KASB Early Bird Workshops
Start Date 11/30/2018 08:00 AM
End Date 11/30/2018 04:00 PM
Address Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. 6100 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66211
Registration is closed for the event.
Early Bird Workshops


8 a.m. Meeting All Kids Needs Briefing
Highly popular! Highly educational! Tours feature onsite visits to NEW LOCATIONS in the Overland Park and Kansas City areas! Attendees will see innovative programs, practices, observe in classrooms and more!. Lunch included! PLEASE NOTE: Tours are very popular and space is limited. Register early to guarantee a spot.
8:15 a.m. Meeting All Kids Needs Buses Depart
9:00 a.m. Winter School Law Conference
This one-day school law seminar will discuss the new school safety and crisis planning requirements schools must implement along with the school district’s legal responsibilities for student health and wellness. It will also review the Legal Authority of Kansas School Boards along with the school board’s Role in Handling Parent and Teacher Complaints; Employee Benefits, Behaviors and Best Practices; Social Media; School Employees’ Free Speech Rights and Responsibilities; Employee Leave Rights under the federal Family Medical Leave and Americans with Disabilities Acts and Documenting Employee Performance and Discipline Issues.

PLEASE NOTE: A special luncheon will be held for members of the Kansas School Attorneys Association attending this pre-conference. This pre-conference qualifies for CLE.
9:00 a.m.

Series Conclusion! Foundations of Boardsmanship 2.0

This workshop centers on governance strategies boards of education can use to accomplish district goals. This full day pre-conference workshop at the 2018 Annual Conference builds on skills and knowledge gained through KASB’s introductory Foundations of Boardsmanship training. Topics and discussion will be useful for any board of education member - newly elected, just appointed or veteran! And attending as a team - with the superintendent and fellow board members - is an excellent way to deepen understanding of challenges and opportunities at the local level.

The dynamic, interactive sessions cover:

  • Using evaluation of teachers, coaches and administrators to monitor progress on established expectations;
  • Setting district goals, including how to identify leading and lagging indicators of student success and uncover common barriers to progress;
  • Establishing unity of purpose, defining district leadership responsibilities and assessing the board of education’s effectiveness; and
  • Creating a board culture that honors individual beliefs and personalities while working through challenging issues. 

9:00 a.m. Cultural Proficiency Workshop NEW in 2018!

School is a place to nurture all students and help them reach their infinite potential. Every school has a stake in creating a culturally proficient environment that supports all students, staff and families. Participants in this new KASB workshop will learn what cultural proficiency means, what other schools are doing and what specific actions you as a board team can take to becoming culturally proficient. Discussions will include:
  • Diversity in your life.
  • What is cultural proficiency and why is it important?
  • What does the data mean to you?
  • About the change process.
Presenters include KASB Field Service Specialist Craig Wilford, Phyllis White-Cotter, Wichita USD 259, and Frank Henderson, Jr. Seaman USD 345 board member.
9:00 a.m. KSSA Day @ KASB


The Kansas School Superintendents Association is again excited to host the superintendents’ at the annual KSSA Day at the KASB Pre-Conference! Join us for a day of learning, conversation, and laughs.

Continuing on the theme, "Leading Through Change" KSSA will be joined Brian Davidson, Intrinsic Institute, Dr. John Vadewalle, Owner and CEO of multiple companies, and Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro League Museum.

Please plan to join your fellow superintendents and DLR for a dinner Thursday evening.


PLEASE NOTE: This session is NOT included in the KASB Season Pass.

Noon Early Bird Lunches
Kansas School Attorneys Association Lunch
4 p.m. Early Bird Onsite Meetings Adjourn



  • Friday Early Bird Seminars (per person): $150*


  • Full refunds will be granted if written request is received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, November 14.
  • Registration cancellations received after 5 p.m., November 14 will be subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations/refunds will not be granted for no-shows.
  • This cancellation policy will apply to Season Pass attendees as well.