WSSDA NETWORKING CALLS

Returning Aug. 26, 2021

After a pause in July, the networking calls are back. Pre-existing registrants are still signed up. Conducted via GoToWebinar, the calls run noon to 1 p.m. on Thursdays.

How to join the call

After you register, there are two ways to join the call:

  • Click the link provided in your registration confirmation email or any reminder email.
  • Or, return to this page and click the “Register” button above. That should take you though a prompt or two that will launch the call via the GoToWebinar app on your computer or phone.

Please note that due to an idiosyncrasy in GoToWebinar, it can only send reminder emails in Greenwich Mean Time, which is different from Pacific Standard Time. This may be confusing, but the actual time is always noon to 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Why join?

The conversations will focus on helping school board members share with other districts and WSSDA staff about how they are navigating challenges and creating solutions. Board members will also receive the latest updates on tools and resources available. 

The networking calls will also provide an opportunity to ask questions and share challenges. Superintendents are welcome and encouraged to participate, but the conversations will be aimed at the board domain and how school directors can effectively provide strong leadership in their districts and communities while supporting the operational work of administrators.

WSSDA is here to serve our members so you can serve your communities with visionary leadership and wisdom. We look forward to our conversations with you.

Post-call

Calls are not recorded, but the agendas with links to resources discussed on the call are shared afterward via a “member update” email to school directors. Directors can update or provide their email addresses by contacting mail@wssda.org.

The calls will be open to all school directors, superintendents, and educational partners regardless of their region.

More than two members of same board are OK

School directors are welcome to invite their entire board and superintendent team to join the networking calls. Because the networking calls do not provide for deliberation or conversation between members of the same board, there is no need to give communities special notice of a board meeting.

How the calls got started

With the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, WSSDA began hosting statewide calls to aid school boards in responding to unprecedented circumstances. The purpose of the calls continues to be helping school board members get the information, resources and connections necessary to respond to the needs and challenges brought about by the pandemic.

How to use GoToWebinar

Technical Note

To ensure your ability to fully participate, please be sure to join the call either by computer or with a mobile app. We’ve noticed that people who call in by phone are unable to speak to other participants to share their information.