Negotiations Seminar


The 2019 NDSBA Negotiations Seminar will be held on February 7-8, 2019 at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, ND.



2019 Early Bird Sessions – February 7 | Priced Individually

Best Practices in School Board Governance
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | $50/$75
Due to popular demand, we are bringing back this well-attended session from the 2018 NDSBA Annual Convention. Dr. Rob Lech, Jamestown School District Superintendent, will discuss the results of a research study in governance of North Dakota school boards and examine how best practices can be implemented at the board table. Strategies shared will include a framework for effective governance, embedded board education, meeting assessments, and more. Come ready to discuss how to improve your board’s efficiency and effectiveness and, in turn, increase student

Investigating Allegation of Employee Misconduct
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $60/$85
KrisAnn Norby-Jahner, Vogel Law Firm Attorney, will walk attendees through the complaint and
investigation process and will discuss what type of involvement is appropriate for board members. The session will cover:

  • Identifying the nature of the complaint
  • Determining if an investigation is warranted
  • Determining who should conduct the investigation
  • The investigation process
  • The investigation file
  • After the investigation is complete

Teacher Nonrenewal
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | $105/$130
Amy De Kok, NDSBA Legal Counsel, will share detailed informaton on teacher nonrenewal
procedures and touch on the discharge process. The presentation will include:
Evaluation of licensed personnel

  • Nonrenewal procedures
  • Performance nonrenewals
  • First-year teacher nonrenewals
  • RIF nonrenewals
  • Resignation and contract breach
  • Pros and cons of including extracurricular
    assignments in contract


2019 Negotiations Seminar – February 8 | $145 Advanced/$170 Regular

  • Negotiations Basics
  • Preparation and Strategy
  • Calendars and Negotiations
  • Legislative Update
  • Experienced Negotiation Panel
  • State Budget Update
  • State Budget Respons
  • ND Education Fact Finding Commission
  • Interactive Q&A

Plan to attend the 2019 Negotiations Seminar on February 7-8, 2019, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck (701)258-7700.

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