School Business Essentials Lunch & Learn Series

Illinois ASBO's online professional development series delivers topics that are essential to your success! “Brown bag it” and spend a working lunch addressing tactical issues that will help you fulfill your job functions.

Illinois ASBO hosts “Webinar Wednesdays” at no cost throughout the school year. Each webinar is hosted on GoToWebinar from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and offers one PD Clock Hour of credit to Illinois ASBO members.

Please note: As of January 1, 2018, Lunch & Learn webinars will be a member-only benefit. Learn more about the value and benefits of an Illinois ASBO membership!


We are excited to announce a full lineup of new lunch & learn webinars for Spring 2018! 

Googleize Your Business Office 201 — February 21, 2018

Taking Your Business Office to the Next Level with Google's G Suite
Intended for the experienced G Suite user, this webinar will provide an advanced look at how a large high school district updated its practices and transformed how it does business with the help of Google's collaborative tools. Learn how to maximize Team Drives for shared department files and special projects, how to schedule facilities and resources using Google Calendar and how to create an internal website for your school district's employees using Google Sites. Get provide practical examples and resources to help take your business office to the next level with the help of G Suite.

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ESSA Site-Level Reporting & Your FY18 Budget — March 7, 2018

Helpful Hints on How to Prepare your FY18 Budget to Comply ESSA Site-Level Expenditure Reporting: As part of the new ESSA compliance requirements, school districts will now be required to report their district expenditures at the site-level. Attend this FREE webinar to understand: 

  1. What is site-level expenditure reporting? Why are we doing this?  Why now?
  2. What was ISBE’s approach to compliance with the requirements?
  3. What can districts expect next?
  4. How can districts start preparing?

The presenters will leave 20 minutes for open questions and commentary at the end of the webinar.

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Maintenance of Effort — March 28, 2018

Have You been Minding Your MOE? 
Join us as we explore the ins and outs of Maintenance of Effort and why you should be monitoring it closely. Find out how you can start reviewing MOE as soon as your audit is complete and review how to find exceptions to MOE so that a negative MOE will not hold your district back.

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Managing Change (Presented by the Illinois ASBO Leadership Center) — April 18, 2018

Leaders must know how to effectively manage change.  This involves matching the type of change your organization is experiencing with the type of leadership behavior that will help you maneuver successfully through change processes.  Gain a framework for analyzing the change environment and developing the requisite skills all leaders must attain and use to be successful. 

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Per ISBE regulations, you must be logged into the entire webinar to receive the clock hour credit.​ Credit will only be awarded to Illinois ASBO members.


Did you miss one of the webinars? Watch these one-hour presentations online. Credit not available for archived webinars. Register and attend a live webinar to receive PD Clock Hour credit.

Past Webinars:

Calendar of Key Dates - August 2016
Two Perspectives on the Tax Levy - September 2016
Grant Reporting Tips and Tricks - October 2016
The Tax Levy, Click By Click - October 2016
End of Year Calendar and Activities - November 2016
Budgeting for Staffing - January 2017
Planning for Facilities Maintenance & Construction - February 2017
Registration & Event Payment Best Practices - March 2017
Annual Reporting: Financial and Otherwise - August 2017
Googleize Your Business Office - September 2017
Trust in the Workplace - November 2017
Understanding the Illinois Program Accounting Manual - November 2017
Estimating and Communicating Your Adequacy Target - December 2017
Lunch & Learn Webinar: Radical Candor Book Study - January 2018