Online Board Training

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.


Learn and review essential governance information through online training. View independently or as an entire board with the superintendent.

These individual videos may be viewed by MSBA members at no cost. Log in with your MSBA member account credentials to access the document with links to the videos.

These training modules are divided into short video segments to allow flexibility in viewing; either in part over time or all at once. The following are available:

The cost for 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 added for $10 each.


Leadership Development
Debby Duermeyer – Administrative Assistant
800-221-6722 ext. 329

Supporting New Board Members Video Series 2018

This video series offers suggestions for board presidents and superintendents to provide local orientation for new board members to reduce the time for them to become an effective member of your governance team. Segments include:

  • Key Information Before the First Meeting (video length 12:52)
  • Building a Foundation Within the First Few Months (video length 18:19)
  • Getting Down to details in Months 5 through 8 (video length 15:57)
  • Wrapping Up the First Year in Months 9 through 12 (video length 11:24)

The cost is $75 per district. The link may be shared with board members, district administrators and the board secretary. Click here to register.