2020 Business Officer Institute

June 15 – 18, 2020  •  Seattle, WA •  University Prep


The NBOA Business Officer Institute provides the hands-on knowledge, tools and resources you need to be successful at your school. The week-long program ensures you are up-to-date on trends in the independent school industry and the many areas you manage every day, which may include accounting and finance, human resources, facilities, business operations, board governance and reporting, and more.

Hathaway Brown School

Who Attends?

The Business Officer Institute (BOI) is created for and geared toward business officers who are new or relatively new to their role, and provides an immersion into the independent school world in a safe-to-learn environment. For those with more experience in the profession, BOI provides an opportunity to learn about the latest tools and resources, gain insights into current issues and serve as mentors to newer professionals. The program is also valuable for other business office professionals, including controllers, human resources directors or anyone aspiring to become the business officer of an independent school.

BOI Participants

The Program

A mix of general sessions and smaller, cohort learning allows you to make connections and get the most out of your week. BOI’s intimate learning experience provides participants with opportunities to create long-term professional friendships with their peers. Past attendees attest that the relationships developed at BOI have proven invaluable to them over the course of their careers.

This focused, intensive and energizing program allows you to concentrate on a variety of essential topics in a short amount of time. Courses are taught by a faculty of experienced, highly-regarded business officers currently working in independent schools, as well as NBOA staff, who offer in-house expertise on independent school business operations. Other experts with industry-specific knowledge will lead seminars that focus on key aspects of independent schools.

Questions? Please email programs@nboa.org or call 202-407-7140.

"This was the best conference I have ever attended. I enjoyed the close-knit relationships that developed over the week with the faculty, guest speakers and attendees. It was put together so well, I learned so much and left with a tremendous amount of knowledge to take back to my school. I highly recommend this conference to all new business officers!"

Terry Clough

Director of Finance and Operations, The Parish School

"I found the Business Officer Institute to be very helpful. It should be mandatory for all new CFOs or business office managers."

Paul Silva

Chief Financial Officer, Cushing Academy


BOI 2020

Register for Business Officer Institute by May 8 and Save

Join NBOA for an immersion into the independent school business office this summer at the Business Officer Institute, taking place this year at University Prep in Seattle, WA. Participants will make valuable connections, learn more about the current issues facing independent schools, and get hands-on training in accounting and finance, human resources, facilities and technology. Early bird rate expires May 8th.

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