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

  (CANCELLED) Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 2/19/2019 - Merced COE

Merced COE

Tuesday - February 19, 2019
  (CANCELLED) CalSTRS & CalPERS 101: Overview of Retirement Systems, Common Issues & Employer Liability - 02/19/19- Shasta Union High School District

Shasta Union High School District

Tuesday - February 19, 2019
  Food Service and Child Nutrition - 02/20/19 - San Mateo

San Mateo COE

Wednesday - February 20, 2019
  CUPCCAA: Public Works Simplified - 02/20/19 - San Mateo COE

San Mateo COE

Wednesday - February 20, 2019
  (CANCELLED) Legal Aspects & hands-on Accounting for Student Body Organizations - Merced COE - 2/20/2019

Merced COE

Wednesday - February 20, 2019
  Understanding RFP & Bidding Processes - 2/21/2019 - Napa COE

Napa COE

Thursday - February 21, 2019
  San Diego/Imperial Section: Imperial Road Show

Imperial COE, Farrar Leadership Center (FLC)

Friday - February 22, 2019
  (CANCELLED) Student Attendance Accounting for Charter School Staff - 2/25/2019 - Alameda COE

Alameda COE

Monday - February 25, 2019
  Leaves of Absence - 2/25/2019 - Folsom Cordova USD

Folsom Cordova USD

Monday - February 25, 2019
  Leaves of Absence - 2/26/2019 - Shasta Union High School District

Shasta Union High School District

Tuesday - February 26, 2019
  Sacramento Section Spring Conference & Vendor Show - Vendors

Twin Rivers USD

Friday - March 01, 2019
  Sacramento Section 16th Annual Spring Conference & Business Expo

Twin Rivers USD

Friday - March 01, 2019
  Advanced Budgeting - 03/01/2019 - San Bernardino CSS

San Bernardino CSS - West End Educational Service Center

Friday - March 01, 2019
  Advanced Management & Supervision 101 - San Diego COE - South County Regional Education Center - 03/01/2019

South County Regional Education Center (SCREC)

Friday - March 01, 2019
  (CANCELLED) Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 03/04/2019 - Contra Costa COE

Contra Costa COE

Monday - March 04, 2019
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