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Community, Connection Extend Beyond 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting

Leadership | It is almost strange to think that just one month ago, nearly 1,400 members of the independent school community gathered in Orlando at the 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting. So much has happened to our schools and the world at large since then. The relationships we developed there and...


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After School: Hitting the High Note

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 image: The Solerna Winds, a woodwind quintet formed in 2018, performing a...


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The Best of the Best: Announcing the 2020 NBOA Award Recipients

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 Selection Committee accepts the daunting but also rewarding task of selecting...


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2020 NBOA Annual Meeting: The Power of Perspective: Vinh Giang

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 launched 52Kards , an online magic school that now enrolls 800,000 students...


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You Be the Judge

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 and CEO Good judgment. It’s one of the characteristics that heads of school...


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Projections: The Work of Change Leadership

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 NBOA President and CEO To implement significant and lasting organizational...


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2020 NBOA Annual Meeting: The Pressure Paradox: Lisa Damour

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 Adolescence column for the New York Times, serves as a regular contributor...


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NBOA 2019: A Year in Review

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 goals outlined in the 2018–2021 Strategic Plan: Strengthen NBOA's community...


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Top of Mind in 2019

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 the time of year for list-making. Students may be making wish lists to Santa,...


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2020 NBOA Annual Meeting: Courageous Conversations: Soledad O'Brien

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 is a reporter, editor and host of the Sunday morning syndicated political show ...