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.

Unless otherwise noted, all webinars take place at 3:00 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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Summer Webinar Series

Using a Tuition Guarantee Program to Address Enrollment Challenges

At Good Shepherd Episcopal School (TX), the same perennial conversation about tuition played out year after year. Is our tuition affordable? Is there an upper limit to what families are willing to pay to educate their children? Will our community abandon the private school option or defect if there is another tuition increase? Tuition increases are outpacing families’ earnings increases – is this business model sustainable? The school instituted a tuition guarantee program to settle that question for its families. Learn how the program works and what the results have been.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn how Good Shepherd developed and implemented an enrollment model with a divisional or an annual option, and how its use has increased student retention as well as parent partnership.

CPE Credit

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

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

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

Julie McLeod, Head of School, Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Dr. Julie McLeod has 23 years of experience in education. She came to Good Shepherd as the director of technology and has been the head of school for five years.

Speaker

Amanda Medina, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Amanda Medina has been with Good Shepherd for six years as the controller and is beginning her first year as CFOO. She came to the independent school industry with a background in public accounting.

Special Add-On Webinar

Fall 2021: A Back-to-School Legal Checklist for Independent Schools

While the U.S. has made significant progress in its pandemic response, schools should not entirely abandon their COVID-19 policies and protocols for the upcoming school year. This session will review the pandemic-related legal issues that schools should consider as they develop their 2021 reopening plans. These include vaccine requirements, mask wearing and social distancing, and the legal parameters of measures a school can use if only a portion of the school’s community is vaccinated. We will also review common re-opening practices that may need a fresh look, such as reviewing and updating your employee handbook, employee onboarding and back-to-school training on issues such as discrimination, harassment, professionalism and mandated reporting.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn to navigate the pandemic-related issues that their schools should consider as they develop their 2021 reopening plans.

CPE Credit

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

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR General

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Leadership & Navigation

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Janice Gregerson, Associate, Education Practice, Venable LLP

Janice Gregerson is an associate with the Education Practice at Venable LLP. She focuses her practice on employment counseling and independent school law. Gregerson 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.

Speaker

Grace Lee, NBOA Legal Counsel and Partner, Education Practice, Venable LLP

Grace Lee is a partner with Venable, LLP in the Labor and Employment Practice. Lee is an independent school law attorney whose practice focuses on employment law, risk management, and other compliance and regulatory matters that impact independent schools and nonprofit organizations. Lee has extensive experience helping schools implement compliant policies and adopt preventative strategies, and she has defended schools against claims regarding employment discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour violations before administrative agencies and federal and state courts. She previously served as NBOA's vice president, legal affairs. Lee holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Northwestern University.

COVID Management Town Hall with Environmental Health & Engineering

The learning and innovation around safely bringing our students back together at school continues. Hear from the team at Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E), authors of “Operating Guidance for Independent School Pandemic Management,” about what is working well, what may not be needed any longer, and what should be considered for the upcoming school year. Get your questions answered about current summer program issues and review what to be thinking about, and doing, to get ready for the fall.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn methods and information to allow them to conduct in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR General

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Leadership & Navigation

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Kathleen Brown, Sc.D., Senior Scientist, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.

In her public health experience, Kathleen Brown has been a scientist, consultant, policy analyst and a city environmental planner. She is an elected member of the board of health for the Town of Needham, MA. Her extensive exposure assessment work includes evaluations of potentially contaminated building materials, air, soil and drinking water – and preparing health risk assessments for these exposures. Having worked in city government, Brown brings a practical understanding of financial and staffing constraints when planning implementation of environmental and public health policies. As a top analyst, she helps organizations assemble and process data to serve compliance requirements and builds in straightforward steps to complete performance reviews and annual updates.

Speaker

Brittany Schwartz, Staff Scientist, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.

In her role in the analytics division, Brittany Schwartz ‘s projects include data management, document review, literature searches and quality control. She supported the opening and operation of summer camps during the pandemic through coordination with medical experts and resource development for camp administrators. Schwartz also led bicycle programs across Boston Public Schools, with a focus on wellness and safety.

Speaker

Will Wade, Principal Consultant, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.

Will Wade leads multidisciplinary teams in the education and commercial division to solve a broad range of industrial hygiene and environmental challenges. He has extensive expertise managing assessments involving indoor environmental quality, mold, moisture, fire damage and hazardous building materials. Wade is an expert in workplace exposure assessment design, measurement strategies and data analysis. He also conducts risk assessments, develops risk communications, and leads staff training sessions. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Wade has worked extensively with independent schools and universities across the country to provide guidance documents, presentations, and ongoing support.

The Costs and Risks of Change: Applying Adaptive Innovation

“In a crisis, the risk of innovation drops significantly.” This claim by complexity management guru Dave Snowden encapsulates the peril and opportunity for school leadership teams today and forms the central encouragement for participants of this webinar. Three members of the Boston University Agile Innovation Lab will provide a novel framework for thinking about innovation generation and management as well as specific framing for how to undertake that work, built around contemporary stories of innovation in the field of education.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn a framework for making innovation an integral part of all school processes.

CPE Credit

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

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR Business

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Relationship Management

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Tim Logan, Notosh, Strategic Design Consultant

Tim Logan is an experienced school leader and curriculum designer with a passion for connecting and facilitating global networks of innovative educators. As well as being a member of the BU Agile Innovation Lab, Logan works with the world’s top international schools as part of Notosh strategic design consultancy and produces the “ground-breaking” podcast, Future Learning Design. He has worked extensively with schools and education groups in the Middle East, Africa and Europe and designed curricula within a variety of frameworks – IB, UK, Cambridge, American, French, German. He lives in Bordeaux, France, with his wife and three children.

Speaker

Jeremy Besch, Founder, Stone Bench Consulting

Jeremy Besch spent his career facilitating movement through difficult challenges and developed a talent for building creative approaches to problems both wide scale and minute. A progressive educator, servant leader and Agile problem solver, Besch is comfortable in environments hampered by obstacles and in need of change. Honest, accurate assessments, tough, direct conversations and workable approaches to the way forward are all foundational to Besch’s practice. More than two decades of leadership in schools, state-wide, regional, and local collaboratives and a master’s degree in Innovation and Change Leadership have all seasoned his ability to provide guidance and direction across complicated landscapes. Besch’s long career in crisis management, and in organizational and family support, has provided experience in building solutions to a multitude of diverse, complex problems, all while honoring the unique needs of those he serves.

Speaker

Simon Holzapfel, Founder and Executive Director, Copper Beech + Company

Simon Holzapfel is a former head of school, an independent school board member, an Agile coach, and a consultant to schools. In addition to his recent and successful tenure as Head of School and President at The Darrow School, an international boarding school, Simon has served as a trustee for varied educational institutions and organizations. He has earned undergraduate and advanced degrees from Carleton College and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Simon and his family reside in Massachusetts. Whenever he is not reading, cooking, or eating, he can often be found on skis or his bike.

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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Just Released: Tuition Discount Report

Based on financials from 176 member schools in NBOA's BIIS data platform, the Tuition Discounting Report analyzes trends in tuition discounting from 2018-2020. Included in the research report are trends in tuition discounting rates, trends in types of tuition discounting, trends in students receiving tuition discounts, trends in funding need-based financial aid and merit aid/scholarships and trends in enrollment, tuition and fees and tuition discounting.

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