Wednesday, November 7 - Thursday, November 8, 2018

Babson Executive Conference Center

Join your independent school chief financial officer, chief operating officer, admissions and enrollment management director, development and financial aid director peers for AISNE's annual two-day retreat. This event is a special opportunity to gather together with fellow business officers from schools across New England to share insights and develop ideas for addressing current opportunity areas within your schools.

Registrations are now closed.

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Kay Betts, Chad Tew and Laurel Baker Tew

Kay Betts started Bettstrategic Group in 2010. Prior, she was head of school at two Pre-K – 12 schools with enrollments of over 700. She became interested in the creation of school-specific metrics during the financial down-turn, when her board chair demanded proof of “value added.”

Her unique use of quantitative and qualitative measurements to chart “mission success” has led to national (NAIS) and regional (SAIS, AISNE, PNAIS, NAES) recognition. Kay incorporates Stanford University’s “design thinking” into her work with schools when challenges demand approaches beyond “business thinking” and “engineering thinking.”

Kay holds an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College of Education in New York. Learn More

Chad Tew specializes in understanding how economic, demographic, and technological forces are shifting the ground beneath long-stable independent schools, and also how disruptive change creates opportunities. He brings deep knowledge of school finance and operations, enrollment management, mergers and acquisitions. Learn More

Laurel Baker Tew is the Chief Enrollment Officer and Director of Admission and Financial Aid at her alma mater, Viewpoint School, one of the largest K-12 independent day schools in California, with an enrollment of 1,215 students and an operating budget of nearly $50 million. In 2014, Laurel was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Enrollment Management Association, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of independent school enrollment professionals. She chairs the Board’s Governance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee. Learn More

In addition to dynamic keynote addresses, benefit from a full program of topics and speakers addressing important issues facing your school in 2018 and beyond:

Breakout Presentations (Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.) -- Updates & Applications

  • New Laws Impacting Independent Schools
  • Consider a Perpetual Enrollment Model
  • Drones: Transforming the Construction Industry

Exhibitor Meet & Greet: Coffee & Networking (Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.)

Breakout Presentations (Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) -- Changing Landscapes

  • Optimize Your Relationship with Finance Professionals Serving on Your School's Board
  • Show Me the Money: The Art of Pricing in Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Understand the Latest Opportunities in School Safety and Security

Networking Lunch (Thursday, 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Breakout Conversations (Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) -- Peer Experiences

  • Identify New Overseas Revenue Streams
  • Think in New Ways About Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Lead Through Significant Operating Income Challenges
  • See How a Head and CFO Redesigned a Small School's Outlook


  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
  • Meet and Greet with Organizations Aligned to Your Needs During Our Exhibitor Coffee

Overnight Accommodations:

  • If you will be joining us from out of town, rooms at Babson have filled, but good news! Rooms are available at the nearby, Babson-recommended Hotel Indigo.
  • To reserve your room, please visit this special page.
  • The nightly room rate at Hotel Indigo is $190+ applicable taxes.

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