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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

The NJSBA Workshop 2016 SCHED and mobile app feature the same programming, speaker, and exhibitor information, however, schedules created on SCHED cannot be integrated to the mobile app.

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The Workshop app offers an opportunity to actively engage in Workshop throughout the entire event by networking with other attendees, vendors and speakers; posting pictures to the newsfeed, viewing sessions, receiving announcements, getting the most up-to-date event information, earning points and in-app badges and more!

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REMINDER: Attendance at training sessions, unless pre-registration is required, is first-come basis. Creating an agenda via SCHED or the mobile app does not guarantee a place in the session. 


The New Boardsmanship Certification is the first tier of the NJSBA Board Member Academy certification program. Areas of study are designed to give new members a firm foundation in the initial governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities. To receive this certification, board members must attend new board member academy programs in at least three of the NBM core areas and meet all of the NBM requirements.

Core Areas:

  1. Finance
  2. Governance
  3. Labor Relations
  4. Leadership
  5. Legal/Policy
  6. Student Achievement

Requirements:

  • Accumulate at least ten NBM credits
  • Attend New Board Member Weekend Orientation
  • Attend at least one new board member regional professional development program
  • Attend at least two county meetings • Attend at least one annual NJSBA Workshop
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  • Eligibility limited to first two years of board service • Must not be adjudicated to have violated the School Ethics Act

Once the required core areas have been addressed, the balance of credit hours may be earned in any of NJSBA's board member training programs.

Certificated Board Member (CBM)

The Certificated Board Member is the second tier of the NJSBA Board Member Academy certification program. Areas of study are designed to give members a firm foundation in the essential governance skills needed to carry out their responsibilities. To receive this certification, board members must attend academy programs in at least four of the CBM (Certified Board Member) core areas and meet all of the CBM requirements.

Core Areas:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Communications
  3. District Savings
  4. Finance
  5. Governance
  6. Labor Relations
  7. Leadership
  8. Legal/Policy
  9. Sustainability/STEAM
  10. Student Achievement
  11. Technology

Requirements:

  • Accumulate at least twenty credits
  • Attend at least four county meetings
  • Attend at least one annual NJSBA Workshop
  • Attend at least one NJSBA Delegate Assembly
  • Have completed at least one term on a local board
  • Must not be adjudicated to have violated the School Ethics Act

Once the required core areas have been addressed, the balance of credit hours may be earned in any of NJSBA's training programs. Although NJSBA believes that training is essential, it should supplement, not replace, actual board experience. Therefore, a CBM will not be conferred prior to the completion of a member's first term.

Master Board Member (MBM)

The third level of certification, the Master Board Member, builds on the CBM (Certified Board Member). Programs are designed to enhance interpersonal and leadership skills enabling members to better govern the course of education in their schools. To receive the MBM (Master Board Member), members must have earned a CBM and 20 additional credits. Board members must meet all of the MBM requirements.

Core areas:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Communications
  3. District Savings
  4. Finance
  5. Governance
  6. Labor Relations
  7. Leadership
  8. Legal/Policy
  9. Student Achievement
  10. Sustainability/STEAM
  11. Technology

Requirements:

  • Earn a cumulative total of forty credits
  • Attend academy programs in 7 different core areas
  • Attend at least eight county meetings
  • Attend at least two delegate assemblies
  • Attend at least two annual NJSBA Workshops
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  • Attend at least one full-day statewide program
  • Must not be adjudicated to have violated the School Ethics Act
  • The final step in earning the MBM is passing an examination covering core areas of board responsibilities.
Certified Board Leader (CBL)

The highest level of individual certification in the Board Member Academy is Certified Board Leader. To be awarded the CBL (Certified Board Leader), you must earn an additional 20 credits for a total of 60 credits from all of the core areas and serve for a minimum of one year as a board or county officer. Board members must have attended academy programs in all of the core areas and meet all of the CBL requirements. Realizing that board members do not want to wait until they are eligible to earn the CBL to take these courses, NJSBA will bank the credits for you until they can be applied to that designation.

Core areas:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Communications
  3. District Savings
  4. Finance
  5. Labor Relations
  6. Leadership
  7. Legal/Policy
  8. Governance
  9. Student Achievement
  10. Sustainability/STEAM
  11. Technology

Requirements:

  • Earn at least 60 credits
  • Attend academy programs in all core areas
  • Attend at least ten county meetings
  • Attend at least three delegate assemblies
  • Attend at least three annual NJSBA Workshops
  • Serve in a leadership role (board president, vice president, county delegate, county leadership, NJSBA Board of Directors, NJSBA committee member)
  • Must not be adjudicated to have violated the School Ethics Act • The final step in earning the CBL is passing an examination covering leadership responsibilities.