a requirement to meet Platinum Level for Leadership Institute.


Comments from graduates

“I thoroughly enjoyed Leadership Oregon. I have used many pieces of the information learned in our board and policy committee meetings. Our board continues to improve because the information I and another Leadership Oregon graduate brought back. One of the best things is having a contact at OSBA for almost every issue. I give it five stars and encourage anyone who plans to serve on a school board long term to participate.”

Megan Jacquot, board member, North Bend School District


"My objective was to connect with other school board members. Leadership Oregon encourages you to really "dig deep" and develop as a well-rounded board member for all Oregon's students."
Denise Browning, board member, Gladstone School District

"Being on a school board is about understanding, communicating, networking, learning and decision-making. Leadership Oregon embraces these components. I established and honed skills, created a network of friends and professionals, and energized my drive so I can build a better learning environment and community through our public education system. I strongly recommend this program to all board members."
Randy Tweten, board member, La Grande School District

List of Leadership Oregon graduates

For more information, please contact  Peggy Holstedt.