The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Education Program

Session Details

Friday, February 17

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Campus Risk Management Process
SFOs: 2  CPEs: 2  CAEs: 2
Attendees will discuss an “all-hazards” approach to national school safety and its impact on both schools and district headquarters, while gaining a better understanding of the importance of district-wide communication and coordination during critical incidents. We’ll also focus on valuable information about liability and legal considerations, as well as how to handle new and emerging threats to school districts, such as cyber extortion, bullying, hazing, and off-site threats during field trips.
Learning Objectives: 1. Outline the elements of an all hazards approach to school safety and how it applies to communication and coordination in your district. 2.  Discuss common legal and liability concerns for school districts and methods for addressing them. 3. Identify emerging threats to school districts and describe effective options for handling them.

Presenter: Curtis S. Lavarello, Executive Director/CEO, School Safety Advocacy Council
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Communicating During a Crisis
SFOs: 2  CPEs: 2  CAEs: 2

School business officials have the power to help those involved in tragic situations to move forward by offering logistical and emotional support. Whether it’s a death in the family, a missing person, a medical emergency, or natural disaster, research indicates that the most critical need of those involved is the support of the people around them. Hear from an expert with the Carnival Cruise Line CareTeam who specializes in training those responsible for meeting survivors’ needs. This session will promote awareness and provide strategies for supporting your community.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss how to prepare oneself and one’s school district to provide effective logistical and emotional support in times of tragedy or crisis. 2. Provide examples of frequently encountered urgent needs of survivors and identify steps that can be taken to meet those needs. 3. Describe strategies for promoting awareness and establishing community support in preparation for a disaster.
Presenter: Vladimir Lindor, Family Support Specialist, CareTeam, Carnival Cruise Line
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Creative Operations—Adrienne Arsht Center
SFOs: 3  CPEs: 3  CAEs: 3

Tour the Arsht Center’s superb facility including the Ziff Ballet Opera House, the second largest performing arts stage in the United States, and engage with the Arsht Center leadership team as they share their insights on operations, human resources, artistic production, security, food services, education, and community engagement.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the collaborative processes through which the Arsht Center and the local school district provide life enriching performing arts experiences for students, educators, and the community. 2. Outline the mutual benefits of close collaboration between an arts center and a nearby school district. 3. Discuss best practices embraced by Arsht Center leaders on issues such as program design, safety and security, transportation, human resources, facilities management, and finances and how these practices relate to those of a school district.  
Panelists from the Arsht Center: Ken Harris, Vice President of Operations; Trish Brennan, Vice President of Human Resources; Jairo Ontiveros, Senior Director of Community Engagement & Education; Daniel Alzuri, Senior Director of Operations

Saturday, February 18

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief = WIN 
SFOs: 1.5  CPEs: 1.5  CAEs: 1.5

In this rapidly changing world where quick response to change is imperative for survival, a simple, scalable process that accelerates learning and performance is invaluable. Explore the Afterburner, Inc., Flawless Execution® Cycle, an endlessly repeatable process that is easy to learn and implement, and is adaptable to any level within any organization.  The Flawless Execution Cycle provides the tools and techniques necessary to develop the teamwork, communication, accountability, and core leadership values so critical to high-performing teams.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the elements of the Flawless Execution Cycle that have made it a proven performance methodology. 2. Identify tactical tools to mitigate performance draining Task SaturationSM. 3. Outline the six steps of the Mission Planning process. 4. Describe the concept of organizational alignment and how to achieve it. 5. Discuss the value of the Flawless Execution Cycle in building reinvigorated and focused teams with mission-first mentality.
Presenters: James “Murph” Murphy, Founder & CEO of AfterBurner
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rapid Planning Workshop
SFOs: 2  CPEs: 2  CAEs: 2

After an overview of the Flawless Execution Model, you will quickly put that conceptual learning into action, creating a real-world working plan to move the organization forward based on your corporate Mission Objective. Utilizing the cornerstone of Flawless Execution, the Six Steps to Combat Mission Planning®, you will leave this session with a plan that is customized to meet the goals and objectives of your organization and is ready for immediate implementation.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe an immediately executable plan for your district built around a clear, concise mission objective. 2. Discuss how to execute a rapid analysis of threats, resources, lessons learned and contingencies. 3. Demonstrate a functional understanding of how to recognize and eliminate Task Saturations. 4. Outline tactical tools to support individual rapid planning in day-to-day operations
Presenters: Afterburner Team

Earn Education Credits



Earning SFO Contact Hours, CPE and CAE Credits
Earn up to 10.5 SFO recertification contact hours, 10.5 Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE), and 10.5 Certified Association Executive Credits (CAE) in the Personal Development field of study by attending Friday and Saturday sessions.

Claiming SFO Contact Hours, CPE and CAE Credits
Complete the session evaluations emailed to you to claim CPE and CAE credits, and/or SFO contact hours*.

CPE Information
ASBO International is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through
The instructional delivery method for educational sessions is Group - Live, and no prerequisites or advance preparations are necessary for participation, unless otherwise indicated. ASBO staff monitors attendance at educational sessions offering CPE credit. Individuals who have not stayed for the requisite amount of time should not claim credit.

CAE Information
ASBO International is a CAE Approved Provider. The Executive Leadership Forum meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Each session that qualifies for CAE credit clearly identifies the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accordance with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit
Complaint Resolution & Refund Policy
For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, contact ASBO International offices by phone, 866.682.2729 x7080, or by mail, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20190.
*The online evaluations and certificate take the place of the SFO Contact Hours Records used in the past.