New Board Member Institute with Audit Training
Start Date 10/17/2017 09:00 AM
End Date 10/17/2017 03:30 PM
Address Embassy Suites. 11301 Financial Centre Pkwy. Little Rock, AR 72211

New Board Member Institute


Whether you’re a new board member or a seasoned veteran, there are always new leadership skills to explore.  ASBA's New Board Member Institute is a day-long workshop designed for newly elected or appointed board members seeking to gain a greater understanding of the duties and responsibilities of board service. It's also a great opportunity for veteran board members to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues.

Topics covered at the institute will include the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and audit training.  Also included will be the do’s and don’ts of executive sessions, procedures for conducting orderly board meetings, as well as the board’s relationship with the superintendent and community.

A line-up of ASBA staff, school board members, and superintendents will present throughout the day, in addition to mock scenarios, problem simulations, active learning and Q&A to reinforce learning. Click here to view the agenda.

WHEN: NBMI will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. The sessions will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Embassy Suites in West Little Rock

TRAINING HOURS:  School board members will earn six hours of boardsmanship training credit for attending.

REGISTRATION:  Registration is $150 per person through October 3, and $175 after October 3. Requests for cancellation must be in writing to Cancellation requests received through October 10 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after October 10 will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 16.

The Embassy Suites is offering discounted reservation rates of $125 per night (single or double) for attendees through September 17 or until ASBA's block is sold-out, whichever comes first. You may make reservations by calling 1-800-312-9000 or visit the special ASBA reservation webpage. If you call, be sure and mention you are with ASBA to receive the discounted rate.

QUESTIONS: If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Ivy at  If you have questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at