Webinars

During the school year, NBOA conducts a series of webinars on Thursdays. Our goal is to bring you the latest information that is most relevant to your job as an independent school professional, in an easy and accessible format.

All webinars take place at 4:00 PM ET and are FREE to NBOA Members and $89 for nonmember schools. To learn more about these presentations, as well as the system requirements to attend, please see our Webinar FAQs.

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

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Fall Webinar Series

Preparedness Without Paranoia: Where Security Sense is Common Sense

With the uptick in school-related violence, preparedness is essential to ensuring our schools remain safe and secure learning communities for faculty, staff and students. Education, engagement and empowerment are the keys to preparedness for when an ordinary day turns, unexpectedly, extraordinary. In this webinar, experts from Kiernan Group Holdings, a firm specializing in risk identification and mitigation, including a former Homeland Security officer, will discuss the work they've done with an independent school to develop a tailored approach to security based on a soft target-large crowd threat assessment. They will also discuss strategies to educate, engage and empower the faculty and staff on this approach.

Learning Objective: After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to define a broad educational and physical security strategy for their school’s active shooter preparedness programs, in addition to other safety threats.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.0

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR General

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Leadership and Navigation

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, chief executive officer and founder, Kiernan Group Holdings

A career law enforcement and intelligence community professional, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan is the founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH), a company built by practitioners, for practitioners who bring a common-sense approach to the most complex problems confronting society. An educator at heart, Dr. Kiernan believes that the first line of defense is always a prepared individual, from the classroom to the boardroom. She has delivered operational and educational capabilities across the globe and developed a methodological based approach to the resiliency cycle at an individual and organizational level.

Speaker

Todd Veazie, Chief Operation Officer, Kiernan Group Holdings

Todd Veazie has over three decades of experience leading large and small teams as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer. As chief operating officer at KGH, he continues to deliver evidence-based, multi-disciplinary solutions to complex problems facing citizens, businesses and public servants. Previous positions include chief, Counter Terrorism Assessments Group, National Counterterrorism Center, where he led a Congressionally-directed mission to support national policymakers’ strategic choices by rigorously challenging critical assumptions about terrorism and counterterrorism. As executive director of Joining Forces in the Office of the First Lady at the White House, he led a national call-to-action that fostered action-oriented public-private partnerships to improve the lives of veterans and military-connected families. Veazie speaks frequently on topics of servant leadership, national security and complex adaptive systems applications.

Speaker

Richard Swengros, Chief Global Engagement Operations, Kiernan Group Holdings

Richard Swengros served for more than 41 years in the Army and Department of Homeland Security. At KGH, he helps develop and manage active threat preparedness education programs, soft target assessment and training, and security and risk management services. A retired Army Military Police Colonel who held numerous leadership positions including brigade commander, he specializes in law enforcement, security and risk management, training, strategy, and organizational and leader development. In leadership positions at the Federal Protective Service, he managed the protection of nearly 9,000 federal facilities and designed, conducted and evaluated training and professional development involving active shooter awareness. A published author, Swengros has led panel presentations for the American Society of Industrial Security and served on the DHS Interagency Security Committee. Through diligent understanding of threat behaviors and a preparedness mindset, he believes that people can and do make a security difference no matter what natural or man-made threats occur.

The Future of Financial Aid: Is it Dead?

Net tuition revenue is the single most important indicator of an independent school’s financial health, and financial aid is the most significant tuition offset for most schools. With the cost of tuition rising faster than the average family income, affordability pressures facing families across the economic spectrum are challenging the way independent schools think about their financial aid processes. Moreover, with increasing demand from higher-income families, schools seem to be moving from offering financial aid as a means of "access" for the neediest to a model of "affordability" for wealthier applicants in order to maximize tuition revenue and fill seats. If schools are unable to assist the neediest families, and with a growing trend to stop using the term “financial aid” at all, does this mean that financial aid is dying? This webinar will provide a look at how trends in financial aid models have shifted over time, dynamics impacting the shift, and steps schools can take with respect to the implications of the new affordability and accessibility landscape.

Learning Objective: After viewing this webinar, attendees will learn to analyze current trends in financial aid and strategize ways their school can respond to these trends to improve their bottom line.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.0

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: Business

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Business Acumen

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Kristen Power, National Director of Business Development, Enrollment Management Association

Before joining The Enrollment Management Association in 2018, Kristen Power served as general manager for School and Student Services (SSS), a financial aid needs assessment tool among independent schools. Prior to joining SSS by NAIS, she was vice president of business development at prepGATE by First Marblehead Corporation, a student loan program serving the private primary and secondary school market. A longtime industry expert on financial aid and the marketplace, Power has traveled the country presenting to independent schools, associations and trustees. In addition to working with independent schools, she is a trustee at Oxford Academy in Connecticut. An independent school parent, her daughters are enrolled in fifth and seventh grades at Berwick Academy in Maine.

Speaker

Mark Mitchell, Vice President, NAIS

Mark Mitchell oversees access and affordability services at NAIS, where he manages special projects for effective administration of tuition pricing strategies and financial aid programs. He is a frequent presenter at local, state, regional, national and international conferences on tuition pricing, affordability, demographic and income trends, as well as on school financial aid policy and practices. He has authored articles, book chapters and blogs on independent school education financing and financial aid strategies. Mitchell has a B.S. from Northwestern University, where he served as assistant director of financial aid. In more than 20 years of financial aid experience, he also worked as coordinator of new student financial aid at Lake Forest College and as an account executive for Access Group, Inc., which specializes in graduate student education financing. He is a trustee of the Enrollment Management Association, and a member of the Advisory Board for the National Partnership for Educational Access. He is also an alumnus and past trustee of Moorestown Friends School (New Jersey).

CPE

CPE Information

NBOA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

SHRM

SHRM Information

NBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). Webinars that have met SHRM's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit will be noted above. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

HRCI Information

NBOA is a recognized provider of recertification credits. Webinars that have met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for credit towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification will be noted above.

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Join 1,000+ independent school business officers, controllers, human resources professionals, heads of school and other professional staff at the 2019 NBOA Annual Meeting, March 3-6 in San Diego, California. Learn how you can lead your independent schools to ride the waves of change with thought-provoking conversation from general session speakers Lisa Ling, Erik Wahl & Kevin Carroll (pictured above).

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