Kick off an unforgettable week on Sunday night in the Marquis Ballroom. Mix, mingle and make lasting connections while savoring mouthwatering offerings that showcase the rich culinary scene of Atlanta, Georgia. Take the spotlight and strike a pose for the cover of Net Assets magazine!
Kick off your learning experience on Monday morning with an inspirational opening keynote address featuring Shawn Kanungo, disruption strategist and innovation expert. Kanungo will share exceptional insights on the the intersection of creativity, business and technology designed to ignite your school’s transformation.
NEW: STARTING AT NOON ON MONDAY AND EXTENDING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING! Discover a world of strategic partnerships and cutting-edge resources at the Business Solutions Showcase, open Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. Dive into an exclusive array of leading service providers dedicated to enhancing your school’s operational excellence. The Showcase will host Monday’s lunch, afternoon break and evening reception, as well as the breakfast and morning break on Tuesday.
Back by Popular Demand: The NBOA Solutions Theatre, located adjacent to the Showcase, promises dynamic micro-learning sessions delivered by handpicked industry innovators. Elevate your skills, expand your knowledge and explore practical solutions that empower your school's business and operations on both Monday and Tuesday!
Join us for lunch on Tuesday when NBOA recognizes and hears from the recipients of NBOA’s highest honors, the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award and the Sarah Daignault Outstanding Support of Independent Schools Award, as well as the Jeffrey Shields Award for Innovation Excellence in School Business Operations.
Then hear from keynote speaker Bertice Berry, a sociologist, comedian and bestselling author celebrated for her thought-provoking lectures that effortlessly interweave sociological perspectives and comedic elements. In her keynote presentation, Berry will share her unwavering belief in each individual's potential for positive change, both within themselves and the world around them.
Join your colleagues for the closing general session on Wednesday, featuring the State of NBOA (details below), followed by a keynote address from Brett Jacobsen, CEO of The Mount Vernon School; Mount Vernon Ventures, an award-winning research and strategy lab; and MVOnline, the online high school.
At the NBOA Breakfast on Wednesday, NBOA President and CEO Jeff Shields and NBOA Board Chair Duncan Booth will update attendees on NBOA's latest offerings and the association's vision for the future.
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
Jeff Shields, FASAE, CAE, has served as president and CEO of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) for more than 10 years. Under his leadership, the association has grown from 23 founding member schools in 1998 to over 1,300 U.S. member schools, plus member schools in Mexico, Canada and 20 other countries around the globe. Shields serves as a trustee for the Enrollment Management Association (EMA) and on the board of AMHIC, a self-governing insurance company for nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC. Previously, he served on the board of directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); as a trustee for One Schoolhouse, an innovative online school offering supplemental education to independent schools; and as a trustee for Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC.
NBOA Board Chair, Chief of Staff, The St. Paul's Schools
Duncan Booth is the chief of staff at The St. Paul’s Schools in Maryland. As chief of staff, Booth advances initiatives on behalf of the institution and collaborates with the leadership team, athletic and academic departments for day-to-day continuity. In addition, Booth has campus-wide responsibility for all operations, including facilities, safety and security, technology and risk management. Prior to working at The St. Paul’s Schools, he served as assistant head of school for finance and operations at Roland Park Country School. Booth is leader in business operations amongst independent schools. He currently serves as the Chair of the NBOA Board of Directors and was previously trustee of the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS).
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