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Boot Camp (April 11), Business Officers Institute (April 12-13)
Date / Time
April 11 - 13, 2018
Airlie Resort and Conference Center
Participant Fee
Boot Camp Only (1 Day)
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /

Business Officers Institute ONLY (2 Days)
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /

Business Officers Institute + 1 Overnight (4/12)
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /

Business Officers Institute + 2 Overnights (4/11 & 4/12)
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /

Boot Camp and Business Officer Institute ONLY (3 Days)
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /

Boot Camp and Business Officer Institute + 2 Overnights (4/11 & 4/12)
VAIS Member /
Non-Member /
The Boot Camp still has space available and is the only program open for registration. Please contact Joan Fargis if you wish to participate.

The Business Officers Institute (BOI) is FULL and registration for this program is CLOSED. To be put on a wait list, contact Joan Fargis.

2018 Boot Camp & Business Officers Institute (BOI)

Wednesday, April 11            Boot Camp for New Business Officers
Thursday, April 12 - Friday, April 13            Business Officers Institute

Calling all Business Officers!  Are you ready to sharpen those pencils and your minds?! The 2018 VAIS Business Officers Institute (BOI) heads to the Airlie Resort and Conference Center this Spring!  Make your plans now to be with your business colleagues from independent schools around the Commonwealth. Here's a sampling of some of the topics that will covered:

Legal Issues/ Trends Impacting Independent Schools
Virginia's 529 and paying for K-12 Tuition
2018 VA Legislative Actions
FLSA - Paying Employees Properly: Wage and Hour
Top Risks in Schools
Preventing, Recognizing and Responding to Sexual and Other Harassment on Campus


BOOT CAMP - April 11 NEW!
This program starts on Wednesday, April 11 from 1:00 PM and concludes at 5:00 PM the same day.
A new addition to the program is the Boot Camp starting the day prior to the BOI - Wednesday, April 11 - New to Independent Schools?  New Career? Second Career?  Spend time with seasoned practitioners from Virginia independent schools to learn about the uniqueness of being a business officer in an independent school.  At a high level, understand all the pieces of being a BO and what might be expected of you.  Learn about being a good partner to your Head of School and senior administrators so that you are supporting and  advancing your school's mission. Boot Camp Topics

This program starts on Thursday, April 12 at 9:00 AM and concludes on Friday, April 13 at noon.

The Airlie Resort and Conference Center is located in Warrenton, on the Northern Virginia periphery and  is just a 50-minute drive from the center of Washington, D.C. yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of our Nation’s Capital. The historic manor house and village of guest rooms are set on 300 acres of verdant Virginia landscape featuring pastoral, lake, and wildlife views - a true retreat-like setting!

If you need overnight accommodations, please mark the correct fee when registering.


Grace Lee, Vice President, Legal Affairs
National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
 Sara Schwartz, President
 Schwartz Hannum, PC

 Grace Turner Creasey, Executive Director
 Virginia Council for Private Education

Preliminary BOI Schedule
Boot Camp Topics

Program:  Members:  NonMembers:
Boot Camp Only  (1 Day)

Business Officer Institute Only (2 Days)

Business Officer Institute Only + 1 overnight (4/12)

Business Officer Institute Only + 2 overnights (4/11 & 4/12)






Boot Camp and Business Officer Institute ONLY (3 Days)

Boot Camp and Business Officer Institute
+ 2 overnights (4/11 & 4/12)




The program registration deadline is Wednesday, March 28.
No refunds after that date. Please see the complete VAIS cancellation policy under Programs and Events tab.


Become an event sponsor and showcase your products and services to CFO's / Business Managers at this conference.  Please register no later than March 13.

PLATINUM . . .   Featured Speakers Sponsor
                           $5000 each

GOLD . . . . . . .  Lunch
                          $3500 each

SILVER . . . . . . 
Continental Breakfast or Break
                           $2500 each

BRONZE . . . . . 
Conference Exhibit Table ONLY
                           $1500 For Profit and $850 Non-Profit

To view all the benefits of becoming an event sponsor, click here!

Sponsor registration is closed.

THANK YOU . . . to our Sponsors
 Be sure to stop by their booth at the conference!







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