School Business Essentials Lunch & Learn Webinars

Illinois ASBO's online professional development series delivers topics that are essential to your success! “Brown bag it” and spend a working lunch addressing tactical issues that will help you fulfill your job functions.  

Illinois ASBO hosts “Webinar Wednesdays” at no cost throughout the school year. Each webinar is hosted via Zoom from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and offers one PD Clock Hour of credit to Illinois ASBO members. Attendees must sign in to Illinois ASBOnline to access the webinar link. Please refer to the FAQ below for more information.

Per ISBE regulations, you must be logged in for the entire webinar to receive the clock hour credit.​ Credit will only be awarded to Illinois ASBO members.

See below for upcoming Lunch and Learns!

You can also head over to Illinois ASBOnline to view past Lunch and Learns from the archives!

Bond Proceed Strategies
Bond Proceed Strategies and Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Requirements

Join presenters on Wednesday, October 4 from 12:00 - 1:00pm for a Lunch & Learn webinar on Bond Proceed Strategies and Arbitrage Rebate Compliance Requirements. This session will provide a brief update regarding the outlook for the economy, specifically focusing on key items that could impact bond proceeds investment strategies. In addition, presenters will discuss how arbitrage rebate and yield restriction rules apply to a bond issue, how to apply strategies and/or exceptions to maximize retained earnings in a positive arbitrage environment and how to identify an accrued liability on a bond issue and prepare for a payment to the IRS. 


Communicating, Preparing & Avoiding the ESSER Cliff

Join business officials and Illinois ASBO's Executive Director on Thursday, October 12 from 12:00 - 1:00pm in a discussion surrounding the pending federal funding cliff. They will explore the potential allocation pitfalls that could lead to financial disaster, as well as provide clear communication options to lead all stakeholders to a clear understanding of how these funds should be responsibly utilized. Please note: This is a updated presentation from a 2023 Annual Conference breakout session.


Food Service
Food Service Contracting

Discover the new procurement options available that allow for increased flexibility when contracting your food services at this Lunch & Learn webinar on Wednesday, November 8 from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Come learn how to improve your food contracts! Please note: this is an updated presentation from a 2023 Annual Conference breakout session.


Upcoming Lunch & Learn Webinars

Live Lunch & Learn Webinars
Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find my login information?

Your login information for Illinois ASBOnline is the same login information you use to access Illinois ASBO's website and online member community, Peer2Peer. All active members will have free access to Illinois ASBOnline and the ability to upgrade for additional perks. Need more information on membership? Click here!

How do I join live Lunch & Learn Webinars?

To access a live Lunch & Learn, you must first register through Illinois ASBO. Lunch & Learns are currently free but require registration for tracking and attendance purposes. After registering, you will receive log in information to your email that includes an Illinois ASBOnline course link. Please note this will require you to log in to Illinois ASBOnline, so please refer to "Where do I find my login information" if you require further assistance.

On the day of the webinar, access the course link and use the "Join the Webinar" button to be automatically connected to Zoom! To view a step-by-step walkthrough of joining a live webinar, please click here!

How do I receive PD credit for my learning?

At this time, PD credit is only available for members who attend Lunch & Learn webinars or those who upgrade their access to Illinois ASBOnline+ starting July 1, 2022. If you have questions about receiving PD credit, please contact Rebecca Anderson at (815) 753-8150 or

Other offerings, like Micro-credentials and Administrator Academies, require paid registration to unlock the professional development within Illinois ASBOnline. PD credit is always available with these paid registrations. Visit the Illinois ASBOnline Offerings page to learn more and register for on-demand learning experiences.

Who can I contact to get more help with Illinois ASBOnline?

Please contact Rebecca Anderson at (815) 714-7617 or if you have any questions or experience trouble accessing learning resources on Illinois ASBOnline.

Where can I find more training on how to use Illinois ASBOnline?

Illinois ASBO has developed the following informational videos that walk members through the Illinois ASBOnline experience: