Considerations for Employee Benefits: Taxability, Compliance, Culture

Over the past year, schools across the country have faced critical difficulties recruiting and retaining qualified faculty and staff, brought about by a lack of opportunities for advancement and a strong labor candidate’s market. Given the sharp decline in enrollment for the profession and increasing competition for talent, what can independent schools do to retain and recruit faculty and staff?

Your school’s employee benefits structure is essential to attracting and retaining talent. School administrators are not only tasked with ensuring the greatest return on this significant investment and the most rewarding offerings for a diverse employee population, but there may be liability at stake if benefits are not structured and administered correctly. This one-week intensive course is designed for both business officers who have oversight and responsibility for human resources as well as human resources professionals to understand cultural considerations and best practices for compliance with employee benefits laws.

This course is being offered in partnership between NBOA and One Schoolhouse.

Presented with generous support from Venable LLP  Venable

Course Schedule

Week 1

Taxability, Compliance, Culture

Discover the most common — and emerging — benefits programs and structures, best practices to stay in compliance and cultural considerations for implementation. This course includes asynchronous instruction available daily through videos, reading and discussion boards. Participants should plan to reserve one to two hours daily for the course to maximize learning.


SHRM Information

Credit Hours: 5.0
Category: Business Acumen

NBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


HRCI Information

Credit Hours: 5.0
Category: HR (Business)

NBOA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for credits towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.


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Group discount available

Class Size

Up to 45 participants

Recommended Audience

  • Business Officers
  • Controllers
  • HR Professionals

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