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Projections: Powering the Flywheel

Projections | As light from the tunnel’s end comes into focus, our charge is to maintain the spirit of innovation through the pandemic’s final stages and beyond. From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we near...


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Must-Know Takeaways From an Innovative Mind

CEO Notebook | Opening ourselves to new ideas and creating the conditions for creative confidence among our teams can go a long way in advancing the future of independent schools. Performing best—and creating the future of work—are the businesses able to pivot toward changing markets,...


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Announcing the Inaugural Innovation Award Recipients

CEO Notebook | These schools have capitalized on their strengths to serve essential community needs and build a stronger financial future. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I am excited to announce, for the first time, the recipients of the Jeffrey Shields...


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Course Change: What Private Schools Can Expect in the First Months of the Biden Administration

Human Resources | Reversals in regulations regarding LGBTQ students and employees, civil rights in educational communities and immigration policies are likely priorities. Article by Susan Guerette, Fisher Phillips Following Joseph Biden’s inauguration as the 46 th President of the...


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2021 NBOA Annual Meeting: Return on Innovation: Duncan Wardle

Leadership | Opening keynote speaker Duncan Wardle has helped thousands of employees think differently — and improve their organizations’ perceived value. Interview by Jeff Shields, FASAE, CAE, President and CEO of NBOA From the January/February 2021 Net Assets magazine For...


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Honoring This Year’s Efforts and Outcomes

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 and CEO We are not “trotting” this year — neither in a "turkey...


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Strategies: Pivot-Ready Technology

Technology | An incremental approach to systems upgrades helped this school meet evolving technological needs while maintaining a secure and reliable network. Article by Jason Devin, Ben Bronz Academy From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: A...


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Managing Change When the Community Returns to Campus

Human Resources | Independent school leaders face tough decisions this fall. A careful decision-making process can help schools meet challenges and leverage staff and family expectations. Many school leaders have spent the summer focusing on the physical spaces to which our communities...


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Projections: The Milkshake and the Man

Projections | The legacy of a business innovator may inspire independent schools to think outside the box when it comes to defining their market value. From the March/April 2020 NetAssets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The “pioneer of...


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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...