WASBO Conferences and Programs

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.

 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • 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: Business Managers, Facility Managers, Risk Managers, Employee Benefit Coordinators, Safety Coordinators, Service Affiliates
  • Highlights: CSRM designation offered
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • Website: WASBO.com/riskmanagement

Custodial & Maintenance Conference

  • Date & Location: 2-4 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: No
  • Website: WASBO.com/custodial

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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • Website: WASBO.com/fall

Midwest Facility Masters Conference

  • Date & Location: Early November or late 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: No
  • Website: WASBO.com/transportation 

WASBO/WASPA 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: No
  • Website: WASBO.com/winter

Wisconsin 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
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • Website: WASBO.com/federalfunding