WASBO Foundation Spring Conference

Conference Schedule at a Glance


Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10:45-11 am
 Conference Welcome
11 am - 12 pm
General Session: The Bucket List Life: Create More Experiences, Share More Stories, and Live More Fulfilled! - Kenyon Salo
12:15 - 1:05 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • ESSER II and III Updates
  • Real World Business Ethics for School Districts
  • 12 Leadership Habits We Learned During COVID But Shouldn't Forget!
  • Summer at a Glance for Your Facilities
1:05 - 2:20 pm

Dedicated Resource Area Time

Mini-Session 1 - 1:15-1:35 pm

  • Beyond Compliance: Ensuring ESSER Funds are Benefiting Student Learning
  • Intro to Fire Restoration
  • Integrating Employee Benefits and Property Casualty Risk Management to Increase Employee Wellbeing


Mini-Session 2 - 1:45-2:05 pm

  • Things to Consider When Incorporating ESSER Funds Into Your Budget Planning
  • Bright Future Ahead: Renewable Energy on Schools and Classrooms
  • What Does the Horizon Study Mean for Your District?
  • Caring & Up Keep of Your Gym Floor
2:20 - 3:10 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • Cyber Crime: Are You Ready for an Attack?
  • Look to the Future to Find the Hidden Potential in Your Existing Buildings
  • What Do Fiscally Successful Schools Do Differently?
  • Time and Effort
3:10 - 3:30 pm
Day 1 Peer Share Out & Overview of New WASBO Member Benefits
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Networking Activity
Thursday, May 20,  2021
10:30 - 11 am
General Session: Recognition of Certification Recipients
11 - 11:30 am
Speed Networking
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
General Session: The State Budget & What It Means for 2021-22
12:15 - 1:25 pm

Dedicated Resource Area Time

Mini-Session 1 -12:25-12:45 pm

  • Emerging Cyber Threats
  • You've Passed a Capital Referendum - Now Let's Think Outside the Box
  • Fiscal Year End Preparation: Exploring Options for a Budget Surplus
  • Everyone Has Needs. But How Do I Pay For It? Learn The Four Easy Steps!

Mini-Session 2 -12:55-1:15 pm

  • Begin With the End in Mind - How to Complete a Comprehensive Facility Study and What You Should Expect From an Assessment Report
  • How to Educate Your staff in a Virtual Environment
  • Save Dollars on Part-Time, Seasonal and Temporary Employees
1:25-2:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Spending Your ESSER Funds
  • Common Fraud Situations
  • Work-Life Balance: The Difference Between Success & Burnout
  • Are You Prepared for a DSPS (OSHA Equivalent) Inspection?
2:30-3 pm

Concurrent Sessions 

  • How Stress is Impacting Your Medical Claims and What You Can Do About It
  • The State Budget in More Detail
  • Tell Me About the Wally Zastrow Leadership Academy
  • The Road Map to Navigating Through a School Disaster
3-3:20 pm
Day 2 Peer Share Out & WASBO Member Resources
Friday, May 21, 2021
8-9 am
General Session: Award Recognition, Business Meeting & Closing Keynote
9:15-10 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • Best Practice Changes for Success: A Tour of Statewide Healthcare Practices
  • Your EAP, Your BEST
  • Managing Debt After the Bonds are Issued
10:15-11 am

Concurrent Sessions 

  • Interactive Conversations & Legal Compliance Regarding COVID-19
  • Go with the Flow - Fine-Tuning Your Cash Flow Projections, Borrowing and Investing
  • Construction Project Close-Out - Don't Stop Short of the Finish Line
11:15 am-12 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • You Want to Do What? Addressing Risk Management Issues
  • Understanding What Factors Determine a Credit Rating: Steps You Can Take to Strengthen Them
  • How to Present to a Board and Communicate Through Your Board
  • What To Do When Your Roof AND Building Envelope Leaks
12-12:15 pm
Conference Wrap Up & Peer Share Out
 12:15-1:15 pm
 Tying It All Together - Year of Success Session
On Demand Learning Sessions

 Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 7:

  • Emergency Planning
  • Security Assessment
  • After Hours Emergencies: How to Plan
  • Continuity Planning & Disaster Recovery
  • How Are Wisconsin School Districts Preparing for Threats?


Year of Success Sessions:

  • Summer at a Glance
  • DPI Current Updates, Reminders and Reporting Requirements
  • Transportation Basics
  • Preparing for Year End
  • How to Prepare for the Audit