The Value of Membership

"ASBO International's engaging and empowering environment helped me perfect my school business management voice. Attending the Annual Meeting & Expo, Executive Leadership Forum, and Eagle Institute made me better equipped to face district challenges and to find real and lasting solutions that help students achieve excellence."
Earl P. Burke, MBA, Hinds County School District, Mississippi
Member since 2007

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Educational Sessions

Professional Development Schedule

Review the full line up of educational sessions available at the 2016 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 – 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 23
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS01 Making Facilities Data Work for Education
8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. WS02 Narrowing the Access Gap with the Digital Equity Toolkit/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. WS08 Arizona School Tour
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. WS09 Strategic Planning in Light of the Affordable Care Act/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. WS10 Making School Finance Fun/CPE
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. WS11 The Missing Link to Controlling Costs
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. SM14 Skills Refresher for ASBO’s SFO® Certification Exam/CPE
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS03 Security and Emergency Preparedness—Active Shooter
10:15a.m. - 12:15p.m. WS04 Making Cent$: Restructuring a Food Service Program in a Collective Bargaining Environment/CPE
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS05 Presenting School Finance in the 21st Century
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS06 Technology, the Law, and Schools: Emerging Issues
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. WS07 Seven Tips for Effective Next-Generation Fiscal Leadership/CPE
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. WS11 The Missing Link to Controlling Costs
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. WS12 Strengthening Internal Controls, Improving Efficiency, and Reducing Fraud Risk of Student Activity Funds/CPE
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. SM15 How to Create an Award-Winning Budget/CPE
Saturday, September 24
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG01 Getting Squeezed by Your Budget? How Cooperatives Can Help
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG02 Meritorious Budget Award Discussion Group/CPE 
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG03 Distributed Leadership to Empower Education 
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG04 We Did It: The Many Benefits of Switching to Alternative Fuels/CPE 
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG05 Making School Finance Understandable/CPE
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG06 Capitalizing on Energy Efficiency Through the Better Buildings Challenge
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG07 Exploring Win-Win Strategies for Labor Negotiations/CPE 
11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG08 The Value of the SFO® Certification
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD01 It’s Jeopardy Time! Don’t Play with Your Employees’ Financial Future/CPE 
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD02 Ask the Eagles
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD03 The Ins and Outs of Governmental Fund Financial Statements/CPE 
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD04 Utilizing Innovation to Maximize Cost Savings
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. DD05 Creative Benefit Strategies after Healthcare Reform/CPE
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG09 Your District Emergency Management Plan:  Best Practices to Create a Secure Learning Environment
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG10 What’s Up with E-Rate? 
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG11 Understanding the Impact of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on School Districts/CPE
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG12 Certificate of Excellence Award Discussion Group/CPE 
1:15p.m. - 2:15p.m. DG13 Understanding FSAs, HSAs, and HRAs as ACA Triggers Plan  Design Changes/CPE
Sunday, September  25
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG14 Leading the Skill Development of School Business Leaders 
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG15 Introduction to the Use of Lean and Lean Six Sigma in Education/CPE 
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG16 Lincoln on Leadership 
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG17 Using Data Mining and Analytics to Detect Fraud and Misuse of District Monies/CPE 
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG18 Beyond Textbooks: Using Digital Resources to Maximize Cost Savings, Collaboration, and Student Achievement/CPE
2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m. DG19 How Business Managers Can Play a Major Role in the State Legislature 
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD06 Managing Grants and Risks: Lessons Learned from the Implementation of the Uniform Grant Guidance/CPE
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD07 Bringing Your Team Along—The Art of Administrative Mentorship/CPE
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD08 You Turned Off the Lights— Now What? Advanced Utility Planning to Cut Electricity Costs
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD09 Creating and Sustaining a Multiyear Strategic Finance Plan/CPE 
2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. DD10 2017 and Beyond: Strategic Planning for Affordable Care Act Compliance/CPE
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG20 We Can Review Your Budget to Help You Make It a Meritorious Budget Award-Winner/CPE
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG21 How to Develop Community Advocacy Under Today’s Intense Public Scrutiny
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG22 Are You Protected in the Event of an IRS Audit?/CPE
3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m. DG23 How Smart Is My IT Spending?
Monday, September 26
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG24 Global Perspectives in School Business
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG25 Preparing and Presenting Your Annual Audit—Views from the Outside and Inside/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG26 Leading from the Front—Setting the Right Direction for Your Team/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG27 The 10 Most Important Things to Know About Transportation
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG28 Purchasing Card (P-card) Programs
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG29 Managing Active and Retiree Benefits Using Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)/CPE 
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG30 Managing the Millennials: Recruiting and Retaining a New Generation of Teachers/CPE
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. DG31 Moving from Privacy to Trust/CPE
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. DG32 Smarter School Spending Alliance Districts Worksession
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG33 Top Construction Project Problems and Solutions
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG34 Transformation to the Digital Learning Environment: K–12 Best Practices
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG35 GASB Update/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG36 Return on Investment Analytics—Informing Strategic Resource Use/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG37 Understanding the Impact of Risk Management in Your Schools/CPE
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG38 The Food Connection
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG39 Building a Procurement Marketplace in the 21st Century
9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. DG40 Data Analytics: Data Integration from Multiple Data Sources/CPE 
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG41 GASB Pension/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG42 What Else I Didn't Learn in Business Official School/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG43 The Collaborative Classroom: Flexible Learning Environments for Education/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG44 The Quality Control Commissioning Process and Preventive Maintenance Practices
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG45 Developing Stakeholder Financial Literacy/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG46 Innovative Strategies for Self-Funded Medical Plans/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG47 Communicating Key Audit Report Information to District Stakeholders/CPE
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. DG48 Developing a Safety Program—What Should You Be Including?

Earning CPE Credits & SFO Contact Hours

The Annual Meeting & Expo provides the opportunity to earn up to 8 CPE credits and SFO contact hours for Friday’s workshops and seminars. 
Earn up to 16 CPE credits for the entire Annual Meeting & Expo in Personal Development, Finance, Auditing, Computer Science, Accounting (Governmental), Administrative Practice, Production, Personnel/HR, Business Law, and Accounting fields of study.

To receive CPE credit for Annual Meeting & Expo workshops, seminars, discussion groups, or deep digs, attendees must scan their badge to verify attendance and complete the online session evaluation. Online evaluations are available immediately following Friday’s workshops and seminars. Attendees will have the option to print their certificate after completing the online evaluation. All sessions are a basic program level and require no program prerequisites or advance preparation.

Earn up to 16 SFO recertification contact hours Friday through Monday.  To receive SFO contact hours for Annual Meeting & Expo workshops, seminars, discussion groups, or deep digs, attendees must complete the Contact Hours Record and enter recertification hours in their online account.

CPE Information

ASBO International is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

ASBO International will offer CPE credits for select workshops, seminars, discussion groups, and deep dig sessions at the Annual Meeting & Expo. All sessions use the group live instructional delivery method.

Complaint Resolution and Refund Policy
For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, contact ASBO International offices by phone, 866.682.2729 x7080, or by mail, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20190.

ASBO International reserves the right to cancel a workshop or seminar due to low enrollment.