September 28–30, 2018 | Austin, Texas
TASA/TASB Convention October Austin, Texas 2-4, 2015

Training Opportunities

In addition to one-hour concurrent session programming, Convention offers a variety of learning opportunities at no additional cost.


Friday Only

New School Board Member Seminar | 7 a.m.2 p.m.

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First-year school board members should take advantage of this seminar that combines:

  • Boardsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • School Law Basics

Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Note: Attendees are expected to participate the entire day. 

Open Meetings Act (OMA) training available for all board members 2:15–3:15 p.m. in the same room.

Small School District Seminar | 7:30 a.m. noon

Seminar will focus on benefits small districts offer:

  • Deeper connection with students
  • Strong connections between district and community
  • Meaningful experiences for its valued staff

Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Note: This seminar is a must for attendees in a school districts with 750 or fewer students.

Field Trips | 8 a.m.noon

Want a change of venue and still earn credit? Take advantage of this opportunity:

  • 2.5-hour-credit-earning learning experience
  • Experience hands-on training that makes many school subjects come to life

Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Friday and Saturday

Investment Officer Training (IOT)

District investment officers can take advantage of Public Funds Investment Act training for up to 5 hours of credit.

Preregistration is not required. Sessions follow the regular concurrent schedule.

Learning Lounge Sessions

Join colleagues for a cup of coffee in the Learning Lounge and experience 20-minute, bite-sized sessions focusing on advocacy and community engagement.

Extra Credit Sessions

Industry experts present 30-minute sessions on the most current educational technologies and learning spaces to enhance student performance.

Sunday Only

Quick Talk Sessions

Four short presentations (10 minutes each) by different speakers during a one-hour time slot. Speakers must make their point clearly and succinctly. The audience will leave with a quick summary of a broader array of knowledge!