February 25, 2009

National Business Officers Association 2009 Symposium

This event has already occurred.

Caryn Pass, Heather Broadwater and Grace Lee will speak at the 2009 NBOA Symposium in Chicago. Ms. Pass will present during a breakout session on Wednesday, February 25. Ms. Broadwater and Ms. Lee will each lead a Goldmine discussion on Wednesday, February 25.

Conference URL: http://www.nboa.net/2009symposium.asp


Marshaling Your Resources: The Legal Implications of Cost-Containment Strategies
Wednesday, February 25 - 10:30 - 11:45 am

As schools plan for the financial challenges ahead, it is essential to consider all options, examine every angle, and find strategies that offer maximum flexibility. In preparing contingency plans and worst-case budget scenarios, heads, trustees, and business officers might consider modifying school policies and contracts, including faculty contracts, enrollment documents, admission applications, financial aid policies, student and employment handbooks, and food-service and other contracts. This session will identify possible changes to these school policies and contracts; discuss early retirement plans, lay-off plans, and severance agreements; and review options for amending health insurance and other benefit plans.

Is Your School a Creditor? - The Red Flags Rules
Wednesday, February 25 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Ms. Lee will review the "Red Flags Rules" that took effect November 1, 2008, and explain how deferred tuition payments and tuition payment plans may make your school subject to these regulations that require a written program to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft.

Friend or Foe? Social Networking Sites and Schools
Wednesday, February 25 - 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Ms. Broadwater will review issues that can arise with social networking sites and identify factors to consider in deciding whether and how to create a policy regarding these sites.