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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Spring Webinar Series

FACTS

This series is presented with generous support from FACTS.

Empower Your School: Safety Strategies for More Than Active Shooters

The primary mission of all educators is to ensure the safety of the children in their care. This timely presentation explores some of the critical questions facing school leaders today:

  1. How can we prevent violence in schools?
  2. How do we effectively respond to a variety of crisis events - not just an active shooter?
  3. How do we identify, assess and manage students who pose a threat to themselves or others?
  4. Is our active shooter response effective and in compliance with new FEMA and Department of Education recommendations?

The presentation will cover vital areas of crisis response, violence prevention and threat assessment management using research-based strategies. More importantly, participants will learn a variety of effective, low-cost best practices in these areas that can be implemented in all schools.

Learning Objective: Attendees will learn low-cost, effective steps to managing and mitigating a variety of crises at their schools.

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: Critical Evaluation

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Amanda Klinger, Director of Operations and Co-Founder, The Educators School Safety Network

Amanda Klinger is nationally recognized as an expert in cyberbullying, school safety and the law. She delivers trainings and lectures to audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. Klinger has past experience as both an attorney and educator. She worked as an elementary and secondary school teacher before earning a law degree and practicing law in North Carolina. She also worked in the juvenile justice system, as an advocate for youths charged with crimes, and as a parent attorney in abuse, neglect and dependency proceedings. Klinger brings a practitioner's perspective to the critical legal issues involved in school crisis response, cyberbullying and the use of technology during crisis events. Her expertise in active shooter response, crisis management, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, as well as lockdown enhancements is derived from her work in developing training courses for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Speaker

Amy Klinger, Director of Programs and Co-Founder, The Educators School Safety Network

Amy Klinger is nationally recognized as an expert in school safety and crisis management. She has over 28 years of experience as an educator and administrator and brings a practitioner's perspective to the critical concerns of school crisis response. Her expertise includes active shooter response, crisis planning and preparedness, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, and lockdown enhancements. Klinger is a certified Department of Homeland Security Instructor. In addition to her training work at The Educators School Safety Network, she has developed and delivered trainings for FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium. An associate professor at Ashland University, Klinger has conducted extensive research in the area of school safety and crisis planning, and has developed lockdown enhancement, threat assessment, and parent reunification courses for school administrators, school staff members and law enforcement officials. She authored the 2009 book “In Search of Safer Schools.”

First Steps to Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk for School Leaders

As technology becomes an integral part of children’s education, schools are increasingly at risk of cybersecurity breaches. While the IT department can be an important ally in mitigating and managing the risk, to be truly effective, senior leadership must include cybersecurity in a broader enterprise risk management plan. Learn how to develop a strategy and road map to address these risks when they arise.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn the steps needed to create and implement a cybersecurity risk management strategy.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Information Technology
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: Critical Evaluation

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Alex Inman, Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators

Alex Inman is the founder of Educational Collaborators (EC), a global educational technology consulting and professional learning firm. EC is a partner of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, CDWG, Best Buy and others. A 20-year veteran of independent schools, Inman has been a classroom teacher, educational technology coordinator and chief information officer. In 2012, The National School Board Association named Inman as the first independent school educator on its “20 to Watch” list of national education leaders.

Speaker

Shandor Simon, Director of Technology, The Latin School of Chicago

Shandor Simon serves as the director of technology at the Latin School of Chicago. There, he has focused on technology infrastructure, databases, technical support, educational technology and computer science. He led the effort to build a JK-12 computer science program and create a makerspace. Prior to joining Latin in 1999, he worked at the University of Chicago and its Laboratory Schools. He was the first full-time technology employee and built the information systems department from the ground up. Simon serves on the board of the Lake Michigan Area Independent Schools, CybatiWorks Advisory Board and Blackbaud K-12 Advisory Board.

After School: Realizing the Value of an Under-Appreciated Asset

After-school programs can be so much more than a snack and homework help. They can offer a meaningful experience for students, while supporting the school’s marketing and financial goals. This webinar will feature a discussion of five strategies independent schools can pursue to enhance the quality of their extended day programming. Case studies from Germantown Friends School and other leading independent schools will illustrate how a quality program is developed and how it can enhance a school’s admissions, marketing, academic and financial strategies.

Learning Objective: Attendees will understand the value of developing a robust after-school program and will be able to articulate that value to their communities in order to develop a fiscally solvent program.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
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 (Business)

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Business Acumen

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Betsy Neiva, Director of Auxiliary Programming, Germantown Friends School

Betsy MacIver Neiva has been the director of auxiliary programming at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia since 2015. Before joining Germantown Friends, Betsy worked at The Philadelphia School for eight years, six as director of auxiliary programming. In addition to running after school and summer camp programming, Neiva conducts research on the positive impact after school programs have on both students and schools, and has published articles in Independent School Magazine and Net Assets. Neiva earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in business history from Harvard University, where her research focused on the ways technology, public policy and strategic planning influence how industries evolve. She earned a B.A. from Williams College and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University.

Speaker

Page Fahrig-Pendse, Associate Head of School, Germantown Friends School

Page Fahrig-Pendse earned her doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania in the area of teaching, learning and curriculum. There she specialized in the ethical development of children through school communities. Fahrig-Pendse has served as an adjunct professor of education at Arcadia University, and as an instructor for Teach for America and the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Fahrig-Pendse has presented her research at the Association for Moral Education Conference, and has published numerous articles on the art and practice of teaching. She was selected for Friends Council on Education’s two-year program, the Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools, and received the Bonnie Campbell Hill Literacy Leader Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Labatut's Learning Lab: A Model for Independent School Campuses as Labs

Labatut's Learning Lab is the integration of the academic and operational spheres of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. This integration creates leadership, experiential learning and applied research opportunities for students utilizing the campus itself as a resource. Three Stuart administrators will share how the school created an interdisciplinary approach to build collaborative teams of students, faculty, staff and outside partners. Participants will learn best practices to employ at their own schools, based on the three goals that drive Stuart’s strategy: to inspire students, to facilitate the achievement of institutional goals, and to develop mutually beneficial internal and external relationships.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn the model that Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart has developed to create an interdisciplinary approach that builds collaborative teams of students, faculty, staff and outside partners.

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 (Business)

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Business Acumen

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Rose Neubert, Director of Finance and Operations, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Rose S. Neubert rejoined Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart as director of finance and operations in 2010. Previously, she was a founding trustee and business officer for Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. Neubert started her career in independent schools in 1989 at Stuart. She is a CPA and began her career at KPMG. Neubert serves on the NBOA Board of Directors, the PAISBOA Board of Trustees and as chair of the TIAA Select Client Advisory Council. She has presented at various New Jersey Association of Independent Schools conferences and has served on the NJAIS Finance Committee since 2010. She has also participated on multiple NJAIS school accreditation teams. Neubert is committed to diversity and inclusion efforts at Stuart, which include serving on the Stuart Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.

Speaker

Darren Malone, LEED AP, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Darren Malone has been the director of facilities and sustainable planning at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart since 2014. Prior to this he was an associate at several Princeton-area architecture firms, specializing in independent school design and sustainable architecture. During Malone’s tenure at Stuart, the school has reduced its energy consumption by 43 percent, developed a comprehensive campus master plan, and initiated green practices in cleaning, landscape and construction services.

Speaker

Courtney Portlock, Head of Upper School and Director, National Center for Girl’s Leadership at Stuart, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Courtney Portlock is head of the Upper School at Stuart. She has developed and taught courses in leadership theory and ethics, leadership styles, personal leadership development and applied leadership, which are part of the Leadership Diploma Endorsement at Stuart. Prior to joining Stuart, Portlock was the director of diversity and community life and a teacher at The Episcopal Academy. In addition to leadership, she has taught math, English and a course on diversity and inclusion, as well as coaching middle school dance.

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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Spring 2019 Online Courses

NBOA Spring Online Courses Begin April 1

From business office basics to HR compliance, NBOA’s spring online courses are perfect for orienting you and your colleagues to all aspects of independent school business and human resources. Make sure to check out new course offerings: Culture Meets Compliance and Measuring Financial Health with the Composite Financial Index. Register now to secure your spot.

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