Support Professionals Program

The work you do every day in your district requires an understanding of many unique subject areas. The Support Professionals Program allows you to benefit from Illinois ASBO’s vast network of industry experts as you attend professional development opportunities catered to your needs.

Whether you are new to your position or have a long history in your district, your completion of the Support Professionals Program demonstrates your dedication to working efficiently and effectively. Enrollment in the Support Professionals Program also provides access to the discounted Support Professionals Membership for $100 that saves you and your district money!

Nonmembers pay $100 more per registration fee.
That means, that if you plan to attend one or more events per year, your membership will pay for itself!

Googleize Your Business Office

Join fellow members on Monday, September 19 at 1:00 pm and learn how to transition from Microsoft Excel and Word to Google Docs and Sheets in preparing board of education correspondence, financial dashboards, internal forms and procedural documents, and even the annual tax levy! Whether you are new or familiar with G Suite, get ideas on how to "Googleize" your business office and take it to the next level!


Support Professionals Full-Day Seminar: LIFO

On Friday, October 14, examine your results through the LIFO Discovery Workbook and the LIFO Bridging Workbook and work as a group to discern strengths and weaknesses and how to better manage those attributes to communicate with others in both satisfactory and unsatisfactory conditions. 

Registration for this event closes on 10/01/2022 due to time needed to process the surveys.



SupportCon was a success!

Save the Date! SupportCon will be heading to Burr Ridge, Illinois on Friday, December 2! Stay tuned because registration opens soon!

Professional Development for Support Professionals

Bookkeepers Conference

Designed specifically for bookkeepers and administrative office staff with sessions organized by a payroll and non-payroll track. 

Learn more


SupportCon offers support professionals the opportunity to learn best practices, network with colleagues, share ideas and more.

learn more

Event Calendar

Access a listing of all of Illinois ASBO's professional development offerings.

Calendar of events

Maximize Your Program Benefits

The discounted Support Professionals Membership is available to those who have applied for, enrolled in or graduated from the free Support Professionals Program. A Support Professionals Membership is a win-win for you and your district. They save money and you have access to Illinois ASBO member-only resources! Below are just some of the benefits of membership:

Dollar.pngDiscounted Seminars
Save your district money!

Community.pngAccess to peer2peer 
Illinois ASBO’s online community.

UPDATE  Magazine Subscription  Book.png
Covering topics affecting business in the district.

Calendar.pngOnline School Business Calendar
Updated monthly with business office deadlines.

Free Lunch & Learn WebinarsWebinar.png
Member-only webinars count as electives toward program completion.

The cost of membership is only $100. This means that if you attend at least two events annually, your membership has more than already paid for itself in reduced registration costs. An application or confirmed graduation of the Support Professionals Program is required for this membership. Start your membership benefits today or contact Chris Harley at (815) 762-2048 for more membership information.