2021 MISBO Annual Conference
One Step Beyond
Westin Chattanooga801 Pine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2517
The 2021 MISBO Annual Conference – One Step Beyond is designed for the operational leaders in independent schools.
The world of education has seen a multitude of changes in the past year, requiring independent school leaders to adapt quickly and address new challenges, finding novel ways to deliver on their missions.
During this conference you will learn from education industry leaders and your peers, who will share lessons on how they were able to move beyond challenges, embracing them instead as opportunities to reimagine the potential of tomorrow’s education landscape.
Come be part of this unforgettable experience as we gather together to learn how we can move past the challenges of today and take One Step Beyond!
Who Should Attend:
- Business and Operations Officers
- Business and Operations Staff
- HR Directors
- Technology Directors
- Facilities Directors
- Auxiliary Programs Directors
- Heads of School
- Other Administration and School Leaders
Earn up to 8 CPE credits attending this event!
MISBO is thrilled to feature Keynote Speaker Simon T. Bailey! The author of such books as Be the Spark and Shift Your Brilliance, as well as many others, Simon believes in helping you find your passion and purpose to unlock your ability in a way that ignites sustainable transformation. Understanding the pressure that leaders and high performers are facing amid uncertainty, he will equip you with simple, easy-to-implement strategies to accelerate results and embolden you to think big and lead with purpose. Come prepared to be inspired, be challenged, and leave with tangible takeaways and sustainable action steps. See you there!
"The Anatomy of Happy, High-Functioning Teams"
Erin Meadows, Cause Collaboration
You asked, we listened!
Erin Meadows returns to provide an expanded workshop focusing on your whole team. In “The Anatomy of Happy, High-Functioning Teams,” we will discuss 4 key areas the most successful teams excel in: relationship building, collaboration, emotional intelligence, and communication. No matter the size, make up, and unique challenges of your team, this workshop will give you insights, tools, and prompts to help you contribute to your team in more meaningful, high-functioning ways.
Wednesday, October 27
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Registration required. See Registration Options for details.
Pre-Sale (through 5/28): $395
Early Bird (5/29 - 9/10): $450
Regular (9/10 - 10/12): $550
Late (after 10/12): $650
Early Bird (5/29 - 9/10): $550
Regular (9/10 - 10/12): $650
Late (after 10/12): $750
Hotel & Travel
This event will take place at the Westin Chattanooga. View hotel & travel deails.
Earn up to 8 CPE credits at this conference!
MISBO 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.
|10:00 AM - 2:30 PM||Pre-Conference Workshop "The Anatomy of Happy, High-Functioning Teams" with Erin Meadows | Separate Registration Required|
|3:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Registration Open|
|4:45 PM - 5:00 PM||New Attendee Welcome|
|5:00 PM - 6:30 PM||Opening Reception|
|7:45 AM - 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|7:45 AM - 3:30 PM||Exhibit Hall Open|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Chair's Welcome|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||Keynote Session "Spark Transformational Leaders" with Simon T. Bailey|
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM||Break with Sponsors|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Breakout Session "A Traditional Approach Will No Longer Cut It: Unleash People Potential with a Holistic Strategy"|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Breakout Session "Tango on a Tightrope"|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Breakout Session "The Long Tail of COVID - Transitioning from Simply Surviving to Thriving"|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Lunch & President's Address|
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||General Session "Sourcing Solutions"|
|1:30 PM - 2:00 PM||Break with Sponsors|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session "Understanding the Enterprise Risk Management Process in Education"|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session "Performing Under Pressure: How to Lead Your School"|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session "Top Evolving Trends for Independent Schools"|
|3:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Break with Sponsors|
|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||General Session "How Leaders Can Use Technology and When to Avoid IT!" with Christina Lewellen|
|5:00 PM - 6:15 PM||MISBO On Tap | Beer Tasting Event Ticketed Event|
|7:45 AM - 8:30 AM||Breakfast|
|8:30 AM - 9:00 AM||Chair-Elect's Welcome|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||General Session "Create Strategy with Execution in Mind: Replacing Incantations with Momentum" with Ross Peters|
|10:00 AM - 10:15 AM||Break|
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||Breakout Session "Setting Goals for Action and Finesse"|
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||Breakout Session "The Emergence of the COO in Facilities for Independent Schools"|
|11:15 AM - 11:30 AM||Break|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Breakout Session "Using Federal Funds For Services Without Strings Attached"|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Breakout Session "Can We Afford or Sustain International Student Programs Any Longer?"|
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM||Grab & Go Lunch|
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Sponsored by Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Back by popular demand! Mike Pennington of The Beer Bros will walk us through different styles of beer, teaching us the intricacies of hops and fermentation styles. This will be an interactive and engaging event, including blind tastings, snacks, and some surprises!
Join us on Thursday, 5:00-6:15 at Area 61 Gallery, walking distance from the hotel. Buy your ticket when you register for the conference!
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Acknowledgement of Risk and Safety Procedures: Participation in MISBO’s in-person events signifies an attendee’s acknowledgement of the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntary assumption of the risk of exposure or infection by attending the event. Attendees agree to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by MISBO or the venue, in accordance with CDC, state, local, and hotel requirements and recommendations.
Review our Health & Safety Guidelines.