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 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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Winter Webinar Series

Hybrid Learning: The New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to transition their educational experience from on-campus to online, and now in many cases, to a hybrid model. For many schools, this is largely unchartered territory. In this session experts in independent school online learning as well as risk management and compliance will review both legal considerations and strategies and tools schools should implement to ensure their programs meet their missions and are safe and compliant.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn how to assess the effectiveness of their own hybrid learning programming and evaluate the related risk management strategies they have in place or may need to implement, including enforcement of their enrollment contracts in crisis.

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 Business

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: HR Expertise

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.

Speaker

Brad Rathgeber, Head of School and CEO, One Schoolhouse

Brad Rathgeber is the head of school/chief executive officer of One Schoolhouse, a nonprofit consortium of independent schools, which he helped found in 2009. Previously, Rathgeber worked as the director of technology at Holton-Arms School. He has presented at many national and international conferences on online learning, including the Virtual School Symposium and the NAIS Annual Conference, and has been quoted on the topic of online learning by the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and PBS.

Is the Pricing Model for Secondary Schools Broken?

As secondary schools struggle to meet their enrollment goals, many are realizing that the cycle of raising tuition and financial aid each year is no longer effective. While some colleges have implemented tuition resets to boost enrollment and generate more tuition revenue, the strategy is new to secondary education. Learn from a school that underwent a tuition reset as well as industry experts, who will discuss how to maximize the chance of a successful tuition reset, the operational and structural changes necessary to support a new tuition model, and cautionary tales at the college level.

Learning Objective: Participants will learn how secondary schools can maximize the chances of a successful tuition reset, other operational and structural changes schools need to implement to support their tuition model, and why so many college tuition resets fail — and what that means for secondary schools.

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: Critical Evaluation

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Relationship Management

Presenter(s)

Speaker

Chris Brueningsen, Head of School, The Kiski School

Chris Brueningsen is the head of The Kiski School, a boys’ boarding school in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania. His first teaching job was as a math and physics instructor at Kiski from 1990 to 1996. He subsequently served as the mathematics department chair and director of studies at Brunswick School in Connecticut, and later was the head of upper school at Nichols School in Buffalo. In 2002, he returned to Kiski to become the school’s seventh head of school. He received a B.S. from Muhlenberg College and an M.Ed. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Speaker

John Griffith, CPA, Vice President and Endowment Specialist, Hirtle Callaghan

John Griffith, CPA, is a vice president and endowment specialist with Hirtle Callaghan. He works with schools on financial planning and creating customized asset allocations. Griffith has more than 28 years of higher education experience. Before joining Hirtle Callaghan, from 2003 until 2014, he was the chief financial officer and treasurer of Bryn Mawr College. There he oversaw an $850 million endowment, managed cash, issued debt and was responsible for budgeting and strategy planning. During the Great Recession, Bryn Mawr was one of only a few colleges whose debt rating was upgraded. Prior to Bryn Mawr, Griffith spent 15 years in various financial roles at the University of New Hampshire. He earned a master’s degree in finance from Bentley University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Speaker

Lucie Lapovsky, Owner, Lapovsky Consulting

Lucie Lapovsky is an economist who consults, writes and speaks widely on issues related to education finance, pricing, strategy, governance and enrollment management. Lapovsky has more than 30 years of experience in higher education finance. She served as president of Mercy College, a multi–campus institution of 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 1999 to 2004, and before that as vice president for finance at Goucher College. Lapovsky has served on the board of the Packer Collegiate Institute and the McDonogh School and is a consultant with the National Association of Independent Schools. She received her B.A. from Goucher College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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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