Board Support & Consulting
Outside of contract training, our staff are freely available by phone, email, online meeting software or conference calls. Bring us your questions!
WSSDA Board Self-Assessment
This online, research-based tool is the only instrument of its kind in the nation that supports continuous improvement for school boards.
Our resources can inform your district’s policy-making. We also convene or participate in meetings, conferences or events.
Superintendent Evaluation Models
Resulting from a 2-year collaboration between WSSDA and WASA, two models were selected and approved by our board for distribution to school districts.
Boards of Distinction
Multiple levels of distinction are recognized among boards of varying district sizes that show evidence of applying the Washington School Board Standards.
VIP Credentialing Program
Annual Conference breakout sessions grouped for new school directors, experienced directors, plus issues of current interest.
Customized In-District Trainings
workshops and retreats can help you build an effective, cohesive
board-superintendent team with agreed upon goals and operating principles. They
are especially helpful when new members join the board or the team is ready to
reach a new level of effectiveness.
Board Boot Camp
“Boot camp” is designed to get new directors
ready to fully participate as effective leaders. Experienced directors, as well
as new and experienced superintendents, are welcome to attend with their new
members or for their own refresher and learning.
every other year, Leadership WSSDA is the premier program for school directors
seeking to improve their expertise and leadership capacity within the
educational system. The benefits of this educational experience will positively
impact participants' professional and personal lives.
School directors play a strategic role in their
districts, articulating the community's vision for its schools. WSSDA guides
the board-superintendent team through the strategic planning process to develop
the mission, vision, goals and measurements. Strategic planning services run
the gamut from a simpler refresh to full development of a district plan.
superintendent searches are performed by our partner, Northwest Leadership
Associates. Our consultants are constantly on the alert for good candidates and
follow the careers of promising administrators, particularly those located in
Policy Governance Consulting
For school boards engaged in Policy Governance, we offer assistance with fully realizing the potential of this model of governance.