Pre-Conference Workshops

2022 Annual Conference information subject to change


November 17, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Open Government Training

November 17, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Government Training covers the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Public Records Act (PRA) and is facilitated by the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. School directors are required to take this free training within 90 days of being sworn into office and every four years thereafter. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Those attending the conference virtually or anyone who prefers to access this training online can do so here through the Washington State Office of the Attorney General’s website: Open Government Training | Washington State

Equity Learning Experience

November 17, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
An expectation of experience and knowledge in the conversation and principles of equity has been a top priority in legislation and action. Define your role in shaping the focus for your board and community.

Finance Learning Experience

November 17, 2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Between natural turnover within school boards, new elections and current legislation and guidance, a platform of initiation is required. Meant to fine-tune best practice finance understandings, and coordination of basic action managing budgets.

Committee/Caucus Meeting

November 17, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NEW: President’s Dinner

November 17, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Congratulate the leaders graduating from the Leadership WSSDA program. In developing the curriculum of Leadership WSSDA expectations of outcomes were set out to include strengthening advocacy and networking for advancement of practical concerns repeatedly challenging board members.

Then meet and greet the WSSDA 2022 President.