Board Member - Training & Development

  • Each Illinois school board member who is elected or appointed to fill a vacancy of at least one year’s duration must receive professional development leadership training (PDLT) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) training. Mandatory training is also required upon Performance Evaluation Reform Act implementation in each school district. For additional information, see Board Policy 2:120, Board Member Development.
     
    The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. 
     
     Name
    Development and Training Activity/Provider -  Date Completed
    Alexandra Brook
    • Open Meetings Act - May 2013*
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
    • Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Tough Conversations - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013
    • Leadership by Design - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013
    Tom
    Simmons
    • Open Meetings Act - August 2012*
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2015*
    Walter
    Gluzkin
    • Open Meetings Act - July 2012*
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
    • Master Board Member
    • Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Tough Conversations - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013
    • Leadership by Design - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013
    • Media Interest or Media Circus: How school board members can manage their message in a big, new media world - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2014
    • The Trust Edge - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2014
    • Site Visit: How Vanderbilt University Transforms Learning - NSBA Conference - March 2015
    • A Courageous Conversation About Race and Its Impact on Achieving Equity in Schools - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2016
    Janet
    Kaczkowski
    • Open Meetings Act - December 2012*
    • Master Board Member
    • Leading Leaders: The Job of the Board President - August 2013
    • Tough Talking: Initiating and Managing Tough Conversations - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013
    • Leadership by Design - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2015*
    • Closing the Gaps: Between What Sounds Good and What Gets Done - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2015
    • Social Media Primer: Everything you Need to Know about Today's Social Channels - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2015 
    Angelo
    Scarsella
    • Open Meetings Act - October 2013*
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2013*
    • What Boards Can Do to Improve Student Performance - NSBA Conference - April 2017
    • Center for Public Education Workshop - NSBA Conference - April 2017
    Sheila
    Urban
    • Open Meetings Act - August 2012*
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
    • Master Board Member
    • Understanding the Key Work - NSBA Conference - April 2014
    • Being a Q2 High-Performing District - NSBA Conference - April 2014
    • The Board and its Superintendent: Developing and Maintaining an Effective Relationship - IASB Triple I Conference - November 2014
    Krystal
    Zec
    • Open Meetings Act - September 2012*
    • Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) and Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013*
    • Master Board Member
     
    *Denotes Mandatory Training
     
    The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a voluntary organization of local boards of education dedicated to strengthening the Illinois public schools through local citizen control. Although not a part of State government, IASB is organized by member school boards as a private not-for-profit corporation under authority granted by Article 23 of the School Code. The mission of the IASB is excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.
     
    For more information regarding IASB and its programs visit www.iasb.com.
     
    Adopted: March 7, 2012