ASBO Matters News Journal - Spring/Summer 2016 - (Page 5)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE BY JOHN LANG III
Professional Certification Can Initiate Change
"Before you are a
leader, success is all
about growing yourself.
When you become a
leader, success is
all about growing
-Jack Welch, Retired
CEO of General Electric
AS A SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIAL you're used to
working behind the scenes to make sure the
buses pick up students on time in the morning, that the schools are clean and designed
to support the classroom teacher and technology, that qualified personnel are hired for
the myriad of positions in a school system,
and that parents and the community know
that their tax dollars are being spent effectively and responsibly. When you're doing
your job well, you don't always receive the
recognition you deserve. How do you take
off that "cloak of invisibility" which all too
often seems to mask what you do and do
well every day?
Professional certification can change
that. Professional certification is a pinnacle achievement that reflects your superior
knowledge, experience, and commitment
to excellence as a School Business Official.
Whatever your role-IT manager, facilities
engineer, or HR recruiter-it demonstrates
that you have worked hard to advance your
skills and learn about all the core areas of
school business. That you are working to master your position and that you don't consider
school business as just a job that you do. It's
your career and you understand how doing
it well is ultimately critical to student success.
Sure, certification is personally validating, but it also demonstrates to your boss,
their boss, and future bosses, as well as to the
community, that you understand the importance of what you do and embrace the serious
responsibilities that come with your position.
That you have made a personal commitment
to being the best that you can be at what you
do and that you understand what it means to
be a school business leader.
ASBO MD&DC offers a professional certification program that reflects your work experience, superior knowledge, completion of its
Foundations of School Business Management
curriculum, and training in a classroom setting. Earning your professional association's
certification is an acknowledgment of your
commitment to school business and education, and demonstrates that you have the
business acumen to effectively perform your
job, that you know how to be an effective
leader, and that you have the integrity and
skillset to do what's best for your students.
Find out what it takes to become an ASBO
Certified school business official-visit the
ASBO website at www.asbo.org, Professional
Development and get started!
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ASBO Matters News Journal - Spring/Summer 2016
From the President
Executive Director’s Message
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