July 15–16 | Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center | Denver
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 the two-day workshop, participants will examine the complexities of the role and learn from experienced chief business officers, presidents, provosts, NACUBO experts, and other significant higher education representatives. Key issues for the success of every new business officer will be covered, including the effective use of data, managing relationships with fellow cabinet members, and working with the president and the board.
Attendance at the New Business Officers Program is limited to first-time chief business and financial officers who report directly to a president or chancellor and who have been in their current positions for less than three years.
Business officers interested in this program will need to complete a short questionnaire. If the business officer meets the program eligibility requirements, a registration link will be sent to the applicant via email.
* Please note: This program does not offer on-site registration.
Leadership and Management
Type: Group internet based
Length: X minutes
Estimated 10.5 CPE Credits
NACUBO 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.
Business officers interested in this program will need to complete a short questionnaire. The registration fee covers the attendance for one person and includes session admittance, food and beverage functions as specified by the program schedule, and access to program materials.
The NACUBO 2022 New Business Officers Program is generously supported by:
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome, Overview, and Introductions
CBO to CBO: Stories in the Round
Seasoned business officers will share what was missing from their “toolkits” and how they dealt with the unexpected. Participants will break into groups to discuss their major challenges or surprises on the job thus far.
Lunch With NACUBO Board of Directors and NACUBO Fellows
Collaboration and Conflict: The CBO and the Cabinet
CBOs must have strong relationships with, and an understanding of, the challenges faced by colleagues on the president’s cabinet. Hear from other members of the cabinet on what they need from CBOs.
Advancing the Institution: The President, the Board, and the CBO
CBOs have a unique relationship with their presidents and boards. Explore how to make these relationships more effective and mutually supportive.
Experts will speak about critical areas that chief business officers should know about facilities operations, such as capital planning, key metrics, space myths, and sustainability issues.
The CAO-CBO Partnership
The relationship between the chief academic officer and the chief business officer has become even more critical to ensure effective leadership of colleges and universities. The CAO and CBO—together—must develop and execute a clear strategy, align priorities and resources, and innovate. Hear from CBOs and provosts on how they have focused on student success and the economic challenges facing their institutions.
Using Data to Inform Your Decisions
Business officers’ jobs have become more complex in recent years; in addition to being responsible for their institution’s financial health, business officers have a critical role in supporting institutional outcomes. Understanding how to leverage data—financial data as well as other types of data—can help business officers make more evidence-based decisions for their colleges and universities.
Next Steps to Success: NBO Alumni Panel
What happens when you return to your campus? Which issues do you tackle first? Alumni from recent years will share how they put what they learned at NBO to use on their campuses. Participants will gather in small groups to discuss their plans for action.
The COVID-19 situation in the United States is fluid, and we continue to monitor developments that may impact attendees for our 2022 New Business Officers (NBO) Program. As such, we will continue to update the safety precautions outlined below as appropriate to minimize risks to conference attendees and staff. In order to stay current, check this page periodically leading up to the forum.
NACUBO is requiring all registrants to be fully vaccinated* prior to participating in the in-person program. We are working with a third-party organization regarding the process and logistics for vaccination documentation. More information will be made available shortly.
This requirement is consistent with a growing trend for conferences and other events/activities.
*Fully vaccinated status is defined as having received all the required doses of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine (2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) at least 2 weeks before the start date of the program (July 1, 2022). While vaccine boosters are not required, NACUBO highly encourages attendees to receive recommended boosters when eligible.
We also recommend that attendees wear masks while traveling to and from the event and follow COVID-safe practices in the weeks leading up to the event. Masks will be available on-site if you need one, and if it's your preference to wear one.
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