Upcoming Professional Education Opportunities

Log into your PASBO Portal to register for any or all of these exceptional professional educational events.

 Please note: Online courses are for the registrant only. If additional staff wish to participate, a separate registration is necessary.

Elements of Leadership
Date: November 20 – December 17
Location: Online Elements Course on Schoology

Online Course running November 20 – December 17, 2023
Orientation Session – November 20 (12:00 pm)

An online Orientation Web Session will be held on Monday, November 20 at 12:00 Noon. This session will overview the course and expectations. This call will not be recorded.

There has never been a time when public schools need high quality and effective business office leadership – at all levels – more than now. This course approaches the topic with the assumption that all PASBO members can and should develop management skills and understand the nature of leadership. This course is both specific and inspirational.

Topics include:
Nature of the school organization
Leadership and management
Group decision-making and meeting management
Ethics and ethical leadership

Randy S. Williams, Sr., PCSBA, Director of Transportation, Wilson SD 

Register by November 6: PASBO Member $125/Non-member $185
After November 6: PASBO Member $130/Non-member $190


  • 4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)
  • 6 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge
  • 4 CEUs = PA Certified School Facilities Professional (PCSFP)
  • 4 CEUs = PA Certified School Payroll Professional (PCSPP)
  • 4 CEUs = PA Certified School Transportation Professional (PCSTP)

Cyber Security in an Evolving World 
Date: November 15, 2023 9:30am – 11:00am

This webcast will include updates to Cyber Coverage, Technical Controls & Best Practices and an updated Market Outlook.

Robert C. Pallini, ARM, Assistant Vice President – Sr. Client Advocate – Education Practice, Willis Towers Watson Northeast, Inc.

Registration Fees
Prior to November 1: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115
After November 1: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120

2 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
1.5 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge

Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act  9
November 30, 2023 9:30am-11:00am

 This session will highlight the basic requirements of the federal McKinney-Vento Act for school districts, explore the role of the district’s homeless liaison, and offer strategies to efficiently support students experiencing homelessness. Presenters will address frequently asked questions and offer best practices in creating district-wide procedures.

Kristen Hoffa, ECYEH Region 2 Coordinator, Berks County Intermediate Unit
Jeff Zimmerman, ECYEH Region 7 Coordinator, Luzerne County Intermediate Unit

Register by November 16: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115
After November 16: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120

2 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)
1.5 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge

Food Service Bootcamp 
December 12, 2023 – 9:00am-3:00pm
PASBO Office

The Food Service Boot Camp is a one-day workshop for anyone new or newer to school food service and the requirements of the National School Lunch Program, and for those with an oversight role who want to learn more about the duties and requirements of school food service.  Main topics include legislation, nutrition standards, PEARS, PDE requirements, budgeting, financial reporting, free and reduced meals process, purchasing and commodities.

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration/Refreshments
9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome, Introductions, Review Agenda
9:45 – 10:00 am About PASBO and Resources
10:00 – 10:30 am Legislation and Nutrition Standards for Meals, Snacks & Beverages
10:30 – 11:00 am PEARS, PDE Reviews, Technology
11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Auditing, Financial Analysis
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm Free and Reduced Application and Approval Process
1:30 – 1:45 pm Free and Reduced Verification Process
1:45 – 2:30 pm Purchasing and Donated Commodities
2:30 – 3:00 pm Round Table Discussion:

  • Attendees – what I still would like to know
  • Panelists – what I wish I had known sooner
  • Policies, procedures, best practices for success

3:00 pm Adjournment

Dale Kirsch, Member Advisor, PASBO
Randi Watts, Food Services Director, Upper Moreland Township SD

4 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification
4.5 CPE = Specialized Knowledge

Registration Fees:
$125 Member/$185 Non-Members through 11/28
$130 Members/$190 Non-Members after 11/28

Succession Planning: Creating Leaders from Within
December 7, 2023 9:30am-11:00am

Building the Bench of qualified candidates for future positions is essential with today’s diminishing labor pool. Learn about succession planning and the best practices to ensure a successful and effective process.

Rajesh Chainani, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development, PMA Financial Network, LLC

2 CEUs: PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)

Registration Fees:
Register by November 22: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115
After November 22: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120

Basics of Chart of Accounts 
December 12, 2023, 9:30am-11:00am

Learn the fundamentals of chart of accounts to become more efficient in your day to day environment.

Sandra M. Edling, PCSBA, Chief Financial Officer/Director of Business Services, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

2 CEUs = PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)
1.5 CPE Credit = Specialized Knowledge

Registration Fees:
Register by November 27: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115
After November 27: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120

Incident Response Plans for Cyber Security Incidents
December 14, 2023 9:30-11:00

Is your organization prepared for a cyber-security incident?  If your computer systems are compromised, do you know who to call or how to get your data back?  In this webinar, Attorney Mark W. Cheramie Walz discusses the essential elements to develop an incident response plan for your organization.  Incident response plans are now being required by many cyber insurance companies.  He’ll also discuss preventative measures that should be in place in every organization to prevent such cyber security incidents. 

Cheramie Walz, Attorney, Sweet Stevens Katz & Williams LLP

2 CEU = PASBO Professional Certification (PCSBA, PCSBO, PCSBS)
2 CPE Credits = Specialized Knowledge

Registration Fees:
Register by November 28: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115
After November 28: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120
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