The WASBO Year of Success Program

Regardless of one's work background or degree, if you are new to the school business office you are sure to find the learning curve is steep. Little can prepare you for the reporting requirements, calculations, and statutes you must navigate, and the shear volume of responsibilities can seem overwhelming.

With these concerns in mind, WASBO, in cooperation with the School Financial Services Team at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), is pleased to present The Year of Success Program — a five-conference package designed to offer new business managers, bookkeepers, and district administrators with the timely knowledge they need to succeed in a typical school business office year. Specially designed tracks at each of these five conferences cover time-sensitive topics, and allow you to focus on understanding the most immediate and upcoming challenges. Learn from experienced peers, service providers and experts from DPI while you plot a course for your Year of Success.


The WASBO Year of Success Program also offers a substantial savings - approximately 25% - over individual conference registrations. The program includes full conference registrations to:

WASBO member pricing for The Year of Success Program is $1,023.75. The non-member price is $1,087.50 and includes one year of trial WASBO membership if you have not previously been a WASBO member. Due to the nature of the package and significant conference discounts, The Year of Success Program is non-refundable and non-transferable.

You can register for Year of Success when you register for the New School Administrators & Support Staff Conference. Watch for registration information in late June.

New School Administrators & Support Staff Conference

  • Date & Location: August 12-13, 2014 • Madison
  • Who Attends: Employees new to the School Business Office
  • Highlights: educational sessions, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • Registration: WASBO.com/newadmin

Annual Fall Conference

  • Date & Location: October 1-3, 2014 • 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
  • Registration: WASBO.com/fall

Winter at a Glance

  • Date & Location: December 2, 2014 • Madison
  • Who Attends: All WASBO members
  • Highlights:Educational sessions, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: No
  • Viterbo Credit Available: No
  • Registration: WASBO.com/winter

 Accounting Conference

  • Date & Location: March 11-12, 2015 • 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
  • Registration: WASBO.com/accounting

Spring Conference

  • Date & Location: May 12-13, 2015 • Madison
  • Who Attends: All WASBO members
  • Highlights: Golf fundraising event for WASBO Scholarship Fund the day before the conference, sessions, exhibit hall, networking opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits: Yes – pipe & drape
  • Viterbo Credit Available: Yes
  • Registration:  WASBO.com/spring