School Committee Professional Development Opportunities
This event will provide a foundational overview of the structures of municipal finance in Rhode Island, including a historical and legal overview of local revenue streams and expenditures. This event will be led by the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council (RIPEC), using information from their April 2021 report on Municipal Finance.Date: Wednesday, May 12, 10:00AM–11:30AM
This workshop will highlight the importance of diversity while providing public leaders with the tools to recognize and address inequities and biases that impact the development of policies and personnel decisions.Date: Wednesday, May 19, 10:00AM–11:30AM
RIASC’s 2021 Annual Meeting – May 8, 2021
May 8 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
On May 8, 2021, RIASC will be conducting a virtual Annual Meeting.
Topics at the meeting will include a history of equal rights in Rhode Island; the Equity Leadership Initiative, and the elimination of cultural, ethnic and racial bias in school committee policy development.
The program also includes the presentation of the Howard Kay Award for outstanding school committee leadership and the recognition of graduates from RIASC’s Leadership Academy.
RIASC’s Annual Business meeting will also be part of the program.
Watch your email for registration details.
RIASC members will receive six professional development hours for participation.
- Rhode Island Associaion of School Committees Training Videos
- Key Work of School Boards # 1 - 5
- School Committee Roles and Responsibilities # 1 - 9
- Please check the RIASC website for additional professional development video recordings.
- Our school committee uses BoardDocs as a platform for all School Committee Content (Meetings, Policies, Minutes, Videos, etc) Please watch minutes 5 - 12 of this video to get a basic primer on how it works. https://youtu.be/rrHele0laKw
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYHPLDZ4l5MzQBhseFa-hgUrS2bvhvws/view?usp=sharing (3 minutes 41 seconds - 8 minutes)
https://www.boarddocs.com/manual/help.nsf/ViewHelp?open&v=LT%20Plus&role=Publisher (Text Manual of Procedure)
https://youtu.be/cAdocsiC4Yo (1 hour long video)
Communication Strategies for Effective Leadership
Join Allison G. Butler, Ph.D., and municipal leaders from across Rhode Island for a workshop on effective communication during a crisis.
This session highlights the importance of connecting with external groups, especially constituents, in order to maximize the potential of your communications. The session provides tips, tools, and takeaways, relevant to municipal communications.https://vimeo.com/471108212
The Empathy Toolkit: Stakeholder Mapping & Communicating Effectively During Crisis
Recorded July 16th, 2020 for the Rhode Island Association of School Committees and education leaders throughout Rhode Island.
This workshop highlights the importance of developing empathy for key stakeholders as a foundation for effective communication during an evolving crisis. Participants engaged in mapping techniques to identify and empathize with key internal and external stakeholders. Participants also learned how to generate a communication plan to engage and inform others based on stakeholder analysis. The session concludes with a review of additional empathy-based tips, tools, and takeaways for effective communication during crisis, and an opportunity for participants to share their own best practices with other attendees.https://vimeo.com/440784434
- A recording of the annual Open Government Summit
The presentation covers both the APRA and the OMA, but you could skip to the APRA portion, as it is most pertinant to admin employees.
- Council Communications
Recorded April 7th, 2021 for public leaders in Rhode Island
- Understanding the Education Funding Formula
Recorded on Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Please email School Committee Clerk Meriah Dufur if you would like to register for an event or have any questions.
- If you are interested in the technical backend of hosting virtual and hybrid meetings. The "Holding Successful Virtual Public Meetings- Panelist Discussion" was very informative. A recording of the webinar is available here: https://zoom.us/rec/
share/ 5DITYJGS9MBN8JvOXTo2Q37rFl4rze mJ0NeOT5U7THecisY- n6YXzr9BeOetFbzH. yfk8vQyBnKu1N5Zp DBR's guide on Holding Public Meetings via Video Conference is available here: https://bit.ly/ PublicMeetingsGuide