Leadership Archive

CEO Notebook | Opening ourselves to new ideas and creating the conditions for creative confidence among our teams can go a long way in advancing the future of independent schools. Performing best—and creating the ...
Leadership | More than 2400 independent school professionals helped kick off the 2021 NBOA Annual Meeting: An All Virtual Experience. Feature image: Opening keynote speaker Duncan Wardle answers live audience questions ...

After School: Story Time

Leadership | Observing her children inspired this business officer to pursue her passion for writing and publish a book. Article by Najah Lowe, Vistamar School From the January/February 2021   Net Assets magazine ...
CEO Notebook | These schools have capitalized on their strengths to serve essential community needs and build a stronger financial future. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I am excited ...
Leadership | Could you be using data more strategically to improve benchmarking and reporting? Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the January/February 2021   Net Assets magazine While business officers are ...
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 ...

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 ...
Leadership | As Western Academy of Beijing has returned to mostly normal on-campus learning, everyone in the community has a renewed appreciation for both the core mission and special add-ons that make independent education ...
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 ...
Leadership | On keeping our online spaces safe — and private, driving change across the school community, analyzing and optimizing our budgets, and preparing operations for another unusual year. By far the most viewed ...