Jeffrey Shields' Blog

CEO Notebook | Let’s take a moment to recognize the herculean changes our schools have made this calendar year — and learn from them and from our fellow school leaders. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...
CEO Notebook | Schools are meeting the moment, and enrollment trends are encouraging, but unforeseen expenses are putting a dent in those gains. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Social ...
CEO Notebook | Beyond crafting a statement, what steps can we take to ensure the workplaces within our schools are diverse, equitable and inclusive? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO A ...
Projections | Whether enrollment has presented unexpected challenges or opportunities for your school this year, retention will be key to financial stability. From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine ...
CEO Notebook | Do your school’s governance structures support the kind of strategic work boards of trustees need to undertake now, when independent schools are at a crossroads? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...
Projections | COVID-19 threatens to overshadow everything about the 2020–21 school year, but with cutting-edge resources, you can tackle new and long-standing issues alike. From the September/October 2020 Net ...

Battling Back COVID

CEO Notebook | Independent schools have an advantage when it comes to reopening campus safely, but we must remain on our toes — and make every dollar spent count. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...
CEO Notebook | This fall, you will be called on to perform at the top of your game. Knowing how you tend to lead can help you meet the challenges ahead. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

Advancing Financial Leadership

CEO Notebook | Now more than ever, the business officer is called to contribute an incisive voice and financial strategy to their school’s leadership team. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

Branding Your Best Efforts

CEO Notebook | Branding may not be top of mind amid pandemic considerations, but honing it now is crucial to your school’s long-term sustainability. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...