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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...


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Hiring a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Human Resources | How to structure a new or existing directorship of diversity, equity and inclusion so that positive change resonates throughout the school community. In the wake of national protests against the murder of George Floyd and racial inequities in the U.S., as well as...


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Projections: The Hope Still Lives

Projections | Global challenges to the status quo demand that we change and adapt. From the July/August 2020 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”...


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No Time for Silence

CEO Notebook | Recent events are disheartening, but we all have a role to play in strengthening our communities. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Amid managing the impact of the worst health crisis of our lifetimes, which has disproportionately impacted...


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NBOA’s Commitment to DE&I

CEO Notebook | Our schools are committed to DE&I, and so is NBOA. This important work is intentionally never-ending. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO So many high points of the 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting , held two weeks ago in Orlando, are fresh in my mind...


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Mission & Motivation: Uncomfortable in a Comfortable Place

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 January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: dancers from...


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5 Minutes with Derrick Gay: Mirrors and Windows

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 image: Derrick Gay, Ed.D., delivering the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....