MSBA offers interactive workshops on important topics for school boards. Training is led by experienced professionals and is based on current research. No two workshops are alike: each is customized to meet the needs of your board. 

Topics Include 

Board Governance 

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities that Impact Student Achievement 

  • Board Self Evaluation Results Discussion 

  • Developing Board Norms 

  • Identifying Key District Performance Measures 

  • School Board’s Role in Strategic Planning 

Board and Superintendent Relationship 

  • Developing Positive Board and Superintendent Relations 

  • Superintendent Evaluation Is a Process 

Equity Issues 

  • The Board’s Role in Pursuing Equity 

  • An Introduction to Implicit Bias 

School Safety 

  • School Board Leadership for School Safety 

Legal Issues 

  • Avoiding Conflict of Interest and Nepotism 

  • Collective Bargaining 

  • Confidentiality Essentials 

  • School Personnel Employment Issues 

  • Social Media Considerations 

  • Student Discipline 

  • Sunshine Law for School Boards 

  • What Boards Need to Know About Special Education 


  • Plan and facilitate governance leadership team retreats 

Board Training


Please contact the Leadership Development department at 573-208-7847, or email