Training & Events2019-10-30T22:29:09+00:00

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.

Round table discussion

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 48 CPEs.*


Upcoming Events

One on one discussion

CEF Cohorts, Winter 2020

January 29-30, Houston          February 5-6, Seattle
February 11-12, San Francisco

ASBO International Annual Conference & Expo
National Harbor, MD
10/25, 2019
Liz Ross presented on Leveraging School Financial Data to Improve Outcomes and Messaging That Builds Trust.

National Summit on Education Reform
San Diego, CA
11/20, 2019

In a session titled An Equitable Education: Serving the Underserved, Marguerite Roza joins a stellar panel to discuss how strategic state policies can address within district inequities around funding and access to effective teachers. More information here.

Every Student Succeeds Act Four-Year Anniversary Event
Washington, DC
12/10, 2019

This afternoon discussion of ESSA – four years to the day after the law was signed – is hosted by The Collaborative for Student Success. The event will feature conversations with ESSA’s congressional authors plus discussions on equity and school improvement plans; accountability and testing; school finance data; and the Military Student Identifier. Lunch provided; reception following. Register here.

Want to learn more?

Select your areas of interest and we will get in touch.