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 by email with your name, district, and email address or call 888.528.3571.

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Recorded Webinars and Workshops for Board Members and Administrators

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

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Right to Know: Complying with the Open Records Act

Presented by: Julie Miller and Anne Beck

1Open Meeting ActJoin Anne Beck and Julie Miller for a discussion about maintaining public records, complying with the Oklahoma Open Records Act, and organizing/storing documents effectively.1$60 REGISTER

Sunshine: Understanding the Open Records Act

Presented by: Julie Miller and Kim Bishop

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

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OSSBA Town Hall: Vaccine Update and Open Meeting Act Changes

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Julie Miller and Anne Beck

1Open Meeting ActJoin OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime, Deputy Executive Director and General counsel Julie Miller and Digital Governance Specialist Anne Beck for a conversation about new changes to the Open Meeting Act that will allow boards to meet virtually.1FreeREGISTER
WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link

Budget Update: Understanding Mid-Term State Aid Adjustments and COVID Relief Funding

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano

1FinanceJoin OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime and Associate Executive Director Joe Siano for a conversation about mid-term state aid adjustments and the new federal stimulus funding. We’ll explain discuss the data behind the mid-year adjustment how the new relief funding can be spent.1FreeREGISTER
Investing in Students and the Future: Effective Capital Improvement Planning for Schools

Presented by: Joe Siano, Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Danny Jardine

2Finance and EthicsJoin 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.2$100REGISTER
Minding the Money: Student Activity Funds Oversight

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Tony Childers

1FinanceWe’ll provide an overview of the law related to activity funds and will discuss the responsibilities placed on board members and school employees in appropriately handling activity fund accounts.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
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
WorkshopCredit Hour(s)Credit Type(s)DescriptionLength (hours)CostRegistration Link
Board and Superintendent Roles and Responsibilities: The Basics

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
Communicating in Difficult Situations

Presented by: Joe Siano, Christy Watson, Amber Graham Fitzgerald
1EthicsFrom managing crisis situations to dealing with contrary individuals, join as we discuss how board of education members can navigate the negativity and help propel their districts forward – even when the waters seem the roughest.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
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
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: Joe Siano, Amber Graham Fitzgerald, Danny Jardine

2Finance and EthicsJoin 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.2$100REGISTER
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 Advocacy for Education Leaders

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Joe Siano, Rooney Virgin

2EthicsWe’ll give an overview of the legislative process, review the state budget outlook, discuss hot-topic issues before legislators this year, break down Gov. Kevin Stitt’s budget proposal and state-of-the-state address and talk about the critical role school board members play in legislative advocacy. 2$100REGISTER

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Legislative Outlook

Presented by: Joe Siano and Rooney Virgin

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Director of Government Affairs Rooney Virgin as she discusses the legislative outlook for 2021, key education bills, legislators who will be key in hearing education-related bills and how the session may affect your school district.1FreeREGISTER

Neutral Grounds: Religious Activities on School Premises

Presented by: Tony Childers, Brandon Carey

2EthicsWe’ll review some of the legal and policy considerations regarding religious activities on school premises, prayer in school, material distribution to students and requests to advertise on school property.2$100REGISTER
OSSBA Town Hall: Schools and COVID-19 Vaccinations

Presented by: Shawn Hime and Keith Reed, Deputy Commissioner of Community Health Services for the Oklahoma State Department of Health

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime and Keith Reed, Deputy Commissioner of Community Health Services for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, for a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and the education community.1FreeREGISTER
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: Part 1

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
President’s Workshop – Part 2

Presented by: Ann Cain and Brandon Carey

1EthicsUsing the feedback from our first session, this session will focus on social medal, the basics of running a meeting (such as what do to when a board member talks too long about an agenda item) and how to work with difficult people.1$60REGISTER
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 Safety: Weapons on Campus

Presented by: Tony Childers and Rooney Virgin

1EthicsJoin OSSBA Staff Attorneys Tony Childers and Rooney Virgin for a legal overview and best practices regarding arming school personnel, open carry, students and weapons, student searches and more.1$60REGISTER

Student Issues: The Board’s Role

Presented by: Shawn Hime, Rooney Virgin, Julie Miller

1EthicsMany areas of board policy have a direct effect on students. This session will look at a myriad of those policies, including those of particular importance during COVID-19 like attendance, dress code, suspensions, extracurricular activities and more.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 Conducting a Superintendent Evaluation

Presented by: Ann Caine, Julie Miller

1EthicsJoin us for a conversation about the legal and practical aspects of the superintendent evaluation, best practices, common mistakes and the importance of the board-superintendent relationship in the evaluation process.1$60REGISTER
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
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
Why Failing to Provide Reasonable Assurance May Be Costing Your DIstrict Thousands

Presented by Tony Childers and 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.1$60REGISTER

Recorded Webinars and Workshops for District Employees

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
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

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

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HR Academy Series: All Sessions

NoneNoneJoin the OSSBA Employment Services Team and special guests for a four-part virtual academy where we’ll discuss best practices and legal requirements related to personnel management. This academy will benefit administrators, human resource personnel, business managers, payroll staff and other school professionals that deal with personnel issues. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members.4$120REGISTER

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HR Academy Series: Managing Employee Leave in the COVID Era

NoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series we’ll discuss options for school districts looking for employee friendly leave alternatives now that portions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act have expired. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members. 1$60REGISTER

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HR Academy Series: Handling Employee Discipline Issues/Reviewing Criminal History Background Checks

NoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series we’ll discuss employee discipline issues, including steps outlined in Oklahoma law, best practices, employee accountability and criminal background checks. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members. 1$60REGISTER

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HR Academy Series: Interview Dos and Don’ts/Interviewing for Equity

NoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series the OSSBA team and a panel of special guests will discuss the interview process – from identifying candidates to the interview environment, process and legal landmines. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members.1$60REGISTER

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HR Academy Series: Understanding Unemployment: A Mini Bootcamp

NoneNoneIn this session of the HR Academy Series we’ll cover all aspects of the unemployment claims process, including strategies your district can use to potentially alleviate problems associated with unemployment claims, as well as addressing fraudulent filings. Four-part package pricing is available for academy sessions. The academy is free for OSSBA Employment Services members. 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
School Finance and Ethics for Treasurers and Encumbrance Clerks

Presented by: Brandon Carey, Tony Childers and Julie Miller

2Finance, Treasurer/ Encumbrance ClerkJoin OSSBA legal team members Brandon Carey, Tony Childers and Julie Miller as they address school finance laws and ethics issues. Topics addressed will include an overview of school funds, limitations and flexibility of school activity accounts, and scenarios involving ethical considerations and issues. 2$100REGISTER
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
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
Voices: Equity, Race and Student Achievement1Treasurer/ 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

Recorded Sessions for COVID-19 Related Topics

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
Epic Charter Schools Briefing with State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd (April 7, 2021)NoneN/AEpic Charter Schools Briefing with State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd Click here to view presentation PDF1NoneWATCH
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