Schedule is subject to change.

Welcome Reception and Partner Showcase
Attendees and registered guests are invited to kick off the event by connecting with colleagues. This evening also incorporates the Partner Showcase, where attendees can learn more about ASBO International’s Corporate Partners and how their products and services can support school districts.

Strategic Leadership for Executives in Education
Presenter: Jeff Rose, Ed.D. Founder/CEO of Leading ED Solutions, LLC

How do school business officials with the incredibly niched knowledge base of school finance and administration build influence with stakeholders within every area of the school district? Engage in scenario-based challenges, interactive discussions, and active listening as you unpack the pros and cons of the education culture and the challenges it sometimes creates for the business/operations office. Plus, you’ll learn first-hand how one superintendent moved beyond the state of “educational naivete” into a mindset that fostered trust and influence.
Learning Objectives:
  • Apply communication techniques that connect and inspire in addition to sharing data and information.
  • Be able to influence stakeholders through a deeper knowledge and understanding of how to connect with them.
  • Use intentional empathy to break down siloes within the educational culture.
SFO Domains: Management of School Facilities; Financial Planning and Analysis
Field of Study: Personal Development

Inclusive Leadership 2030: Strategies and Practices for the Future Workforce
Presenter: Shirley Davis, Pd.D. President/CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.

Research suggests that by 2030 workers will be older and younger at the same time, more educated and less skilled, hyper-connected through new technologies, and more ethnically diverse. How can we ready our organizations for this new workforce reality? What new strategies, competencies, and skills will be necessary to harness the benefits, yet counter the negative effects of these global disruptions? More importantly, what new leadership models will be needed in order to achieve high performance, innovation, and inclusiveness? Dr. Davis will answer all of these questions as she details the megatrends and their implications that will shape the workforce of the future. Additionally, she will provide practical strategies that organizational leaders should employ if they expect to build inclusive and high performing workplace cultures.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the most significant demographic changes that will redefine the workforce of 2020 and 2030.
  • List the key challenges and issues that leaders face in the workplace amidst a more diverse, global, and hyper-connected world.
  • Describe the new models and mindsets that every leader must adopt in order to be more effective.
  • Identify key competencies and leading practices for creating a culture of inclusion, innovation, and high performance.
SFO Domain: Management of Human Resource Functions
Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources – Non-technical

Workshop 3
Stay tuned for details on this engaging leadership development session.


Half-day session; concludes by 12:00 pm.

Leading Positive Performance
Presenter: Devin Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer, International Thought Leader Network

The research is clear. Positive environments are performance enhancers. Learn to create a working environment characterized by higher productivity, less turnover, more resilient cultures, and healthier employees. Dive into the science of sustainable peak performance in this classroom-based, experiential workshop, by learning research-based techniques in the field of positive psychology and understanding the practices of resilient leaders. When you embrace the benefits of positive performance, you will create a natural “rippling” effect inside your organization.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn why schools apply the success formula backwards and how to counteract this
  • Practice the use of the “Social Investment Solution.”
  • Identify new routines which embed happiness into the work environment.
SFO Domain: Management of Human Resource Functions
Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources – Non-technical

SFO Contact Hours and CPE Credits
All sessions are offered at a basic program level, group live, and require no program prerequisites or advance preparation.

Learn more about continuing education credits for this program here.

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