Webinars

During the school year, NBOA conducts a series of webinars on Thursdays. Our goal is to bring you the latest information that is most relevant to your job as an independent school professional, in an easy and accessible format.

Unless otherwise noted, all webinars take place at 3:00 pm ET and are FREE to NBOA Members and $89 for nonmember schools. To learn more about these presentations, as well as the system requirements to attend, please see our Webinar FAQs.

Questions? Please email programs@nboa.org or call 202-407-7140.

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This series is presented with generous support from Stifel.

Winter Webinar Series

Legal Claims on the Horizon – Is Your School at Risk?

On top of the legal matters schools regularly face, related to leave and accommodations requests as well as discrimination claims, new issues have surfaced, such as gender identity and unique mental health concerns resulting from the pandemic or recent changes in the legal landscape. In this session we will explore potential claims and provide an action plan to reduce the risk for liability. We will also navigate employee morale and community relations issues that arise from these scenarios.

Learning Objective: Participants will gain knowledge on trending legal matters that schools encounter on a day-to-day basis and acquire strategies to be prepared to proactively address this ever-changing legal landscape.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Business Law – Technical
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR General

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Critical Evaluation

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Jennifer B. Carroll, Counsel, Fisher Phillips LLP

Jennifer Carroll’s practice is focused on employment litigation, including all types of discrimination, FLSA and unpaid wage claims, FMLA, whistleblower and restrictive covenant claims. She is experienced in all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals, and actively appears before state and federal courts in Florida. Carroll has successfully tried numerous cases and achieved favorable summary judgment rulings on behalf of clients. In addition to her litigation practice, she counsels employers on preventative measures. She conducts management and employee trainings, compliance audits and contract review and drafting. Carroll is a member of the Education Practice Group, where she counsels independent and private educational institutions on employee, student and board matters, in addition to litigating matters on behalf of school clients.

Speaker

Ilanit Fischler, Associate, Fisher Phillips LLP

Ilanit Fischler is an attorney in the Fisher Phillips’ Fort Lauderdale office. She represents employers in a broad range of matters relating to the workplace — including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and contract disputes — before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies. A significant portion of Fischler’s practice is also devoted to counseling employers on preventive measures they may take to avoid or reduce employment-related claims, including counseling on day-to-day issues, providing employee training, conducting audits, preparing and reviewing policies, and drafting of contracts. Fischler also practices with the firm’s Education Law Group representing independent and private schools in board, staff and student matters.

Speaker

Brette Rothfield, Business Manager, Alexander Montessori School

Brette Rothfield has been the business manager of Alexander Montessori School in Miami, Florida, for more than 17 years. Rothfield currently serves on the School Accreditation Commission for the American Montessori Society (AMS). He was awarded the Alan O'Such Memorial Outstanding Service Award by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF) in 2012. He has served as president and vice president of the Florida Independent School Business Officers. He both chairs and serves on accreditation teams for several organizations, including AMS, the Florida Council for Independent Schools (FCIS), and AISF. He was formerly a registration manager for Landmark Worldwide, a training and development organizations.

Hiring and Retention Strategies To Meet Your Goals

The Great Resignation was not kind to independent schools. They saw a turnover of up to 20% of their workforce for the 2021-2022 school year. Many continue to face hiring challenges and the prospect of once again losing a high number of faculty and staff. Join a panel of human resources professionals from independent schools for a moderated discussion about current workforce trends in independent schools and steps that schools can take to stabilize their workforce through effective hiring and retention practices.

Learning Objective: Learn about initiatives schools are undertaking to hire and retain mission-appropriate faculty and staff and envision better practices in the face of a challenging employment landscape.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR General

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Critical Evaluation

Presenter(s)

Volunteers from NBOA's Human Resources Council, moderated by Amber Stockham, SPHR, NBOA

Speaker

Amber Stockham, SPHR, Director, Human Resources Programs, NBOA

Amber Stockham, SPHR, is NBOA’s director, human resources and programs, and has over 15 years of human resources experience. She leads the development and delivery of human resources programs and serves as the expert on regulatory compliance, talent acquisition and management, organizational planning, and compensation and benefits at independent schools. Stockham came to NBOA after six years at Miss Hall’s School, an independent day/boarding school for girls in Massachusetts, where she served as the director of human resources. Before joining Miss Hall’s School, she worked in a variety of industries, including social services and manufacturing. She holds a B.A. in social sciences and psychology from Bard College.

CPE

CPE Information

NBOA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

SHRM

SHRM Information

NBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). Webinars that have met SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit will be noted above. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

HRCI Information

NBOA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. Webinars that have met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for credit towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification will be noted above.

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Winter Webinar Series

Stay Up-to-Date on Hot Topics in Independent School Business & Business Operations

From endowment spending to hiring and retention strategies, learn about the latest information most relevant to your job as an independent school professional in an easy and accessible format. Webinars are held on select Thursdays at 3 PM ET. 

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