The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
 
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Educational Sessions

Professional Development Schedule

Review the full lineup of educational sessions available at the 2017 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 – These one-hour education sessions range from discussions and updates on timely topics to panels of your peers and industry experts.

DD – Deep Dig – These two-hour educational offerings allow you to take a longer look and dive deeper into current topics and issues in school business management.

CT – Clinic Tables – The Clinic Tables session features roundtable discussions, each with a topic presented by an exhibitor and focused on a specific aspect of school business management, such as healthcare reform, 403(b) retirement plans, budget planning, energy efficiency, communications in school districts, and more. Participants change tables every 15 minutes.

 
For information on earning CPE Credits and SFO Contact Hours please visit the Education Hours page.

Friday, September 22
8:00 am – 10:00 am WS01 HIPAA Privacy and Security—Steps to Compliance / CPE
8:00 am – 10:00 am WS02 Why School Referenda Fail: Research and Best Practices for Success
8:00 am – 10:00 am WS11 School Tour: Emily Griffith Campus
8:00 am – 12:00 pm WS09 What’s Next for American Healthcare Reform Legislation? / CPE
8:00 am – 12:00 pm WS10 Crowdsourcing Technologies—Optimizing Decisions with the “Wisdom of Crowds”
8:00 am – 12:00 pm SM15 Create an Award-Winning Budget / CPE
8:00 am – 5:00 pm SM14 Need-to-Know Fundamentals for Future SFOs / CPE
10:15 am – 12:15 pm WS03 Update on the Law of Special Education
10:15 am – 12:15 pm WS04 Seven Tips for Effective Next-Generation Fiscal Leadership / CPE
10:15 am – 12:15 pm WS05 Strategic Communications: How to Better Protect Yourself from Today’s Media / CPE
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm WS06 School Construction from Start to Finish: Practical Advice for Common Issues
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm WS07 Understanding the Medicaid Reimbursement Process for Specialized Services / CPE
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm WS08 Effective Emergency Preparedness
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm WS12 Making School Finance Fun / CPE
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm WS13 Internal Controls and Reporting for Athletics, Student Activity Funds, Booster Clubs, and PTOs / CPE
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm SM16 Earn a Reputation of Excellence Through Your Comprehensive Annual Financial Report / CPE
Saturday, September 23
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG01 Conducting a Fraud Risk Assessment / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG02 Exploring Win-Win Strategies for Labor Negotiations / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG03 Leveraging Supplier-Partner Knowledge and Experience During Staff Transition / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG04 Creating a Winning Game Plan for School Boundary Realignment
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG05 From Data Privacy to Trust: Building Your School Compliance Program / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG06 Certificate of Excellence Award Discussion Group / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG07 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Financial Considerations / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG08 The Path to Purchasing New School Buses in Times of Austerity
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm DG09 Making School Finance Understandable / CPE
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm DG10 Starter Kit for the New SBO / CPE
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm DG11 Taking Inspiration from the Deepest Thinkers in Business and Education
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm DG12 Mapping Your Facilities to Meet Your Future Goals
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm DG13 Tools to Maximize Your Leadership Skills
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm DG53 Acing the Test to Help School District Employees Save for Retirement / CPE
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm DD01 School Meals Hot Topics: New Regulations, Going Off the Program, CNR Updates, and More! / CPE
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm DD02 Technology, the Law, and Schools: Emerging Issues / CPE
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm DD03 Understanding the Impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act on School Districts / CPE
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm DD05 How to Help Improve the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Special Education / CPE
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm DD06 Passing Bond Issues and Financing Projects / CPE
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm DD07 Creating an Award-Winning Budget / CPE
Sunday, September 24
8:00 am – 9:15 am CT Clinic Tables
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG15 Become an Exceptional Business Communicator / CPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG16 The Future of Electronic Payments for School District Procurement / CPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG17 The Digital Journey in K-12 – One District’s Story of Building Community Advocacy Under Today’s Public Scrutiny
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG19 Cash Management and Investments: What Every School Business Official Should Know / CPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG20 After-Hours Use of Facilities: Cost Awareness and Cost Recovery / CPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG21 Attracting and Retaining Employees by Helping Reduce Student Loan Debt / CPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG38 Education Leadership for School Business Officials / CPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG50 Setting Up a Smooth Transition Plan From Retiree to the New Chief SBO
9:00 am – 10:00 am DG52 The Value of a Print and Digital Strategy: Organizational Impact and Support of Student Achievement / CPE
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG22 Leveraging Performance Data and Transparency to Create Healthier, More Sustainable Schools
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG23 The Value of the SFO Certification
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG24 21st-Century Safety and Security in Schools / CPE
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG25 The Potential Impact of Marijuana Legalization Laws on Schools / CPE
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG26 Identifying Useful Data within Your Financial Statements for Management Analysis / CPE
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG27 Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing: Resources That Can Save Time and Money / CPE
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm DG32 The Art of Capital Improvement Planning
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm   Annual Meeting Program Planning Session: Influence Your Profession by Planning ASBO International’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo / CPE
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DD08 Understanding the Impact of Risk Management in Your Schools / CPE
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DD09 Improving Grants Management: Compliance with the Uniform Guidance / CPE
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DD11 Best Practices in Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Management / CPE
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DD12 How to Calculate the Savings for School Consolidation / CPE
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm DD13 Secrets to a Successful Software Implementation—RFP to "Go Live" / CPE
Monday, September 25
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG28 Engaging School Leaders To Be Rock Star Advocates for Education
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG29 Real-World Fraud and Internal Controls / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG30 Positions Change—Do Your Job Descriptions?
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG33 Creating a Strategic Financial Plan That Supports Your District Goals / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG34 Using Time Effectively? The Value of Trusting Relationships / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG35 Motivating the Millennials: Recruiting and Retaining a New Generation of Teachers / CPE
8:00 am – 9:00 am DG36 International Perspectives on Professionalizing School Business Management / CPE
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG18 Managing On-Demand "Gig" Workers in Schools
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG37 GASB Update / CPE
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG39 Using Data Analytics to Improve Student Achievement / CPE
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG40 Ensuring Equity in Student-Based Budgeting / CPE
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG41 Take Ownership of Your Retirement Plan Offerings
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG42 GoTeam! Navigating Our First Budget Cycle as a Charter System / CPE
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG43 The Character of Ethical Leadership / CPE
9:15 am – 10:15 am DG44 The Benefits of Being Proactive in Implementing Internal Controls / CPE
10:30 am – 11:30 am DG45 Present with Confidence / CPE
10:30 am – 11:30 am DG46 The Evolving Governmental Audit Environment / CPE
10:30 am – 11:30 am DG47 Engaging Stakeholders in School Finance / CPE
10:30 am – 11:30 am DG48 Fine Tuning the School-Volunteer Fundraising Relationships / CPE