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  • Human Resources | Recruiting and retaining millennial employees may require new benefits and better work-life balance, but they can offer a fresh approach to school processes. Article by Katie Garcia, Chesapeake ...

  • Risk Management | Continuous conversations with faculty and staff about appropriate boundaries will help faculty members develop professionally and contribute to a culture of safety. Article by Tara Kosowski ...

  • Human Resources | Training administrators on hiring and performance management practices will protect your school from legal risk and improve the entire community. Article by Dawn Lewis,  Episcopal School of ...

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  • CEO Notebook | Business officers’ strong judgment will play an important role in the new year — and decade — ahead, which promise changes for independent schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Leadership | Changes large and small don’t come easily at independent schools. Collaborative processes and continuous communication help everyone get on board. Article by Cecily Garber and Tara Kosowski ...

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  • Projections | Models, ideas and resources can help launch institutional change, but strong leadership is what makes it stick. From the January/February 2020  NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

  • Leadership | Psychologist and author Lisa Damour outlines how students can harness stressful situations to develop confidence and meet academic challenges. Renowned author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. , writes the monthly ...

  • Leadership | The 2019 fiscal year was one for the books for NBOA. Here's a look back at NBOA's priorities, accomplishments and operational excellence over the past year. NBOA’s work in fiscal 2019 reflected three ...

  • CEO Notebook | Member connections, clarity around compliance, and a new financial calculator are just a few highlights from the past year. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO This is ...

  • Leadership | Broadcaster Soledad O’Brien explains how she draws diverse voices into critical discussions. Interview by Cecily Garber Soledad O’Brien is a reporter, editor and host of the Sunday morning syndicated ...

  • Leadership | As you curl up by the fire this holiday break, these highlights from the past year can help you pass the time. We'll be back in January with fresh content on the work of change leadership, hiring ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | If your school is looking to increase its socioeconomic diversity, consider these three tuition models.   Article by David D. Schriver, Jr., CPA, Ellin & Tucker Consumers ...

  • Risk Management | New products that mimic ground beef are all the rage, but they may pose a problem for those with peanut allergies. Article by Jessica Holler, SAGE Dining Services Alternative meat products ...

  • CEO Notebook | New NBOA staff members are ready to serve. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One of NBOA’s primary responsibilities is to understand and respond to your changing needs ...

  • Leadership | A passion for running expanded into other outdoor pursuits, all of which require endurance that comes in handy on and off the job. Article by Saundra Sparks, Echo Horizon School  From the ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Schools are considering revenue and expense levers beyond tuition and financial aid to plan a viable future. Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen From the November/December ...

  • Risk Management | A behavioral threat assessment policy can help those in a close-knit independent school identify unusual behaviors and quickly intervene. Article by Kenna Powell, Providence Day School ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | What new standards for international recruiters mean for independent schools — and the agencies they interact with. Article by Chris Page, CSIET Year after year, independent ...

  • Leadership | Transitioning into a new school can be challenging but worthwhile, especially when you have confidence that key relationships will work. Article by Bill Hodgetts, Maret School From the November/December ...

  • CEO Notebook | Business officers may be natural servant leaders, but can also consciously cultivate diversity of thought, trust and future leadership. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | What changing demographics mean for independent schools, and how schools can strategize to meet new challenges. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December 2019 ...

  • Human Resources | Properly classifying school employees as exempt or nonexempt is tricky. A new white paper helps clarify matters. The deadline for implementing the new overtime salary threshold — January ...

  • Financial Management | Generating long-term projections and ensuring spending aligns with mission will help your school thrive and adapt to changing circumstances. Article by John Lynch, SunTrust Bank From ...

  • Risk Management | Handling increased requests for student accommodations requires keeping an open mind while not altering standards or veering away from mission. Article by Susan Guerette, Fisher Phillips ...

  • CEO Notebook | Innovation is imperative in a competitive marketplace. Successful initiatives require not only creative thinking but also careful choices and clear communication. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

  • Facilities | Having a payment and performance bond in place can help schools mitigate risk and protect from potential loss. Article by Heather DeBlanc, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore This web-only article is ...

  • Facilities | Whether building new or updating existing space, campus construction can consume more time and resources than anticipated. Early planning, strong contracts and continuous communication can help mitigate ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Three tools to communicate financial aid decisions more clearly may help mitigate families’ confusion and bargaining. Article by Vincent Quirk, Shady Hill School From the ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | An uncertain political landscape leads schools to rethink their international student recruitment and enrollment efforts. Article by Stacey Freed From the November/December ...

  • Projections | The unspoken rules of handling financial aid have changed. A focus on pricing, discounting and NTR will help us secure true financial viability. From the November/December 2019 issue of Net Assets ...