The NBOA Business Officer Institute provides the hands-on knowledge, tools and resources you need to be successful at your school. This four-day immersive program ensures you are up to date on trends in the independent school industry and the many areas you oversee every day, which may include accounting and finance, human resources, facilities, business operations, board governance and reporting and more.
The Business Officer Institute (BOI) is created for, and geared toward, business officers who are new or relatively new to their role and provides an immersion into the independent school world in a safe-to-learn environment. For those with more experience in the profession, BOI provides an opportunity to learn about the latest tools and resources, gain insights into current issues and serve as mentors to newer professionals. The program is also valuable for new heads of school as well as other school business or operations professionals including controllers, human resources directors or anyone aspiring to become the business officer of an independent school.
A mix of general sessions and smaller, cohort learning allows you to make connections and get the most out of your time. BOI’s intimate learning experience provides participants with opportunities to create long-term professional friendships with their peers. Past attendees attest that the relationships developed at BOI have proven invaluable to them over the course of their careers.
This focused, intensive and energizing program allows you to concentrate on a variety of essential topics in a short amount of time. Sessions are taught by a faculty of experienced, highly regarded business officers currently working in independent schools, as well as NBOA staff, who offer in-house expertise on independent school business operations. Other experts with industry-specific knowledge will lead sessions that focus on key aspects of independent schools.
To augment the in-person program, additional materials will be provided before the Institute for self-study. This may include recorded lessons, written resources and more to enhance your learning related to critical independent school business and operations issues.
NBOA takes the health and safety of all attendees very seriously and will adhere to any local or state guidelines for hosting events. We encourage participants to employ all available precautions to mitigate their own health risks as well as those of fellow attendees. This may include up-to-date vaccinations (COVID, influenza, etc.), wearing a mask, and/or staying home if you present any symptoms of illness. While not required, we encourage attendees to consider taking a COVID test prior to attending the meeting. At this point in time, NBOA is not making any of these precautions mandatory to attend and, therefore, attendance is at each participant's own risk.
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