Founded in 1952, Illinois ASBO is devoted to the school business management profession and strives to promote the standards of school business administration through a multitude of benefits for every member.
Job placement assistance
Student scholarship opportunities
Access to our Web site
Professional development seminars
CSBO certification program
Headquarters on-call support
The association provides services to foster professional development, leadership skills and attempts to improve the quality of educational programs and services. Staff expertise, members and volunteers promote the highest standard of school business administration and take pride in providing members with a comprehensive guide to the most reliable companies, services and products for schools throughout Illinois.
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What are you shaping?
The mission of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials is to provide its members and stakeholders a comprehensive range of professional development activities and services through networking and participation.
Illinois ASBO values strong alliances among educational organizations.
Illinois ASBO is an advocate for the development and management of resources to meet the needs of the Association’s membership and their communities.
Illinois ASBO has a responsibility to develop school business professionals who are visionary educational leaders.
Illinois ASBO recognizes that technology impacts personal, professional, and educational choices and opportunities within our society.
Illinois ASBO should provide networking opportunities, continuing education, career services and training for members and non-members.
Illinois ASBO has a responsibility to provide support for the delivery of quality educational programs for students.
Illinois ASBO is committed to effective and efficient school business management.
Illinois ASBO is committed to high quality performance, professionalism and ethical standards in all endeavors of the Association.
Illinois ASBO has a responsibility to foster volunteerism throughout the Association
1. We are a major partner in the delivery of quality education.
2. We are committed to sound school business practices.
3. We are committed to quality and professionalism in all endeavors of the Association.
4. We provide opportunities for the school business community to participate and be represented at all levels.
We foster and expect volunteerism throughout our Association.
Goal 1: Customer Service Culture
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will build its structures, processes and interactions--its entire culture--around assessing and fulfilling member's needs and expectations.
1A. Survey the membership to find out what is working and what is not.
1B. Develop effective outreach to new members and identify needs and wants.
Goal 2: Products and Services with Mission
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will passionately fulfill its mission and constantly test ideas for products against the mission of the association.
2A. Educate members on the product and services available.
2B. Regularly test and research new product and service ideas.
Goal 3: Data-Driven Strategies
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will gather information, analyze it and then use it for operational and strategic decisions as well as communication and marketing initiatives.
3A. Communicate how data is used to make decisions.
3B. Develop target marketing strategies based on target data.
3C. Share data with PDC's, regional's and members.
Goal 4: Dialogue and Engagement
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will value and develop a close-knit, consistent culture where all employees and key leaders receive the same information and also see the potential to contribute to high quality production. Everyone, whether in lead or supporting roles, will equally share the responsibility to contribute and add value to the association.
4A. Develop venues for key issues to reach a broader impacted audience.
4B. Continue to engage members in dialogue.
4C. Reach out specifically to the next generation of Illinois ASBO members.
Goal 5: CEO As A Broker Of Ideas
Goal Statement: The Illinois ASBO CEO will be a visionary leader and inspire and facilitate visionary thinking throughout the organization.
5A. Share vision with Board/Staff/Committees.
5B. Use Board members and leaders to share message.
5C. Use affiliations to bring new ideas.
Goal 6: Organizational Adaptability
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will weather crises and learn from them, quickly assessing and then taking action--with no excuses.
6A. Establish greater networking opportunities.
6B. Become a resource and respond to critical member needs.
Goal 7: Alliance Building
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will pursue alliances that relate to existing strategies. Although secure in who we are and in what we bring to the table, the association will readily admit that we cannot do everything on our own. However, we will also communicate clear expectations for each specific partnership and won't hesitate to walk away if a win-win scenario doesn't materialize.
7A. Maintain current alliances and provide leadership roles whenever possible.
7B. Develop an annual summary of existing alliances and value/benefits to Association/membership.
7C. Provide Illinois ASBO resources to downstate members and non-member Superintendents.
7D. Develop communication tools that define the Association for members and non-members.
7E. Work with the SAAC to develop new Service Associate professional development opportunities.
7F. Create mentoring opportunities for new CSBOs.
7G. Increase the influence of Illinois ASBO with Superintendents and School Board members.
Goal 8: Indispensability
Goal Statement: Illinois ASBO will deliver meaningful services and programs, communicate well to members and become indispensible to their members and stakeholders.
8A. Evaluate Service Associate Structure and Fees.
8B. Develop reputation as "go to" organization--show value.