Registration opens Monday, Sept. 14, for the 74th Annual Convention. A full day of workshops, presentations and meetings will deliver instruction and inspiration for community college, charter school and school district board members; school administrators; and education advocates.
The day will start at 8 a.m. with themed networking groups where attendees can join people with similar interests or situations.
The opening general session will feature the Rev. Bryant Marks, founding director and principal trainer for the National Training Institute on Race and Equity. Marks, a dynamic and popular speaker at last year’s convention, will present a clear description of implicit bias as well as implications and potential solutions for educators.
OSBA Executive Director Jim Green, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill and Coalition of Oregon School Administrators Executive Director Craig Hawkins will also offer leadership lessons in the time of COVID-19.
The closing session includes a panel of Oregon students to talk about the challenges facing today’s youth and how school leaders can help.
In between, attendees can choose from among more than a dozen workshops, including ones focused on equity and diversity. There will be virtual region roundtables and opportunities to meet with OSBA staff.
The Pathable online platform for the event also includes the ability to schedule one-on-one meetings with OSBA staff, speakers, exhibitors and other attendees.
A rotating slideshow of student art is planned as part of the convention. OSBA is accepting applications for the slideshow until Oct. 1
The sessions will be recorded and available to attendees for a year.
Convention registration costs $50. A half-day virtual administrative professionals workshop on Nov. 13 costs $20. OSBA encourages board chairs to attend the workshop as well.