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Projections: Restoring Our Communities

Projections | While we have reason for optimism in the coming year, we must continue to adapt our human resources strategy to nurture our school communities. From the January/February 2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’m writing...


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Announcing the 2021 NBOA Award Recipients

CEO Notebook | This year’s recipients have dedicated years of service to the profession, our association and to schools far and wide. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In my inaugural blog for 2021, I’m purposefully electing to take a respite from the national...


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NBOA 2020: A Year in Review

Leadership | In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, here's how NBOA adapted quickly to meet its priorities and accomplish operational excellence over the past year. NBOA’s work in fiscal 2020 reflected three goals outlined in the 2018–2022 strategic plan: Strengthen NBOA's...


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2020: Positives To Remember in a Year We Hope To Soon Forget

CEO Notebook | We have accomplished so much together – let us take a moment to celebrate it. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In my November 17 blog, “ Honoring This Year’s Efforts and Outcomes ,” I encouraged school leaders to “take a moment to recognize the...


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2021 NBOA Annual Meeting: People-First Strategy: Cynt Marshall

Leadership | When closing keynote speaker Cynt Marshall became CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, she used her deep HR experience to lead a complete transformation of the culture. Interview by Cecily Garber Cynt Marshall is CEO of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. When hired in this...


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Does Feedback Do More Harm Than Good?

CEO Notebook | Our performance management processes could look less at the past and more towards the future, while inspiring more action and improvement. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In this year of disruption, each week I feel as though every process in...


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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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Mission & Motivation: Both Sides Now

Enrollment & Financial Aid | When the business office and admissions team can see each other's point of view, a school is primed to thrive. Article by Steve Salvo, St. Mary’s Episcopal School From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Steve Salvo, St....


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After School: Recipe for Success

Leadership | Leading an annual chili supper fundraiser ignited this business officer’s passion for community service. Article by April Cerkiewicz, All Saints Episcopal School From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: Chili from St. Mark's annual...