Professional Development

Build enduring skills. Excel in your discipline.
Benefit from a lasting investment … in YOU.

CASBO is professional development. It’s at the heart of our existence … and we’re good at it!

That’s why our catalog covers a wide variety of topics and strives to fulfill the learning needs of California school business professionals like you.

With expert instructors who provide content that evolves in direct response to our state’s budget and policy changes, you’ll receive in-depth training on today’s foremost topics in educational leadership. And you’ll leave with solutions you can immediately implement in the real world.

But that’s not all! String together a handful of these workshops, combine them with your prior experience and education, and you’ll be CASBO-certified in no time at all!

Take a look at our offerings, and add up the benefits to your career, your organization and the students you serve. Then make the best decision you’ve made all day: the decision to invest in you.

Please Note: A faxed registration form or PO number does not constitute an order. In order to ensure a first-come, first-served spot at the table, all registrations must be completed online. Thank you!



Need assistance with Professional Development? Here is who to contact:

Melissa Martinez

Professional Development Specialist
(916) 504-2252

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Upcoming Events

  Contracting with Confidence - 1/24/2020 - Los Angeles COE

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Friday - January 24, 2020
  Legal Aspects & Hands-On Accounting for Student Body Organizations - 1/27/2020 - Folsom-Cordova USD

Folsom Cordova USD

Monday - January 27, 2020
  School Facilities & the CBO: Comprehensive Master Planning of a School Facility Program - 01/27/20 - San Bernardino CSS - West End Educational Service Center

San Bernardino CSS - West End Educational Service Center

Monday - January 27, 2020
  Purchasing 101 & 201 - 01/29/20 - San Bernardino CSS

San Bernardino CSS - West End

Wednesday - January 29, 2020
  Centinela-South Bay Subsection Job-Alike Workshop

Embassy Suites Hotel-LAX South

Friday - January 31, 2020
  Understanding RFP & Bidding Processes - 02/03/2020 - Los Angeles COE

Los Angeles COE

Monday - February 03, 2020
  Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 2/4/2020 - Merced COE

Merced COE

Tuesday - February 04, 2020
  Legal Aspects & Hands-On Accounting for Student Body Organizations - 2/5/2020 - Merced COE

Merced COE

Wednesday - February 05, 2020
  Purchasing 101 & 201 - 2/6/2020 - Shasta COE

Shasta COE

Thursday - February 06, 2020
  San Diego Section Annual Conference: Creating Your Brand

University of San Diego, Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice

Friday - February 07, 2020
  San Diego Section Annual Conference: Creating Your Brand (Vendor Sponsorship)

University of San Diego, Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice

Friday - February 07, 2020
  Northern Section Professional Development Institute

Double Tree Hotel

Friday - February 07, 2020
  Advanced Budgeting - 2/7/2020 - Humboldt COE

Humboldt County Office of Education, Sequoia Conference Center

Friday - February 07, 2020
  Purchasing 101 & 201 - 02/10/2020 - Los Angeles COE (Education Center)

Los Angeles COE (Education Center)

Monday - February 10, 2020
  Payroll Boot Camp 2/11-13, 2020 - Humbolt COE

Humboldt COE

Tuesday - February 11, 2020
Advanced Budgeting adds an in-depth perspective to the budget development process. Workshop topics include a brief review of California school budgets; a review of responsibilities, policies and calendars; the budget building pyramid approach; the school budget development process; steps in budget development; revenues; expenditures; position control; multi-year forecasting; monitoring and reporting on the budget during the fiscal year; budget documents; and budget presentations. Who should attend:
  • Superintendents
  • Chief business officials
  • Chief financial officers
  • Instructional leaders
  • Budget development staff
  • Business office staff
Michael Johnston, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Clovis Unified School District, is a CASBO Past President and a certified Chief Business Official through the association. Johnston has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting, and a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. With 20 years of experience in public education finances and management under his belt, Johnston brings a wealth of expertise to the development and presentation of the Advanced Budgeting workshop series, while also presenting throughout the state at the Human Resources Academy for the Association of Certificated School Administrators (ACSA).
CASBO is committed to offering timely, relevant professional development to its members. We also welcome your feedback. If you’d like to request or recommend a specific workshop topic and/or presenter, please don’t hesitate to send us your thoughts. Please send any feedback or requests to