Foundations Workshops: Board Officers' Academy and TASB Institute for School Trustee Development

January 14, 2017 ♦ TASB Headquarters in Austin

TASB’s Foundations Workshops are designed specifically for new board members and new board officers. This day-long training opportunity provides members with the tools and resources to succeed in their new role, whether it is as a new trustee or a new board officer.

The new board member track, powered by TASB's Institute for School Trustee Development (TASB ISD), includes Boardsmanship Basics, Teamwork Basics, and School Law Basics. TASB ISD sessions are designed especially to meet the needs of first-year trustees who want to get a broad overview of their responsibilities and develop important skills early in their tenure. These in-depth sessions provide a great overview of fundamental subjects for any trustee, and experienced trustees tell us they provide a great refresher course in good governance. 

The Board Officers’ Academy (BOA), curriculum is designed to support newly elected officers in their role and help them to be effective right away. Topics covered at this event include Duties and Responsibilities of Board Officers, Practical Parliamentary Procedures, and Effective Facilitation Skills.

Note: The Foundations Workshops are scheduled on the Saturday following the XG Summit, which runs Thursday and Friday. Attend both events and save on registration fees!


Take advantage of early registration through December 21. Bundle one of the Foundations Workshops (BOA or TASB ISD) with The XG Summit and save even more!

  Foundations Workshop Only
 Foundations Workshop 
and The XG Summit (Bundle"
 Before December 21 $185 $385
 After December 21 $195 $435


All registrations must be prepaid by check or credit card or include a district purchase order. If you register but are unable to attend, the following terms apply:
  • For a full refund, TASB must receive the cancellation form by January 4.
  • For a 50 percent refund, TASB must receive the cancellation form by January 7.
  • No refunds will be provided after January 7, but another representative from your district or organization may attend in your place.

In the event you need to cancel, please complete the TASB cancellation form (pdf) Link opens in a new window and return it by e-mail.

If TASB must cancel the event, TASB will not be responsible for any indirect, special, or consequential damages (including transportation, lodging, and meal costs) sustained by the registrant. If you have questions about cancellation, please call 800.580.8272, extension 2453, or e-mail


Fairfield Inn and Suites (near TASB)
13087 Research Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78750
$119 Single/Double
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Hyatt Regency Austin (downtown)
208 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704
$199 Single/Double
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Question? Call Leadership Team Services at 800.580.8272, extension 2459, or e-mail us.