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Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

Board Members Workshop 2022 will offer board members the opportunity to earn NJSBA Academy credits toward board member certifications.  

Business Administrators and Facilities Managers NJSBA has been authorized to issue Certified Educational Facilities Manager (CEFM) and Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) professional development credits for approved Workshop sessions, offering even more reasons districts should consider sending their entire team (up to 25 people) under the group rate. Use the Advanced Search filters on the Workshop Agenda to identify which sessions hold credit.  Attendees will be scanned at the beginning of all sessions, including those that carry Qualified Purchasing Agents Professional Development Credits (QPAs) or Certified Educational Facility Manager Credits (CEFM).   

Certificates of attendance will be uploaded to a certification hub at the conclusion of Workshop 2022. Attendees of accredited sessions can access and download their certificates directly from the hub.   

Educator Professional Development Credits Educators who attend Workshop 2022 professional development sessions are eligible to receive professional development credit subject to the approval process of their school districts. To earn professional development credits, attendees must ensure their badges are scanned at the conclusion of each session attended to document their participation.    

  • Group registration for NJSBA/NJASA/NJASBO members is $2,200 for up to 25 people.  
  • Individual registration: $550. 

School district business administrators must handle all registrations. District team members can attend as many days as they would like one or all three.  

  • School board members
  • Superintendents.
  • Business administrators.
  • Charter school trustees and lead persons.
  • School facilities managers.
  • Principals.
  • School technology professionals.
  • Curriculum directors.
  • Human resource professionals.
  • Educators.
  • Other district staff.

To secure your badge, check in at onsite registration, located outside of the exhibit hall on the second floor.

Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Badges will not be mailed. There are two options for badge printing this year.

  1. Type your last name into a kiosk at the registration area to print your badge.
  2. QR codes are being emailed to registrants from [email protected]. Scan the QR code for a contact-free option. Can’t find the QR code email? No worries. See option #1.

Badge changes. Your BA may log in to the registration system at any time up until Oct. 20 to change your badge information. If you need to change your badge onsite at Workshop, please go to a badge support station at the registration counter.

An important note regarding badges. Badges must be worn at all times. Please visit the registration counter if you forget your badge or need a correction.

 

The travel waiver allows school board members and school personnel to stay overnight when traveling 50 miles or more one-way. The waiver covers two nights, Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25.  

Yes. Group registrations may be edited by your school business administrator. Review page seven of the Workshop registration instructions to learn how to add registrants to your group.

NJSBA is providing a jitney service for Workshop 2022. The pickup locations are listed below.  Review the schedule.

  • Tropicana: transportation center  
  • Caesars: transportation center  
  • Bally’s: front door valet curbside  
  • Resorts: transportation center  
  • Hard Rock: front door valet  
  • Borgata: front door valet  
  • Golden Nugget: front door valet curbside  
  • Harrah’s: brigantine entrance curbside
  • Ocean Resort: front door valet  

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26.  

Attendees must wear their badges to enter the exhibit floor.

Registered exhibitors are required to exhibit on both days.  

Early breakdown will result in a loss of priority service at future Workshops and a $500 penalty.  

For Exhibitors:

Cancellation fees of an exhibit booth, sponsorships or corporate support include: Cancel before August 1, no fee. Cancel from August 1 through August 31, 50% fee. No refunds will be given after August 31st.

For Attendees:

Cancellations made up to 10 working days prior to the program date  of October 24 will be refunded the entire registration fee.  Cancellations made between 10 working days and 72 hours of the program will be charged 50 percent of the total price. Cancellations made within 72 hours and no-shows will be charged the full fee.

  Click on “AGENDA”  at the top of the Workshop website.   

Yes! Workshop will kick off with an Opening Ceremony in Hall D at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. The ceremony will feature a performance by The Pirates’ Nonet, West Windsor-Plainsboro School District, the national anthem performed by Emerson Granata of Holmdel High School, and a ribbon cutting. 

If you need to rent a scooter or wheelchair for the day, please contact Copiers Plus AC at (609) 449- 2480 or contact [email protected] inside the Convention Center.  It is highly recommended you reserve a few days in advance.

The 100 percent Club is exclusive to counties sending all of their districts to Workshop. As part of this elite group, district members receive “100% Club” ribbons to wear at Workshop, bragging rights, and recognition at the Officer’s Reception.  You can review the progress of your county’s registration on the Workshop website home page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

Monday features a full day of action labs and group session training programs. Additionally, a special presentation of Governance I: New Board Member Orientation (separate registration required by school business administrator) will be offered, as well as training on school law, labor relations, student achievement, sustainability and more.   

 NEW! Experiential Keynote, Patrick Dunning. Monday will also feature a keynote speaker from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 302. Patrick Dunning, The Signature Project, a multi-sensory theatrical experience, will address the participants. In the great tradition of Irish artists, he weaves together stories and images, blending art and technology as he brings a large mural to life.   

 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Governance I: New Board Member Orientation, Room: 303 (pre-registration required)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Governance IV: Legal Update/Current Issues In School Law, Room: 404 

Monday Keynote Speaker. Oct. 24, at 12:30 p.m. Room # 302. This year, a keynote speaker will be featured on the first day of Workshop. Patrick Dunning, an artist, and founder of The Signature Project, a multi-sensory theatrical experience, will address the participants. In the great tradition of Irish artists, he weaves together stories and images, blending art and technology as he brings a large mural to life.   

The Student Innovations Showcase on the exhibit floor will feature the Student Film Festival, a Student Art Gallery, and a condensed version of the STEAM Tank challenge.   

 NJSBA/NJASA/NJASBO Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 2 – 3 p.m. in the Investors Bank Theater. Celebrate the best of the best in New Jersey school leadership. The awards ceremony will recognize the School Board Member of the Year, the regional Superintendents of the Year, the School Business Administrator of the Year and the New Jersey Teacher of the Year.  

 PAA Lounge, Exhibit Floor. The Lounge will provide numerous opportunities to connect with the brightest minds in recruiting and talent management and learn how to reach untapped or underleveraged talent pools and retain high performers. 

 Esports Arena, Powered by SHI, Booth 410. Experience the excitement of scholastic esports and augmented reality. This area will include student-led demonstrations of Esports, virtual volleyball, and other classroom technology.  

Awards are being presented in the Investors Bank Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.   

  • Board Member of the Year 
  • School Business Administrator of the Year 
  • Regional Superintendents of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year   

Workshop will feature a sponsored lunch on the Exhibit Floor on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first 1,400 attendees who secure their lunch tickets each day. Lunch tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure a free lunch ticket, stop by the CDI County Café, or the NJSBA Services area. 

Attendees may also pick up a ticket from the lunch sponsors, which are listed below.  

  • Atlantic, Tomorrow’s Office, Booth #1001 
  • Brown and Brown Insurance, Booth #626 
  • Garrison Architects, Booth #907 
  • Rutgers University Division of Continuing Studies, Booth #1635 

Between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., tickets may be redeemed for a free lunch at concession stands on the Exhibit Floor. Attendees may take their lunch to any free lunch table or to the concession area.  

 On Monday, concessions are available for purchase.  

Yes! Please share your (appropriate) pictures from Workshop 2022 on social media and tag #NJSBAWorkshop!  

All classrooms are set to the maximum seating capacity. We cannot allow additional registrants in sessions due to the rules set forth by the fire marshall.

The NJSBA Services Area provides attendees with a one-stop experience for all NJSBA services.   

Encourage members to drop in to learn about the products and services available to districts and schools as part of their NJSBA membership benefits and chat with NJSBA staff. Members will have an opportunity to chat with knowledgeable NJSBA staff about school policy, school law, labor relations, advocacy, superintendent search services, school governance, and more.   

 The NJSBA Services Area is also the destination for Workshop ribbons and one of the destinations to obtain Free Lunch tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Student Innovations Showcase, Exhibit Floor, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct 25 and 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – will feature the Student Film Festival, Student Art Gallery, and a condensed version of STEAM Tank.     

  • Student Art GalleryNJSBA is partnering with Arts Ed NJ to feature an art gallery showcasing student artwork on the Exhibit Floor. The gallery includes artwork recognized for excellence by the Appel Farm Arts & Music Center’s Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key recipients from South Jersey; N.J. Division on Civil Rights Youth Bias Student Art Competition; the Y.A.L.E School’s Tri-State Disability Art Show; and other prestigious art programs.
  • Student Film Showcase – NJSBA, along with the Garden State Film Festival and the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission will screen “the Best of the Fest” student films. These films were recognized and featured in the 2022 Garden State Film Festival … one of the most prestigious film festivals in the United States! The showcase will be set up in true movie theater style with a big screen, popcorn machine, red carpet and red velvet stanchions, and a stage. There will also be a Q&A session with students and the TV/film teachers who produced, directed, and edited the films. 
  • 2022 STEAM Tank Challenge – The STEAM Tank Challenge encourages students to apply science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) in response to world issues. It encourages students to contribute to making the country sustainable, healthy, equitable, and safe.  Come watch our student innovators as they showcase their winning ideas on the STEAM Tank stage.     

 

Yes, Governance II, III and IV will be offered throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 25 and 26 at the Convention Center (no registration necessary).   

 Tuesday, Oct. 25 

10:30 AM – 12:00 p.m., Governance IV: Legal Update/Current Issues In School Law, Room: 404 

2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Governance IV: Legal Update/Current Issues In School Law, Room: 404 

 Wednesday, Oct. 26 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Governance II: Finance, Room: 415 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Governance III: Student Achievement, Room: 414 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Governance IV: Legal Update/Current Issues In School Law, Room: 404 

  Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. in the Investors Bank Theater on the Exhibit Floor.  

To help reduce our carbon footprint, NJSBA has moved from a large program book to a condensed “At-a-Glance” magazine. Additional information and the latest updates will be available on the Workshop app and the online agenda

No, the School Law Forum will take place sometime in November. Please check the NJSBA website for more information.