The Value of Membership

"I was urged to join ASBO International by one of my colleagues who had wonderful things to say about the organization, its leadership, and the learning opportunities ASBO provides.  I have found ASBO's resources to be very useful, but it's the connections I have made with other members that have proven invaluable to me in my career development.  I encourage every school business official to join ASBO and to get involved."
Jason Helsen, Reeths-Puffer Schools, Michigan
Member since 2010

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Professional Development & Events

Thursday, February 18

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Strategic Governance Symposium
(Invitation Only)
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Affiliate Executive Directors Business Meeting
(Invitation Only)
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception with Tabletop Exhibits

Friday, February 19

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Four of a Kind: Leadership Perspectives from Caesars Palace

SFOs: 3
CPEs: 3
PERSPECTIVE I Green Is the New Black: Saving Funds Through Sustainable Facilities 
Learn how to survey your sustainability potential and rally your community around an environmentally responsible strategy.

Learning Objective: Outline a plan for identifying the sustainability potential of your district or organization and engaging the community in its implementation.

Presenter: Eric Dominguez, Director of Corporate Engineering & Environmental Affairs, Caesars Palace

PERSPECTIVE II Keep Calm and Carry Out Your Crisis Plan
Pause before you push the panic button. With these precautions in place, you can be confident in leading your district through a crisis.

Learning Objective: Discuss the elements of advance planning and preparation necessary to build confidence in your ability to lead during a crisis.
Presenter: Brad Waldron, Director, Corporate Risk Management, Caesars Palace
PERSPECTIVE III Monumental Momentum: A Positive Workforce to Be Reckoned With
Get employees on board with strategic goals and move forward in the right direction.

Learning Objective: Describe how setting strategic goals helps employees advance your district’s vision.
Presenter: Sean McBurney, General Manager, Caesars Palace
PERSPECTIVE IV Reaping the Reward: Principles That Develop Leaders and Earn Trust
Investing time is costly, but the reward is great. These principles can help you earn stakeholders’ trust and produce dependable employees.

Learning Objective: Identify the core principles that create an environment of stakeholder trust and employee commitment.
Presenter: Ramesh Sadhwani, Vice President of Hotel Operations, Caesars Palace
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch                                   
12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Culture Shock—Dispensing Creativity, Community, and Collaboration into the Workplace (Offsite Event at

SFOs: 3
CPEs: 3

Good leaders set boundaries, not to restrict but to create a shared space—a company culture. Zappos Insights experts will teach you how to establish core values and goals that connect all members of your team, giving them freedom to create and motivating them to make a valuable contribution to the whole. Once you’ve created a healthy work climate, your team members will be ready to perform at their highest level.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the effects on an organization and its employees of creating a culture and core values and operating with them. 2. Describe programs and activities that your district might use to build strong relationships among employees and encourage buy-in among all stakeholders. 3. Identify hiring and training strategies that foster employees’ personal and professional growth and strengthen the organizational culture. 4. Explain the value of hiring for culture fit, onboarding/culture immersion, and continuous training in creating and sustaining a strong, resilient organization.

Jon Wolske, Culture Evangelist, Zappos Insights
Erica Javellana, Speaker of the House, Zappos Insights
Marcela Gutierrez, Zappos New Hire Training & Zappos Insights Guru
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Reception

Saturday, February 20

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Leader of the Future          
SFOs: 4
CPEs: 4

In this fast-paced, interactive, and information-rich workshop, learn how to be a highly successful and effective leader today—and in the future. Combining extensive data from high-potential employees, Millennial and Gen Z descriptions of admirable leadership qualities, and insight from the world’s most respected leadership experts, this session will deliver real tools, ideas, and skills school business officials can immediately implement to make a dramatically positive impact on their districts.
Learning objectives: 1. Outline new research identifying the expectations of effective leaders in the next 10 years.  2. Summarize leadership theories from more than a dozen top leadership experts.  3. Using the material from Objectives 1 and 2, create a “Personal Leadership Competency Model” to guide your actions and interactions as a leader in your organization.  4. Compare, discuss, and debate the various competency models created by you and other attendees to create an "Ideal Leader" competency model.  5. Develop a list of specific action steps to implement your personal leadership competency model and incorporate elements of the ideal leader competency model into your daily actions and interactions.

Presenter: John Spence, international keynote, management consultant, author, and one of the top 100 business thought leaders in America.

Earn Education Credits


Earning SFO Contact Hours and CPE Credits
Earn up to 10 SFO recertification contact hours and 10 Continuing Education Credits (CPE) credits in the Personal Development field of study by attending Friday and Saturday sessions.

Claiming SFO Contact Hours and CPE Credits
Complete the session evaluations emailed to you to claim CPE credits and/or SFO contact hours*.

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
The instructional delivery method for educational sessions is Group - Live, and no prerequisites or advance preparations are necessary for participation, unless otherwise indicated. ASBO staff monitors attendance at educational sessions offering CPE credit. Individuals who have not stayed for the requisite amount of time should not claim credit.
Complaint Resolution & 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.
*The online evaluations and certificate take the place of the SFO Contact Hours Records used in the past.