New Business Officers Program

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July 12-13, 2019

Member Registration: $580

Non-Member Registration: $990

Space is limited. Please apply by June 14, 2019 to participate.

Annual meeting registration is recommended, but not required to attend this program.

Members will be given priority on acceptance to this program.

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Program Goal

The New Business Officers (NBO) Program is designed to provide resources, information and guidance to those new to the chief business officer role within a higher education setting. Throughout an intensive two-day workshop, participants will examine the complexities of the role and learn from experienced chief business officers, presidents, provosts, NACUBO experts and other pivotal higher education representatives. Key issues for the success of every new business officer will be covered. Attendees will have many opportunities to network with colleagues and discuss the challenges facing business officers today.

Program Highlights

The program will cover how to develop board relationships, mitigate risk, be a leader of change, and communicate effectively with institutional constituents. Lessons learned from current and veteran chief business officers will be shared. NACUBO board members will share guidance and advice, and participants will have opportunities to discuss specific nuances related to institution type, geographic region and industry background. Attendees will be encouraged to evaluate their current practices, exchange ideas and network with colleagues.

Attendance Criteria

Attendance is limited to CBOs who report directly to the president and have been in their current positions for fewer than three years.

Earn CPE Credits

Earn an estimated 15 CPE credits in communications, personal development, and specialized knowledge when you participate in the NBO Program. Advance preparation is required. Sessions are targeted at advanced course level.

Optional Sessions

NBO Alumni Panel - Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 PM EST
Want to learn about to what expect from the New Business Officers (NBO) program? What happens when you return to your campus? NBO Program alumni from recent years will share their insights about the program and how they put to use on their campuses what they learned at NBO. This complimentary webcast is open to prospective and registered attendees.

Register for Webcast

What Is Thing Called Higher Education? - Wednesday, June 26 at 3:00 PM EST
An optional session is included for chief business officers who have worked in higher education for fewer than five years. This session will introduce the higher education culture, along with topics and concepts found in higher education that are not common in the corporate or non-profit world. This webcast is only open to registered attendees of the 2019 New Business Officers Program.

You Will Learn To:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of the chief business officer role.
  • Communicate more effectively with cabinet colleagues, board members and other institutional constituents.
  • Develop productive relationships with cabinet colleagues and board members.
  • Evaluate and improve your current practices and strategies.
  • Become familiar with the resources available from NACUBO that will support your success.