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Professional Development Opportunities 


  • RI Healthy School's Annual Breakfast - October 6, 2022

  • Check the following websites for the most up-to-date professional development opportunities.




  • The following links will show you the most up-to-date list of prerecorded professional development opportunities specific to the state of RI.



  • In House Professional Development

  • Our attorney, Jon Anderson led a discussion on school board functions and a primer on education laws as well as state laws pertaining to government ethics. It covered duties and responsibilities of the school committee and the superintendent. It is included in the Dec 9th, 2020 school committee meeting under agenda item 9.2 (starts around 1 hour and 11 minutes into the video recording). The link to video recording is:   

  • Attorney Sean Clough led a professional development workshop on February 16th, 2022. The video link is here.

  • RIASC’s Annual Meeting May 7, 2022 Crowne Plaza Hotel

  • Robert's Rules for Online Public Meetings

  • This workshop will prepare municipal and educational leaders to understand and follow parliamentary procedure, including during virtual public meetings, to ensure an efficient and collaborative approach to governing. Led by Evan Lemoine, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, this workshop will present an overview of standard parliamentary procedure along with best practices for using digital meeting technology. Click here for the recording.


  • Write On: Professional Correspondence for Public Officials

  • Took place on Wednesday, April 13th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM This workshop will help public officials create action-oriented emails and consistent correspondence that communicate more effectively and produce results. In this workshop, we will go over how to analyze situations and audiences, strategize content, create impactful subject lines, prioritize important information, and proofread professional correspondence to save time and increase efficiency.  Check back soon for the recording.

  • Advocacy Basics Workshop

    • Contract RIASC and they will send you a link to the recorded video. 

  • RIDE Presentation on School Improvement Teams


  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • 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. Recorded on May 19th, 2021



  • Introduction to Municipal Finance, with the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • A recording of the annual Open Government Summit  2022

    • The presentation covers both the APRA and the OMA, but you could skip to the APRA portion, as it is most pertinent to admin employees.






Please email School Committee Clerk, Meriah Dufur, if you would like to register for an event or have any questions.