The NBOA Leadership Academy

Program Pricing

Member Nonmember
Full Registration $1,995 $2,495

Registration fee includes:

  • 2020 NACOBO Registration and Pre-Conference (Nashville, TN)
  • 2021 Annual Meeting Registration and Pre-Conference (New York, NY)
  • Small Group and 1-on-1 Mentoring
  • NBOA Tools & Resources
  • Zoom Calls

Registration fee does not include travel expenses to/from NACOBO (Nashville) and Annual Meeting (New York). Flights, hotels, etc.

Program Outline

Participants will convene for monthly cohort conversations, each focusing on a key leadership skill, as well as two in-person events:

  • NBOA's 2020 North American Conference on the Business Office (NACOBO) on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (November 11-13)
  • NBOA's 2021 Annual Meeting in New York City (February 21-24)

Registrations for both programs are INCLUDED in the NBOA Leadership Academy registration fee.

In addition, experienced business officers with a track record of professional success will lead sessions and serve as peer mentors. The Academy will provide access to a national network of independent school business officers and connections with the NBOA Board of Directors. Throughout the program, participants will develop a clear understanding of their personal leadership attributes as well as the leadership role required to sustain their schools' success today and in the future.

August

Orientation Call - Welcome, Introductions, Program Outline and Expectations

Led by NBOA Staff

September

Distance Learning: The Evolution of the Business Officer and Key School Partnerships for Success

Led by Jeff Shields, FASAE, CAE, NBOA President and CEO

October

Distance Learning: Leadership Styles, Influences and Characteristics

Led by Patrick Schuermann, Ed.D., Faculty, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

November

In-Person Programming: North American Conference on the Business Office (NACOBO)

November 11-13, 2020, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Sessions include:

  • The Heart of Leadership: Humility, Self-Reflection and the Business Officer/HOS Relationship
  • Leadership in Action – Part I: Developing Trust, and Effective Communication & Listening
  • Change Management in Independent School Business – Part I
  • Inter-cultural Competence and Diversity Awareness in Independent Schools

December

Distance Learning: Leadership in Action – Part II: Developing Trust, and Effective Communication & Listening

Led by Faculty, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

January

Distance Learning: Change Management in Independent School Business – Part II

Led by Faculty, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

February

In-Person Programming: 2021 NBOA Annual Meeting

February 21-24, 2021, Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, NY

Sessions include:

  • Leading Schools to Success: Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning
  • NBOA Annual Meeting Executive Track Programming
  • Recognition at the NBOA Leadership Awards Luncheon

March

Distance Learning: Program Conclusion, Reflection and Next Steps

Facilitated by Jon Hockman, CPF, FASAE, Principal, McKinley Advisors

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