Online Learning

Advance your career through virtual learning.

Whether you're in finance, human resources, development or another school leadership role, NBOA offers a variety of courses and formats to suit your needs and help you achieve your goals.

Learning Platform

  • Courses are taught in an online learning management system, which places greater responsibility on the learner than traditional professional development programs.
  • Classes are conducted asynchronously, so there is no single time each week when participants are required to be online.
  • Participants will connect and collaborate with each other through several forms of interactive media, including short videos and discussion boards.

Coursework

  • Online courses range from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the topic.
  • Participants should commit to spending approximately 3 to 5 hours on the class each week.
  • Assignments for each week open on Monday morning, and should be completed by the following Sunday evening.
  • Interaction is most effective when the entire class is working through the current week of each course; participation is self-scheduled, however, and a grace period is offered for catching up on missed course material.

Faculty

Courses are taught by content experts from NBOA, independent schools and business partners, who facilitate discussions and provide guidance and resources throughout the program.

Continuing Education

Online courses are pre-approved for SHRM and/or HRCI credit. Specific credit information can be found by selecting a course below.

Certificate of Completion

Registrants must complete the program and earn the Course Completion badge in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

Group Discounts

NBOA offers a group discount for two or more online course registrants from the same school or organization. After the first participant registers for a course at full price, each additional registrant for the same course from the same school or organization will receive a $100 discount. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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

For any member of your school's leadership team

Budget Meets Mission: School Finance for Non-Business Leaders

Understand the independent school business model and learn to be a good steward of your school's financial resources to work more collaboratively around financial issues.
Duration: 3 weeks | Members: $495.00 | Nonmembers: $695.00

Upcoming Dates

Jun 5 - 23, 2023

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Engaging in Difficult Conversations with Employees

Learn to engage with employees in an empathetic manner while still clearly conveying important information and safeguarding your school from liability.
Duration: 2 weeks | Members: $395.00 | Nonmembers: $545.00

Upcoming Dates

Jan 9 - 20, 2023

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Apr 3 - 14, 2023

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Jul 10 - 21, 2023

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Stewarding Donor Dollars: Financial Principles for Contributions

Learn best practices related to gift reporting, compliance and donor stewardship, as well as how to develop a successful and strategic partnership between the financial and development functions at your school.
Duration: 3 weeks | Members: $495.00 | Nonmembers: $695.00

Upcoming Dates

Apr 10 - 28, 2023

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Jun 5 - 23, 2023

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The Business and Art of Financial Aid

Learn tactical best practices related to the financial aid process to enhance the strategic partnership between the business and admissions offices and ensure long-term success.
Duration: 3 weeks | Members: $495.00 | Nonmembers: $695.00

Upcoming Dates

Jun 5 - 23, 2023

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For professionals with finance responsibilities

Essentials of the Business Office

Explore the many responsibilities of business office professionals— from day-to-day finance, operation, and risk management to strategic leadership — and managing key relationships with the greater school community.
Duration: 4 weeks | Members: $595.00 | Nonmembers: $895.00

Upcoming Dates

Apr 10 - May 5, 2023

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Long-Range Financial Modeling

Learn how to customize and manipulate NBOA's Long-Range Financial Model, a powerful financial planning tool for your school.
Duration: 2 weeks | Members: $395.00 | Nonmembers: $545.00

Upcoming Dates

Apr 17 - 28, 2023

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Measuring Financial Health with the Composite Financial Index

Calculate your school's Composite Financial Index (CFI) score — a tool trusted in higher education for decades — and learn how you can use the score and its 4 underlying ratios to think strategically about your school's financial strengths and weaknesses.
Duration: 2 weeks | Members: $395.00 | Nonmembers: $545.00

Upcoming Dates

Jan 16 - 27, 2023

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For professionals with HR responsibilities

Considerations for Employee Benefits: Taxability, Compliance, Culture

Understand the most common employee benefits, programs and practices independent schools use to maintain compliance with employee benefits laws. Plus, discover emerging trends and culture considerations for implementation.
Duration: 1 week | Members: $295.00 | Nonmembers: $395.00

Upcoming Dates

Jun 5 - 9, 2023

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HR Self-Audit with Culture Meets Compliance

Evaluate and improve your school's HR practices and policies using NBOA's best-selling guidebook with guidance and coaching from a senior HR professional and the author of Culture Meets Compliance.
Duration: 3 weeks | Members: $495.00 | Nonmembers: $695.00

Upcoming Dates

Jun 5 - 23, 2023

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Human Resources Fundamentals for Independent Schools

Learn how to address day-to-day human resources challenges such as evaluation and termination, FMLA, the ADA and employee classification.
Duration: 3 weeks | Members: $495.00 | Nonmembers: $695.00

Upcoming Dates

None at this time.

Leave Law Boot Camp

Learn about best practices related to employee leave and how federal leave laws intersect and overlap.
Duration: 1 week | Members: $295.00 | Nonmembers: $395.00

Upcoming Dates

Apr 24 - 28, 2023

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Strategic HR Leadership

Learn to develop and communicate your school's personnel management strategy and to be responsive to a changing market.
Duration: 4 weeks | Members: $595.00 | Nonmembers: $895.00

Upcoming Dates

Jan 16 - Feb 10, 2023

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Wage and Hour Boot Camp

Learn the ins and outs of wage and hour law, including the aspects that are unique to educational environments.
Duration: 1 week | Members: $295.00 | Nonmembers: $395.00

Upcoming Dates

Apr 17 - 21, 2023

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