Pre-Conference Core Training: School Law @ Sheraton Greensboro/Koury Convention Center
Nov 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm

New and veteran board members alike — strengthen your school law skills with Core Training.

Don’t miss this important learning opportunity on Sunday, November 17, at the Sheraton Greensboro/Koury Convention Center. This pre-conference event will precede the 2019 NCSBA Annual Conference. Note: Core Training is not included as part of your NCSBA Annual Conference registration. Participants must register for both events separately.

This training will focus on the legal roles of the board, hitting the critical topics of decision making, judicial issues, policy making and governance, and oversight. Click here to see the agenda.

Registration starts at 12 p.m., and the event will be from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m.

NCSBA Public Policy Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm

Agenda – click here

Registration Linkclick here


Suggested Hotel:
Hampton Inn
 | 3621 Spring Forest Road
 | Raleigh, NC 27616 | Phone: 

Registration now open.

2020 Equity NC Event @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
2020 Equity NC Event @ NCSBA Assembly Hall

NCSBA is holding its 2020 Equity NC event for public school leaders. The conference will include timely, thought-provoking training and conversation about closing the gaps for all students.

A draft agenda is available here.

Life of Privilege Video from 2019 event.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $199.

Refunds, Cancellations, and Substitutions

The deadline for cancellations is February 14. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to by that date and will incur a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received after February 14 and no shows will not be refunded as NCSBA performs duties and incurs expenses in anticipation of your participation. Substitutions of individuals may be made at any time.

Hotel Information

Suggested Hotel: Hampton Inn Raleigh – Capital Blvd North, 3621 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh 27616, 919.872.7111.

Board Assistants Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Plan to come for training that focuses on your work assisting North Carolina’s boards of education. This day-long workshop is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn from fellow board/superintendent assistants.

The NCSBA registration is temporarily down as we transition to a new system. Please use the registration form below to register for the training.

Hotel suggestion: Hampton Inn, 3121 Spring Forest Road, 919-872-7111.

Board Assistants Conference Registration

Board Assistants Conference Registration

Payment Options: Please indicate your payment option. Credit card information will not be collected at this time. You will be able to pay by credit card next week.
2020 Spring Law Conference @ NCSBA Assembly Hall
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm

NCSBA’s 2020 Spring Law Conference will put the focus on student services. This year’s conference will spotlight board members’ and school administrators’ legal obligations to provide a sound basic education for all students and to address barriers to student success.

Take a look at our draft agenda for more details.

The NCSBA registration is temporarily down as we transition to a new system. Service is expected to resume on March 3.

This conference will provide 11 hours of continuing education credit for board members and administrators and 11 hours of CLE credit for attorneys.

Fall Law Conference @ Virtual Event
Oct 7 @ 8:45 am – Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm

Our 2020 Fall Law Conference is going virtual!

Plan to join us October 7-9 via Zoom for this year’s conference. During a school year unlike any other, this is the perfect time to learn about the many legal issues currently affecting public schools. Take a look at our agenda. This conference is designed for board members, administrators, and board attorneys.

Registration is $150 per day or $450 for the full conference. We will send Zoom information and materials to participants in a few weeks. Note: These sessions will not be recorded.

Any board members interested in attending this virtual conference should connect with their board assistant in order to avoid duplicate registrations.

Board Officers Academy @ Virtual Event
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration is open for our virtual Board Officers Academy to be held on Friday, February 26.

NCSBA’s Board Officers Academy will explore roles and responsibilities of board officers. This session is open to all board members that are currently serving in board leadership positions or aspire to serve in such capacities. All sessions will be presented live through Zoom.

The academy will be hosted by NCSBA President Amy Churchill and include presentations from NC State Board of Education Chairman Eric Davis, NC State Board of Education Vice Chairman Alan Duncan, and NC State Superintendent Catherine Truitt to name a few.

A draft agenda is available here.
Cost $150 per person

2021 Spring Law Conference
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 12:20 pm

NCSBA’s 2021 Spring Law Conference will be held April 29-30 via Zoom. This virtual conference is designed for board members, school administrators, and board attorneys. Take a look at our agenda.

The conference is $99 per day. Board members and school administrators who attend the full conference will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit. Attorneys will receive 6 hours of CLE credit. Important note: the conference will not be recorded.

How to Register

Conference registration is through the Envise membership portal. Any board members interested in attending should connect with their board assistant in order to avoid duplicate registrations.

  1. Click the registration button above.
  2. Log in using your Envise membership portal credentials.
  3. In the navigation menu, click Events>Register.
  4. Under Select a Contact, choose the attendee.
  5. Under Select an Event, choose “2021 Spring Law Conference.” Day 1 and Day 2 will appear under Session. Check the day(s) the individual plans to attend. Click Add Registration to Cart.
  6. If registering multiple people, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each attendee.
  7. Choose your payment type and click Continue. It may take a few moments to process.
  8. Review your shopping cart and click Checkout. Complete any necessary payment information.

If you need assistance, please contact Debbie Shinbara at or 919-747-6698 or Chelsea Sutton at or 919-747-6713.

Summer Leadership Seminars and Policy Conference @ Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm

The 2021 NCSBA Summer Leadership Seminars and Policy Conference is back in person! The dates are June 14-18 at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach. Take a look at our Policy Conference draft agenda. Details regarding daily programming for the Summer Leadership Seminars is forthcoming.

Your health and well-being are our number one priority. On May 14, Governor Cooper announced that the state will remove its indoor mask mandate for most large group events, effective immediately. Additionally, the state will lift all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements. In response to this announcement, NCSBA is pleased to expand the Summer Leadership/Policy Conference sessions to a maximum capacity of 90 attendees. With this in mind, the following protocols will be implemented for the daily seminars.

  • The room will be set in crescent rounds of six per table. Participants will not be socially distanced.
  • Unvaccinated participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Vaccinated individuals are encouraged but not required to wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the registration table.
  • If you start to feel sick or display COVID-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted to attend any conference activities or come within six feet of others. Please remain in your hotel room and notify Angela Hunter,, during the Summer Leadership Seminars or Nancy Black,, during the Policy Conference.

Conference pre-registration is required. The cost per day is $199 and includes materials, continental breakfast, and mid-morning break. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

NCSBA has secured a limited block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at the rate of $229 per night plus tax. Reservations must be initiated through NCSBA if you would like to stay at the Courtyard Marriott. During the registration process, simply select the option for the day registration plus hotel stay.

Registered Participants
Any registered participant uncomfortable attending the meetings at full capacity may cancel conference registration for a full refund. Registration cancellations must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, by emailing Chadae Lewis at

Individuals on the Waitlist
Members currently on the waitlist will be notified by email to determine if they still want to attend the conference as seats become available. Please note that currently there are more individuals on the waitlist than the room can accommodate.

Hotel Guidelines

Participants staying at the Courtyard Marriott receive one free parking space per guest room. Offsite participants or guest rooms that have more than one vehicle must park in public parking spaces. Note that fees apply for the public parking spaces.

The entire hotel, including balconies, is smoke free. Inquire at the front desk for the designated smoking areas. The hotel is not a pet-friendly property.

Additional resources 

For more information about this event, call us at 919-841-4040.

Core Training: Leadership @ NCSBA Office - Ed Dunlap Jr. Building
Jul 19 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm

Core Training will be held on Monday, July 19. The training is a face-to-face session at the NCSBA Office in Raleigh that covers leadership, liability, advocacy, finance, and the required ethics training for school board members. In addition, participating attendees will receive access to digital content covering policy, open meetings, and public records. Please note that this training does not have a virtual component. Registration will open June 1 and will cost $250 per person.

Draft agenda is available here.

Hotel Suggestions

Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North
3621 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 872-7111

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