2018 CBO Training: 3 Reasons for Applying

Published December 21, 2017 08:26

With the rolling admissions process underway, we have already admitted about a dozen people to the 2018 CBO Training Program. Here are 3 reasons for joining the cohort that's assembling now.

Why Apply to the '18 CBO Training Program?

You'll gain both an in-depth knowledge of the CA educational finance system and an understanding of charter schools' complicated fit. Widely recognized as the state's leading experts on charter school finance and policy, CSDC is uniquely positioned to help you understand how charter school finance and operations are similar to—but often different from—traditional school system practices.

You'll learn from CSDC's finance experts and build connections with charter school leaders from across the state of California. In addition to learning from CSDC staff and invited guest experts, you will also build professional connections with the dozens of California charter school leaders CSDC carefully selects for each CBO Training Program.

You'll make efficient use of your time, as well as your school's professional development budget. The CBO Training Program is delivered in a blended format consisting of both multi-day in-person sessions and online modules, allowing you to minimize time away from your school.

About the CBO Training Program

The CBO Training Program is a comprehensive school fiscal management training with a unique, charter school-specific focus.

The program delves into the key fiscal management skills required of California charter school directors, business officers, governing board treasurers, and charter-granting agency staff members who have significant financial management and/or oversight responsibilities.

The CBO Training Program is designed to keep schools on the right track and to successfully navigate any potential budgetary pitfalls that they may encounter.

Dates and Locations

The full CBO Training Program consists of a series of in-person and online sessions.

In-person trainings will be held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. There will be three multi-day, in-person trainings:

  • Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Monday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Online sessions will be provided to supplement the in-person trainings. Online sessions are hosted via the Blackboard Learn learning management system and consist of multimedia presentations, assignments, and quizzes. Participants are expected to complete these online trainings in preparation for the in-person sessions.

Additional Information

For more information, including 2018 program cost, please visit:


The 2018 CBO Training Program application is open now through Tuesday,
January 16 , 2018.

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