Jeffrey Shields' Blog

Care for Self, Care for Others

CEO Notebook | Our employees’ wellbeing should be our first priority. It’s what holds our strong communities together. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Those of you working in the independent ...

New Challenges, New Learning

CEO Notebook | While school budgets are likely to face intense scrutiny this year, professional development opportunities may help our schools differentiate and even grow in a challenging environment.  Jeffrey ...
CEO Notebook | Reinventing routines and rituals can boost wellness not only for students but all of us working under new circumstances. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As someone who ...
Projections | What can we learn from the rapid changes to our school routines and processes? From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine As the words “pandemic,” “social distancing” and “peak infections” ...
CEO Notebook | An updated and enhanced member resource is available today. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO We at NBOA are cognizant of the myriad challenges school leaders are managing ...
CEO Notebook | While most of us are dispersed, away from campuses and colleagues, we can still support each other to tackle rapidly evolving challenges. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

NBOA’s Commitment to DE&I

CEO Notebook | Our schools are committed to DE&I, and so is NBOA. This important work is intentionally never-ending. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO So many high points of the 2020 ...
Projections | The legacy of a business innovator may inspire independent schools to think outside the box when it comes to defining their market value. From the March/April 2020  NetAssets magazine Jeffrey ...

Meeting Our Market

CEO Notebook | How can we innovate processes to make attending independent schools easier for prospective families? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Over the past several years, schools ...
CEO Notebook | As recommendations quickly change, schools are seeking to mitigate risk while maintaining a steady course. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The past couple of weeks ...