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Educational Sessions

Professional Development Schedule

Review the full line up of educational sessions available at the 2015 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, October 23
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS02 Alliance for Excellence in School Budgeting/CPE
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS03 How Your District’s Dining and Nutrition Program Can Impact Student
Well-Being, Your Community, and School Climate/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. WS09 ACA Strategy and Compliance Tactics for 2016 and Beyond/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. WS10 School Tour: Richard J. Lee Elementary School and Lady Bird Johnson
Middle School/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. WS11 The Sustainable Management of Risk/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. SM15 How to Create an Award-Winning Budget/CPE
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. WS01 Engaging Education’s Stakeholders in Financing Our Future/CPE
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. SM14 Skills Refresher for ASBO’s SFO® Certification Exam/CPE
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS04 How to Create and Deliver Dynamic Presentations/CPE
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS05 Mentoring Magic: How Professional Mentoring Can Produce Exceptional
School Business Officials/CPE
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS06 Cool Tools for Managing Data/CPE
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS07 Design Scalable Staffing and Budgeting Models to Support Academic
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS08 Technology, the Law, and Schools: Emerging Issues/CPE
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. WS12 Internal Controls and Reporting for Athletics, Student Activity Funds,
Booster Clubs, and PTOs/CPE
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. SM16 How to Prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report/CPE
Saturday, October 24
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG228 Workers Compensation Jeopardy
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG167 How to Prepare and Submit a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for ASBO's Certificate of Excellence (COE) Award/CPE
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG160 Projecting Educational and Financial Solvency for Your District/CPE
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG224 Widgital to Digital:  Procurement in the Age of Content
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG122 Developing and Implementing Internal Controls for Accounts Payable/CPE
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG201 Why Food Allergies Matter to Your Staff, Students, and Community
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG149 What I Didn't Learn in Business Official School/CPE
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG100 Community Use of Schools Program-Ontario, Canada
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG176 Technology Costs Associated with 1:1 Initiatives/CPE
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG155 How One District's Printing Program Transformation is Saving Money,
Securing Documents, and Improving Sustainability
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD183 Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Multi-Year Strategic Finance Plan/CPE
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD154 A Safer, Healthier School Through Green Cleaning
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD212 Creative Disruption: Using the Student’s Viewpoint to Transform Education
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD184 Behavioral Finance: How Understanding the Psychology of Investing
Can Guide School Employees Toward a More Secure Retirement/CPE
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG250 What Every School Administrator Should Know about K–12 Security
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG187 Meritorious Budget Award Discussion Group/CPE
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG925 Solutions to Top Bidding and Construction Problems
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG203 Making School Finance Understandable-Again/CPE
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG175 E-Rate Update/CPE
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG271 Why Are School Business Managers Critical in an Increasingly Uncertain Educational Environment?
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG984 Past, Present, and Future of Shared Services for School Entities
Sunday, October 25
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG216 Entrepreneurial Transportation Services
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG123 Purchasing Fundamentals
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG028 Overcoming the Rising Cost of School Meal Regulations
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG205 Legislative Issues That Could Affect Your State
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG147 Leadership Lessons Learned from the Life and Presidency of FDR
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG211 Invest for Student Success Strategic Planner Tool for Educational Planning, Budgeting, and Resource Allocation/CPE
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD198 Understanding the Compliance, Financial, and Administrative
Requirements of the Affordable Care Act/CPE
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD133 Time to Implement Uniform Grant Guidance: The OMB Omni Circular/CPE
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD092 FMLA and ADA Compliance and Administration-The Confessions of a
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG166 Multi-Year Budget Planning for Education: Informed Look Ahead/CPE
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG139 Stay in the Black by Going Green: Realizing Benefits by Greening Your
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG142 Understanding the Impact of Risk Management in Your Schools
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG207 Capital Forecasting and Planning
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG146 The Value of the SFO Certification
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG238 Building Community and School Board Trust:  Creating a Transparent, Collaborative, Data-Driven Community Process for Long-Range Financial Planning
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG108 Consolidation of Services Between Districts—Experiences and Lessons Learned
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG926 Have Your Budget Reviewed
Monday, October 26
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG061 The Design-Build Delivery Process for School Construction Projects/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG152 Financial Software Implementation: What Did I Get Myself Into?/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG022 Communicating Financial Information to Stakeholders-The Use of
Infographics to Spice Up Your Presentation/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG113 Reducing the Cost of Early Retiree Health Insurance Using the
Affordable Care Act/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG208 Crisis Management and Planning for the Mobile Age
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG141 Internal Controls in the Small Office
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG137 Energy Inefficiency: Low-Hanging Fruit Behind Closed Doors
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG091 Purchasing Cards 101
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG117 The Successful Charter School Business Official
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG124 Internal Auditing Functions Without the Internal Auditor/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG111 Mobilizing Alumni to Create a Sustainable Revenue Stream
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG129 Common Deficiencies in Financial Statements and Single Audits/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG265 GASB Update /CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG114 A Win-Win Approach to Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Health, and Safety:
The Energy Savings Plus Health Guide
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG164 Data-Driven Fiscal Sustainability/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG221 Relating Education Resources to Student Outcomes
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG127 Today's Multi-Generational Workplace
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG116 OPEB Solutions Using Retiree-Only Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA)/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG217 Creating a Can-Do culture in Procurement and School Business
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG021 If You Build It, They Will Come! Building Market-Driven Compensation
Plans for High Performance
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG177 Learning Management Systems 101
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG102 Responsible Contract Management: What Needs to Be Managed?/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG159 Outsourcing Classified Services to Reduce Your Budget Without
Reducing Services/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG156 Uncovering Funds to Support Sustainable Education Through Successful
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG119 Measuring the Success of Your Medicaid Program/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG173 Managing the Millennials: A Comprehensive Look at Employing a New
Generation of Teachers
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG130 To Outsource or Not to Outsource Transportation: That Is the Question
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG200 Becoming a Charter District: A Reluctant CFO's Perspective/CPE