1 Your Guide to Becoming a More Resourceful School Business Official With ASBO International Member Benefits CONNECT KNOW LEAD GROW
2 Benefits 101 Introduction to Your ASBO International Benefits ASBO International membership helps you refresh your skills and gather the resources you need to become a better school business leader. But what are your member perks and how can you take advantage of them? Here s an overview of your primary resources we ll tell you more about each one in the pages that follow: Connect Know Lead Grow Global School Business Network School Business Affairs School Business Daily Accents Online Meritorious Budget Award/ Pathway to the MBA Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Annual Meeting & Expo Executive Leadership Forum Eagle Institute School Business Leader School Business Minute ASBO Radio Eagle Awards Pinnacle Awards Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship SFO However you re looking to grow in your field whether you want to gain knowledge or share it, hone leadership skills or reward them there s a way to accomplish your professional objectives with your ASBO International benefits.
3 Find Additional Benefits Online at asbointl.org WHEN YOU RE LOOKING FOR... CHECK OUT... Legislative resources asbointl.org/legislative Legislative Affairs Community and Legislative Action Center. Keep your finger on the pulse of key legislative changes, get in contact with your local and national leaders, and learn about advocacy opportunities. Reliable vendors asbointl.org/buyersguide ASBO Buyer s Guide. Whether it s a product for classrooms, new school buses, or security services, you ll find reliable vendors you can trust. The perfect job or employee asbointl.org/careercentral Career Central. You ll find quality job seekers and seek quality job providers. Also, get tips on everything from negotiating your salary to writing your resume. Educational opportunities asbointl.org/ondemand Education On Demand. Catch up on the hot-topic sessions you missed at our events through this library of recorded meeting sessions. More published resources asbointl.org/books Books from Rowman & Littlefield Education. Get 20% off books related to school business. Browse the catalog through our Books link, located under the Publications & News tab on our website.
4 Connect Community is waiting for you on the Global School Business Network. As a school business official, your role is often multiple jobs rolled into one, giving you responsibilities that span a variety of disciplines. Thankfully, ASBO International provides the Global School Business Network one place where you can get insight about the many areas you re managing from experienced professionals who have been in your shoes. How does being involved in the Global School Business Network benefit you? > START DISCUSSIONS and get immediate advice from peers. > SHARE AND REQUEST helpful resources or documents from other members. > BROWSE industry-related blogs. > ACCESS resource libraries. > FIND COMMUNITY within your field. When you join one of the network s communities, you ll get specific information that targets your interests. For instance, join the Legislative Affairs Community, where you can focus your attention on updates, blogs, and discussions about new policies and advocacy opportunities. You can even create your own community and invite other members to join the conversation. Ready to log in? Use your member login and password included in your membership welcome or call Member Services at x7089 for login support. Don t forget to complete your membership profile to specify your professional expertise. CONNECT Community is waiting for you on the Global School Business Network.
5 Know Stay on the inside of school business with relevant news and publications. You don t have time to sift through the overwhelming amount of new information concerning school business to find what s relevant to you your to-do list is already too long. That s why we ve done it for you. And the great part about how we keep you informed? We deliver important information in six convenient publications that each have a unique focus, so you know exactly where to find the information you re looking for. 1 Each month, you ll receive our magazine, School Business Affairs. It s packed with articles about the topics that matter most. 2 Need a fresh perspective on leadership and effective management? School Business Leader is delivered to your office every other month keep a copy nearby so you ll always have leadership tips and inspiration at your fingertips. 3 Whether you re on the go or at your desk, every morning you ll receive School Business Daily in your inbox, providing summaries of the latest school business news headlines and keeping you in the know. 4 We ll fill you in on all the ways ASBO International is working to support you in our bimonthly enewsletter, Accents Online. 5 You can only be in one place at a time, so we re making sure you never miss out on must-have info. Get key takeaways from the top Annual Meeting & Expo sessions each month in our online resource, School Business Minute. 6 ASBO Radio provides brief interviews with experts who deal with hot-topic items like fraud prevention, work-life balance, and more, so you can listen at work or on the go. Stay on the inside of school business with relevant news and publications. KNOW
6 Lead Foster leadership skills and achieve recognition with certification and award programs. You deserve credit for the work you do, and gaining recognition for your achievements inspires other school business officials to be leaders in excellence locally and around the world. These prestigious recognition programs help you lead your district to success. Which types of recognition best fit you or your school system? RECOGNITION FOR FINANCIAL TEAMS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS Meritorious Budget Award & Pathway to the MBA What does it recognize? Excellence in school budget presentation. Who can apply? School systems in the United States and Canada. When? Within 90 days of your budget s legal approval. How? Visit asbointl.org/mba. Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting What does it recognize? Transparency and fiscal accountability. Who can apply? School systems in the United States. When? Within six months of your district s fiscal year end. How? Visit asbointl.org/coe. Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations (SFO ) The only certification for school business officials nationally recognized in Canada and the United States. The SFO certification gathers your past achievements, polishes them, and combines them with your demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge into a highly respected designation that highlights you and your qualifications. Want to learn more? Visit asbointl.org/sfo. Eagle Awards RECOGNITION FOR SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS What does it recognize? Lifetime achievement and leadership in the field of school business. Who can apply? Members of ASBO International who are employed full time as school business officials by a school district, university, or college. When? Applications due by June 1. How? Submit application electronically or by mail. Visit asbointl.org/eagleawards. Pinnacle Awards What does it recognize? Innovative ideas that have enhanced school systems. Who can apply? Members of ASBO International or an ASBO affiliate who are employed full time by a school district, university, or college. When? Applications due by May 1. How? Submit application electronically or by mail. Visit asbointl.org/pinnacleawards. Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship What does it recognize? The leadership potential of new school business officials. Who can apply? Any school business officials who have been in the industry for 5 years or less. When? Applications due by May 1. How? Apply online at asbointl.org/scholarship. LEAD Foster leadership skills and achieve recognition with certification and award programs.
7 Grow Expand your network, skills, and knowledge at professional development events. There s nothing quite like being in the midst of peers with whom you can share your challenges and your breakthroughs. That s why we offer three yearly events that provide an electric atmosphere of connection, innovation, and motivation. Whether you re exchanging stories between sessions, taking notes on a revolutionary new idea during a workshop, or discussing the keynote presentation with colleagues over lunch, you ll find that your time interacting with peers and mentors at ASBO International events is always well spent. Check out our yearly events to experience unmatched community and career-specific professional and leadership development sessions. ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO The Premier Event for School Business Leaders Each fall, this four-day professional development conference brings together more than 1,000 school business leaders from around the world for learning and networking. asbointl.org/annualmeeting EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM First-Class Leadership Development Every February, this three-day leadership development event offers leadership strategies and techniques with expert-led presentations and exciting field experiences. asbointl.org/forum EAGLE INSTITUTE Leadership Insights from History s Leaders Held each summer and limited to 40 participants, this four-day event closely examines the characteristics of successful leaders. asbointl.org/eagleinstitute Expand your network, skills, and knowledge at professional development events. GROW
8 CONNECT KNOW LEAD GROW Coming Full Circle in Your Professional Growth As you continue to tap into these resources and grow as a leader in your field, you may recognize that your talents could be a great resource for others. Inspired by the sessions at our meetings? Propose your own session idea and share your expertise with other school business professionals. Would you rather share your ideas through writing? Submit an article to School Business Affairs. Do you have a special interest area? Offer your expertise in a variety of career-specific professional interest groups and help make a difference through ASBO International. Discover Your Member Resources Today! Visit asbointl.org/benefits
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