Leadership Conference


The Leadership Conference exists to provide local board chairmen with the necessary tools to work effectively with the superintendent, other members of the board, the local funding agency and the public to increase student achievement.

Connecting Jobs and Education for Student Success

Innovate. Collaborate. Personalize. What are the ways we can ensure all students leave high school ready—for jobs, higher education or the military? Students represent a small percentage of our population but 100% of our future.

District Transformation: The Keys to Success
Regardless of local context, the pressure on school districts over the last decade of accountability from local, state and federal levels has been intense. In Tennessee, the changes have been significant and also rapid fire! Changes in academic standards, teacher evaluation, tenure, individual, school and district assessment, and charter laws are only some of the changes that public school systems have faced year in and out. While improving student achievement is a very important goal, districts have struggled to maintain a constructive and positive momentum to this end.

At the same time, there has been very little support available for school districts to successfully lead and manage the change necessary to keep pace. Regionally and nationally there are many examples of leadership development programs for teachers, school and district leaders. Often these take the form of graduate school programs or perhaps foundation or even state funded leadership development programs. To the contrary, the absence of programs to support district level reform and for development of School Board/District leadership teams is noticeable.

This workshop is planned to examine the essential components for successful district level reform. Keys to success will be presented and district teams of board members and top administration will have the opportunity to analyze the strengths and needs of their districts based upon the keys to success.

Dr. Jesse Register, recently retired Director of Schools for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, will lead this interactive session for board and director leadership teams. Current national research on leading organizational change in addition to Register’s personal and candid experience as superintendent and director of schools for the past twenty six years will be used as teams explore local district needs. During his tenure, Register has successfully led the merger of three unified systems in North Carolina and Tennessee and has successfully led the turnaround of the Metro Nashville Public Schools from State led re-structuring to good standing.

Friday, November 13 - Saturday, November 14, 2015
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Attendance at both days of a two-day event is required to receive one day of School Board Academy credit. This conference will only fulfill the annual training requirement for experienced board members who have completed the basic core modules. 



Registration Fee: $150.00

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The deadline to register is Friday, October 16, 2015. Cancellations must be emailed to registrar@tsba.net by October 16 to receive a refund.

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Convention Hotel Accommodations
TSBA has a room block at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The room rate is $195 per night, plus tax for a Standard Room and $245 per night, plus tax for an Atrium Room. Reservations can be made by calling 877-382-7299 and ask for the TSBA rate. You can also make reservations online by selecting this link. Select the dates and the number of rooms and guests, then select “Find” to continue making your reservations.

In order to guarantee that you receive the TSBA room rate, be sure that you book directly through the Gaylord Opryland Resort and not through a 3rd party vendor that contacts you soliciting your reservations.