Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials

WASBO Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

WASBO offers numerous professional development offerings throughout the year for school personnel responsible for school business management functions. Topics include accounting, finance, facilities management, custodial & maintenance, transportation, human resources, legislative updates, licensure and more. Attendance at most of our seminars and conferences is eligible for graduate credit through Viterbo University at a reasonable cost. 

Are you new to the Business Office? Be sure to check out The Year of Success Program, a five conference package that provides you with deep registration discounts, timely sessions covering the critical business office issues just ahead on the calendar, and the opportunity to develop a support network of professionals from around the state.

Check the calendar for specific dates.

Accounting Conference
Certified School Risk Managers Program
Custodial & Maintenance Conference
DPI-WASBO-WCASS Federal Funding Conference
Facilities Management Conference
Fall Conference
Midwest Facility Masters Conference
New School Administrators and Support Staff Conference
Spring Conference
Transportation and Bus Safety Conference
WASPA/WASBO School Personnel Academy
Winter at a Glance Conference
 

 Accounting Conference

  • Date & Location: Late March in Madison
  • Who Attends: Finance Directors, Bookkeepers, CFOs, School Business Officials, New Staff Members, Service Affiliates
  • Highlights: Sessions, New Staff Member Orientation, Coordination with DPI Spring Workshop, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website: WASBO.com/accounting

Certified School Risk Managers Program

  • Date & Location: 5 sessions to be held throughout the year as well as an online option
  • Who Attends: Risk Managers, Employee Benefit Coordinators, Safety Coordinators, Service Affiliates
  • Highlights: CSRM designation offered, Viterbo Credit offered
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website: WASBO.com/riskmanagement

Custodial & Maintenance Conference

  • Date & Location: 2 sessions each summer in new locations each year
  • Who Attends: School Custodial & Maintenance Staff, Facilities & Operations Directors
  • Highlights: Safety room challenge, educational sessions, equipment demonstrations, vendor exhibits, Facilities Management Certification sessions, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: Yes – indoor & outdoor with room for large displays
  • Website: WASBO.com/custodial

DPI-WASBO-WCASS Federal Funding Conference

  • Date & Location: February in Wisconsin Dells 
  • Who Attends: All WASBO members and WCASS members
  • Highlights: educational sessions, hands-on experience, DPI updates
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website: WASBO.com/federalfunding 

Facilities Management Conference

  • Date & Location: Mid-February in Wisconsin Dells (concurrent with Transportation and Bus Safety Conference)
  • Who Attends: Facilities & Operations Managers, Facilities & Operations Staff, School Business Officials, Service Affiliates
  • Highlights: Vendor Resource Area with tabletop displays, sessions, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: Yes – table top
  • Website: WASBO.com/facilities

Fall Conference

  • Date & Location: Late September or October in Elkhart Lake
  • Who Attends: All WASBO members
  • Highlights: Fundraising event for WASBO Scholarship Fund, educational sessions, Facilities Management Certification sessions, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website:  WASBO.com/fall

Midwest Facility Masters Conference

  • Date & Location: Early November or October in Wisconsin Dells
  • Who Attends: Facilities & Operations Directors from WI and surrounding states
  • Highlights: Educational sessions, Facilities Management Certification sessions, exhibit hall, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: Yes – pipe & drape
  • Website: WASBO.com/facilitymasters

New School Administrators & Support Staff Conference

  • Date & Location: Early August in Stevens Point
  • Who Attends: Employees new to the School Business Office
  • Highlights: educational sessions, PDP training opportunities, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website:  WASBO.com/newadmin

Spring Conference

  • Date & Location: Late May in rotating locations – Wisconsin Dells, La Crosse, Green Bay
  • Who Attends: All WASBO members
  • Highlights: Golf fundraising event for WASBO Scholarship Fund, sessions, exhibit hall, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: Yes – pipe & drape
  • Website: WASBO.com/spring

Transportation and Bus Safety Conference

  • Date & Location: Mid-February in Wisconsin Dells (concurrent with Facilities Management Conference)
  • Who Attends: Transportation Managers, School Business Officials, Service Affiliates
  • Highlights: Vendor Resource Area with tabletop displays, sessions, round table discussion, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: Yes – table top
  • Website: WASBO.com/transportation 

WASPA/WASBO School Personnel Academy

  • Date & Location: Early December in Madison
  • Who Attends: Human Resource Managers, School Business Officials, School Board Members, Superintendents, School Administrators
  • Highlights: Educational sessions, interactive activities, legal updates, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website:  WASBO.com/schoolpersonnel

Winter at a Glance Conference

  • Date & Location: Early December in Madison
  • Who Attends: Bookkeepers, Business Managers, District Administrators
  • Highlights: Educational sessions, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Website:  WASBO.com/winter

 

Location

Wisconsin School Leadership Center
4797 Hayes Road, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53704

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Contact Us

Local: (608) 249-8588
Fax: (608) 249-3163
Email: wasbo@wasbo.com

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