Economies of School
Today’s independent school leader requires a strong set of skills. You must possess a sharp financial focus to guide the economic success of your school; recognize, evaluate, and adapt to coming trends; and help to create a safe and healthy community that serves your mission.
Every day, economic factors both inside and outside our industry affect our schools, our communities, and our future. From affordability and value to competition and cost, to managing the daily operations while sustaining the highest quality of education possible; each component of independent school management can bring on new challenges you must face daily.
Join us at the 2019 MISBO Fall Conference, where you will hear from leaders in areas of independent school management including finance, compensation, liability and risk management, building successful programs, and why people matter most. Greet the complex changes coming to education through stories of success and failure, and what we can learn from both.
Who should attend:
- Business and Operations Officers
- Business and Operations Staff
- HR Directors
- Heads of School
- Other Administration and School Leaders
Need approval to attend? Use this handy Conference Proposal Template!
New this year: Beer Tasting Event
Join us on Thursday, 10/3, 4:45-6:00 pm for an evening of beer right in the hotel! Asheville is known as Beer City - get a taste of how true that is. Ticket includes 6 blind beer tastings, a history of beer in Asheville and around the world, and other fun surprises. Limited availability!
Make plans to join us on Wednesday for the One-Day Workshop, Relationships: Your School's Most Valuable Asset! (separate registration required)
Early Bird Rate: Through August 31
- Member: $450
- Non-Member: $550
Regular Rate: September 1 - Conference
- Member: $550
- Non-Member: $650
- Must log in to receive member pricing.
- Vendors are not permitted to register for the conference unless attending as part of a sponsorship. Contact Dianne Sagaas at 404-921-3812 for more details.
Hotel & Travel
The discounted rate at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville has now expired, but rooms are still available! Visit the Hotel & Travel page for information.
Join the buzz for this event on Twitter using #MISBOFALL19
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.learningmarket.org.
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.
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|9:00 AM - 2:30 PM||Workshop | "Relationships: Your School's Most Valuable Asset" (separate registration) Scott E. Barron, Founder and CEO, School Growth, Inc.|
|3:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Conference Registration|
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM||First-Time Attendee Welcome|
|4:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Sponsor Meeting Sponsors Only|
|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
|7:00 AM - 7:45 AM||Sunrise Stretch and Hike On your own|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||Breakfast|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||Conference Registration|
|8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Exhibit Hall Open|
|9:00 AM - 9:15 AM||Welcome|
|9:15 AM - 10:15 AM||Keynote Session | "The Workplace of Tomorrow: The Rise of the Social Enterprise" Donna Orem, President, NAIS|
|10:15 AM - 10:45 AM||Break with Sponsors|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Breakout Session | "People Matter Most - The Economics of Employing and Retaining Great Talent" Steve Mandell, Principal Consultant and Advocate, Big Back Pack, LLC & Larry Pittman, Chief Financial Officer, Carrollwood Day School|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Breakout Session | "Financially Attainable Master Plans: An Innovative Approach to Implementation" Brett Fuhrman, Chief Financial Officer, Carolina Day School|
|10:45 AM - 11:45 AM||Breakout Session | "Successful Auxiliary Programs for Revenue and Programming Goals" Jim Hilleary, Director of g360, The Galloway School & Veronique Kessler, Chief Financial Officer, The Galloway School|
|11:45 AM - 12:30 PM||Lunch|
|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 | "Cyber Liability and Who Is At Risk" Lisa Dickinson, Senior VP Executive Liability Practice, Marsh & McLennan Agency|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session | "The Practical and Legal Dos and Don'ts When Implementing a New Faculty Compensation Plan" Jennifer Sandberg, Partner, Fisher Phillips|
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Breakout Session | "Listen! Your Financials Are Trying to Tell You Something!" David Adams, Senior Vice President, George K. Baum & Company & Charles Maumus, Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations, Harding Academy|
|3:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Break with Sponsors|
|3:30 PM - 4:30 PM||General Session | "Instability Markers: Signposts on the Road to Ruin" Jim Christopher, M.Ed., EdD, Head of School, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School|
|4:45 PM - 6:00 PM||Beer Tasting Event (Ticketed Event)|
|7:00 AM - 7:45 AM||Sunrise Stretch and Hike On your own|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||Breakfast & State of the Association|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||General Session | "Two Economists Discuss the Market for Education" Roger Tutterow, Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Director of the Econometric Center, and Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University & Benjamin Scafidi, Director of the Education Economics Center, Kennesaw State University|
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||Breakout Session | "Personalized, Meaningful, and Relevant: Today's Benefits Package" Jamie Greenleaf, Lead Advisor, Principal, Cafaro Greenleaf/Carroll Consultants|
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM||Breakout Session | "Getting In Sync: Policies, Protocols, Contracts, & More" Matt Batastini, Co-Managing Partner, Schwartz Hannum PC|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Breakout Session | "Retirement Plans: Identifying and Minimizing Outside Risks" Suzanne Spunzo, Director, Client Development & Advocacy, New Pinnacle Consulting Group, LLC|
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||Breakout Session | "The Dangers that Lurk Before and After the Bell Rings" Jennifer Sandberg, Partner, Fisher Phillips|
|12:30 PM - 1:00 PM||Grab & Go Lunch|