Master Board Program

The Master Board Program offers skills training for school board governance teams. Courses emphasize board development and growth in key leadership areas such as team and trust building, conflict resolution, goal setting, communication, managing change, ethics, problem solving, decision making, and evaluation. The program, which was developed by the North Carolina School Boards Association and the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, allows the school district’s leadership team to train together and address the issues that pertain to their individual school system. Veteran school board members and experienced public school administrators serve as trainers for the program. These individuals have critiqued the courses and received training in the content. The sequence of courses will be developed in consultation with each board.

Master Board courses, or modules, are four (4) hours each. Boards may choose to schedule a training to coincide with retreats or as a convenient dinner meeting. No matter your board’s preference for training location and date, trainers will make every effort to be available to work with your schedule. Master Board status is awarded after a board completes five courses. Such boards are recognized at the association’s annual conference.

Master Board Courses

Click here for a description of each Master Board course.

Master Board Status

Master Board status is awarded after a board completes five courses. Such boards are recognized with the presentation of a plaque at the association’s annual conference. Master Board I is achieved after five courses, and Master Board II is achieved after ten courses.

What are the costs?

The cost per session is $1400 plus the trainer’s expenses which includes travel, hotel and meals.

Are you ready to get started? Contact Ramona Miller at rmiller@ncsba.org.