Summer Leadership Conference @ Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm

The June Summer Leadership Conference registration opens April 25. The conference will be June 20-24 at the Courtyard by Marriott – Carolina Beach. Registration is capped at 90 participants per day.

Registration is $199 per day. The first three days of the conference will focus on leadership training topics that currently include student health, wellness, and effective board governance to name a few. The last two days will consist of policy topics affecting North Carolina education. Please register through your superintendent’s office

Hotel Reservations

Be sure to contact the hotel for participant reservations. NCSBA has a limited number of hotel rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at a conference rate of $235 plus tax per night. To take advantage of the conference rate, reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Friday, May 20. Any room reservations in the NCSBA block that are canceled after May 20 are returned to the hotel’s general room availability and are not eligible for the $235 conference rate. Therefore, please do not reserve more rooms than you need.

NC School Boards Association
Last Day to Book: Friday, May 20, 2022
Hotel special group rate: Courtyard Carolina Beach Oceanfront for $235 USD per night
Click the link below to make your reservation!

Book your group rate for NC School Boards Association


Contact Christina Davoile (cdavoile@ncsba.org) or JohLee Long (jlong@ncsba.org) with any questions.

Core Training @ NCSBA Office
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm

Core Training is NCSBA’s foundational sessions for new and veteran board members. Formerly called School Board 101, participants learn to strengthen their governance skills and solidify their boardsmanship foundation.

This two-day session will cover leadership, advocacy, and the required ethics training for school board members. Core Training topics include:

  • Leadership Training – basic boardsmanship dos and don’ts, board/superintendent roles and responsibilities, school finance, and school board liability.
  • Advocacy Training – board members’ advocacy work, a legislative update on current issues, NCSBA’s member-approved legislative agenda, and a how-to talk on effectively engaging legislators.
  • School Law Training – the required ethics training for school board members, maintaining legally compliant policies for schools, and access to NC’s open meetings law and public records law videos.

Draft agenda available here.

Hotel Suggestions


COSSBA Federal Advocacy Webinar @ Webinar
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
COSSBA Federal Advocacy Webinar @ Webinar

The Consortium of State School Boards Associations (COSSBA) of which PSBA is a member, is hosting an hour-long Federal Advocacy Webinar for school leaders on August 18 at noon. Experts at Bose Public Affairs will present on the proposed Title IX regulations and their impact on education in the U.S. Registration is complimentary for members, but limited. Visit COSSBA.org for registration details.

Urban Boards Alliance Symposium @ Omni Hotel on Centennial Park
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm

Registration is open for the Consortium of State School Boards Associations first Urban Boards Alliance Symposium. This meeting is perfect for those interested in learning about effective practices and strategies to address issues for students and schools in challenging environments. Registration is limited to the first 300 registrants, so sign up today!

Visit https://www.cossba.org/symposium/ for registration and hotel reservations.

Fall Regional Meetings
Sep 20 @ 1:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 5:15 pm

NCSBA will hold its fall regional meetings September 20-22. These meetings are a redesign of the former district meetings and will be held each fall and spring of the year. Register for the meeting of your choice and enjoy the opportunity to fellowship and network with school board members in your region!


September 20: Eastern Region
Location: Wilson Arts Center, 204 Nash St S, Wilson

September 21: Central Region
Location: The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord

September 22: Western Region
Location: AB Tech Community College – Ferguson Building, 19 Tech Drive, Asheville


Meetings are anticipated to begin at 1:30 pm and end no later than 5:15 pm.


Agendas are being finalized. Below is the expected timeframe.

Fall Sessions:

  • Pathways to Teaching Proposal
  • Legislative Update
  • Risk Management Update

1:30-2:00 p.m.        Registration
2:00-2:15 p.m.        Opening Remarks
2:15-3:00 p.m.        Session 1
3:00-3:45 p.m.        Session 2
3:45-4:15 p.m.        Session 3
4:15-4:45 p.m.        Bell Awards for Whole Board Achievement
4:45-5:00 p.m.        Closing Remarks

Regional Membership

Click here to see a list of school districts by region. Although school districts are divided by region, feel free to attend the meeting most convenient for you. Participating board members will receive 4 hours of training credit.


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