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

  Using Data Analytics to Maintain Fiscal Solvency - 3/3/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Wednesday - March 03, 2021
  Payroll Concepts - 3/5/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Friday - March 05, 2021
  Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 3/8/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Monday - March 08, 2021
  Understanding RFP & Bidding Process - 3/8/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Monday - March 08, 2021
  Leaves of Absence - 3/10/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Wednesday - March 10, 2021
  Collective Bargaining Basics - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Friday - March 12, 2021
  Pupil Attendance Accounting for Business Office Personnel - 3/18/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Thursday - March 18, 2021
  HR Summit Part II - 03/19/2021 - VIRTUAL EVENT


Friday - March 19, 2021
  Standardized Account Code Structure: Basic Concepts - 3/31/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Wednesday - March 31, 2021
  Standardized Account Code Structure: Advanced Concepts - 4/1/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Thursday - April 01, 2021
  2021 CASBO Annual Conference - VIRTUAL EVENT

Virtual Event

Wednesday - April 07, 2021
  Pupil Attendance Accounting for Charter School Staff - 4/15/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Thursday - April 15, 2021
  Debt Financing - 4/16/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Friday - April 16, 2021
  Payroll Concepts - 4/23/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Friday - April 23, 2021
  Human Resources Management 5/1/2021 - Virtual – Presenter-Led


Saturday - May 01, 2021
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