Board Training & Consultation Resources

In response to board member requests, MSBA offers a variety of training for effective governance. Participate in research-based professional development workshops specifically designed for board members and superintendents. Reflect on your governance practices with the Board Self Evaluation. View online training modules independently or as a group.

You’ll need an MSBA login and password to access some of these member-only documents. For a password, email Eileen Woody, for assistance.

Board Resources

The following resources were developed to help board members fulfill their roles and responsibilities. The resources are free, but some are available to MSBA member districts only.

Common Educational Abbreviations and Acronyms
Foundational Principles of Effective Governance
Suggestions for New Board Member Orientation
New Board Member Orientation Year At-A-Glance*

*Requires login.


Leadership Development Department
Phone: 800-221-6722, ext. 329

Logistics & Cost

On Location: Each workshop typically lasts at least 2 hours. The cost is $300 for up to two hours plus mileage reimbursement (not to exceed $100). The cost for additional time is $150 per hour.

Online: Each module is $75 for all 7 board members and the superintendent to have access for 90 days from the registration date. Additional participants may be addedfor $10 each.