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International School Business Management Professional Standards and Code of Ethics -Digital Copy
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Thinking about taking your career to the next level? The Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO) is the school finance profession’s most prestigious designation. Created by school business professionals, this certification proves your knowledge and professional competencies and is the first nationally recognized certification for school business officials. Its mission is to provide a pathway for career recognition by conveying real-world, practical expertise that every school business official should possess. Earning your SFO certification can launch your school business career to the next level, putting you among the profession’s elite workforce. Join ASBO International’s Director of Certification and Standards Development as she answers frequently asked questions about the certification.
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The SFO Exam Prep Digital Flash Cards are here to help you study before test day! Practice your test-taking skills and familiarize yourself with the question structure of the exam with over fifty digital practice questions that cover each of the exam areas. Each of the five digital flash card decks can be taken limitless times.
School Business Professional Member: $99.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $149.00
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BUNDLE and SAVE! Purchase the 5-Part SFO Exam Prep Series for $199 (SBO Member Price). Other price discounts available for non-members and Industry Suppliers.
School Business Professional Member: $199.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $249.00
Credits: 0.00
Does the word “advocacy” sound stressful or intimidating to you? It doesn’t have to be! School business officials (SBOs) can provide invaluable context and information like no one else when policymakers are making important decisions that affect students, schools, and districts. This five-part live webinar series teaches you what advocacy is, how to engage in the legislative process, and how to get more involved. Presenters from around the country will share how you can leverage your school business knowledge as an advocacy leader, deliver persuasive and effective messages to get support for your cause, and build relationships with state and federal officials to create better policy for schools. (LIVE)
School Business Professional Member: $249.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $349.00
Credits: 5.00 CPE,SFO,CAE
Do you want to be able to answer the school board’s questions in seconds? Or do you simply want to be more efficient and confident in the validity of your worksheets, spreadsheets, and the formulas you use to calculate data for important decision making? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this boot camp is for you! Learning a few Excel tricks can help make you more efficient, productive, predictive, and invaluable to your organization. Join us for this five-part live webinar series where you will learn advanced skills in working with Excel tables to automate salary sheets, and budgets, manipulate text to create dynamic narratives, create interactive spreadsheets that talk to each other, learn advanced filtering, work with pivot tables, and more. (LIVE)
School Business Professional Member: $249.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $349.00
Credits: 5.00 CPE,SFO,CAE
Get up to speed on the latest federal education laws and regulations affecting your district in this upcoming webinar with ASBO International’s policy team. Attendees will learn about the latest federal guidance concerning the American Rescue Plan’s (ARP) ESSER program and new Maintenance of Equity (MoEquity) requirements. Other featured topics will include a federal budget and appropriations update, recap on the recently passed infrastructure bill, the latest intel on the Build Back Better Act, and more. Find out what Congress and the administration are up to in 2022 and what all of this means for your schools!
School Business Professional Member: $0
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In a world where individuals are pulled in many different directions, both personally and professionally, the importance of work-life balance has never been greater. Learn the benefits of striking a balance between optimal work performance and time spent away from the office, methods to achieving work-life harmony (including time management and prioritization techniques), and how successfully doing so can create an even more positive work environment for you and others.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Have you ever wondered why so many of the classic business management texts are on the must-read list for educational leaders? Oftentimes we hear that schools are not businesses and to some extent this may be true. There is, however, much you can share with the educators that comprise your school’s leadership team beyond the management of resources and finances. Credits: 1 SFO; Level: Beginner
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Districts struggle with staffing. How many teachers, counselors, special ed staff are enough? And how do you get the most return on the additional staff? Research-based staffing models will be presented for the campus, district, and central administration staff. In addition, a staffing model that uses student achievement as a guide will be presented to determine the academic return on investment for full-time equivalent (FTE) staff. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School budgets are built around finite resources, but how do you better estimate current and future year costs? What metrics and data can support your ongoing projections? This session will review best practices for budget forecasts and how you can improve your analysis of current and future revenues and expenditures to maximize student outcomes while ensuring your entity is prepared to weather changing assumptions and impacts. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Fostering a strong relationship between school finance and curriculum departments can lead to great synergies. Learn how Mansfield Independent School District’s CFO and curriculum director were able to fund new programs by strategic abandonment and redirect resources for more effective spending. Gain insights into how this relationship can help meet new COVID-19 Return to Learn planning and currently mandated ESSA compliance and reporting requirements for both finance and curriculum. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
You know the difference between a ledger and a legend, a promissory note and a prominent notice, a fiduciary responsibility, and a fictitious reptile...BUT, do your patrons and parents? How about your teachers and staff? Explaining the complexities of school finance to different audiences is one of the biggest challenges facing school district administrators. How do you make important financial information relevant, understandable, and relatable? Get some tips for talking to parents, patrons, and staff about financial issues in ways they can understand. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
As with many other sectors where qualified practitioners find the relationship with administrators at times challenging, the education sector is no different. Just as clinicians have at times been at odds with hospital administrators, headteachers and principals have sometimes found it difficult to come to terms with non-pedagogical leaders enjoying a senior strategic decision-making role. Better understand the origins of these tensions, explore misunderstandings, and some solutions that are based on encouraging evidence of improvements in some contexts and settings, including the decision-making process during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
If there’s one thing all schools have in common, it’s the need to do more with the resources available. If your operations team is working reactively, then unexpected repairs, a backlog of work orders, and not enough staff are promised--but more budget isn’t. A school that’s stuck in survival mode isn’t effectively serving its students and educators. There’s a way to work more proactively and to efficiently do more with less to help your schools thrive. Learn how to not just survive this year, but to thrive. Get your operations out of survival mode and work more proactively. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Never seem to have enough time to get everything done? Drowning in emails? Have so much on your plate it’s hard to even know what tasks to prioritize much less how to prioritize them? Learn proven time management, prioritization, and organizational strategies that will help you succeed at work and get control of your life back. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Learn about grant management and compliance in a fun and exciting environment. You'll better understand federal compliance and why it is important in your job. As Georges St-Pierre states, "When you pay attention to detail, the big picture will take care of itself." This session gives you some tools to enhance your relationships with your auditors and to handle the auditor questions around grants. Enhance your knowledge and have fun doing it. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Learn about emerging issues in education news and policy that are affecting schools across the nation, such as the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the U.S. Census and immigration reform, rising unpaid meal debt issues, and more. Discuss these and other news topics with your peers in this interactive presentation and share how your district is planning to handle these issues. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Social distancing at the school bus stop and on the bus. Realistic? Computer routing has long been a mainstay of pupil transportation departments – especially those interested in maximizing efficiency. In this session we will discuss making the most of efficiency in light of new requirements. Using a computer system to plan transportation is key, but this is no longer enough. Today’s parents expect to receive communication on their mobile devices. Today’s transportation director needs historical and real-time information on school bus locations through GPS technology. And today’s school safety priorities point to the need to know who is on each bus at any given time. Discussion will focus on how to successfully implement data-driven technology and how to be ready to react when the next crisis hits. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
All leaders face crises – whether for themselves or their organizations. Being able to properly plan for and handle expected and unexpected crises is critical to the success of any leader or organization. This webinar, originally presented at the 2020 Envision Conference, will examine the nature of crises and what leaders should do to prepare or “inoculate” their organization as well as quickly organize their own thinking and the direction of their organization when crises strike. It will also examine how to create a “learning organization” that allows leaders to consider what lessons the crisis has provided that the team must incorporate for the future. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Have an extra screen available for this hands-on workshop! As business officials, we are involved in union negotiations when they take place. Our responsibility is to create projections and share them with administration and union members. It takes time to create these projections. We will develop a multi-year, multi-scenario salary projection tool that you could use during your union negotiation. You can use this tool to build trust between the union members and the school committees. This will be a dynamic tool so that you can easily add more fiscal years in the future.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Learn how Boulder Valley Schools (Colorado) was able to create a comprehensive managed print services strategy. This plan is helping transform the way district staff interact with documents and has reduced the amount of time teachers spend on administrative duties so that they may spend more time engaging with students in the classroom. Explore how their vision helped consolidate and rationalize print devices as well as create the foundation of a Centralized Print Center. Participants will also hear how the district is using card authentication, which provides secure access to printed documents under FERPA regulations, and detailed reporting to make future decisions related to their print program. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of emails you receive daily? Do you need help meeting deadlines? Learn quick tips and tricks to make Outlook work for you. Outlook is more than email. It’s a personal information manager to streamline workloads and boost productivity. Create and delegate tasks, share calendars and contacts with co-workers. Use mail merge to send personalized emails automatically to an entire list. Set up email signatures and templates to gain efficiencies. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School construction is a complex process with many players and moving parts that can create challenges for school business officials, superintendents, and even school board members, especially in our very different COVID-19 world. An experienced panel of professionals including a former school board member and construction manager, a chief school business official, school attorneys, and a school architect will go through the school construction from the beginning to the end along with identifying common problems and practical solutions. The panel will engage attendees in an exciting new interactive collaboration exercise. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Recent events have caused us to pause and re-think the future of schools, especially school finance. We rapidly transitioned into an environment that exposed the fact that we were not prepared. We now are considering how to foster remote learning environments and are relying on technology for key job functions. The school business office could be making routine shifts to prepare for the future. By implementing modern technology, we can automate our workflows related to timesheets, purchase requisitions, PD requests, budget information collection, meetings, etc. Learn how you can adapt quickly and prepare for the future of learning and managing school districts. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This recording is designed to provide school business officials with a basic working knowledge of emerging issues involving technology, the law, and education. Credit: 1 SFO; Level: Beginner
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
As the years pass, new challenges emerge, from the occasional schoolyard scuffle to callous bullying to catastrophic cyberattacks. The foremost duty of any school business official is to ensure the safety and security of our students (and the peace of mind of their parents). Yet, this year has brought unprecedented challenges. How are you keeping up day over day? What’s keeping you up at night? For many, perhaps even most, it’s the next malicious cyberattack. There have been 907 (and counting) targeted attacks on school districts since 2016. Are your databases secure? Are your employee practices sound? Are your students safe? The presenters will demystify the complexity of cybersecurity, detail the risks, and outline immediate steps to help ensure the safety and security of your school district. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In this current time of uncertainty, it sometimes feels like the best you can do is survive from day to day. No doubt we are all experiencing changes in our routines, habits, and experiences. However, there are ways to adjust to what is happening around you that put you in a position and mindset to not only make it through this time but improve in the process. Learn seven ways to grow that will help you thrive while you survive. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Transportation services represent one of the largest challenges and biggest opportunities in a COVID and post-COVID environment. The changing demands, the need for innovation, and the continuing challenge of the bus driver shortage creates obstacles and opportunities. Whether you have started school face-to-face, are still waiting to begin on-campus learning, or expecting a re-start of operations later in the year, the topic of transportation requires proper planning and protocols in every instance. This session will focus on understanding how to assess the readiness of your transportation organization to respond to these competing demands. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Major cyber breaches have become regular mainstream news headlines and school districts have been recent targets. Newer threats have emerged as cyber criminals are increasingly targeting organizations with more remote workers and fewer IT staff to mitigate cyber attacks. Districts must take steps to mitigate risks of cyber security incidents, which in part means educating employees about the risks. This informative discussion will dive into individual protections for employees and how that can help your district reduce and avoid risks. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
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