Conference Opportunities

NCSBA conferences and seminars are held in a variety of formats and locations each year. Click on the Events Calendar on the left for registration information when available.

School Board 101
New board members will have the opportunity to learn about their responsibilities as leaders of public schools during this two-day workshop. Participants will receive information on basic boardsmanship, including board-superintendent relations, the legislative process, school finance, school law, the board's role in policy making and NCSBA services. Also included is the required two hours of training in ethics. This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for new and veteran board members to begin dialog with their superintendent about working well together.

District Meetings
NCSBA teams up with a local school district in each of the state’s education regions for an afternoon meeting. This four-hour meeting is packed with all the components of a major conference! District meetings are held throughout the state and include a general session, clinic opportunities and an evening meal. Subject matters vary and the meetings are open to board members, school board attorneys, superintendents, board assistants and any other school staff interested in particular agenda items.

NCSBA Fall Law Conference
The fall colors of the mountains serves as the back drop to annual law conference. Each year, the association’s legal department teams up with the premier education attorneys in the state to bring you information on a variety of legal matters in the educational arena. The conference is held in October in Asheville.

NCSBA Annual Conference
This is the major conference for North Carolina board members each year, and NCSBA strives to include presentations about the hottest educational issues. Included are featured speakers, the Delegate Assembly, and board member recognition and celebration. The conference is conveniently held in Greensboro.

President’s Summer Leadership Seminars
These seminars are daily trainings that allow participants the opportunity to focus on skill development in particular governance area. Each day's training is 5 hours, and the week culiminates with a two-day policy conference.

NSBA Annual Conference
Each spring, the National School Boards Association sponsors a convention for school board members and superintendents. Participants enjoy opportunities for sharing ideas and gaining information about educational trends and techniques, as well as networking with board members from across the country. This conference offers clinics and workshop sessions to help school leaders enhance their operations and guide children to greater achievement. Nationally recognized and distinguished speakers are always featured, and the conference continues to be the largest meeting of public officials in the nation.

NSBA Southern Region Conference
Each year, school board members and administrators from 11 southern states meet to discuss and learn about new trends in education and school board governance. Participants will have the opportunity to share their district’s best practices and exchange successful strategies and techniques with other attendees.