Consulting Services

Winter Governance & Legal Seminar

TASB Board Development Services provides a variety of consulting services to enhance the effectiveness of board superintendent teams. We provide a variety of services, events, and resources. We can tailor our services to your district as well as provide continuing education credit for trustees. (Read our Overview of Continuing Education Requirements for School Board Members for more information.)

Our in-depth services include the following:

Click each link above or in the left menu to learn more.

In addition to these in-depth services, we also provide other helpful services.

Board Operations services

Board Development Services consultants work with boards around the state. We can help your board with the following:

  • Best practices for board work
  • Appropriate operating procedures for the board
  • Superintendent evaluation processes (which includes an array of useful skills and procedures to make sure the board is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible)

Facilitation services

If you need a skilled facilitator to help with a group meeting for a special district project, call to us see how we might help.

Our experienced facilitators have assisted large and small groups composed of board members, district employees, and community members in exploring issues such as:

  • Bond elections
  • Changing attendance zones
  • Consolidation

We'll guide the process for managing group input and decision making so that consensus decisions can be reached and you can participate more fully.

Free phone consultation

Call us anytime you have questions or concerns about how your team is working together or performing its responsibilities. Collectively, our consultants have over 100 years of experience in working with and/or serving on school boards, and we can do the following for you:

  • Provide advice on effective practices for conducting board business.
  • Help you work through a problem to identify options and solutions.
  • Point you toward additional resources that may help you with particular issues you are facing.

Other consultation services

If you need more assistance than phone advice can provide, Board Development Services consultants can work with you to provide additional advice and support on a fee basis. For example, we can provide:

  • Follow-up consultation with the superintendent and board president, key administrators, or a board committee after district planning or team-building workshops
  • Feedback on the superintendent performance goals you've drafted
  • Advice on identifying measurable objectives or action plans to achieve goals you've developed
  • Reviews of team operating procedures you've drafted to identify potential problems

E-mail or call 800-580-8272, ext. 2453 to see how we can help you with your unique challenges.