Archived Webinars

IASB archived webinars are available for on-demand viewing (usually 48 hours after the live event) free of charge to Association members. Member login is required to view the webinars. View upcoming live webinars in the Events Calendar. Registration is required to attend the live event. View webinars by selecting a link below. Click on a category to expand or collapse it.

(3/25/2021) The Impact of COVID on Student Achivement
 

From the spring 2021 Central Illinois Virtual Division Meeting.

(3/25/2021) The Impact of COVID on Your District Budget
 

From the spring 2021 Central Illinois Virtual Division Meeting.

(3/11/2021) The Impact of COVID on Your District Budget
 

From the spring 2021 Corn Belt Virtual Division Meeting.

(2/19/2021) Resuming Illinois High School Sports in a Pandemic: A Q&A with IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson
 

IASB Executive Director Tom Bertrand welcomes Illinois High School Association Executive Director Craig Anderson for the live webinar. Join IASB and the IHSA for this Q&A on the return of high school sports and activities, which were paused due to COVID-19 restrictions. Learn about IHSA plans for displaced fall sports, current winter activities, and upcoming spring sports as regions of the state move into mitigation tiers that allow for more activities.

(1/14/2021) COVID-19 Testing in Schools: Translating Guidelines into Action
 

Hear from superintendents Paul O'Malley and Victor Simon III regarding the development and coordination of protocols and administration of these crucial tests for students, faculty, and staff, allowing both suburban districts to maintain in-person instruction.

(11/12/2020) Staying the Course: Compliance and COVID-19

Designed for the administrative professional, but all members are welcome. Join this presentation event to discuss and gain insight into the wide variety of compliance services and supports provided to and for local schools and districts by their Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers.

(11/5/2020) OMA Gray Areas and Pandemic Rules

How do you properly apply the Open Meetings Act to virtual meetings, board-attended retirement parties and events, personnel agendas, committees, and board emails? Learn how to navigate OMA’s gray areas and pandemic rules knowledgeably and with poise.

(9/17/2020) Elections! How to Navigate Running for School Board

The webinar features IASB's Deanna Sullivan and Reatha Owen, along with Attorney Scott Uhler from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. in a discussion about the roles of school board members and work of boards of education; important procedures, dates, and deadlines in the elections process; other information for candidates and district secretaries who serve their board of education; and best practices in a COVID-19 environment. Panelists also answered key questions from the audience at the conclusion of the one-hour webinar, which was presented and recorded on September 17.

(7/30/2020) School Reopening: Coordination and Communication

Hear how two school districts have coordinated their reopening plans with state, county, and local officials and hear the details of their plans for reopening.

(6/22/2020) School Financial Concerns During a Pandemic

Join Tim Custis, CPA and an Illinois school board member, as he outlines the key school finance areas board members should focus on during these uncertain times.

(6/08/2020) Socioemotional Needs for Students, Staff, and Administrators

Join Patrick McMillion, Clinical Director, Adventure Works; Instructor, NIU, in this Zoom webinar. He will discuss the socioemotional issues that students, staff and administration are experiencing because of the COVID 19 social distancing requirements.

(5/29/2020) Interview with State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala

Join Illinois State Superintendent of Education Carmen I. Ayala, Ph.D., regarding the latest on K-12 education, the status of remote learning, guidance for school board members, and how we can prepare for school in the fall.

(5/20/2020) Urgent COVID-19 PRESS Update on Grants

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies are offering districts temporary flexibility for spending employee salaries under grants, but not without written documentation to address the payment of employees during the pandemic.

(3/25/2021) Responding to the Budgetary and Funding Impacts of Illinois

From the spring 2021 South Cook Virtual Divison Meeting

(3/17/2021) Navigating the Rugged Waters of the Next Nine Months

From the spring 2021 North Cook Virtual Divison Meeting

(3/11/2021) Maximizing Student Learning During COVID

From the spring 2021 Kishwaukee Virtual Divison Meeting

(3/11/2021) The First 100 Days: Welcoming Your New Board Members To the Team

Join Dr. John Bartelt and Matthew Boebel from Bloomingdale SD 13 to learn about their journey in creating an orientation process and board handbook. In addition, learn the key steps to take in the first 100 days to help new members feel welcome.

(3/10/2021) Legislative Update and Advocacy Focus

From the spring 2021 Lake Virtual Division Meeting.

(3/9/2021) Building Equity through Individualized Student Success Plans

From the spring 2021 Shawnee Virtual Division Meeting.

(3/5/2021) The New Normal: Social and Emotional Support for Everyone

From the spring 2021 Blackhawk Virtual Division Meeting.

(3/5/2021) The Art of School Boarding with Jim Burgett

From the spring 2021 Three Rivers Virtual Division Meeting.

(3/4/2021) The Art of Painless Negotiating

Negotiations are meant to expand relationships based on trust and lead to positive communication. Join Lisa M. Harrod and Jacob Emerson from Manteno CUSD 5 as they share strategies on preparing for negotiations, the role of the administration in creating proposals for the board, and how culture and climate prep work come into play before sitting down at the table together.

(3/2/2021) Mental Health First Aid for Students

From the spring 2021 Wabash Virtual Division Meeting

(3/2/2021) Unfinished Leadership - Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D. and Nick Polyak, Ed.D. 

From the spring 2021 West Cook Virtual Division Meeting

(2/25/2021) Parliamentary Procedure for the Novice

Is it always in order to move to table a motion to the next meeting? How do I motion to refer to a committee? What good is Robert's Rules of Order? Learn answers to these questions and more in an overview of Robert's Rules that will focus on the fundamentals necessary to run an efficient meeting.

(1/28/2021) Beyond the Campaign: Welcoming New Board Members

Will your school board have newly elected members this spring? Now is the time to plan to welcome new board members to the governing team and help them begin their journey as representatives of your community. Join Dean Langdon and Field Services Directors Patrick Allen and Nakia Hall to learn how you can help onboard new members to quickly and effectively govern together.

(12/8/2020) How to Navigate Running for School Board - Part 2: Filing Petitions & Public Policy Questions

Learn about petition circulation; how, when, and what to file; navigating public policy questions; and more

(10/29/2020) Working Together Effectively for Improved Student Outcomes

Leadership and governance may be two of the most important needs of our time. In periods of uncertainty, communities, families, students, and staff need all the stability we can provide. Learn more about what governance research suggests is most effective, and recommit to leading with vision and collaboration for improving student achievement in your school district.

(10/22/2020) IASB Executive Search Process

Selecting a superintendent or other key administrator may be the most important responsibility a board of education undertakes. Learn the steps and review the critical aspects of the process in this webinar, designed to assist boards of education anticipating a superintendent, assistant superintendent, business manager, director, or principal change. Join IASB Executive Searches staff Thomas F. Leahy, Dave Love, Alan Molby, James Helton, Tim Buss, Patricia Sullivan-Viniard, Ed.D, and Mary Torgler on October 22 at 1 p.m. for this event.

(10/1/2020) Strengthening your Core in a Time of Chaos

Gina Watts is an advocate, author, speaker, educator, and leader with a heart for service. Join Watts for a conversation designed to equip and empower leaders as they navigate challenges in the midst of crisis. An executive director with the John Maxwell Team of speakers, Watts will discuss the impact of COVID-19 as well as social unrest as it relates to systemic racism in our country.

(9/28/2020) Delegate Assembly Informational Webinar

The IASB Delegate Assembly is going virtual for 2020. IASB will offer an informational webinar on September 28 to explain the virtual format and preview this year’s Delegate Assembly.

(9/24/2020) Working Together as an Effective Board

Join Board Presidents Kathleen Conlon-Wasik, Kevin Daniels, and John Smith as they discuss the importance of working together effectively, leading to School Board Governance Recognition.

(9/3/2020) Virtual Education: Are Your Students Engaging…AND Learning?

 Join Michael English and Adam Cibulka from Forecast5 and Illinois superintendents John Langton from Addison SD 4 and Robert McBride from Lockport THSD 205 to discuss live data dashboards, connecting core student information to classroom activity data streams to track the quality of engagement in a virtual environment.

(7/23/2020) 14 Ways for School Boards to Improve School Mental Health

There is a mental health epidemic facing schools across the nation. Comprehensive school mental health systems build the foundations for schools to be able to create thriving environments and develop sustainable supports. Learn how a school board can be a vital partner.

(2/26/2020) Great Expectations: Board Member Responsibilities When Facing Community Dissent

The First Amendment, Illinois Open Meetings Act, and other rules and laws set forth important limitations on responses that boards and board members can take, even when a community member’s actions are arguably disruptive. Learn the key issues every board member should know on this important issue.

(8/22/2019) Lucky 7s: Questions, Answers, and Resources for New and Experienced Board Members

Did you know? A psychological study in 1956 demonstrated that most people can retain roughly seven items in their short-term memory. We ask and answer seven legal questions, seven governance questions. We’ll also offer the seven best resources for new and experienced board members to rely on for the answers to their other questions.

(8/13/2019) Holding the Gavel: Tips for Board Presidents

Join us for tips and best practices to enhance your leadership skills as board president. 

(5/7/2018) How to Write an Effective IASB Resolution - Take Action to Make Change!

Do you ever wish you could change the law to better meet the needs of your students, staff, and community and wonder “Where do I start?”  This webinar will not only explain the IASB Resolutions process but help you realize that participation in shaping the school board message is fundamental to shaping public school policy on the statewide and national scene.

(5/3/2018) Democracy IS Conflict: Is Yours Productive or Unproductive?

All school boards will at times experience conflict. Learn how your values influence board discussions and decisions and how those values contribute to productive or unproductive conflict within the board. 

(1/31/2018) 5Essentials Survey: Why It REALLY Matters to School Boards

This webinar covers the climate and culture survey and the uses of the valuable data for school leaders that can be gained through it.

(1/10/2018) Board Members, Where in the World are your Social Media Policies?

Discover what policies/procedures apply to your social media usage and where you can find them.

(2/18/2021) Challenges to Property Tax Assessments and Protecting School District Revenues

Learn about the steps a board can take to protect its property tax revenues as the COVID-19 crisis continues, from intervening in property tax challenges to defending tax objections. Join us for an informative and timely discussion. Presenters include a panel of Illinois Council of School Attorneys and attorneys from IASB's Office of General Counsel.

(2/4/2021) Trends in Collective Bargaining: Part Two

Join attorneys David Braun and Ellen Lueking from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. for a discussion of timely collective bargaining topics.

(1/21/2021) Trends in Collective Bargaining: Part One

Join attorneys David Braun and Ellen Lueking from Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. for a discussion of timely collective bargaining topics.

(12/11/2020) Leave Me Alone? Combating Employee Abuse of Leave Benefits

Employee use of leave can invoke a tangled web of federal and state law, board policy, and negotiated labor agreements. This presentation will examine employee leave abuse and options available to boards and administrators for formulating a response.

(9/17/2020) Elections! How to Navigate Running for School Board

The webinar features IASB's Deanna Sullivan and Reatha Owen, along with Attorney Scott Uhler from Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. in a discussion about the roles of school board members and work of boards of education; important procedures, dates, and deadlines in the elections process; other information for candidates and district secretaries who serve their board of education; and best practices in a COVID-19 environment. Panelists also answered key questions from the audience at the conclusion of the one-hour webinar, which was presented and recorded on September 17.

(8/21/2020) Ask Attorneys Anything: Special Education Edition

Navigating special education issues can be a challenge for school district administrators and board members, and 2020’s Coronavirus pandemic raises even more challenges. Districts can provide the services your students need and follow the law.

(8/11/2020) Ask Attorneys Anything: Tort Immunity Edition

Join to hear perspectives about liability issues and the role of tort immunity protections as schools navigate these uncertain times.

(6/12/2020) Ask Attorneys Anything

A panel of ICSA attorneys from across Illinois answer IASB member questions related to the coronavirus pandemic impacts on Illinois school districts.

(7/24/2018) More than 1600 Legal FAQs Answered in One Reference Book​

Join Brian A. Braun, attorney with the firm of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., and author of the Illinois School Law Survey as he presents both new and common legal questions faced by school leaders, and how one can answer them.

(12/3/2020) PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 106 Housekeeping

Join the PRESS Editors on December 3, 2020 as we review additional new and updated material in response to the Education Omnibus Act, changes based on Illinois State Board of Education rules updates and guidance, and five-year review updates.

(8/19/2020) PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 105: Get Aligned With Title IX

The PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 105 feature new and updated material in response to new Title IX regulations.

(7/9/2020) PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104: The Spring 2020 Triple Whammy!

March came in like a lion with the COVID-19 pandemic, but there were no lambs in sight this spring, creating a triple whammy of Policy Reference Manual updates in June PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 104.

(6/30/2020) PRESS Plus Frequently Asked Questions

Join us to hear the answers to frequently asked questions about how to get the most out of PRESS Plus, IASB’s customized, full-maintenance policy updating service.

(4/9/2020) PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 103: Clean Up From the Legislative Storm

The legislative storm unleashed in the first year of the 101st General Assembly left much debris in its path, leading to a needed cleanup in March PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 103.

(11/14/2019) PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 102: In the Eye of the Legislative Storm

The legislative storm is here with PRESS and PRESS Plus Issue 102, which affects the largest number of Policy Reference Manual (PRM) pages in the publication’s history.

(4/25/2019) From Distress to Success: Policies and Practices to Foster Student Mental Health and Well Being


Former Illinois state superintendent, author, and nationally recognized speaker Glenn “Max” McGee will explore existing beliefs about students’ mental health, examine “distressors” students are faced with, and propose changes in policies and practices that act to support student mental health