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Risk & Compliance: Everyday Bias and Liability

Risk Management | Microaggressions may be brief and commonplace, but they are damaging and pose a liability risk in independent schools. Article by Onik'a Gilliam-Cathcart and Karen Kalzer of Helsell Fetterman From the July/August 2020 Net Assets magazine Though increasingly...


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Strategies: Approaching the Outsourcing Decision

Facilities | Cost alone should not drive decisions to keep services in-house or not — consider a more complete value proposition. Article by Theodore J. Weidner, Purdue University From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine So, your school is considering outsourcing some or all...


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Work-Life-Budget Balance: Millennial Benefits

Human Resources | Recruiting and retaining millennial employees may require new benefits and better work-life balance, but they can offer a fresh approach to school processes. Article by Katie Garcia, Chesapeake Bay Academy From the January/February 2020 NetAssets magazine ...


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Strategies: Developing an HR Bootcamp

Human Resources | Training administrators on hiring and performance management practices will protect your school from legal risk and improve the entire community. Article by Dawn Lewis, Episcopal School of Dallas From the January/February 2020 NetAssets magazine Feature...


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Growing To Serve You Better

CEO Notebook | New NBOA staff members are ready to serve. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One of NBOA’s primary responsibilities is to understand and respond to your changing needs as a business officer, human resources professional, controller or business...


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Mission & Motivation: A Time To Stay and a Time To Move

Leadership | Transitioning into a new school can be challenging but worthwhile, especially when you have confidence that key relationships will work. Article by Bill Hodgetts, Maret School From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine “I’ve just made the biggest...


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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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Communication Tips to Drive Employee Engagement

(From The Grossman Group) Research shows that companies with engaged employees have better financial results. Engaged employees are more willing to spend extra time and energy on assignments when they have an emotional connection to their work. In other words, engaged employees are highly...


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The Frustration, Fever and Fear of Ed Tech

Projections | Let’s take a collective breath and identify technology tools that will work for our schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s never been about the technology. When I first began working with independent schools as NBOA’s leader, every school...


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Trends to Watch in Employment Law

Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee Several areas of employment law that impact independent schools are currently in flux due to pending legislation and court cases. Legal experts at the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference held March 12-14, 2018, in Washington, D...