Professional Development Update

September 20, 2019

What's in this update

CASB Convention registration opens next week with a new process for making Broadmoor Hotel reservations

We are excited to announce that registration will open next week for the 79th Annual CASB Convention: Creating a Vision for Colorado — The Challenge of Change. In addition, we want to make sure you are aware of an updated system for reserving hotel rooms at the Broadmoor Hotel.

Given the limited number of rooms available at the Broadmoor Hotel during Convention, we worked with a focus group this summer that provided input on the best process to provide equitable access to rooms. Given this feedback, Convention registration will be required prior to districts receiving a link that will give your district access to the room block at the Broadmoor Hotel based on your district's placement on a randomized lottery list. School districts that have a reservation link being held for them based on the lottery list and do not register after two weeks of Convention opening will lose their space to the next district on the wait list. Our goal is to maximize the number of rooms available to CASB Convention attendees. 

We respectfully ask that students and chaperones are housed at one of our two other Convention hotels: The DoubleTree by Hilton and the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Both locations have shuttle service available.

Stay tuned for additional details next week! 

CASB Fall Delegate Assembly Conference agenda now available

The CASB 2019 Fall Delegate Assembly Conference is on October 18-19 in Breckenridge at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The conference is a full day on the 18th followed by our half-day Delegate Assembly on the 19th, where delegates will determine the CASB advocacy platform for the upcoming year based on the resolutions submitted by our members. The 2019 Resolution Book is now available for your review.

Join other CASB members from across the state to:

  • Network with your peers
  • Engage in three general sessions focused on leadership, student mental health and school safety
  • Immerse yourself in development-driven breakout sessions focused on making the most of CASB resources, learning best practices for onboarding new school board members, unpacking the 50 resolutions submitted by our members, and exploring the latest on the uniform mill levy conversation and Proposition CC
View the full agenda


CASB Connections podcast on Role of the School Board Delegate and Resolutions

With the Delegate Assembly Conference quickly approaching, this podcast provides answers to the following questions and more:

  1. What are the requirements for becoming a delegate for your school board?
  2. Who can and cannot act as a delegate? Why?
  3. How does a delegate prepare for the CASB Delegate Assembly?

Episode 1 - Role of the School Board Delegate and Resolutions

Do you have a desire to serve as the delegate for your school board? It's not as daunting as it sounds. Matt Cook, CASB's Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, shares details on the delegate's role and responsibilities, the crafting of resolutions and what goes on at the CASB Delegate Assembly. This is democracy at its best! Interview with Matt Cook, CASB Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.

Discussion Guide: The Role of the School Board Delegate and Resolutions

Browse all CASB Connections podcasts 


Proposition CC information and sample resolution

The CASB Board voted to support Proposition CC and a sample resolution is now available for school districts to use as they consider local resolutions.

Our website has a Proposition CC information page that includes: 

  • Ballot language
  • Link to the Blue Book
  • Sample resolution in support of Prop CC for school boards
  • Vote YES on Prop CC website
  • Vote NO on Prop CC website 

 Check back for additional information in the coming weeks.

Book recommendations

In order to assist you with your individual personal development needs, we will periodically be providing book recommendations from staff and other education leaders. Feel free to share what you are reading with us as well. 

  1. Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath And Barry Conchie
  2. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek