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Leadership Oregon 2015


Advanced leadership training: join Leadership Oregon 2015

  • 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 2015 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.

2015 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 9-10: Advanced Leadership –  Explore the board’s role in key current education issues.  Agenda (14 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)
  • February 20-21: Advocacy and Engagement –  Find your voice as an education advocate. Agenda (14 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)
  • April 10-11: Key Issues – Get in-depth information on the issues that are most important to school boards this year, including finances and school budgets. Agenda (15 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)
  • May 1-2: Effective Communications – Learn how to communicate better using social, print, and broadcast media. Agenda (15 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

Where?

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 commitment

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 click here to download. 

2015 Leadership Oregon Application This file is in Microsoft Word format. Click here to download.

2015 Leadership Oregon Application This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Prerequisites

In order to participate in the 2015 Leadership Oregon Program, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Completed three courses (Roles and Responsibilities, Public Meetings, and Board Governance through Policy) prior to January 2015. If you would like to take these courses they are available online at www.osba.org/olc.
  2. Served on the local board at least two years.
  3. Willing to commit to attending all four session.

Because enrollment is limited, selection of participants will be made after the application deadline and will consider the following:

  • Preference is given to achieve a mix of participants representing different geographic regions and district sizes.
  • Participant intent to continue board service beyond 2015.
  • When more than one person from the same district applies, preference will be given to the applicant endorsed by the local board. The additional applications may be considered on a space available basis; however, we do not anticipate accepting a quorum of the board.
  • Additional preference may be given to applicants who have taken additional Leadership Institute courses.

 


 

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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

For more information, please contact Peggy Holstedt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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.