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When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
2907 Main Street
Mansion Ballroom A/B
Brewster, Massachusetts  02631
United States
Contact: Sue McLaughlin

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MASBO Pre-Institute Conference

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Communication Skills for School Business Administrators

Location:  Mansion Ballroom A/B

Pre-Conference Fee of $200.00 Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

PDP Strand: Financial Planning and Management Methods


8:00 – 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)

9:00 – 10:30      Sessions

Presenter: Christine Casatelli, 16-year member of the Melrose School Committee, Journalist.

This workshop focuses on developing the skills and confidence for communicating with the various audiences who interact on a daily basis with the business office.  Learn how to write a “bad news” letter that achieves its goals while helping to maintain a positive relationship.  Practice techniques to hack out the deadwood in presentations and reports to keep written documents focused and concise.  Finally, gain some insight on how to create a simple user manual that can be used to train others on important business processes.  Learn tips and tricks today that you can use tomorrow!

10:30 – 10:45   BREAK

10:45 – 12:15   Session Resumes

12:15 – 1:15      Lunch – Bay Pines Pavilion

1:15 – 2:45        Sessions

Presenter: Sharon Harrison, MASBO Board of Directors, Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Learn the building blocks to become a confident public speaker.  Whether you are standing in front of an audience, presenting to your team, or asking for a raise, the skills you will learn can help boost your self-esteem, make you more successful and create new opportunities. 

2:45 – 3:00        BREAK

3:00 – 4:30        Session Resumes


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MASBO is a non-profit professional organization of school administrators whose responsibilities include the business affairs of public and non-public schools. They may be wholly, or partially, responsible for budgeting, school finance, accounting, purchasing and supply management, transportation,maintenance and operation, school plant planning and construction... read more.

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