A comprehensive 16-week school business management training – with a unique, charter-specific focus.
CSDC’s Charter Business Officer (CBO) Training program offers a rigorous curriculum that delivers the critical skills and knowledge required of charter school staff with significant financial management, operational, and oversight responsibilities. This training remains an unparalleled opportunity for the state’s charter school business leadership to develop and master the expertise needed to effectively navigate their charter organization’s fiscal and operational health and long-term stability.
The CBO Training program is updated annually, providing thorough analysis of the issues currently facing California charter schools and thoughtful consideration of school administrators' evolving responsibilities and demanding schedules.
The 2022 program is being offered primarily online starting January 12 through May 18, with one optional two-day in-person deep dive workshop in Sacramento on March 29-30. Live virtual trainings will take place weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30AM-12:30PM, accompanied by weekly 1-hour to 1.5-hour facilitated cohort meetings.
In these complex times it has never been more critical to safeguard your organization with the in-house expertise to develop and maintain proactive, sustainable structures that effectively manage funding, retain staff, and ensure legal compliance and ethical decision-making. Participants and their organizations will benefit from:
We understand that school leaders are stretched for time and resources like never before. CBO has been redesigned to make even more efficient and effective use of participants’ time, as well as your school’s professional development budget. The program will be delivered over 16 weeks, in a flexible format including:
CBO Training consists of a scaffolded series* of facilitated sessions that cover the topics most critical to those managing and/or overseeing the business of charter school organizations. CSDC is uniquely positioned to help program participants understand how charter school finance and operations are similar to—but often different from—traditional school system practices. Participants will complete the program with an extensive understanding of:
*Content may not be sequenced as listed above and additional content may be added, as necessary.
CSDC seeks applicants to the CBO program who are professionals with substantial fiscal and/or operational oversight responsibilities who are presently employed by or serving at an active California charter school organization(s), district office(s), or county office(s) of education. Principals or other academic leaders also participate in the program in order to effectively communicate with business staff and board members. We also encourage CBO Training program alumnus to attend every two-to-three years to reengage with the dynamic content. CBO Training participants work at all levels within charter organizations:
16-Week Charter School Business Management Training
*CBO Training breaks will take place during the weeks of March 14 and April 11.
Dates and times subject to change
Tuition covers registration, materials, presentations, and individual assistance with exercises:
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