The 2018 ISBA Annual Convention will be held at the beautiful Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho on November 14-16. Mark your calendar today. Note: Not all the information on this website is current. Please check back from time to time leading up to this year’s event for updates on registration, workshops, and sponsors as more details become available. – Thank you.
When attending a convention with hundreds of people and dozens of workshops to consider, there is no question that it can be overwhelming. Attendees often find themselves asking three common questions; “Where do I start, what workshops should I attend and how do I connect with the right people?” Read How to Make the Most of Your Convention Experience.
The ISBA Scholarship Trust has awarded over $115,000 in scholarships in the past 13 years. These scholarships would not be possible without those attendees who donate and buy items. Please bring a donation item to the Convention and consider bidding during the live and silent auctions. The Scholarship Trust is a 501(c)(3) so your donations are tax-deductible!
TOPIC: Rachel’s Challenge
The inspiring story of Rachel Scott whose example of kindness and acceptance was brought to light when she became the first victim in the Columbine High School tragedy. Conveyed through stories from Rachel’s life and writings, this keynote address shows the profound positive impact we can have on those around us. The presentation demonstrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to others to start what Rachel called “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.” It encourages participants to examine their own lives in the light of the following 5 challenges.
1. Look for the Best in Others
2. Continue to Dream
3. Be a Positive Influence
4. Speak and Act with Kindness
5. Start your own Chain Reaction
TOPIC: Six Keys to Success
Retired professional football player, Karl Mecklenburg, discusses how change is inevitable but there are 6 keys to success that don’t change. These are universal keys that apply on the football field, in your personal life, with your business, and on your school board. The six keys to success are Teamwork, Courage, Dedication, Desire, Honesty and Forgiveness, and Goal Setting. Presented with humor and a great story telling style, Mecklenburg challenges and inspires you to the relentless pursuit of extravagant desires.
During the Business Session, school board members debate and vote on the resolutions that have been submitted by school districts, regions, or the ISBA Executive Board. Every resolution that is passed by the membership at the Business Session establishes ISBA’s Legislative Platform. ISBA then pursues, through the legislature, all the initiatives outlined in the platform. As a school board member, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard concerning the proposals that have been submitted.