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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....


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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...


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Servant Leadership, Stronger Leadership

CEO Notebook | Business officers may be natural servant leaders, but can also consciously cultivate diversity of thought, trust and future leadership. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “Leadership is no longer concentrated at the top. It has trickled down...


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5 Minutes with Amada Torres: Changing Faces

Enrollment & Financial Aid | What changing demographics mean for independent schools, and how schools can strategize to meet new challenges. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine Amada Torres is vice president, studies,...


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Where Diversity Meets the Bottom Line

Enrollment & Financial Aid | The Gordon School’s individualized tuition model has helped drive a more inclusive and economically sustainable school community. Feature images courtesy of the Gordon School. Didn't have a chance to catch our summer webinar series on emerging...


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5 Minutes with Dallas Joseph: the Man Behind the Curtain

Leadership | The 2019 recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award credits some of his success to mentors and colleagues. But don’t mistake his modesty for a lack of ambition. Leadership “is something I run toward.” Interview by Leah Thayer From the May/June 2019 ...