Podcast: AI and the Independent School Business Office

Dec 7, 2023, 9:56 AM

(from ATLIS) NBOA President and CEO Jeff Shields was a recent guest on the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS)'s podcast, "Technology Talks." Shields shared insights into the intersection of artificial intelligence, collaborative leadership and the evolving landscape of school governance.

The discussion delved into the impact of AI on school operations, revealing stories of how institutions have embraced this technology to streamline administrative tasks. From crafting emails to reimagining job descriptions, AI has found a place in the daily routine of school administrators. Co-host Hiram Cuevas highlighted an innovative approach taken by their advancement office. By leveraging AI, they efficiently created a job description for an archivist position, illustrating the versatility of these technological tools.

Shields emphasized the importance of collaboration between different facets of school management, particularly the relationship between CFOs and IT professionals. This collaboration, he believes, is essential for driving the strategic vision of a school. The podcast touched on the siloed nature of educational institutions and how breaking down these barriers can lead to a more efficient and impactful learning environment.

Learn more and listen to the podcast from ATLIS


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