2018 Business Officer Institute

Business Officer Institute

June 18-22, 2018  •  Providence, RI •  Moses Brown School

Registration for this program has reached capacity. If you have any questions, please contact programs@nboa.org.


The Business Officer Institute provides the hands-on tools and resources needed for you to be successful at your school. You manage many areas every day—accounting and finance, human resources, facilities, business operations, board reporting and technology—and getting up to speed in a short period of time will ultimately lead to your success in this role.

This program is hosted by the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island. Participants will stay off-campus at a hotel. All educational programs take place at Moses Brown, and several fun extracurricular events will be offered. The program begins with a speaker and dinner on Monday, June 18th and officially concludes at noon on Friday, June 22nd.

The Business Officer Institute 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, the Business Officer Institute provides an opportunity to get a tune-up on the current issues facing business officers today in addition to serving as mentors to newer professionals. The Business Officer Institute is also valuable for other business office professionals to consider, including controllers, human resources or anyone aspiring to become the business officer of an independent school.

This program offers a mix of general sessions and concurrent programming, allowing you to choose sessions in the areas you need most help with. Using a variety of learning experiences, the Business Officer Institute program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for new business officers to build a foundation of skills and knowledge to support you and your school.

The Business Officer Institute is an intimate learning experience that provides participants with opportunities to create long-term professional friendships with their peers. Past attendees attest that the relationships built at the Business Officer Institute have proven invaluable to them over the course of their careers.

This intense, focused and energizing program allows you to concentrate on a variety of essential topics in a short amount of time. Courses are taught by experienced faculty, most of whom are business officers currently working in independent schools and facing the very issues you are. Other experts with industry-specific knowledge will lead seminars that focus on key aspects of independent schools.

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

"As someone who is just entering this career path, the entire experience of BOI was invaluable. I had yet to start my position and was looking to learn and build a network of friends and colleagues who I could reach out to in the future. The faculty, with their vast experience and wisdom, were wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the PLNs where we were able to meet as small groups to discuss, in a much more informal setting, the topics and issues we currently face as business managers of independent schools. I believe that next year, as I will have a year of experience under my belt, will be all the more beneficial to me."

Brian Cates

Brian Cates

Business Manager, Lake Tahoe School