Core Training

About the Training:

Core training is NCSBA’s foundational sessions for new and veteran board members. Formerly called School Board 101, Core training helps strengthen governance skills and solidify your boardsmanship foundation.

Core training is held in January, July, and November. The January and July sessions cover leadership, advocacy, and the required ethics training for school board members. The November session is a pre-conference event of the NCSBA Annual Conference dedicated solely to school law topics. Please note that sessions are nonsequential. Begin your training at your convenience–in January/July or November.

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 – NC’s open meetings law, public records law, entering into and amending contracts, the board’s oversight role in personnel and finance, maintaining legally compliant policies for schools, required ethics training for school board members, and parliamentary procedure.

Please complete the evaluation and the form below to receive training credit at the end of the session.


Please click here for the evaluation link.

Training Credit

Complete the actual hours request for board training credit using the form below.

NCSBA Training Credit - Core Training July 2018
Ramona MillerCore Training for School Board Members