ASBO Matters News Journal - Spring/Summer 2016 - (Page 4)

F ROM THE PRESIDEN T BY V IC TORIA M AY L E, CPPO, CPPB Change as Opportunity I have adopted a theme of "Change as Opportunity." My goal is to inspire members to see the opportunities that can present themselves when you are open to the idea of changes in the workplace... THERE ARE MANY FAMOUS QUOTES that address the subject of change, that are meant to inspire, motivate, encourage and prepare us for the inevitable. Some excellent examples include: "Be the change that you wish to see in the word," by Mahatma Gandhi; "Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything," by George Bernard Shaw; and "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples," also by Mother Teresa. Change is a constant occurrence in each of our lives, both professionally and personally. Change will happen whether it's a result of your own actions or of the actions of others. How do you respond to change? During my year as President of ASBO MD&DC, I have adopted a theme of "Change as Opportunity." My goal is to inspire members to see the opportunities that can present themselves when you are open to the idea of changes in the workplace, which admittedly can be difficult at times. However, I believe that as Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D, said, "Change is the end result of all true learning," and, as a lifelong learner, I look to change for the positive results it can bring, as well as the learning experiences it can offer. That is why I am so proud to be associated with ASBO MD&DC and the affordable opportunities we are able to provide to our members for professional development by leading the way for progressive change and growth through a variety of outlets that include: the annual Fall and Spring Conferences, the Foundations of School Business Curriculum, timely Workshops, and Best Ideas Group (BIG) forums. Indeed, there are some exciting changes in store for our members at the upcoming Spring Conference to be held May 22-26, 2016 in Ocean City, including changes in hotel registration offerings that we think you will like. Conference information and registration will be available by the end of January. I hope to see you there. For the last 64 years, this organization has been run by school business officials working as volunteers to bring you these opportunities to learn and grow professionally. These events would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our board and committee members working in areas such as: professional development, exhibits, conference arrangements, membership and outreach, and technology, to name a few. When you see these volunteers, please take the time to thank them for their efforts and commitment. In closing, I encourage you to make an effort to attend as many ASBO MD&DC professional development events as possible this year to ensure that you are keeping up with the changes that affect your critical role as a school business official. "Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you." -Margaret Thatcher 4 *

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASBO Matters News Journal - Spring/Summer 2016

From the President
Executive Director’s Message
Association News
Budgeting Wisely How Do You Manage What You Don’t Measure?
Financial Management Managed Print Services Help PCCPS “do More With Less”
Supplier Partnerships Benefiting From a Supplier Partnership
Risk Management Balancing the Burden of Risk Management and Compliance
Innovative Classrooms Bel Air High School Opens New Aquaponics Lab
Interactive Data Schools Can Achieve Budget Transparency Online
School Environments Keeping Eyes on the Ball(s) — Creating Healthy Indoor School Environments
Professional Development (Net)work That Conference: 15 Proven Tips to Help You
Index of Advertisers

ASBO Matters News Journal - Spring/Summer 2016