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Oct 20, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 4:15 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.

In 2020, the New Member Institute was held virtually, on demand sessions are found below.



1:00 – 1:05 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions  

  • Robert Hull, President and CEO                                          

1:05 – 1:15 p.m. – Getting to Know NASBE: Our Mission, Our Work

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. The Role of a State Board Member

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – State Boards of Education Levers of Authority: Focus on Policy                             

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. – The Federal Role in Education

  • Reg Leichty, Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Make Your Friends Before You Need Them: Working with Your Governor and State Legislature

  • Kris Amundson, Former NASBE President/CEO and Virginia State Legislator

2:30 – 2:40 p.m. – Break

2:40 – 3:50 p.m. – Parliamentary Procedure

  • Darlene T. Allen, Registered Parliamentarian

3:50 – 4:00 p.m. – NASBE Resources: The Quick Course

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. – Final Questions and Closing Remarks  

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