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MIG Course 1: Foundations of Effective Governance/ Setting Direction (August 24, 2024 - IN PERSON)


MIG Course 1 - Foundations of Effective Governance | Setting Direction

Recommended Prerequisites:  Orientation for New Trustees, Brown Act, Ethics


Why You Should Take This Training:
As an elected or appointed school board trustee, your role is pivotal in shaping your district's direction, ensuring equity, and fostering student success. Foundations of Effective Governance | Setting Direction provides you with the building blocks to develop a clear vision for the district, set goals and align them with board priorities, effectively engage with stakeholders, establish success indicators and support student success. By attending this workshop, you'll understand the need for a compelling vision for your district that reflects its direction, values, and commitment to student learning. Through inclusive engagement with stakeholders, you’ll understand the need to prioritize and foster a collaborative approach to goal-setting and program implementation. Additionally, you'll acquire techniques for future-oriented planning, developing multi-year strategies with measurable success indicators, and adopting documents that set a clear direction for the district.

How it Relates to Your Role:
This course delves into the core concepts of trusteeship and governance, providing insights into the roles and responsibilities of the governance team. You'll understand the CSBA Effective Governance System comprehensively, exploring its seven components and their significance in achieving success for every student. Moreover, you'll learn how to align board responsibilities with district efforts, ensuring accountability and equity in decision-making processes.


Enhancing Your Capacity as a Board Member:

Upon completing this course, you'll better understand effective governance practices and practical strategies for leading your district toward excellence. You'll possess the knowledge and skills to effectively engage stakeholders, set meaningful goals, and drive student-centered initiatives. Ultimately, you'll be better prepared to fulfill your role as a proactive and visionary member of your school board, contributing to the collective success of your district.


What You Can Take Away:
Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of effective governance practices
  • Acquire practical strategies to lead their district toward excellence
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to engage stakeholders effectively
  • Learn to set meaningful goals and drive student-centered initiatives
  • Be better prepared to fulfill their role as proactive and visionary board members, contributing to the collective success of their district


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the governance team
  • Explore the core concepts of trusteeship and governance
  • Familiarize yourself with the CSBA Effective Governance System and its components
  • Align board responsibilities with district efforts and prioritize equity
  • Develop a compelling vision for the district, engaging stakeholders in the process
  • Implement inclusive engagement plans and refine district beliefs, vision and priorities
  • Create multi-year planning processes with measurable success indicators
  • Adopt documents that set a clear direction for the district


Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your governance skills and make a lasting impact on your district's success. Register now and embark on a journey toward effective leadership and student-centered excellence.


Saturday, August 24, 2024



8:00 a.m. | Registration opens

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Foundations of Effective Governance

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Setting Direction


Registration fee includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch.


Meeting Details:

Ventura County Office of Education

5100 Adolfo Road,

Camarillo, CA 93012


Registration: $750 | Late registration: $825 (Starting on July 27, 2024)

Registration closes on August 10, 2024