This workshop will provide board of education members with best practices and guidance regarding effective board operation with respect to internal governance, administration, school staff, students and the public (including parents and constituents).

Workshop topics will include:

  • Fostering positive and effective relationships with all stakeholders
  • Best practices for interacting with stakeholders
  • Board-Superintendent relations
  • Freedom of Information Act issues concerning meetings and records
  • Common pitfalls

Each participant is invited to bring a guest(s) to the workshop. When registering, please register your guest(s) as well.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

In case of inclement weather, the seminar will be rescheduled for December 20, 2016.

This program will be held in separate sessions in our Hartford and Stamford Offices.  Please register for the location of your choosing.

HARTFORD SESSION:
When: December 14, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Where:  Shipman & Goodwin Hartford Office, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT  06103
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STAMFORD SESSION:

When: December 14, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Where: Shipman & Goodwin Stamford Office, 300 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
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