Professional Development



These full-day programs held in Milford, Massachusetts provide engaging presentations from leading experts on important current topics in school business administration, as well as opportunities for problem-solving and networking with school business officials from around the state. They are held in September, December, and February of each year.

Solution EXPO

The joint MFAA / MASBO Solution EXPO in November offers school business and facilities  administrators, as well as additional business office staff, a chance to connect with solution providers to help solve procurement challenges, engage in thoughtful content presentations, and network with peers.


The March full day session provides an opportunity to delve deeply into one topic. Past Institutes have featured substantive, interactive, and comprehensive analysis and practice supported by the Rennie Center and Edventures.

Law Institute

The April Law Institute provides legal analyses and updates of recent court rulings on pertinent laws, regulations, and best legal practices related to school business management. MASBO's legal counsel also updates business officials on current and pending legislation and its impact on school administration.

Annual Institute

This three-day conference in May on beautiful Cape Cod features recognized authorities with lectures and discussions on timely topics as well as time to engage in team-building and networking. It also includes the Annual Meeting of the membership. A separate, full-day intensive Pre-Conference allows attendees access to specialized training that can be difficult to obtain during other association events or from other providers.