Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Voices from the Field: Leaders of Color in Independent Schools 6 min read

Four business officers offer initial insights into diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and their experiences at their schools.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Hiring
  • | Human Resources

Hiring at the Cultural Crossroads 14 min read This item is protected.

Despite significant changes in hiring processes over the past year, implicit bias remains. It can be mitigated.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Hiring
  • | Human Resources

Risk & Compliance: Diverse Hiring Practices Without Discrimination 6 min read

Make sure your school’s best efforts don’t run afoul of anti-discrimination laws.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

2022 NBOA Annual Meeting: Foundations for Engagement: Derrick Gay 5 min read

To bring more constituents on board with diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, NBOA Breakfast speaker Derrick Gay urges schools to consider the efforts in terms of change management.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

2022 NBOA Annual Meeting: Capacity for Audacity: Jade Simmons 8 min read

Renowned pianist and opening keynote speaker Jade Simmons explains how everyone can bring creativity into the workplace.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

When Politics Knocks, Answer with Mission 4 min read

Our schools’ missions and values are being put to the test. They should be our guide as we navigate contentious times. 
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  • Change Management
  • | Diversity and Inclusion

DEI Transformation 10 min read This item is protected.

How to build consensus, maintain energy and remain mission-aligned when your school faces questions regarding its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Hiring
  • | Performance Management

3 “Reset” Opportunities for Business Officers 4 min read

Recruitment and retention efforts are vital in a hot labor market.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Facilities

Strategies: Holding Ourselves Accountable 4 min read

As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors.
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  • Crisis Management
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

5 Minutes with Chris Lukach: Pivotal Moments 8 min read

When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Back in Action at BOI 2 min read

Last week, from June 21-24, 50 new and relatively new business officers met to learn and connect during NBOA’s first virtual Business Officer Institute. While the program was concentrated compared to previous years, to m
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Facilities
  • | Summer Camp

5 Minutes with Karen McCann McClelland and Nat Saltonstall: Masters of Innovation 9 min read

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, summer and auxiliary program directors take on more diverse roles while looking for new ways to add value.
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  • Compliance
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Policy

Pushing for Pay Equity 15 min read This item is protected.

Despite progress, the pay gap between men and women still exists. Learn what independent schools can do to ensure equitable pay practices.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

What the Chauvin Verdict Means to Me 4 min read

To eradicate persistent racial inequities, we need transformative solutions. Many are already in motion, but more needs to happen.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Human Resources

Shaping Community-Wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 3 min read

How do we utilize equity and inclusion practices as assets and opportunity makers towards reshaping and transforming our schools?
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

What’s in Your 100-Day Plan? 2 min read

How can school leaders continue creating change within their organizations?
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Strategies: Diversifying the Senior Leadership Team 4 min read

Through concerted hiring efforts, senior leadership at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences is nearly half people of color.
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  • Change Management
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

2021 NBOA Annual Meeting: Return on Innovation: Duncan Wardle 11 min read

Opening keynote speaker Duncan Wardle has helped thousands of employees think differently — and improve their organizations’ perceived value.
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Governance

More Than Words: A Board's Commitment to DE&I 3 min read

Beyond crafting a statement, what steps can we take to ensure the workplaces within our schools are diverse, equitable and inclusive?
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Research

Business Intelligence: Supporting Our Youngest Business Office Professionals 4 min read

Most business office professionals under 35 find their work meaningful, but about half feel they need more support.

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