Leadership Academy

NBOA Leadership Academy

Nominations for the 2023-24 Cohort are closed.
Sign up to be notified when applications for the 2024-25 Cohort open. If you have any questions, please contact programs@nboa.org.


The NBOA Leadership Academy is a one-year leadership development program designed for a select cohort of independent school business professionals ready to gain and enhance the skills and organizational perspectives necessary to grow and advance as leaders.

Participants will:

  • Enhance their understanding of the complex roles and responsibilities of leadership, including application of key concepts to independent schools.
  • Learn the importance of building relationships throughout their independent school communities, with strategies to do so successfully.
  • Develop a leadership profile and personal plan of action to elevate their impact in their school communities and the industry.
  • Participate in an impactful mentor group project with findings  presented at the NBOA Annual Meeting as well as a personal reflection at year-end.
Questions? Please contact Lisa Roman, manager, learning programs, at lisa.roman@nboa.org or call 202-899-3089.

Program Leadership

Jennifer Hillen

Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA

Chief Learning Officer


Nashville, TN

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Headshot of Patrick Schuermann

Patrick Schuermann, Ed.D.

Educational Consultant

The Nashville Leadership Group

Nashville, TN

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Jeff Shields

Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE

President and CEO


Washington, DC

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