Leadership

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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Break Time, Build Time

This business officer with his school’s HR director led Habitat for Humanity spring break trips for student volunteers.
4 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Audit
  • | Facilities
  • | Leadership

Coming Around Again

2024 Ken White Distinguished Business Officer on construction queries, long-term teaching and business officer generosity.
9 min read
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  • Employment
  • | Legal
  • | Misconduct

Preventing Abuse in Athletic Coaching

Emotional and physical abuse of young athletes calls for a fresh approach to prevention and response.
7 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Compliance
  • | Legal

Are Religious Schools Exempt from Anti-Discrimination Laws? This item is protected.

How the ADA, Title VII, Title IX and NLRA may or may not apply to religious independent schools.
9 min read

Projections  

  • Facilities
  • | Leadership
  • | Maintenance

From Boiler Room to Board Room

Today’s independent school facilities director handles far more than maintenance; they should share a long-term vision for the campus.
6 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Governance
  • | Leadership

A Partnership of Trust

Here’s a recipe for success of the board chair-executive director relationship.
3 min read
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  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Finding Your Strategic Partner: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy

School leaders explored how conducting a self-assessment and embracing innovation can set schools on the path for successful partnerships.
3 min read

Feature  

  • Facilities
  • | Legal
  • | Planning

Ground Control This item is protected.

Before purchasing land or accepting a land donation, understand the financial, legal and local implications.
16 min read
  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Professional Development

Creating an Equitable Workplace

When remote work is an option for some employees but not others, how can school leaders foster inclusion and belonging among all faculty and staff members?
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

First Listen: The Net Assets Podcast

Our first episode delves into bold leadership decisions that led to successful enrollment growth at one boarding school.
4 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

What Do Students Know About the Independent School Business Office?

This student learned what the business office really does and then surveyed fellow students to see if they understood the extent of the work.
4 min read
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Admission
  • | Enrollment
  • | Leadership

Development and Daring Do

After a career transition, a dedicated parent volunteer-turned-development officer took on the business office as well when the need arose at her small school.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

AI That Serves You

We’re learning from each other how our schools and community can make use of this exciting and ever-changing technology.
4 min read
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Strategies  

  • Change Management
  • | Crisis Management
  • | Risk Management

Preparing the School for a Tumultuous Election Cycle This item is protected.

Strong communication networks, insurance policies and strategic planning have helped this school prepare for potential disruptions.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Top Takeaways from the 2024 NBOA Annual Meeting

This year’s keynote speakers delivered lessons we won’t soon forget.
5 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Leadership
  • | Membership

2024 NBOA Annual Meeting Delivers on Community

Energy was high and connections were strong, as evidenced in our photo essay of the event.
2 min read

Projections  

  • Leadership
  • | Marketing
  • | Membership

Making the NBOA Difference

NBOA’s rebranding positions our incredible community as one that is more accessible and approachable to a wider range of school roles and school types.
5 min read
  • Legal
  • | Regulatory Updates

Advocating for Continued Nonprofit Status: February Update This item is protected.

In January, independent school associations participated in an oral argument advocating on behalf of the independent school community to the district court and the 4th Circuit.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Great Minds Work in Pairs

Finding your go-to workplace partner(s) is key to bringing meaningful change to your school or organization.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Morale Boosters on a Budget

Regularly recognizing small wins can have a significant impact on staff wellbeing and retention.
5 min read

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