Innovative Board Training Programs: On-Site or Webinars
At CharterSource we believe impactful school leadership is shared leadership. School leaders, board members and families are integral to building a high-performing, sustainable organization. We provide board and leadership training leveraging resources to bring that to fruition.
Select our custom, on-site training designed just for your board. Planning for your annual board retreat? Our team can assist you with content to support your strategic initiatives. Or consider our convenient, online training to meet State Mandated training requirements.
Board Basics and Board Infrastructures Series
Our online educational sessions are hosted by industry leaders and special guests. We cover a wide variety of topics to ensure your board has the resources they need to govern effectively. Board members appreciate the option to access this platform for many reasons:
- View and listen to webinars online from the comfort of your own computer
- No travel expense required or time away from work.
- Year-round access allows for revisiting content if needed.
- Content on State Mandated Requirements for: Governance, Finance & Employment Law
- One-hour of governance coaching via email or phone included with the purchase of the webinar series.
- Series includes templates presented in webinars.
- Webinar series is complimentary for CharterSource board management software clients
Board Basics Series
New Board Member Basics From committee structure, composing minutes, setting board goals, milestone check-in to School Leader Dashboards, we will guide you through the framework for effective board governance. Included in materials are frameworks and samples for implementation.
Practices of High Performing Boards This is designed for charter schools that are invested in moving their leadership to the next level of performance. Learn about tools and practices of exceptional boards and how to apply them to your charter school board. Understand how a shared appreciation of accountability and engagement can foster strong outcomes for your charter school.
Charter School Budget Basics Learn the fundamentals of charter school funding. Understand the role of the board in financial oversight and the cycle of a charter school budget. Review key assumptions of what drives revenue and expenses in a charter environment.
Top 10 Misconceptions of Open Meeting Law Understand best practices to conduct your board meetings and procedures with care. Designed to help charter schools move their organizations forward efficiently without exposing the school to risk.
Employment Law Understand the foundation of employment law and the board’s roles and responsibilities. Learn about employment data practices and what information is required to be public. Also, review the fundamentals of discrimination and retaliation/whistle-blower claims. Our expert presenter, Jim Martin, will also share the tenants of at-will employment.
Understanding Student Data – MCA Learn more about the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment to understand your school’s academic performance. Collaborate with school leadership to design tools to best oversee school outcomes. Student Data Expert, Dan Wick, from EdOps and Karen Klinzing, former Assistant Deputy Commissioner of MN Department of Education team up to deliver what should be most important to board members.
Understanding Student Data – NWEA MAP Understanding student progress and growth is one reason why school leaders use NWEA MAP. This nationally normed test offers an abundance of information. Partner with your school leadership team to optimally utilize this resource to improve board knowledge and oversight. Experts Dan Wick and Karen Klinzing impart foundational information to guide and improve board proficiency.
Managing Elections During COVID-19 Learn more about managing board elections during this webinar featuring a discussion with attorney Jim Martin of Martin Law. We will discuss best practices and potential tools to ensure an effective election. We will address election issues related to the Governor’s executive orders, as well as review applicable MN statutes.
Scenario Planning During an Economic Recession We have assembled local expert panelists-leaders in transportation, charter school finance, governance, legislation, charter school law, and human resources. They will lead us through scenario planning and offer ways to evaluate risk and take action when the implications of the pandemic are looming and unknown.
Student Recruitment in Global Pandemic Learn more about best steps forward for student recruitment and marketing given the current environment. How should you adapt your current marketing strategies as you adjust to the multitude of complexities? Our discussion features Lyman Millard, founding partner of Bloomwell Group. They have partnered with national organizations and high-performing charter schools to help them achieve amazing results.
Understanding Open Meeting Law During COVID-19 As Charter School leadership and boards face difficult decisions during the pandemic, we need to continue to employ strong governance and be conscious of the parameters of Open Meeting Law. Please join Jim Martin (Martin Law), Beth Finch (CharterSource), and Karen Klinzing (CharterSource) for up-to-date information and answers to your questions. Published 3.27.20
Board Infrastructure Series
Charter School Facilities (Part 1 and Part 2) Learn about the basics of charter school facilities planning from budgeting, space allocation to the actual search. Both facilities webinars will provide insight on finding the right location based upon your school’s target audience. Learn about tools for calculating space needs and project timing. Also, understand the financial considerations of leasing vs. buying.
Our featured speaker is Tyler Baier, who has over a decade of experience and most recently served as Chief Business Officer at Bright Stars Schools Charter Network in Los Angeles, California.
Director Succession Planning: Why It Matters Shield your school from risk by making an annual succession plan review a priority. Careful planning of job responsibilities and crisis management procedures, will be reassuring should the unexpected happen. Both board and school leadership transition plans will be reviewed.
Leadership Performance Review Developing a unified team between the Board and school leadership is vitally important to the health of the school. Clear communication and strong development/support systems for school leadership is paramount. Walk through the review process from setting school goals, utilizing board dashboards to incorporating milestone checks. This session will discuss potential 360 and development plan to provide a comprehensive process.
Creating An Affiliated Building Company Learn from experts in this field regarding best practices for forming and implementing an Affiliated Building Company. Understand the statutory requirements and steps to establishing a new non-profit including your long-term growth and expansion plans. Review case studies of schools who have successfully completed this process and the challenges they encountered.
Crisis Management and Communications Our guest expert, Michelle Lawless of Media Minefield, will guide us through the tenets of developing a communications plan. Jim Martin, Martin Law Firm LLC, will also provide important context to ensure legal compliance. Karen Klinzing also provides insight from a school leader perspective managing messaging and data privacy.
Subscribe your entire board and leadership team for $750 annually. When you subscribe, you have unlimited streaming access to all current webinars, as well as any additions throughout the year (including sample documents and one hour of coaching).
Individuals may subscribe for $500 annually.
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- Register for your entire board and team; pay an annual fee of $750 for the Board Basics and Board Infrastructure Series.
- You will receive two emails: confirmation of purchase expiring in 365 days and an email with a special code.
- Provide code and link to your team members which will give them access to their personal training portal.
- Contact Beth Finch at 763-442-9690 to connect for 1 hour of coaching; expires within 365 days.
- School Leader/Board Chair will acquire the Board Webinar Series for entire team.
- School Leader/Board Chair will send link and code for access.
- Watch our webinars anytime 24/7 within 365 days including ability to pause and return at your convenience.
- Listen from any device including your computer, phone or iPad.
- Certificate of completion available upon request.
The presentation, materials and content of these Webinars are presented for the educational use of each paying customer. Any reproduction, rebroadcast or reselling of these webinars, or the content contained within, without the expressed written consent of CharterSource or webinar partners is strictly prohibited. The Webinar Series is not and should not be considered legal advice. Consult your school attorney for any legal matter of concern. Please contact us if you have any questions.
We are grateful to our Webinar Series partners and Minnesota industry experts for their commitment to providing quality services.