Jeffrey Shields' Blog

CEO Notebook | Intentionally lowering school enrollment may allow your school to budget soundly and spend more time preparing for the future. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Last month ...

12 Ideas for Summer Inspiration

CEO Notebook | A simple idea share among colleagues can bolster collaboration and provide ideas for stretching your mind – and budget. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Earlier this month ...
CEO Notebook | Charitable giving by individuals declined last year and may continue to do so into the future. What does the trend mean for independent schools? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and ...
Projections | Numerous factors are pushing independent school leaders to rethink our traditional business model, particularly tuition pricing and financial aid. Change is in the air. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

Rocking in Cleveland

CEO Notebook | As new business officers prepare to hit the ground running, they learn how school leaders at every stage of their career can drive change. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

It’s Time to Commit

Projections | From the archives: How can online learning simultaneously mitigate the financial pressures facing our schools and reinforce our ability to personalize the learning experience? This article originally ...
CEO Notebook | A few tools can help school leaders and the board understand long-term school finances more clearly, talk more productively and act more proactively. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...
CEO Notebook | Opportunities await to give back to your colleagues and the profession while growing leadership skills and gaining a national perspective. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...
Projections | Building plans? Don’t wait until groundbreaking to engage with the neighbors. From the May/June 2019  Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO With summer ...

Beware Your Own Expertise

CEO Notebook | Deep knowledge of many fields can help you handle an ever-expanding portfolio, but it can also limit your openness to new ways of thinking. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...