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 series is presented with generous support from Veracross.

Summer Webinar Series

COVID-19: Your Fall 2020 Questions Answered

With the return to school -- whatever it may look like -- looming, resilient leaders are proactively managing their school’s response in an increasingly complex environment. Venable LLP partner and NBOA’s legal counsel, Grace Lee, and associate, Janice Gregerson, will join NBOA's chief learning officer, Jennifer Hillen, for an overview of the latest legal, human resources, legislative, business and operational issues impacting independent schools through the COVID-19 pandemic. This live community meeting will offer just-in-time answers to frequently asked questions and a pulse check on the decisions school leaders are making and implications schools are facing.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn about legal issues and recent developments regarding the operational, financial, and human resources impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on independent schools.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Business Law – Technical
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR General

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.25
SHRM BoCK: HR Expertise



Janice P. Gregerson, Associate, Venable LLP

Janice Gregerson focuses her practice on employment counseling and independent school law. Janice represents a variety of clients, with a primary focus on independent schools. She works collaboratively with her clients, actively joining their teams to ensure she is intimately familiar with each organization's operations, mission, and environment. Janice advises independent schools nationwide and understands their unique challenges. She helps independent schools respond to current legal issues and proactively identify potential problems before they arise.


Jennifer Hillen, Chief Learning Officer, NBOA

Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA, is NBOA's chief learning officer. She serves as a strategic partner to the president and CEO and leads the staff team charged with delivering the association’s broad and diverse portfolio of programs, industry guidance, and resources to members and constituents across multiple delivery channels. She serves the NBOA Board of Directors’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion task force and leads NBOA’s volunteer Business Officers Council, in addition to serving as a content expert on finance, accounting, tax, and other independent school business, operations, governance, and legal matters independent school practitioner matters. Hillen also serves on the teaching faculty for the Master of Education in Independent School Leadership program at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Leadership, Policy & Organizations at Peabody College. She came to NBOA in early 2017 after eight years at Harpeth Hall School, where she served as the associate director of finance and operations, following prior service as controller and manager of accounting. Before joining Harpeth Hall, Hillen was a lead senior auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP, a Big 4 public accounting firm. She is involved in governance, fiduciary leadership, donor stewardship, and strategic financial planning and analysis in her role as a board member for several nonprofit organizations, including the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Renewal House, and the Junior League of Nashville, of which she is an immediate past president.


Grace Lee, Partner, Venable LLP

Grace H. Lee is a partner at Venable LLP where she provides legal counsel and strategic guidance to independent schools on a broad range of legal issues including employee relations, student discipline, and accommodation issues, safety and risk management, enrollment contracts, handbooks and policies, abuse prevention and investigations, board governance, and compliance with an ever-changing legal landscape. Grace works collaboratively with business officers, board members, human resources professionals, and heads of schools to advance the mission, priorities, and culture of institutions while meeting business needs and mitigating potential liability. Grace serves as legal counsel to the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) and previously served as NBOA's vice president, legal affairs.


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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