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ASBA’s The Learning Centre “TLC” coming soon


What TLC is about

The Learning Centre (TLC) is the newest addition to the services offered to ASBA’s members, available fall 2018. It is an online learning environment, where school board members can access training and information anytime, anywhere, from any device. TLC complements ASBA’s face-to-face learning events to provide membership with a blended approach to professional development.

The ASBA decided to develop TLC because research indicates that effective school boards impact student success and the most effective school boards consist of members who take part in professional development on an ongoing basis. TLC provides round-the-clock, 365-days-a-year access to learning materials and resources.

Members attending the Summer Leadership Academy in August 2018 had a sneak peek at TLC and the chance to give the ASBA feedback. In particular, members were asked to consider their learning needs and how TLC could best meet those needs. Membership identified the following areas as being of highest priority for development into courses and resources available in TLC:

  • Compliance
  • Policy development
  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Public engagement
  • And strategic thinking

Based on this feedback, the next steps for the ASBA include developing learning materials in these priority areas and getting TLC ready for its launch at the Fall General Meeting in November. Between now and then, the wider ASBA membership will be asked to provide feedback into their learning needs, via an online survey coming in October, so keep your eyes peeled so you can provide your valuable feedback.

TLC will be ASBA members’ trusted choice for unlimited access to learning materials designed especially for the professional development of trustees, board chairs and zone chairs. Come and learn with us starting fall/winter 2018!