• Feeling a bit overwhelmed as you consider the duties and responsibilities of your new position?
  • Are you a finance office staff member wanting to make the leap to a business manager position or just know more about school business?


Consider participating in the New Business Manager Institute designed to guide you through the maze of school business.

A new cohort starts each year at the annual summer conference in July. Over the course of three years the curriculum covers finance, human resources, managing yourself, managing people, facilities, risk management, and other services including transportation and food service. Preview the program outline .

Institute participants will also attend the following conferences as part of the curriculum:

  • July - Cohort Kick-Off - Tuesday & Wednesday before the Annual Summer Conference
  • July - Annual Summer Conference
  • November - Fall Workshop
  • January - Winter Conference
  • Spring - Zone meeting (for your specific zone)

In addition, participants will have access to mentors – people who have worked in school business management for years and have experienced the ups, downs and stresses of the job. Mentors participate throughout the year at the in-person meetings as well as being available by phone or email.

The curriculum is delivered at in-person meetings and through Canvas. Regular check-ins via conference call and additional study group time are also offered throughout the program. Generally, all in-person meetings are held in conjunction with OASBO conferences.


The program cost is $4,700 for three years. If paid in full, a $500 discount is offered. A payment plan is also available.

Included in the cost is:

  • Access to the Curriculum through a Canvas
  • Check-ins via conference call
  • Access to Mentors during meetings, via email or phone
  • Registration fees for Annual Summer Conference, Fall Workshop and Winter Conference (first two years of program only)
  • Registration fees and some meals for Cohort Kick-Off, November meeting and January meeting (all three years)

*Membership is not included in the NBMI fee. A separate membership fee must be paid annually when invoiced in December.

For more information, contact Josie Hummert or Angie Peterman.


Oregon Association of School Business Officials
707 13th St SE, Ste 100 | Salem, OR 97301 | p: 503-480-7218, f: 503-581-9840