California Independent Schools Business Officers Association

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2020 Annual Conference

Now Virtual!
Pre-Conference Workshops, Sunday, May 3
Annual Conference, Monday, May 4

The Cal-ISBOA Team is excited to offer  a virtual, interactive, robust professional development experience. We are committed to providing professional development and connection just as you are committed to delivering your curriculum and connection to your school community.  

We will continue to update the schedule and will provide you with the logistics of participation.
In the meantime, please cancel your hotel and travel arrangements.

Our conference planning group has designed an outstanding conference for attendees that includes learning and networking opportunities for business officers and leaders from independent schools. Questions? Call  818-731-0342 or email Martha Ambros or Andria Marcus

Quick-look Program Schedule

We are excited to bring you a virtual conference this year!

Sunday, May 3
Pre-Conference HR Workshop

General Sessions:
8:00am - 8:30am Attendee Chat and Coffee
8:30am - 8:35am Welcome & Introduction
8:35am - 9:35am Navigating Sticky Tricky Leaves
9:40am - 10:40am A Great Place to Work

Breakout Sessions:
10:45am - 11:45am Getting Workplace Investigations Right
10:45am - 11:45am Ditching the Stipend Compensation

Closing General Session:
11:50am - 12:50pm Building Financial Intelligence

  • Human Resources Workshop
    For more details click here.

Monday, May 4
Annual Conference

General Sessions:
8:00am - 8:30am Attendee Chat and Coffee
8:30am - 8:35am Welcome & Introduction
8:35am - 9:35am Interactive, Facilitated Discussions on Leadership
9:40am - 10:40am Planning for the New Normal

Breakout Sessions:
10:45am - 11:45am Gift Acceptance Policies: Best Practices
10:45am - 11:45am Maximizing Your Benefits Package
10:45am - 11:45am Delivering a Successful Construction Project
10:45am - 11:45am School Security: What You Need to Know

Closing General Session:
11:50am - 12:50pm New Laws Impacting CA Independent Schools

Registration Information

   Member School  Non-Member School
Pre-Conference Workshops  $175
Annual Conference & Meeting    

New This Year

We are proud to announce the launch of our 2020 Conference App!

Special thank you to Bolton for underwriting this important endeavor.

Here are instructions on how to download:

Download the App
For Android and Apple users, search for ConferenceBeat Event App in the App Store/ Google Play.

Access the App on the Web
You can also access the app from your smartphone, tablet, or PC's web browser with the following URL:

(Web app works on most browsers, including: Google Chrome version 63.0+, Firefox version 58.0+, Apple Safari 11+, Microsoft Edge 41.0+)

Cancellation Policy

  • Substitutions and/or transfers of registration from the same school may be made any time prior to the conference.  Contact Martha Ambros in writing to make arrangements for a transfer. Cancellations by February 28, 2020 will receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee.
  • Cancellations between February 28 and April 2, 2020 will receive a 50% refund.
  • There will be no refunds after April 2, 2020

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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