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Training & Events

Certificate in Education Finance (CEF)

Financial and resource allocation issues influence all aspects of U.S. public education policy yet are often not fully understood. This one-of-a-kind Certificate in Education Finance (CEF) equips participants with the practical skills they need in strategic fiscal management, finance policy analysis, and financial leadership to deploy resources in ways that do the most for students. For additional NASBA-sponsored opportunities, see our upcoming events below. To receive CPEs or PDCs, please email Jordan.Tollefson@georgetown.edu to register.

Round table discussion
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Custom Training + More Information
Certificate Cohort Resources

We also offer a collection of free education finance instructional modules. This is not a scripted curriculum. Modules include options for how to deliver the content (or relevant components) for individual educational and training contexts.

Explore ELab-U: Ed Finance Curricula

What is the Certificate in Education Finance?

The CEF is an interdisciplinary certification combining finance, economics and leadership with public policy and administration. The hybrid interactive virtual and in-person learning is designed for busy working professionals.

Participants learn to:

  • Identify common (but often ill-understood) cost drivers in education.
  • Analyze how policy affects equity and resource use.
  • Effectively consume and use education finance information.
  • Strategically allocate resources to reach desired outcomes and avoid unintended consequences that can negatively impact students, schools, and communities.
  • Grapple with productivity and financial tradeoffs in an environment of finite education dollars.
  • Communicate finance strategy and decisions to myriad audiences.

Who can join a CEF cohort?

The program targets, but is not limited to, education policymakers; central office leadership; campus and network leaders; analyst and graduate students; grant makers and non-profit leaders. No prerequisites or advance preparation required. Upon completion, participants earn 4.0 CEUs or 42.2 CPEs.*


Sign up here for our next cohort.

Upcoming Events

One on one discussion

Certificate in Ed Finance

Let us know if you are interested in future CEF Cohorts (click to complete the form) and we will be in touch as soon as details of the Spring 2023 Cohort are confirmed.

SBA Network Meeting
Edunomics Lab hosts a network of districts exploring or implementing student-based allocation formulas. This collaborative group meets monthly to explore current research and troubleshoot common challenges related to restructuring funding around students. To learn more about the network, email Laura.Anderson@georgetown.edu.

Can Districts Redirect ESSER to Tackle Learning Gaps?
30-Minute Webinar
November 17, 1 pm ET
The school year had already started when test scores emerged showing deep gaps in learning. Is it too late for districts to adjust their ESSER commitments to boost recovery efforts? Marguerite Roza and the Edunomics Lab team shared our latest look at ESSER spending and suggest ways that districts can redirect, and in some cases refocus, their federal relief funds to respond to emerging data on what students need most. View slides and recording.

School Finance & Educational Equity
Brookings Institution Webinar
December 16, 1:30 pm ET
Marguerite Roza joins a panel discussion on how to use resources to improve student outcomes amid the negative effects of COVID-19 and the impending expiration of federal stimulus funds. Register here.

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