New Board Member Launch

New Board Member Launch is a curriculum for first-year trustees. It has several components to help you quickly adjust to your role as a new trustee and learn about board service. New Board Member Launch shares the same philosophy and provides similar development opportunities as TASB ISD. However, New Board Member Launch increases digital training engagements. This includes learning on your own time through content in the Online Learning Center (OLC).

New Board Member Launch also includes programming components at live events like Summer Leadership Institute and TASA | TASB Convention or the New Board Member Launch virtual event in January. New Board Member Launch provide you with opportunities learn more about the:

  • Role of the board
  • Social and emotional aspects of board service
  • Research-based governance practices shown to have the greatest effect on student success in your district.

New Board Member Launch also features the Top 10 course package in the OLC. These short courses provide a quick foundation in a variety of topics that will be essential to your board. They are designed as just-in-time resources. Therefore, if you see something on an upcoming agenda that you are not familiar with, see if there is a Top 10 course on the topic that can give you some background before the discussion.

Current Top 10 course topics include:

  • Vision and goals
  • Budget
  • Special education
  • Policy
  • School Law
  • HR Issues
  • School Safety
  • Legal Student Issues
  • College, Career, and Military Readiness
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Email to let us know of other topics you would like to see included.

Why should I participate in New Board Member Launch?

In any new role, people often find that they “don’t know what they don’t know.” New Board Member Launch gives you a foundational understanding of a broad range of board member responsibilities. You will find that this introduction will give you more confidence in participating with your board team as you continue to develop your knowledge and skills with complex issues that come before the board.

How do I get started?

New Board Member Launch is offered for newly elected trustees at all major TASB events. Just register for the conference most convenient to you, and check the program for the new board member in-depth session.

Governance Camp 
March 1–4, 2023
Summer Leadership Institute logo Summer Leadership Institute
San Antonio
June 14–17, 2023
Summer Leadership Institute logo Summer Leadership Institute
Fort Worth
June 21–24, 2023
Convention logo TASA | TASB Convention txEDCON
Sept. 29– Oct. 1, 2023

Who do I contact if I still have questions about New Board Member Launch?

E-mail or call 512.467.0222, extension 2453.