Caryn Pass will present "Keep Your Head Above Water: How to Help Your Head Avoid Costly Mistakes" at the 2018 MISBO Fall Conference.
The key to the overall health of an independent school is a productive working relationship between the head of school and the business officer. Business officers are well positioned and well equipped to identify trouble spots for the school, but how do you respond when your head of school starts to approach dangerous ground?
In this session, we will review some key areas that need to be on your radar as a business officer, when and how to challenge your head's instincts, how to prepare them for tricky situations, and if needed, how to make your case for an alternate approach. Using real-world examples, we will unpack the issues – from school personnel to students to alumni – that carry the most liability exposure for independent schools today.