RECORDED

WEBINARS &
WORKSHOPS

Recorded webinars and workshops offer school board members, administrators and other district employees a convenient option for learning new information and receiving required training.

Registration is as listed for OSSBA members, and non-members pay double the member rate. Each registration is valid for one computer. Multiple people may share a computer to watch, but each school board member who needs board credit must have an individual registration.

**To register for a recorded webinar or workshop, please click on the registration link or log into the member portal.**
For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Lisa Deaton or Terri Silver by email with your name, district, and email address or call 888.528.3571.

OSSBA Online Board Bundle

The cancellation of this year’s OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference was a disappointment. We missed seeing you, and we know many board members rely on the conference to obtain continuing education credits.

We understand that cancelling conference meant school board members missed out on a cost-efficient opportunity to earn credits. The OSSBA Online Board Bundle is a new, unlimited online learning subscription for board members and superintendents. Learn more about the OSSBA Online Board Bundle.

WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link

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Agendas, Minutes and Executive Sessions: What Minutes Clerks Need to Know

Presented by: Julie Miller, Rooney Virgin
2Open Meeting ActThis two-hour session designed for minutes clerks will review the basics of preparing agendas and minutes and will provide an in-depth look at the appropriate and legal use of executive sessions. This session would also be beneficial for new superintendents.2$100REGISTER
Anatomy of a Meeting

Presented by the OSSBA team

1Open Meeting ActOSSBA’s legal team has board meeting best practices down to a science! The team answers questions and more in this session that dissects all the important aspects of a school board meeting.1$60REGISTER
Activity Funds Oversight

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Tony Childers

1FinanceAn overview of the law related to activity funds and discussion of the responsibilities placed on board members and school employees in appropriately handling activity fund accounts.1$60 REGISTER
Arming School Personnel

Presented by: Julie Miller, Rooney Virgin

1LegalA legal discussion regarding the pros and cons of arming your school’s employees.1$60 REGISTER
Basic Roles and Responsibilities

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano, Julie Miller

1EthicsChildren and communities are best served when local school districts have a strong governance team. Join us for a discussion about the proper roles and responsibilities for superintendents and board members and the qualities of an effective governance team.1$60REGISTER
Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities: Beyond the Basics

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano

1EthicsA deeper dig into how boards and superintendents can engage in visionary leadership and work together to ensure student success.1$60 REGISTER
Board’s Role in Employment

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Tony Childers

1EthicsEmployment matters can be one of the most challenging areas for school board members to navigate. We’ll cover the legal parameters governing the board member’s role in employment matters, the basics of employee contracts, due process for district employees and more.1$60REGISTER
By the Book: 2020-2021 Student Handbook

Presented by: Julie Miller

2EthicsA discussion of the issues that districts are required to address in 2020-2021 student handbooks and recommendations for optional policies that could also be included at the discretion of each school district.2$100 REGISTER

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Contracts 101 for Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks

Presented by: Tony Childers, Julie Miller
1LegalJoin Tony Childers and Julie Miller for an overview of contract law as it applies to public schools, and what you need to know. This webinar will cover general contracting provisions to look out for, as well as common pitfalls in employment contracts.1$60REGISTER
COVID-19 and the Workplace: Navigating Employment and End-of-Year Issues

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Amber Graham Fitzgerald

2EthicsAn overview of a variety of COVID-19 and employment-related topics including employee leave, worker’s compensation, hiring, future-planning and more.2$100 REGISTER
Distance Learning: Lessons Learned

Presented by: Joe Siano, Ann Caine

1EthicsA conversation about distance learning and the lessons learned when COVID-19 ended the 2019-2020 school year in an unprecedented way with every Oklahoma school moving to distance learning for the fourth quarter and ending the year without returning face-to-face.1$60REGISTER
Equity within Student Discipline

Presented by: Rooney Virgin, Brandon Carey

1LegalWhy and how student discipline can become an equity issue and information about student suspension hearings.1$60 REGISTER
Executive Session: Keeping it Legal

Presented by: Julie Miller and Ann Caine

1Open Meeting ActExecutive sessions play a critical role in effective board governance when conducted in compliance with state law. Join Julie and Ann as they discuss the legal parameters and best practices for executive sessions.1$60 REGISTER
Evaluating the Superintendent

Presented by: Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsThis webinar will discuss the legal side of superintendent evaluation, as well as the nuts and bolts of the superintendent evaluation process.1$60 REGISTER
Face Time: Board Meeting & Transparency Fundamentals in the COVID-19 Era

Presented by: Julie Miller, Tony Childers

1Open Meeting ActBest practices for virtual meetings, lessons learned as boards have had virtual meetings, and how the public health emergency could permanently change how boards do business.1$60 REGISTER
Goal-Oriented: Delivering on the Promise of Public Education

Presented by: Stephanie Hyder, Guest Panel

1EthicsJoin us for a special conversation with local education leaders who involved their communities in the process of developing a 5-year strategic plan. They’ll share why it’s critical for school board members to engage in goal setting, the results of their planning work and offer advice for their fellow education leaders.1$60REGISTER

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Goal-Oriented: Delivering on the Promise of Public Education – Part II

Presented by: Stephanie Hyder, Guest Panel

1EthicsThis strategic approach doesn’t happen by accident; it takes planning, dedication and a shared vision for the district’s future. In Part I of this series, school leaders learned from other districts that have successfully charted this course. In this webinar, Part II, you’ll learn how your district can embark on and grow through this important journey.1$60REGISTER
Investing In Students And The Future: Effective Capital Improvement Planning for Schools

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Amber Fitzgerald, Danny Jardine

1EthicsFacility planning is not about roofs, walls and windows. It’s about creating a school environment that supports quality instruction and programs – now and for years to come. Join us as we discuss best practices for developing and successfully communicating a comprehensive capital investment plan that will garner support from local voters and transform education for your students.1$60REGISTER
Leading & Learning: Governing through Crisis

Presented by: Ann Caine, Joe Siano

1EthicsA conversation about the leader’s role in crisis management.1$60 REGISTER
Legislative Review 2020

Presented by: Rooney Virgin, Joe Siano

1EthicsA recap of the 2020 legislative session. Available through October 31, 2020.1FreeREGISTER
Nepotism and Hiring Issues

Presented by: Kim Bishop

1EthicsNepotism laws for public schools, important updates that have been made to the laws in the last few years and an examination of the law relating to board member conflict of interest.1$60 REGISTER
New Rules: Changes to certification, teacher status and other employment issues

Presented by: Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneThe fall of 2020 will bring several changes in the area of school personnel. Learn what you need to know now to ensure a smooth transition when employees return in August.1FreeREGISTER

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Partners in Success: Developing a Strong Board/Superintendent Team

Presented by: Joe Siano, Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsWe’ll discuss the keys to building a strong governance team, the importance of the superintendent evaluation, analyze scenarios and provide concrete strategies for improvement. This is a great session for board-superintendent teams to watch together.1$60REGISTER
President’s Workshop

Presented by: Ann Caine, Brandon Carey

1EthicsJoin us for a conversation about the critical legal responsibilities of a school board president, how to run effective and efficient meeting, and best leadership practices for leading a board.1$60REGISTER

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Report It: Understanding Student Health and Safety Issues & Reporting Requirements

Presented by: Kim Bishop, Brandon Carey

1EthicsIn this workshop, we will discuss district reporting obligations related to student health and safety, including law enforcement, DHS, Title IX, and health department reporting requirements.1$60REGISTER
School Finance Basics

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkMinding the budget and ensuring it aligns with the district’s vision and priorities is one of the school board’s most important functions. Join our panel for a back-to-basics review of school funding, including the state aid formula, revenue sources, budgeting, audits and more.1$60REGISTER

Strategic Budgeting

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin us for a conversation about aligning your district’s budget with its vision, the budgeting outlook for the next few years and stimulus funding.1$60REGISTER

Sunshine: Understanding the Open Records Act

1Open Meeting ActJoin the OSSBA team and Oklahoma Press Association Executive Vice President Mark Thomas for a conversation about what constitutes a public record, how emerging technology affects access to public records, and the important relationship between transparency and community trust.1$60REGISTER
Teamwork: The Superintendent Evaluation

Presented by: Ann Caine and Joe Siano

1EthicsJoin Dr. Ann Caine and a distinguished panel of education leaders as they discuss what school board members need to know about evaluating a superintendent, their experiences with OSSBA’s ongoing superintendent evaluation process and how the process is helping districts build stronger governance teams.1$60REGISTER
The Basics of Student and Employee Searches

Presented by: Brandon Carey

1LegalConstitutionality, legal precedent and Oklahoma law regarding searches of students and district employees.1$60 REGISTER
The Board’s Role in Policy

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Julie Miller

1EthicsSetting policy is one of the most important roles of a local school board. We’ll discuss why that role is critical, best practices for creating and updating policies, and discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the school policy landscape.1$60REGISTER
Thinking Ahead: Summer and Back-to-School Communications Planning

Presented by: Christy Watson and Amber Graham Fitzgerald

1EthicsJoin us for a discussion about communications planning with a focus on summer and back-to-school activities. We’ll provide tips and resources to help your district shine as a new school year begins.1$60REGISTER
To Suspend or Not to Suspend, That is the Question

Presented by: Julie Miller

1LegalAn overview of scenarios to help understand what actions may or may not warrant suspension and the dos and don’ts of student hearings.1$60 REGISTER

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Understanding CareerTech Finance

Presented by: Joe Siano, Tony Pivec, Diane Durham
1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA Associate Executive Director Dr. Joe Siano, Indian Capital Technology Center Superintendent Tony Pivec and Autry Technology Center Chief Financial Officer Diane Durham for a review of CareerTech finance basics and budgeting.1$60REGISTER

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Voices: Equity, Race and Student Achievement
1EthicsJoin the OSSBA team, Oklahoma City Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown and Norman Public Schools Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Stephanie Williams to learn how districts can progress on the important issues of equity, race and student achievement and the critical leadership role of school board members.1FreeREGISTER
Warnings: What Employees Must be Told and When

Presented by: Kim Bishop

1LegalAn overview of and tips for handling employee disciplinary matters and the progressive disciplinary process step-by-step.1$60 REGISTER
Why Failing to Provide Reasonable Assurance May Be Costing Your District Thousands

Presented by: Tony Childers, Kim Bishop

1EthicsJoin OSSBA staff attorneys Tony Childers and Kim Bishop for a how-to session on providing reasonable assurance and how the process can save your district thousands of dollars annually. This session is free for OSSBA Employment Services members!1$60REGISTER
WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
Activity Funds Oversight

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Tony Childers

1Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkAn overview of the law related to activity funds and discussion of the responsibilities placed on board members and school employees in appropriately handling activity fund accounts. 1$60REGISTER

NEW!

Agendas, Minutes and Executive Sessions: What Minutes Clerks Need to Know

Presented by: Julie Miller, Rooney Virgin
2NoneThis two-hour session designed for minutes clerks will review the basics of preparing agendas and minutes and will provide an in-depth look at the appropriate and legal use of executive sessions. This session would also be beneficial for new superintendents.2$100REGISTER
By the Book: 2020-2021 Student Handbook

Presented by: Julie Miller

2NoneA discussion of the issues that districts are required to address in 2020-2021 student handbooks and recommendations for optional policies that could also be included at the discretion of each school district.2$100REGISTER

NEW!

Contracts 101 for Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks

Presented by: Tony Childers, Julie Miller
1Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin Tony Childers and Julie Miller for an overview of contract law as it applies to public schools, and what you need to know. This webinar will cover general contracting provisions to look out for, as well as common pitfalls in employment contracts.1$60REGISTER
Minutes Clerk 101

Presented by: Julie Miller, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneNew to serving as minutes clerk or just want a refresher on the basics? Julie and Brandon discuss the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, the Oklahoma Open Records Act and the duties and responsibilities of the minutes clerk. 2$100REGISTER
New Rules: Changes to certification, teacher status and other employment issues

Presented by: Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneThe fall of 2020 will bring several changes in the area of school personnel. Learn what you need to know now to ensure a smooth transition when employees return in August.1FreeREGISTER
School Finance Basics

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Tony Childers

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkMinding the budget and ensuring it aligns with the district’s vision and priorities is one of the school board’s most important functions. Join our panel for a back-to-basics review of school funding, including the state aid formula, revenue sources, budgeting, audits and more.1$60REGISTER
Step by Step: A Supervisor’s Guide to FMLA

Presented by: Tony Childers, Kim Bishop

NoneNoneAn overview of the Family Medical Leave Act and the timeline of appropriately responding to requests from employees.1$60 (free for employment services members districts)REGISTER

Strategic Budgeting

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin us for a conversation about aligning your district’s budget with its vision, the budgeting outlook for the next few years and stimulus funding.1$60REGISTER

Title IX: Understanding New Federal Rules & Regulations

Presented by: Brandon Carey
NoneNoneJoin OSSBA staff attorney Brandon Carey for an in-depth look at what administrators need to know regarding extensive new Title IX rules.2$100REGISTER
Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks: The Basics

Presented by: Julie Miller, Tony Childers, Brandon Carey

2Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin us for a discussion of the basic roles and responsibilities of treasurers and encumbrance clerks.2$100REGISTER

NEW!

Understanding CareerTech Finance

Presented by: Joe Siano, Tony Pivec, Diane Durham
1Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA Associate Executive Director Dr. Joe Siano, Indian Capital Technology Center Superintendent Tony Pivec and Autry Technology Center Chief Financial Officer Diane Durham for a review of CareerTech finance basics and budgeting.1$60REGISTER

NEW!

Voices: Equity, Race and Student Achievement
1Treasurer/ Encumbrance Clerk EthicsJoin the OSSBA team, Oklahoma City Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown and Norman Public Schools Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Stephanie Williams to learn how districts can progress on the important issues of equity, race and student achievement and the critical leadership role of school board members.1FreeREGISTER

The below recorded webinars are offered for free with no credits. They were created as updates and supported related to the COVID-19 crisis and school closures.

WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostWatch
Let’s Talk Town Hall Featuring State Interim Epidemiologist Dr. Jared TaylorNoneNoneAs you face daunting, often unprecedented decisions on a daily or almost daily basis, hear from a straightforward leader about the strong partnership that must exist between the health and education communities in battling the COVID-19 pandemic and about the challenges and opportunities ahead. 1.5FreeWATCH
Budget Briefing – May 11, 2020

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

NoneNoneA step-by-step analysis of state budget cuts, stimulus funding and detailed budgeting scenarios based on state aid cuts and stimulus revenue for crafting a 2020-2021 school year budget.1 hourFreeWATCH
Strategic Budgeting and Stimulus Funding

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

NoneNoneA conversation about the budgeting outlook for the rest of the 2020 school year, preparing for next school year’s budget and stimulus funding.1 hourFreeWATCH
Virtual Meetings: A Practical Guide (April 3, 2020)

Presented by: Julie Miller, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneUnderstanding the temporary changes to Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act and Open Records Act during COVID.30 minutesFreeWATCH
Virtual Meetings & Election Changes (March 19, 2020)

Presented by: Julie Miller, Brandon Carey

NoneNoneThis session is an overview of the changes to Oklahoma’s open meeting act and election law changes. 20 minutesFreeWATCH
Assemble Meetings with Video Platforms

Presented by: Anne Beck and Tony Childers

NoneNoneExplore the tools of Assemble and how they can help your board meet collaboratively while being virtual. 35 minutesFreeWATCH
Virtual Meetings with Assemble Meetings & Zoom

Presented by: Anne Beck & Tony Childers

NoneNoneLearn best practices for using Zoom and Assemble to complete your virtual meeting experience and get information on the easiest way to setup a Zoom meeting and share your meeting with the public.30 minutesFreeWATCH