OASBO’s revamped Mentoring/Protégé Program is providing opportunities for those new to the profession to have a structured mentoring experience. But it is also providing an opportunity for veterans of the profession who want to learn a new skill to be mentored! OASBO supports both the individual and the pair throughout the mentoring experience through a guide book, thought partner, collaboration sessions and more!

Protégés – New school business professionals who want to advance your career to the next level.

Click here to download the Protégés application form.

Mentors – Experienced school business professionals who will help tomorrow's leaders reach their potential.

Click here to download the Mentor application form.

OASBO's goal for the mentoring program is to attract and retain the caliber of people required to successfully manage school business and operations. We want you succeed in the school business profession!


The program is open to all Business Managers, Food Service Supervisor/Directors, Treasurers, and Transportation Supervisor/Directors who are OASBO Professional or Associate members.

Fee and Credits

Most of the mentoring program is included in your OASBO membership dues, however, each protégé will be charged $100. Both mentors and protégés will receive a guide book, and contact hours for the number of hours spent together and logged. Fees are waived for those hired through the OASBO Search Program with K–12 or Finding Leaders.

Matching Mentor with Protégé

The OASBO Mentoring Program is driven by both the protégé and the mentor, so the match is critical. OASBO takes into consideration the demographics, location, areas of specialization, and any special requests and needs of the protégé during mentor-protégé matching.

New Approaches

  • New formats such as reverse mentoring, small group mentoring, peer mentoring, informal and social mentoring, and hybrid approaches will be used.
  • Inclusion of seasoned members seeking new knowledge, skills, and abilities as protégés (i.e. pairing with a younger member to learn new technology applications in school business).

How to Join the Program

If you are interested in serving as either a mentor or a protégé, download and complete the appropriate application form from above. Send the forms via fax or email to If you know of someone you think would benefit from the program, please contact us at 614.431.9116, or

Please note: this program is not designed as an internship program for Business Manager or Treasurer licensure. If you need help finding an internship to meet your licensure requirement, contact our office at 614.431.9116.