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
In-district 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.
Offered 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.
Our 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 Washington.
Policy Governance Consulting
For school boards engaged in Policy Governance, we offer assistance with fully realizing the potential of this model of governance.