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Business Officers Conference
This conference will feature sessions that will support your work as a leader in your school.
Keynote Speaker Announced
Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer, NBOA
Navigating Financial Trends for Independent Schools
The work of independent school leaders is rewarding and challenging. We are all experiencing changes in the environment quickly and relentlessly. It requires leaders to understand these trends and collaborate with other school leaders to create and sustain enduring success. This keynote will explore the top trends facing independent school business officers and facilitate a discussion for addressing them and leading your school to future financial success.
Additional Sessions Include:
It’s Always About the Mission! With Lorri Palko
Business Intelligence for Independent Schools with James Palmieri, Ed.D., Senior Vice President, NBOA and Jennifer Osland Hillen, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Professional Development and Business Affairs, NBOA
Strategic Solutions to Teacher Compensation with Brenda Stonecipher, Stonecipher Consulting Group LLC
Serving on a NWAIS Accreditation Team
Data, Data, and More Data – The Privacy Landscape and Reducing Risks with Aravind Swaminathan, Cybersecurity and White-Collar Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Outsourcing – What, When, and How? with Brenda Stonecipher, Stonecipher Consulting Group LLC
Business Continuity- It Starts Today with Chris Joffee, Joffee Emergency Services
Legal Update Workshop
Sunday April 28, 2019 (reception and dinner are included)
3:00-4:30 Keynote Address
Monday April 29, 2019 (breakfast, lunch, reception and dinner are included)
9:00-10:30 Plenary Session
10:45-12:00 General Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch & Optional Lunch Session: Serving on a NWAIS Accreditation Team
1:00-2:00 Collaboration Session – Dashboard Development
2:30-3:30 Breakout Session
3:45-4:45 Breakout Session
4:45-5:15 Brief Introductions from Exhibitors
5:15-6:15 Exhibitor Reception
Tuesday April 30, 2019 (Breakfast is included)
8:30-12:00 Legal Update Workshop
12:00pm Conference Conclusion
Conference Pricing and Registration Deadlines
||Monday Only||Sunday or Tuesday Only|
Member Early Bird
(By March 12, 2019)
(March 2 – April 2, 2019)
(After April 2, 2019)
Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by April 19, 2019 are eligible for a refund after a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after April 19, 2019 are ineligible for any refund.
NWAIS has secured a group rate of $169 / night at the Cedarbrook Lodge. The Cedarbrook is located just minutes from the Seatac International Airport in a retreat like setting. Even if you are in the Seattle area, consider staying at Cedarbrook. This will allow you to immerse yourself in the conference experience and make the most of connecting and networking with colleagues.
To make individual reservations, please use this link: NWAIS or use code NWAIS when booking online at www.cedarbrooklodge.com
Go to the make a reservation and click on “Book Now”, click “Special Codes” then put the code under Group Code along with the dates of stay and then hit “Check Availability”. The NWAIS rate will appear in the booking menu.
If you prefer to reserve your room by phone, to call the central reservation numbers at 206.785.3533 or 877.515.2176 and book under the NW Association of Independent Schools with the same code of NWAIS. The cutoff date for this special rate is Monday April 8, 2019.
NWAIS Has Gone Paperless. All program materials will be provided electronically.
If there are pre-event materials, they will be sent to you via email about a week prior to the event. Please "BYOD" (bring your own device) to access them at the workshop or if you prefer, print out the digital materials and bring them with you. We will not have hard-copy packets for attendees on-site.
NWAIS May Help Cover Travel Costs
The NWAIS travel reimbursement policy is designed to reimburse candidate and accredited member schools for some travel costs. This policy applies to a school’s total travel expenses (not the cost of rooms and meals), no matter how many people the school sends to the workshop. If your school spends more than $150 dollars on travel for this event and is traveling a distance greater than 250 miles you will be reimbursed a percentage of your expenses. Click here for more details