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Robert A. Morales, Chief Financial Officer, Fulton County School District (Georgia)

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Educational Sessions

Professional Development Schedule

Review the full line up of educational sessions available at the 2014 Annual Meeting & Expo. We offer professional development in the following formats:

WS – Workshop and SM – Seminar – In-depth exploration of specific topics of current interest. Workshops and seminars range in time from two to eight hours.

DG – Discussion Group – One-hour discussion of a critical school business issue or topic. Audience participation is encouraged through question and answer.

DD – Deep Dig – Two-hour discussion of a critical school business issue or topic. Audience participation is encouraged through question and answer.
Friday, September 19
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS01 Bullying, the Law, and Safe Schools
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS02 Budget Prioritization (CPE)
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS03 Education, Economics, Environment:  The Sustainable Triple Bottom Line
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS10 Managing the Administrative  Obligations from Healthcare Reform, Including the Employer
Mandate (CPE)
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS11 School Tour: Zellwood Elementary School and Valencia College
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS12 Protecting Student Data Privacy: What the School Business Official Needs to Know (CPE)
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. SM014 Skills Refresher for ASBO’s SFO Certification Exam (CPE)
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. SM015 How to Prepare a Comprehensive  Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (CPE)
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS04 Technology Integration in School Transportation
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS05 Effective School Security
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS06 Leading a Successful Bond Campaign
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS07 Educational Funding Formulas from States Across the United States (CPE)
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS08 Creating an Insanely Positive Workplace Culture (CPE)
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS09 Technology, the Law, and Schools: Emerging Issues
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. WS13 Strengthening  Internal Controls, Improving Efficiency, and Reducing Fraud Risk of Student Activity Funds
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. SM016 How to Create an Award-Winning  Budget (CPE)
Saturday, September 20
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG038 Risks and Rewards of District Credit Card Use
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG046 Managing Resources for Higher Student Performance (CPE)
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG059 Making School Finance Understandable (CPE)
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG061 Development Training for School Business Managers in England: Has the Project Worked?
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG068 Devolved School Financial Management  Under a Student-Based  Funding Model
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG105 Increase Communication  and Marketing with Your School District Website (CPE)
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG112 Utilizing Cooperative Purchasing for Safety, Security, and Emergency Planning Solutions
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG145 Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Building Bucks
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG146 Meritorious Budget Award Discussion Group (CPE)
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG999 Utilizing Union Leadership to Keep Healthcare Costs Affordable (CPE)
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG150 Funding for Special Education
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD057 Facilities Planning: Will Your Present Become Your Future by Accident or by Design?
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD403 403(b) and 457 Plans: The IRS and an Expert Industry Panel Team Up on the Essential Retirement Plan Checklist for Your District and You (CPE)
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG011 Developing Effective Vendor Partnerships
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG060 The Referendum Conundrum: How a Comprehensive  Facility Planning and Finance Process Helped Turn No to Yes (CPE)
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG084 The World of Virtual Classrooms and Individualized  Learning (CPE)
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG110 Social Media and Electronic Communications Policies--Learning How to Herd Cats!
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG126 Fraud: Are You a Target? (CPE)
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG134 The Serious  Business of School Nutrition
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG471 Understanding  Print Procurement in the K–12 Environment
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG148 Legislative Issues That Could Affect Your State
Sunday, September 21
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG036 Using Process Mapping and Process and Performance  Management  to Improve Efficiencies (CPE)
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG058 Collaboration Through Technology
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG064 Taking Cash from Kids: 38 District Schools Go Cashless
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG071 Leading a High-Performing  Energy Management  Program
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG075 Best Practices for Optimizing Financial Management  and Operations Performance (CPE)
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG093 How to Prepare and Submit a Comprehensive  Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for ASBO's Certificate of Excellence (COE) (CPE)
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG106 Coping with the New Normal: Doing More with Less
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG144 Moving Beyond Lockdown: Emergency Preparedness Training for School Districts
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD077 Improve Your Federal Programs Process: Better Compliance and Smoother Audits (CPE)
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD370 Healthcare Reform: Considerations  for the Business Manager (CPE)
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG014 A Case Study in Performance-Based Teacher Salary Schedules
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG023 Proven Shared Services that Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Costs
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG029 Balance Your Life and Recharge Your Battery (CPE)
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG043 OMG! The Super Circular from the OMB Is Here! (CPE)
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG103 Managing the Millennials: A Comprehensive  Look at Employing a New Generation of Teachers
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG113 A Window View to School Financial Management:  Accounting (CPE)
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG119 Strengthen Internal Controls in Small Districts with Electronic Payments
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG533 The Value of the SFO Certification
Monday, September 22
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG008 Your Next Job Title Is...Sustainability Manager!
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG010 Enrollment Projection--An  Interactive Approach (CPE)
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG067 Outsourcing Classified Services to Reduce Your Budget Without Reducing Services
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG076 Staffed with Options: Employing Staffing Agencies Without Sacrificing Your Practices
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG078 HRAs--Tax-Free  Separation Pay Funds
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG090 Health Insurance Costs and ACA: Using Analytics and Statewide Collaboration  for New Ideas on Cost Control (CPE)
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG094 Using Data Analytics to Drive Decisions (CPE)
8:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DD041 Understanding  the GASB Pension Requirements:  Getting to the Details (CPE)
8:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DD108 FMLA Compliance and Administration--The Confessions of a Lawyer!
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG001 A Toolkit for an Effective RFP Process: Choosing a Contracted Professional Consultant
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG035 Crazy (Smart) Facilities Experiences
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG047 Budget Monitoring: Raising the BAR (CPE)
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG049 Operating Budgets -- Beware of Building In Energy Inefficiencies
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG087 Implementing  an Integrated Total Rewards Strategy
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG099 Budget Structuring and Management  of a 1:1 iPad Initiative (CPE)
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG136 Using Technology to Target Voters in School Tax Elections
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG280 GASB Update (CPE)
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG015 One District's Experience Becoming a Subway Franchise (now two) in Child Nutrition
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG048 Working with School Building Personnel to Create and Manage Your Budget (CPE)
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG052 How to Utilize Zones to Transform Security and Access
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG063 Using Data to Tell Your Story
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG100 Don't Fumble:  Mistakes Schools Make When Booster Clubs Collect School Fees
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG102 Employees Only? Avoiding the Misclassification Trap (CPE)
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG117 Audits and How to Communicate Their Purpose to Your Elected Officials (CPE)
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG143 Making a 1:1 Student Technology Plan a Reality: Funding, Infrastructure, and Results
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG149 Lessons Learned in Controlling Noroviruses in Institutions
10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. DD056 Technology Transformation:  Minimizing Cost while Maximizing Progress
10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. DD124
Beyond Compliance: Managing Healthcare Reform Opportunities (CPE)