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5 Minutes with Karen McCann McClelland and Nat Saltonstall: Masters of Innovation

Facilities | Against the backdrop of the pandemic, summer and auxiliary program directors take on more diverse roles while looking for new ways to add value. Interview by Cecily Garber From the May/June 2021 Net Assets magazine Feature image courtesy of Sidwell Friends School...


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What the Chauvin Verdict Means to Me

CEO Notebook | To eradicate persistent racial inequities, we need transformative solutions. Many are already in motion, but more needs to happen. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One week ago today, I was driving from my home office in Delaware to the NBOA...


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Shaping Community-Wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Human Resources | How do we utilize equity and inclusion practices as assets and opportunity makers towards reshaping and transforming our schools? “Our mission as educational institutions asks us to sustain diverse, equitable and inclusive places – human resource professionals can play a...


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What’s in Your 100-Day Plan?

Leadership | How can school leaders continue creating change within their organizations? “Diversity is about counting the numbers, inclusion is about making the numbers count. Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice — we have to be intentional about including people,” said Cynt...


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Strategies: Diversifying the Senior Leadership Team

Human Resources | Through concerted hiring efforts, senior leadership at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is nearly half people of color. Article by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Since its founding 50 years ago, Crossroads School for...


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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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More Than Words: A Board's Commitment to DE&I

CEO Notebook | Beyond crafting a statement, what steps can we take to ensure the workplaces within our schools are diverse, equitable and inclusive? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO A key aspect of our recent NBOA Board of Directors Meeting was how to put the ...


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Business Intelligence: Supporting Our Youngest Business Office Professionals

Leadership | Most business office professionals under 35 find their work meaningful, but about half feel they need more support. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine This past spring, as part of NBOA’s commitment to diversity,...


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Strategies: Developing a Gender Diversity Policy

Human Resources | Engaging a local partner, the board and faculty resulted in a policy that increased inclusivity. Article by Carol Lerner, The Philadelphia School From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine Carol Lerner, The Philadelphia School During the...


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Whose Business Is Belonging?

Leadership | Yes, the business office can respond to outcries of racism on campus. Diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Jen Cort shares what she’s heard and possible interventions. Interview by Cecily Garber From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine Jen Cort...