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Jun 23, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | (Virtual) (ARCHIVE)
New Member Institute

Always one of NASBE’s most popular conferences, the New Member Institute 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.

New state board of education members who attend the New Member Institute will:

  • Build the skills needed to do the job: parliamentary procedure, working with the state legislature and other key stakeholders, and working with fellow board members.
  • Discuss common policy concerns and issues, and discover real-world examples of how state boards of education are successfully addressing them.
  • Establish working relationships with new state board of education members from across the country.
  • Gain an understanding of NASBE’s resources and how the organization can help state boards in their important work.


Watch Session One Watch Session Two Watch Session Three

New Member Institute 2021 will be held virtually over three days, June 23, July 21, and August 18, at no cost to new state board members who are NASBE members. Nonmember states may register for a fee of $150 by contacting Sharon Cannon. State board members who have been seated in the last 24 months are eligible for this unique professional development.

Sessions will be held on three days throughout the summer starting in June. Participants should plan to attend all three sessions:

  • Session One, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 1-4 pm ET: The Role of a State Board Member, State Board Levers of Authority, and How to Lead for Lasting Change
  • Session Two, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 1-4 pm ET: Parliamentary Procedure Training and Demonstration and Leading with Evidence
  • Session Three, Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 1-4 pm ET: The Federal Role in Education and Emerging Education Issues, Communications and Engagement, and  Working with Your Legislature and Governor 

Register once for the full conference and attend all three sessions. Direct meeting links will be sent to registrants in advance of each individual session.


New Member Institute 2021 Registration

In 2020, the New Member Institute was held virtually. Watch recordings on-demand, including a session on Parliamentary Procedure.

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