2022 Annual Conference
May 1-2, 2022
Our conference planning group has designed an outstanding program! Business Officers, staff and other leaders from independent schools will gain valuable perspectives and information to apply to their school's strategic thinking as well as to the tasks critical to smooth and successful daily operations. Join us to connect with your California colleagues. Share experiences and information and develop relationships with other independent school professionals operating within our State's unique regulatory, legal, and economic environment.
Breakout Session Descriptions
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May 2, 2022
Virtual Keynote Speaker Live from Washington D.C.: 8:45am - 10:15am
Donna Orem, President, National Association of Independent Schools
Leading through Disruption: Riding the Tailwinds and Bucking the Headwinds
Cal-ISBOA is pleased to bring you this keynote presentation. Donna will join us virtually to speak about the state of independent schools as we continue to move into a post-COVID world.
We have faced a period of extreme disruption globally and are beginning to feel the aftershocks. Challenges schools faced before the pandemic, such as the declining birth rate, have only accelerated. Adults and students alike have experienced declines in all areas of thriving affecting both our students and our workforce. Amid all the uncertainty, we have an opportunity to rethink school and our business model in every way. We will explore five major forces challenging schools and outline useful frameworks for designing a winning future strategy.
Breakout Session Block 1: 10:45am - 12:00pm
Hiring in a Changing Job Market
Room: Bunker Hill
Managing Your School's Cyber Risk
Applying Equity, Equitably for Your School
Breakout Session Block 2: 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Ethics and the Role of the Business Officer
Reimagining the Employee Value Proposition Through the Lens of Equity and Self-Care
Room: Museum A
Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts in Getting the Most Out of Your Audit Relationship
Do you dread the idea of working with your auditor? Do you communicate with your auditor all year long or just during audit season? Learn how you can do more than just survive your audit this year. Our team will walk you through helpful tips on getting the most out of your relationship with your auditor join us!
General Session: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Connect & Collaborate Discussion Roundtables
Registration is Open!