New Board Member Institute with Audit Training
Start Date 06/21/2018 07:45 AM
End Date 06/21/2018 03:30 PM
Address Hotel Hot Springs (Ballroom). 305 Malvern Avenue. Hot Springs, AR 71901
Online NBMI registration is closed. Onsite registration will begin at 7:45 am, Thur. June 21. Questions? Contact Abby Cress at

New Board Member Institute

Welcome new board members! Congratulations on being elected to your local school board. There is no greater contribution than serving as a member of the leadership team that provides educational opportunities for the children in your community!

The day-long New Board Member Institute with Audit Training is designed for recently elected school board members in the transition from private citizen to public official. Though differences in political philosophy, education, experience, and backgrounds exist among members of a board, new board members are expected to participate with and contribute to the governance team rapidly and meaningfully. With the increasing demand for educational excellence and fiscal accountability, the responsibilities of school boards are more complex than ever before. This ASBA training institute will include critical information and resources to help new board members become effective board members quickly. It's also a great opportunity for veteran board members to refresh, recharge and work with new board colleagues and superintendents are always a welcome addition.

Topics covered at the institute will include the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and the legally required 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. Click here to view the agenda.

A line-up of ASBA staff, school board members, and superintendents will present throughout the day. In addition, mock scenarios, problem simulations, active learning and Q&A will be used to reinforce learning. 

WHEN: NBMI will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018. Check-in at 7:45 a.m. and treat yourself to a full buffet breakfast. The sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. An on-site lunch is included with registration.

The Hotel Hot Springs Hotel (Ballroom), 305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs

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

REGISTRATION:  Registration is $175 per person through June 7, and $195 after June 7. Non-Member registration is $275 per person through June 7, 2018 and $295 after June 7. Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. You may register on-site on the day of the workshop.

Requests for cancellation must be in writing to Cancellation requests received through June 14 will be refunded at 100 percent.  Cancellation requests received after June 14 will be refunded at 50 percent.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after June 20.

  A block of rooms has been set aside at The Hotel Hot Springs and Spa for those wishing to arrive the evening before the workshop.  You may make your room reservations by telephoning directly the Reservations Department at (877) 623-6697 and identifying yourself as being an attendee of the Arkansas School Boards Association training on June 21. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or an advance deposit for the first night’s lodging.

 If you have registration questions, or questions about the training, please contact Dr. Anne Butcher at

2018 NBMI Agenda.pdf