This year’s New Member Institute, originally scheduled for June 5-6, 2020, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are exploring options to deliver similar professional development training to new state board members virtually at a later date.
Each year NASBE gives new state board members the opportunity to gather with experienced board members and staff at the New Member Institute. NASBE helps support these new members by covering the costs of two members from each state. Held every summer, the Institute is designed to equip new board members with skills, knowledge, and insider tips that will enable them to be more effective board members.
Always one of NASBE’s most popular conferences, the program includes case studies in policy development; “how to” sessions on dealing with the media and handling state board business; special current issues sessions; information on how NASBE can assist state boards and individual members; and many opportunities for questions and group participation.