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Using an A-ROI framework, the presenters will discuss innovative strategies to collect and analyze data on current and future initiatives. Additionally, they will discuss how SBOs might respond to the data they collect and its impact on their analysis, implementation, and evaluation cycle. Using best practices in coding structure, they will identify key financial and instructional data to collect and discuss common obstacles SBOs are likely to encounter during this process. All participates will leave with some best practices on using data to drive budget development decisions. This session was originally recorded for the 2020 Envision virtual conference. Learning Objectives: Objective 1: Discuss key data points to measure academic return on investment. Objective 2: Describe strategies to evaluate current and future initiatives. Objective 3: Outline steps to build a collaborative program-driven budget. Presenter(s): Timothy Hilker, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Saratoga Springs City Schools, Saratoga Springs, NY Joseph Greco, Director of Budget and Program Integration, Saratoga Springs City School District, Saratoga Springs, NY Knowledge Level: Basic SFO Domain(s): Budgeting and Reporting Activities Credits: SFO
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School business officials can help principals and other educational leaders by providing actionable information. This presentation provides an A-B-C information model with information that is immediately actionable, actionable information for the future, and non-actionable, but good information such as demographic data. Learn how a district used this information framework to create an information dashboard system for superintendents, principals, and school directors using Power BI. Dashboards, reports, and apps help principals focus and plan their day by knowing the key actionable information that was formerly in different data sets located in various databases. 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
The publication of new school-by-school spending data by every state in the country is transforming the education finance landscape, offering unprecedented opportunities to leverage the data to inform spending decisions and communicate about how resources are allocated to schools. While bringing a host of challenges—district and school leaders are largely unprepared to engage on issues the data will raise, such as equity, spending trade-offs, and the link between money and outcomes—the new data also present an incredible opportunity for districts to communicate openly and honestly, solicit input, and build trust around budgeting and spending practices. These challenges and opportunities are especially critical during economically uncertain times, when the financial outlook for public education is changing rapidly. 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 webinar provides an analysis of the important role emotions play in not only the work environment but in daily decisions that school business officials make. Best practices for making difficult decisions seem positive and supportive will be explored. Credits: 1 SFO; Level: Basic
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
hen school districts receive federal funding, there are many "strings attached." One of the major strings is the requirement to have written procedures to address EDGAR compliance issues. Compliance with federal grant management regulations (EDGAR) is a critical task that should be a shared responsibility between finance, purchasing, human resources, and grant management staff. The best procedures are those developed and implemented using a collaborative approach. This session provides an overview of EDGAR compliance, local decisions related to implementation, and sample templates of procedures to facilitate the development of comprehensive EDGAR written procedures. 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
Preparing a presentation for the board? This 90-minute webinar will show you how to format and extract key insights from your Excel data and then design effective charts and graphs to help you effectively present your information.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
New manger? No problem! This 90-minute webinar provides valuable insights for managing employees, organizing teams to maximize productivity and achieve maximum results.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Business writing must be clear—but it also needs to convey a strong professional image. This 90-minute webinar will teach you how to troubleshoot punctuation, grammar, and other writing pitfalls so you can produce mistake-free communications.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO External
Explore the elements needed to build and lead teams of diverse individuals who are engaged, energized and perform beyond expectations. This 90-minute webinar explores the role of performance management, the innovation a diverse team brings to the table, and how to identify the impact of bias within yourself and others.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Learn what Blockchain is, its many uses, and how it may impact your job and industry.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This 90-minute webinar provides step-by-step advice for conducting performance discussions in a way that invites balanced participation, stays true to your message, focuses on performance, and reduces defensiveness.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Have you ever wondered what truly motivates employees? In this 90-minute webinar you will explore the key ingredients that can be used to strengthen employee commitment, engagement, and career satisfaction.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
It's ok to be introverted, but this doesn't excuse you from being an active contributor to the team. After all, you were hired for your talents and your insights are invaluable to your team. This 90-minute webinar will teach you how to manage your energy as an introvert and communicate confidently—even when you’re surrounded by extroverts.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
When stress feels overwhelming, it can be difficult to remain calm, cool, and collected. This 90-minute webinar will help you build the skills you need to maintain control of your emotions at work, whatever the situation.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This 90-minute webinar will teach you how to speak with confidence in any situation and discover specific tactics to get grounded and present yourself naturally yet assertively.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In this 90-minute webinar, you'll learn to quickly determine if your company has a strong or weak financial position, evaluate profitability, calculate and interpret financial ratios, and identify warning signs of financial trouble.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This 90-minute webinar will help you discover the most important things a first-time manager needs to know about HR and employment law. You'll also get specific tools and techniques to help you manage employees safely and effectively.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This 90-minute webinar will help you acquire tools and tactics for creating a team culture in which employees strive to meet and exceed customer expectations.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
In this 90-minute webinar you will acquire insights to help everyone in your organization exceed customer expectations by improving the customer connection, meeting their needs, and handling situations with empathy.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Managing Your Workload: How to Prioritize When Everything is Important
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Excel® dashboards provide an excellent way of sharing a “snapshot" view of KPIs with colleagues. This 90-minute webinar will teach you how to convert your raw data into readable charts, diagrams and tables that can reveal unnoticed facts.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
This 90-minute lesson will assist you in getting familiar with many of the built-in analytical tools in Excel®—and help you learn how to quickly tackle a myriad of statistical, mathematical, and financial challenges.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
A continuation of Mastering Excel® Formulas and Functions Part 1, this 90-minute webinar explores the built-in analytical tools in Excel® that can be used to solve a wide range of data-related tasks and problems.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Take a step-by-step journey through the process of using the Excel® PivotTable® tool to quickly analyze data—even vast amounts—in less time than you ever thought possible.
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School districts across the country often support a range of community needs beyond the typical school day, all while balancing competing priorities for resources. Investing in energy efficiency in K-12 schools presents a significant opportunity for districts to achieve energy and cost savings that enables students to learn in healthy environments while also supporting critical community functions. Join the U.S. Department of Energy and representatives from the Better Buildings Challenge as they present high-impact materials and share creative solutions to help school districts plan, finance, and ultimately achieve their unique energy goals. Participants will also hear from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council about additional resources for supporting school energy efficiency, including a review of recent federal funding opportunities.
School Business Professional Member: $0.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $0.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Gain a proven methodology for initiating, planning and managing projects ni this 90-minute webinar, as well as a strategy to help you implement what you learn. 
School Business Professional Member: $39.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $69.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
Start from Scratch? NO! --if you prepare an annual financial report why not take it to the next step? The statistical section is the most time-consuming project in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report process. This session will include an Excel template with sample resources and websites. Even if you are already completing an Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, these tips and techniques on using the statistical section for long-range planning and bond rating questions will benefit you. In addition, a short review of the checklist and process will be provided. And then, BAM! you've completed your first Annual Comprehensive Financial Report!
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
The SFO exam domain content consists of two areas: accounting and school business Management. This webinar will provide a wide overview of the accounting, addressing management of accounting systems and management of accounting functions. First, we’ll cover the organizational, procedural, and systematic elements of accounting including maintaining software, upholding financial data integrity, administering the chart of accounts, analyzing account records, and recording district assets. Second, we’ll discuss accounting functions ranging from payroll, billings, collections, and payments, to establishing procurement procedures, adhering to budget guidelines, preparing financial reports, and managing cash flow as well as capital assets.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
School business practitioners are visionary leaders who can help others see clearly the future of the district through a comprehensive financial plan based on integrity and commitment to the educational mission. In order to inspire and motivate others to achieve a common goal, you’ll need to understand the trends of the community and the district to accurately forecast budget assumptions and assign resources to where they’re needed most. Dive into the details of financial planning, analysis, and budget reporting activities to accurately map out the fiscal year, evaluate data, and inform your stakeholders with clarity and transparency.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
All districts risk suffering loss or damage to their property, personnel, and reputation. Risk management anticipates and limits risks that may negatively affect the district. Research on learning validates the effect of the environment on the learner. Factors such as adequate capacity, appropriate sound, light, and temperature as well as the design of space affect an individual’s ability to learn or to work. Effective and efficient facility management contributes to the educational process by providing the environment in which instructional programs are delivered. Expertise in areas such as facility planning, operations, and maintenance are competencies essential for school business officials.
School Business Professional Member: $49.00
School Business Professional Non-Member: $99.00
Credits: 1.00 SFO
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