2016 NBOA Annual Meeting
NBOA's largest event and a “must-attend” gathering for business officers and other independent school leaders. This exceptional program provides three days of extensive professional development and networking opportunities for over 1,000 independent school professionals from across the country.
Independent schools have a lot in common with the movie industry. It takes many people and multiple processes for Hollywood to create a blockbuster! This includes casting, set design, costumes, filming, editing, soundtrack production and distribution to local theatres.
The delivery of an independent school’s mission is created in a similar way. Developing the big picture requires that the many individual parts create a meaningful whole. Operational and academic functions must synch perfectly to build an exceptional educational experience for students and families. It takes sound leadership, as well as the input of departments across campus -- academics, business office, admissions, information technology and advancement -- to ultimately deliver a world-class education.
The big picture also can be viewed through an individual lens. When you think strategically, you consider the impact of your decisions and activities over the long term. Then take a step back and assess how everything fits together. Big-picture thinking generates actions and possibilities at every level, stretching beyond short-term issues or a narrow focus.
Learn how to encourage strategic thinking to align your department goals with those of the entire school enterprise. Consider how your actions and decisions affect a broad range of stakeholders, and identify and analyze numerous environmental factors. Join us at the 2016 NBOA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and gain insight on how you can develop the big picture at your school!