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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This service is available to NBOA members only.

This series is presented with generous support from Veracross.

Summer Webinar Series

Strategic Leadership Triad: Confronting Crisis and Securing the Future

A conversation with the head of school, CFO, and chair of the finance committee of the board of trustees of a storied institution as they manage and govern through the changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery and sustainability of the independent school mission.



Michael Bergin, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Miss Porter’s School

Bergin is the chief financial and operating officer at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. A recognized thought leader in independent school finance and operations, Bergin also serves as Grace Academy Hartford’s chair of the board and on The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) board of trustees. Prior to joining Miss Porter’s School, Bergin held senior leadership positions at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Georgetown University. He previously served as a trustee at La Salle University and on the Special Love, Inc. board of directors.


Claire Theobald, Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee, Miss Porter's School

Theobald joined the board of Miss Porter's School in 2017. She currently acts as chair of the finance committee and board treasurer, and serves on the buildings and grounds committee. Theobald has worked for several design and advertising firms, including Tigerman McCurry Architects, Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Ogilyy & Mather. Theobald is co-owner and co-founder of Beatrix New York, a boutique global children’s accessories manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer established in 2007.


Katherine G. Windsor, Head of School, Miss Porter’s School

Windsor is the 12th head of school at Miss Porter’s School. Prior to Miss Porter's School, she served as the head of The Sage School in Foxboro, Massachusetts. She currently serves as the board chair of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, as well as on the boards of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges: Commission on Independent Schools, the Student Participatory Action Research Collaborative and the Parents League of New York. She is also a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the university’s executive committee for the independent school residency program. Windsor is a frequent lecturer on leadership and single-sex education.


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 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 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.


Summer Webinars

NBOA Summer Webinar Series: Financial Sustainability

NBOA’s Summer Webinar Series is back, this year addressing four critical areas of financial sustainability: enrollment and net tuition, right-sizing the operating budget, the philanthropy landscape and strategic leadership through accelerated change. While the challenges schools face may be more complex than ever before, opportunities and successes remain to be seized.

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