School Business Essentials Lunch & Learn Series

Introducing a new Illinois ASBO online professional development series, delivering 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.


We are excited to announce the following lunch and learn webinars for Fall 2017:

Annual Reporting: Financial & Otherwise — August 16, 2017

Discover the basics of required financial reporting including budget, audits, single audits, grant reporting and other annual filings.

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Googleize Your Business Office — September 13, 2017

Learn how two suburban school districts updated their practices and transformed how they do business with the help of Google's collaborative tools. Learn how to transition from Microsoft Excel and Word to Google Docs and Sheets in preparing board of education correspondence, financial dashboards, internal forms and procedural documents, and even the annual tax levy! Whether you are new or familiar with G Suite, get on ideas of how to "Googleize" your business office and take it to the next level!

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Preparing for Negotiations — October 11, 2017

What should you have ready for negotiations?  Whether you're new and it's your first time bargaining or whether you're a seasoned business manager with multiple bargained contracts under your belt, join us for this informative session that will: Describe business office tasks that should be completed before you start bargaining. Detail information that you will need to gather. Provide tips on how to benchmark your district against others.  Share suggestions on useful tools and strategies while bargaining.

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Trust in the Workplace (Presented by the Illinois ASBO Leadership Center) — November 1, 2017

Trust and communication are critical to the quality of every team as well as the work they produce. Explore the problems that leaders face when these critical variables break down and learn how to rebuild them to maximize workplace productivity.​

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Understanding the Illinois Program Accounting Manual — November 8, 2017

Getting a grasp on the Illinois Program Accounting Manual (IPAM) is key to your school district's accounting and financial reporting practices. Walk through the State requirements for school finance accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and auditing. 

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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.

Calendar of Key Dates - August 2016
Two Perspectives on the Tax Levy - September 2016
Grant Reporting - 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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? If you are new to the profession, a superintendent who also serves as an SBO, or just wants a refresher on tasks you complete annually — this series is for you! Working school business professionals have planned each webinar with these specific needs in mind, but anyone is welcome to log on and learn.