Iowa ASCD - Board Agenda - February 5, 2013


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Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA  50309


Please review agenda and all accompanying materials that are posted on Iowa ASCD website:

Location:   401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA  50309

Directions:  Take the 5th Avenue Exit off I235 to Locust; take the one-way on Locust to the hotel. (Save your parking receipt and seek reimbursement from Iowa ASCD.)

Preparation for Meeting:

  • Share updates for which you are responsible to Lou Howell ( by February 1.  She will post on the website for the board of directors.

Directors:  Kelly Adams, Pam Armstrong-Vogel, Allan Eckelman, Jason Ellingson, Julie Grotewold, Lou Howell, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Susan Pecinovsky, Tina Ross, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Marcia Tweeten, Kevin Vidergar, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty, Amy Wichman, Sue Wood, Stephanie Rosenburg-Wager (ad hoc

Directors Not Present:  Kelly Adams, Julie Grotewold, Becky Martin, Tina Ross, Elaine Smith-Bright, Marcia Tweeten, Amy Wichman, Sue Wood

Focus on Our Group Norms:

  • Listen for Understanding, Speak to Be Truthfully Understood, Confront the Tough Challenges, Come Prepared, Have Fun, Start on Time and End on Time, Value Diversity, Honor Confidentiality

Coffee and “treats” will be available at 9:30!  Come network with your colleagues!

I.   Welcome (10:00 A.M. Sharp!)  (President Jason Ellingson)

  • Welcome and Call to Order
    • Review of Agenda and Norms
    • Blue Sapphire opening – To recognize our strengths, multiple facets, and high value as a board, list one thing you wish to learn from another board member that will build your capacity as an educator and/or board member

II.   The 3 C’s to Grow Your Organization (10:30 – 11:30) (President, Jason Ellingson)

    • Walter McKenzie from Constituent Services published an article that discussed how to grow your organization.  The 3 C’s (Communication, Connections, Continuity) speaks to how an organization not only grows, but also strengthens itself.  As Iowa ASCD continues to grow and strengthen (advocacy, CBE conference, outreach), it seems like a good mid-year review – and 2013 start – to check ourselves against this framework.
      • Please discuss how the 3 C’s align with our strategic plan, or take us off-track.
      • Please discuss how the organization – each board member and regular member – can help grow and strengthen the capacity of Iowa ASCD.
      • Later in the meeting, we will work on increasing your social media savvy.

III.     Social Media Seminar (11:30 – 12:30)

  • We will expand our personal and team skills in social media as we explore the tools of Twitter (including TweetDeck) and Facebook with “tutorials” from experts in the group. 

III.  Lunch (12:30 – 1:15 P.M.)

IV.  Business Meeting  (1:15 – 3:30 P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

Several of these items will be written reports with read only or very brief highlights by the director in charge.  Others will require discussion for input or action.  Please read in advance all reports.

V.                  Next Steps (3:30 P.M.) (Jason Ellingson)

  • The Source – Need for Articles
  • Advocacy reception tonight and training tomorrow
  • Digital Learning Twitter chat tomorrow at 6 PM; follow #diglearn
  • Next Meeting and Chairs’ Announcements of Upcoming Committee Meetings
    • April 10, 2013 – 4:30 – 8:30  P.M. with working supper.

IV.  Closing and Adjournment (4:00P.M.) (President, Jason Ellingson)

Blue Sapphire:  Symbol of 65th anniversary; symbol of clarity, strength, multi facets, symmetry, and high value.