Tra⁠i⁠n⁠i⁠ng & Developmen⁠t⁠ Oppor⁠t⁠un⁠i⁠⁠t⁠⁠i⁠es

CALN is thrilled to offer school board members a comprehensive list of training and professional development opportunities through other organizations that provide in-person and virtual sessions.

The Noah Webster Educational Foundation

Want to learn about policy? Are you curious about social-emotional learning? How does one run for school board? Is there a resource to help understand school board budgets? NWEF has all this and more covered in their list of courses.

Click here to learn more. Training topics include:

  • Budgets: Formation, Analysis, and Participation
  • Youth Mental Health Crisis and DEI
  • The First Amendment and How You Can Protect It
  • Math Instruction: The Next Curriculum Challenge for Schools
  • Social Emotional Learning: Past, Present, and Future Implications
  • First Amendment and Title IX Issues
  • & More!
The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute offers online and on-demand training and in-person opportunities for school board members.

Click here to learn more. Training Topics Include:

  • Introduction to School Boards
  • School Board Leadership
  • School Board Activism Training
  • & More!
The Heritage Foundation

Heritage offers various tools, knowledge, and resources needed to succeed on the school board.

To visit the menu of on demand trainings, click here. Training topics include:

  • Getting Started as a New School Board Member
  • School Board Finance
  • Parental Rights Hot Topics
  • Maximize Your Influence as a School Board Member
  • School Safety
  • & More!
National School Board Leadership Council

The NSBLC has resources to help School Board and Community Members navigate current issues and topics.

Click here to learn more. Training topics include:

  • Preparing for Your First Board Meeting
  • Your Oath of Office
  • Meeting Minutes Do’s and Don’ts
  • 7 Easy Steps for Making a Motion
  • Job Description and Code of Conduct
  • Details on Committees
  • & More!
NC School Board Association

At NCSBA, school board members are provided with high-quality training programs and resources to help them effectively fulfill their responsibilities as leaders of public education in North Carolina. Click here to learn more.

Family Policy Alliance

Family Policy Alliance offers training programs that help prepare school board members for the challenges they will face and equip them with the necessary skills to be successful.

Click here to learn more. Training topics include:

  • School Board Jurisdiction and Responsibility
  • How to Navigate the System and Achieve Goals
  • Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Constitutional Issues and Law Related to School Boards
  • Curriculum Standards and Decision-Making
  • Hot Topics: CRT, Gender Theory, Parental Rights
  • Model Policies
  • & More!