2009 International Conference
In Search of Excellence -- Exploring the Impact of the School Business Manager
Manchester United Football Club, Manchester (UK)
The Importance of School Business Managers
9 May, 2008
Novotel London West
The National College for School Leadership (NCSL) worked in collaboration with the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to deliver this one-day international conference following the success of last year´s conference.
Achieving the best school systems in the world was an inspiring and thought-provoking day, providing opportunities to network across a wide spectrum of people. About 500 delegates attended, consisting of school leaders, school business managers, school administrators, local authority representatives, governors, training providers, and government organizations.
Watch videos from the conference, including speeches
by ASBO International Executive Director John Musso and ASBO
International President Jerome E. Brendel.
The aims of the 2008 conference were to:
Explore international practice to see how school business managers can help to achieve the best schools in the world
Identify the benefits of school business management within the changing face of school leadership
Consider the implications of the enhanced roles of advanced school business manager and school business directors
Discover how school business managers are helping schools deliver major educational reforms through developing the whole school workforce Key partners:
Association of School Business Officials International (USA)
National College for School Leadership (UK)
Training and Development Agency for Schools (UK)
Western Cape Education Department (South Africa)
Institute of Administrative Management (UK)
Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Anglia Ruskin University (UK)
The University of Manchester (UK)
2007 Conference Summary and Photo Gallery:
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On April 24, 2007, more than 500 school business managers and educators in the United Kingdom, the United States, and South Africa gathered together in cyberspace for the first-ever virtual conference, Leading Schools in the 21st Century: The Role of the School Business Manager.
As school business managers shared their experiences via transcontinental video links, the conference proved that on a global scale, those in the profession share more common concerns than differences as they advocate for quality education for students
See also the NCSL's summary of the conference on their Website.