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  • 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 ...

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  • Risk Management | Strong digital use policies, trainings and behavioral standards can protect schools from these emerging technology related risks. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton This information ...

  • Leadership | General session speakers to address diversity and inclusion, innovation and workplace pressure. All photos courtesy of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The 2020 NBOA Annual ...

  • Leadership | A classically trained clarinetist prepares to expand her horizons. Article by Chelsea Kimpton, St. Paul Academy and Summit School From the January/February 2020  Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Risk Management | Schools are tackling health preparations, trip considerations and community communications among other measures. As the spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV), named COVID-19 as of February 11, ...

  • Financial Management | The financial position survey range table returns to NBOA’s reporting tool line-up. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the January/February 2020   Net Assets magazine Financial ...

  • 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 ...

  • Risk Management | Strong crisis response protocols and community relations helped one school manage a serious threat to campus security. Article by Emilia Ferreira, Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro From ...

  • Leadership | Diversity and inclusion leadership training pushed this business officer outside her comfort zone — by design. Article by Rose Neubert, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart From the ...

  • Leadership | How can schools frame diversity so that everyone feels included in the term, not just selected groups? Interview by Tara Kosowski From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Risk Management | Strategies for preventing and addressing cyberbullying and other internet-based student misconduct. Article by Julie Fay, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, and Jeff Olsen, Fred C. Church Inc. ...

  • CEO Notebook | This year’s recipients have dedicated years of service to the independent school business officer community. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Each year the NBOA Awards ...

  • Leadership | Magician and entrepreneur Vinh Giang shares what business leaders can learn from masters of illusion. All images courtesy of Vinh Giang. In the early 2010s, Vinh Giang along with three friends ...

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  • Human Resources | Schools have little time to manage 403(b) plans and employees have little interest. Recent research may help streamline improvements and boost returns. Article by Chris Garrison, Pinnacle ...

  • 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 From the January/February 2020  Net Assets magazine Soledad O’Brien ...

  • 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 ...