ASBA Administrative Professionals Workshop
Start Date 09/21/2020 07:30 AM
End Date 09/21/2020 03:00 PM
Address Hot Springs Convention Center. 134 Convention Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71901

ASBA Administrative Professionals Workshop

You don’t know what you don’t know—until you NEED to know it!

Working in the central office for a school district comes with a unique set of challenges. Many of you wear multiple hats and work with competing priorities and deadlines.  Multi-tasking is a skill you have honed in the trenches.  Everything is manageable and moving forward untilA QUESTION COMES OUT OF LEFT FIELD AND YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER.   One of your board members didn’t get enough hours last year.  What should they do? A terminated employee phones asking what information in her employment file is exempt from an FOIA request.  Progress grinds to a halt.

Where can you find answers to these and other tough central office questions?  The ASBA Administrative Professionals Conference is a one day workshop that can help you find answers to the tough questions you face on a daily basis. This year, topics will include:
•    School board election laws
•    School board training rules and regulations
•    Freedom of Information Act and Legal Q&A
•    School board members and Superintendents--what's your role?

•    Hot Topic Networking!  Let us know areas of struggle or success at your district

The 2020 ASBA Administrative Professionals Workshop is held in Hot Springs on September 21, 2020.   This is a day-long professional development opportunity for administrative assistants, school secretaries, bookkeepers, and others, whose job duties intersect with the work of their school board, superintendents, and other stakeholders. Lunch is included with the registration fee.  Click HERE to view a detailed agenda.

Registration is $135 per person through September 8, 2020 and $150 after September 8th. Non-Member registration is $235 per person through September 8, 2020 and $250 after September 8th. Online registration will close at noon on Friday, September 18, 2020. You can also register on-site on the day of the workshop.

Requests for cancellation must be in writing to Cancellation requests received through September 14th, will be refunded at 100 percent. Cancellation requests received after September 14th will be refunded at 50 percent. No refunds will be made for cancellations after September 18, 2020.

The conference will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center on September 21, 2020. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8:30.  Lunch is provided for registered attendees and adjournment is at 3:00 p.m. allowing for 6 hours of training credit.

Room Reservations:  


To make reservations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa visit the ASBA reservation page or call 501.321.4403.



Click HERE – enter “Check Availability” under Book Your Stay.  This will take you to the “Reservation” page to enter your arrival and departure date.  Click on ENTER IT NOW beside Promo or Group Code.  Under additional options, this will allow you to enter the group’s special code and click Update. Our code is ASBA20.  Your group’s special rate and room types should be displayed.  Codes are case sensitive.

Questions: If you have registration questions, or questions about the training, please contact Kathy Ivy (