A major goal of the North Carolina School Boards Association is to provide growth opportunities for school board members. Through the NCSBA Academy for School Boardsmanship, school board members are provided high-quality training programs to help them effectively fulfill their responsibilities as leaders of public education in North Carolina. In addition, the program provides opportunities for school board members to meet the requirement of G.S.115C-50 mandating 12 clock hours of training annually.
NCSBA is the only organization representing school boards and, therefore, promotes the school board governance point of view in North Carolina. Programs provided through the NCSBA Academy for School Boardsmanship assist participants with broadening their base of knowledge regarding efficient and effective governance of public elementary and secondary education in the state.
All programs offered through the NCSBA Academy for School Boardsmanship are offered in locations which are conducive to learning. Participants in programs earn credit towards the various levels of achievement. When a specific level is achieved, the board member is honored during the NCSBA annual conference.