Education Sessions

School District

Begin your learning and earn academy credit before Conference officially begins.

Speaking at the Conference? Find all of your speaker needs here.

Available April 2018 in the peer2peer Community.

The Illinois ASBO Annual Conference is your one-stop destination for professional development on relevant topics in school business.

Preview the 2018 Sessions Below!


Earn PD Clock Hours

By attending the 2018 Annual Conference, you will have the opportunity to earn up to 9 hours of professional development credit.

You can also earn Administrator Academy Credit by attending one of the pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, May 2.

Conference App
There will not be a printed session program.

Your go-to resource for full session and event information will be the Conference App – Available through Guidebook.

Come back for App download instructions – coming this spring!

Connect to Sessions that Advance Your Profession

Illinois ASBO professional development committees are working hard to create relevant sessions that cater to your specific needs as a school business professional. Check out the full conference schedule to plan your time and stay tuned this spring for a full session schedule!

Session Listing

Here is a preview of some of the sessions that will be offered (titles subject to change). Watch for a full session schedule soon!

Accounting, Auditing & Reporting
Getting Ready for the New Site Based Reporting Requirements
What You Need to Know about GASB 75 (OPEB) & Future GASBs

Budgeting & Financial Planning
Capital Improvement Budgeting
Evidence-Based Model: The Why, the How & the What Now (Part I)
Healthcare Analytics: Improving Employee Health & Reducing Costs
Health Insurance Cost Management Strategies

Cash Management, Investments & Debt Management
Bond Issuance: The Participants Who Help Make It Happen
Cash Management 101: District Processes & Procedures
Construction Financing
Investments & Maximizing Interest Income
Selling Illinois School Bonds Now & in the Future
Taxpayer Challenges in the Bond Issuance Process
Why Should You Care About Disclosures?

Principles of School Finance
Annual Reporting: Financial & Otherwise
Basics of School Finance: Expenditures
Basics of School Finance: Revenues
Emerging Bond Issues
Evidence-Based Model: The Why, the How & the What Now (Part II)
TIF & Tax Appeals

Special Education: Administration & Finance
IDEA Maintenance of Effort
IDEA Grant Guidance
Maximizing Your Medicaid Revenue
Special Education Funding & Reporting

Food Service
The Importance of Maximizing Commodity Dollars
What to Expect from a Food Service Audit & Procurement Reviews

Risk Management
Protecting Against the Active Assailant
What Happens When Internal Controls Fail

Errors to Avoid in Your Claim
Recruiting & Retaining Quality Transportation Staff

Human Resource Management
Attracting & Retaining Employees Through Creative Compensation & Benefits
Making Sense of Flex Spending, HSA, HRA, & Educating Employees
The Bermuda Triangle of Leaves

Leadership Development
Help! There’s Fire!
Managing Your Boss
Vertical & Horizontal
Team Leadership

Legal Issues
2018 Legal Updates: What You Need to Know
Effective Governmental Agreements
Elimination of Education Tax Rate & Proposed Tax Freeze
Enhancing Fraud Investigations with Forensic Technology
Fundraising Relationships

Public Policy & Intergovernmental Relations
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Political Dynamics During This Election Year
State Legislative Update
State Legislative Update: Assessments, FOIA, Tax Caps & Freezes & Bonds
Strategies & Tactics: TIFs
TRS Update
Using Political Campaign Tactics to Influence Others to Take Action

Maintenance & Operations
Creating Standards & Procedures for Successful Facility Management
Custodial/Maintenance Staffing
Facilities Legislative Update
How Microfiber Changed My Life

Planning & Construction
Construction Bidding: Top Problems & Solutions
Construction Disputes & Solutions
Designing for Equity: Gender Inclusive Facilities
Details of Construction Budgeting
Lead Testing Update: Everything You Need to Know

How to Plan, Implement & Measure Building Systems
Improving Student Performance Through Health & Wellness
Staging Your District for
Financial Incentives

Asset Management, Valuation & Disposal
Collaboration to Create an Effective RFP
We Have to Bid, Now What?

1:1 Financial Impacts & Solutions
How to Leverage Data for Effective Business Decisions
What School Leaders Need to Know About Cyber Security