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.

(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.

(3/18/2020) IASB's Response to the Coronavirus Emergency and Building Resilience in Students

IASB Executive Director Tom Bertrand and Deputy Executive Director Ben Schwarm offer current information regarding the unprecedented measures taken in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

(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.

(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.

(August 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.

(August 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.

(June 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.

(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