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Business Officers Institute (BOI)

Date: 3/30/2017Start Time: All DayEnd Time: Location: Kingsmill Resort & Spa



Business Officers! Are You Keeping Sharp?




Calling all Business Officers!  Are you ready to sharpen those pencils and your minds?! The 2017 VAIS Business Officers Institute (BOI) heads to the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg this year!  Make your plans now to be with your business colleagues from independent schools around the Commonwealth.


Beginning on Thursday, March 30, 9:00 AM to Concluding on Friday, March 31, 12:00 PM. 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED: (To date - more coming!)

  • 403(b) Compliance: Are You on the Right Track?
  • Conducting a Campus Security Audit and Implementing It
  • General Assembly 2017 Update for business officers
  • FLSA compliance
  • Legal Considerations for Independent Schools: What You Need to be Aware of and What You Should be Doing


R. Craig Wood, Partner, McGuire Woods

Craig is an experienced trial lawyer who has taken more than 100 cases to trial in the areas of management-side employment, education, commercial and professional liability law. He served as the office managing partner in McGuireWoods' Charlottesville office from 2000-2009 and as head of the Charlottesville office litigation department from 1990-2000. His peer reviews include an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.


Karen Michael, President, Karen Michael Consulting

Karen Michael is the President of Karen Michael, PLC, a work law & human resources consulting firm specializing in management and leadership training, workplace investigations, HR Consulting & Special Projects, and employment law advice. Karen is a nationally-recognized workplace expert and sought-after speaker, and has presented around the country, including at the national SHRM Conference. Karen writes a weekly labor law column for



Schedule to Date

BOI 2017

Tentative Schedule Overview

Thursday, MARCH 30

8:00 AM

Check-in Open

8:30 AM

Welcome & Introductions

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

General Session

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch/Network Time

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

General Session

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

General Session

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions (Choice: 3-4)

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Break Time – Chill Time

6:30 PM


Friday, MARCH 31

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast, Announcements

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

General Session

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

General Session

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

General Session

12:00  PM – 12: 15 PM

Closing Comment

SPONSORS for the 2017 BOI:





$325 Members
$475 NonMembers  

Fee includes all materials, breaks and meals.


Program registration deadline is Thursday, March 16. No refunds after that date. Please see the complete VAIS cancellation policy under the Programs and Events tab.  


VAIS has arranged for a special room rate with Kingsmill Resort  for $159 + tax per night. Please call Kingsmill Reservation Department at 757-253-1703 or 1-800-832-5665 and reference Virginia Association of Independent Schools - VAIS. To guarantee this rate, please make your room reservations by Thursday, March 16.

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