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NBOA & NAIS Boston . . . Here we come!

February 19th, 2015

If you are attending the NBOAAnnualConference on February 22, plan to stop by our booth #99, join in the NBOA Fun Run or attend presentations from the SOS Staff. Where We Will Be  Monday,February 23 (Noon-1:30pm/4:30–6:30pm) BusinessPartnerExchangeandLunch Booth#99–GalleriaHall Tuesday,February24(6:45-7:30am) NBOA FunRun  Join your fellow attendees and NBOA staff for an invigorating one-mile run or walk around… View Article

7 Marketing Lessons From The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 25th, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge demonstrates the power of social media to influence cause marketing on a national scale. The Challenge was a perfect storm of social media, celebrity and grass-roots philanthropy, producing hurricane-strength viral social engagement during the dog days of summer. Unlike a hurricane, the Challenge showed how social media can be harnessed, directed and managed for a… View Article

The Power of YOUR PEOPLE

August 11th, 2014

There is a lot written about the advantages of chemistry and great culture to promote success, but what really are those things?  A school is a social organization with rules that govern the relationships between people and among groups. There is a division of activity, and there is agreement regarding certain obligations of the various parties. This is true of all organizations. So what causes one school or organization to have a culture that is superior to that of another?

The Importance of Managing Expectations

July 22nd, 2014

As a leader, one of the most powerful leadership traits we often over look is managing expectations.  This one leadership trait is a vastly underutilized skill, in my opinion. Those of you that know how to manage expectations effectively are able to more seamlessly navigate the choppy waters of leading others. Why? Because you know how to communicate, organize, and direct conversations around things getting done […]

School-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?

July 22nd, 2014

We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s requirements.  Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time so spent […]

Creating a Great Employee Handbook

July 22nd, 2014

Given the myriad government regulations applicable to schools and the need for strict financial controls, a school might perceive that an employee handbook is low on its list of priorities. However, no school can function without a strong team of employees and, oddly enough, employees like to know the rules. No matter the industry, no matter the company […]

BYOD Policy Key Elements

July 15th, 2014

You may not be ready for Bring Your Own Device, BYOD, but it is already invading schools and businesses. People, of all ages, carry one to three intelligent devices, and if you are not careful, all of them can connect to your network. There are safeguards that need to be implemented regarding the existence of the devices whether you are using them for curriculum advancement or just letting visitors use them in common areas. The first step is to craft a well-designed BYOD Policy that works in conjunction with […]


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