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2022 Business Office Team Intensive

2022 Business Office Team Intensive

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT) to Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Back by popular demand! This program provides collaboration opportunities and valuable sessions specifically designed for business office professionals in independent schools.

The 2022 Business Office Team Intensive builds upon the success of prior years’ deep dives into key areas of independent schools. This program is designed for everyone in your school’s business office: Accounts Payable/Receivable, Student Billing, Benefits Administrators, Payroll Specialists, Controllers, and of course, Business Officers (and aspiring Business Officers).
The event will consist of general sessions as well as opportunities to collaborate and share with your peers who hold similar positions in their schools. Attendees will leave with valuable takeaways to help them in the daily tasks that are critical to their schools’ smooth and successful operation. More importantly, each person will leave with a new group of colleagues they can call upon when they need guidance.
Schools will get the most from this event with their entire business office team in attendance, whether it is a team of one or ten! Get a discount when you register additional members of your team.


  • Business Officers
  • Aspiring Business Officers
  • Controllers
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Student Billing
  • Benefits Administrators
  • Payroll Specialists


Registration will open in February.

Pre-Sale (2/1 - 2/28):  $275
Early Bird (3/1 - 4/30):  $325
Regular (after 5/1):  $375
*Additional attendees from the same school:  $195

Early Bird (3/1 - 4/30):  $375
Regular (after 5/1):  $425
*Additional attendees from the same school:  $195


DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Airport
3400 Norman Berry Drive
Atlanta, Georgia, 30344

The hotel block is now closed, but rooms are still available.

Click here to make your reservation or call 800.774.1500

HRCI Credit

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.


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:

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Bill Huelsman
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Brandye Polisky
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Brooke Bolyard
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Cheryl McDowell
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Claudia Trower
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Cody McGee
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Damian Kavanagh
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Dan Maples
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David Lee
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Debbie Breeden
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Elsie Santway
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Erica Schulz Durren
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Grace Lee
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Heather Edmiston
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Heidi Halpern
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Jennifer Mayser
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Jennifer Wyly
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Johnny Green
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Kati Lassus
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Katie Foley
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Kelly Coggins
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Kenan Korfez
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Kimberly Finger
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Kristoffer Kennedy
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Latonia Farris-Jenkins
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Lee Arledge
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Linda Nelson
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Lindsay Cuppia
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Lisa Clark
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Lori Tolbert
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Megan Ayers
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Sarah Robertson
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June 12
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Opening Program Loving and Leading Your Team through Social/Emotional Development
June 13
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Inflation, Data, and Tools You Can Use
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Are Your Business Payments Safe?
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Crossfire Session (Roundtables)
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM How To Get the Most From Your Accounting Provider
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM 2022 Employee Benefits Benchmarking Review
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Records Retention and Management
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Informal Happy Hour at the Hotel Sponsored by Smith + Howard
June 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Building a Well-Oiled Team
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Understanding the Current Insurance and Risk Challenges Facing Independent Schools
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM What's Your Political Savvy IQ?
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For More Information:

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812

Here's what past attendees have said...

"This was a welcoming and thorough event that was skillfully directed at many Business Office positions and issues. I never felt like any of the sessions weren't directed at me. I gained knowledge from every session."

"This conference was one of the best I have attended. This was the first time I brought my whole team. I will do that in the future!"

"I enjoy the smaller size of the conference because it allows me to get to know the other attendees."

"It was great for my team to participate. They gained a lot of knowledge and experience at this conference."