The annual New Business Officers Program (NBO) and Future Business Officers Program (FBO) will take place over the course of two days, prior to the start of the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting to be held in Long Beach, Calif., July 21–24. These programs are immersive and interactive preconference workshops designed for new business officers and for individuals who aspire to the chief business officer position.
New Business Officers Program
An annual two-day preconference event scheduled for July 20–21, the New Business Officers Program is designed to provide resources, information, and guidance to those new to the chief business officer role within a higher education setting. This immersive workshop covers relevant issues—from the strategic to the tactical—to ensure success for every new chief business officer.
NBO participants from member institutions are also eligible to participate in NACUBO’s yearlong mentoring program, created to support new chief business officers in achieving continued professional success.
Throughout the two-day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to engage with experts and peers in the industry and discuss the nuances of the chief business officer role. An NBO participant from the 2017 class commented, “Being at my first NACUBO conference, I was impressed with how well it was organized, and its ability to bring excellent speakers.” Another participant from the same class shared that NBO is an “excellent program that gave me enough knowledge to ask the right questions when I got back to work.”
An optional late-afternoon session will be offered on July 19, for those chief business officers who are not only new to their role, but also new to the higher education setting. This session will include best practices on navigating higher education culture, along with emerging issues and trends affecting the industry.
Future Business Officers Program
“I loved the day and left rejuvenated about my desire to pursue a CBO position,” said one of the 2017 Future Business Officers attendees.
This year’s FBO program, to be held on July 21, is a one-day program designed for business office staff members ready to gain the leadership skills and organizational perspectives necessary to become a chief business officer. Attendees of the program, through interactions with seasoned business officers and other education leaders, will gain an understanding of the complex role and responsibilities of the chief business officer position. In addition, participants will learn the importance of building peer networks within the higher education environment, and begin to develop a personal plan of action to prepare for a move to the next career level.
Attendees at either program will earn CPE credits and do not need to register for the annual meeting to attend the workshops. For more information, visit www.nacuboannualmeeting.org.