2019 Workshop for New Business Officers

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 to Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Woodward Academy
1662 Rugby Drive
College Park, GA 30337
United States

Event Details

Are you a new Business Officer? Are you new to independent schools?

Every individual who assumes a new role needs to find their “tribe.” Those new to the business officer position need one more than ever, as they touch each and every area of an independent school. This event will provide you the support you need as you navigate your way through those first years.

The MISBO Workshop for New Business Officers is designed to provide you with the critical tools you need to be successful. Sessions on school culture, risk management, the complexities of HR, the technology budget, as well as an introduction to governance will place you on the path to success.


  • New or relatively new Business Officers
  • Business Officers new to independent schools
  • Business Office professionals who are new to their role or to independent schools, including Controllers and aspiring Business Officers


Registration is $295 for non-member schools and $245 for MISBO member schools.

Click on Registration Options above to register!


We have arranged a discounted room rate of $119/night + tax at the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport-North.

CLICK HERE to reserve your room or call 404-305-9990 and use group code MIS. The cutoff date for reservations is May 18th.

This rate includes transportation to/from the program location, as well as complimentary parking, guest room internet, and breakfast for (1) person per room. The discounted rate is available when booking for June 8th - 14th. 

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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.

HRCI Credit

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

Event Registration and Cancellation Policies



June 11
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration & Welcome Reception Hotel
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Opening Program, "The MISBO Business Hour" Hotel
June 12
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Bus from Hotel to Woodward Academy
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Welcome
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome Aboard! Julie Ray, Chief Financial Officer, Mount Paran Christian School
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM MISBO: Purchasing Consortium Jay Danielson, Director of the Purchasing Consortium, MISBO
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break / Networking
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM HR Compliance, Communication, and Complexities – Oh My! Amy Madsen, Human Resources Manager, Charlotte Country Day School
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM MISBO: Professional Development Dianne Sagaas, Director, Education, MISBO
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch / Networking
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Developing Risk Awareness and Tolerance in Today’s Educational Landscape Robert Shea, Principal, Banyan Risk Management Consulting
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Break / Networking
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM The Relationship between Technology and Finance Lee Conner, Vice President for Operations & Auxiliary Services, Woodward Academy
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break / Networking
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Utilizing Financial Data Tools Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S, CAE, Executive Director, MISBO
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Crossfire Session Full of group discussions and getting your questions answered. A great time to take advantage of the brain trust in the room!
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Bus from Woodward Academy to Hotel
June 13
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Bus from Hotel to Woodward Academy
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Governance: The Business Officer’s Relationship with the Board Damian Kavanagh, Ed.S, CAE, Executive Director, MISBO
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM MISBO: Networking Michelle Shea, Associate Executive Director, MISBO
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break / Networking
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM HR Systems, Payroll, & Benefits
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Conclusion / Grab & Go Lunch
12:15 PM - 12:15 PM Transportation Provided to Hotel & Airport Best to book flights departing after 2:30 pm

For More Information:

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