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

  Eastern Section 2018 Annual Conference 2.0

Orange County Department of Education

Tuesday - August 21, 2018
  Professional Council Leadership Training: Sacramento

CASBO Office

Thursday - August 23, 2018
  Professional Council Leadership Training: Central

Location - TBD

Thursday - August 30, 2018
  The Risky Business of Special Education - 9/6/18 - San Diego COE

San Diego COE

Thursday - September 06, 2018
  Collective Bargaining Basics - 9/14/18 - Santa Barbara CEO

Santa Barbara County Education Office

Friday - September 14, 2018
   K-12 Technology Overview & Best Practices - 9/14/2018 - San Joaquin COE

San Joaquin COE - Locke Auditorium

Friday - September 14, 2018
  Northern Section Human Resources Professional Development Workshop Series - Session 2: Wage and Hour Issues in K-12 Agencies

Oakland USD

Thursday - September 20, 2018
  CUPCCAA: Public Works Simplified - 09/21/18 - Merced COE

Merced COE

Friday - September 21, 2018
  Budget Basics & Beyond - 09/25/2018 - Humboldt COE

Humboldt COE

Tuesday - September 25, 2018
  Sacramento Section Funding School Risks

Schools Insurance Authority

Wednesday - September 26, 2018
  Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 09/27/2018 - Santa Barbara

Veterans' Memorial Building Santa Barbara

Thursday - September 27, 2018
  Central Section 2018 Annual Fall Conference

Wyndham Hotel

Friday - September 28, 2018
  Central Section 2018 Annual Fall Conference - Vendors

Wyndham Hotel

Friday - September 28, 2018
  Legal Aspects & Hands-On Accounting for Student Body Organizations - 09/28/2018 - Santa Barbara CEO

Veterans' Memorial Building Santa Barbara

Friday - September 28, 2018
  Student Attendance Accounting for Charter School Staff - 10/1/2018 - Sutter CSS

Sutter CSS

Monday - October 01, 2018
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