Building Capability

April 2, 2021

While many of you have been on spring break, we have been catching our breath and planning for the PAISBOA Annual Meeting on May 5. We are also thinking about how to prepare for the next chapter of this pandemic story.  From all that we’ve been reading, speed and resilience are organizational leadership qualities that are here to stay. This idea of Capitalizing on Capabilities is a strategy that will help organizations find their way to improved performance and transformation. “These capabilities — the collective skills, abilities, and expertise of an organization — are the outcome of investments in staffing, training, compensation, communication, and other human resources areas. They represent the ways that people and resources are brought together to accomplish work. They form the identity and personality of the organization by defining what it is good at doing and, in the end, what it is.”

Here are 11 capabilities that your school or university should consider as you strategize for what’s next: Talent, Speed, Shared Mindset and Coherent Brand Identity, Accountability, Collaboration, Learning, Leadership, Customer Connectivity, Strategic Unity, Innovation, and Efficiency. People rather than things will be the focus as we work our way out of the pandemic.

If you want to read more about the importance of this pivot toward people, check out these articles:

PAISBOA continues to focus on bringing members information and resources related to COVID-19. As we plan for life after COVID, we too are pivoting toward ensuring our relationships with industry partners are strong, relevant, and will continue to empower business officers to excel. 

Collaboration is one of the key capabilities for improved performance and transformation. We are fortunate to have expert advice and advocacy from our PAISBOA Preferred Vendors and our industry partners and collaborate often to help you improve your professional practice. Check out the recent recordings, slide decks, and resources from some of our key partners:

Kristen Smith from Fisher Phillips joined us on Monday, March 29 to discuss EANS and PPP. You can view the slide deck and see the recording HERE

Provident Energy has been working diligently with the Energy Purchasing Group to secure pricing for Natural Gas on behalf of the group, and they have been advocating on behalf of the Electricity Purchasing group as we transition into a new three-year contract.  For more information on how to save money on your energy purchases, contact Rachel Tilney at [email protected].

Bolton and Company, the new provider for the PAISBOA Business Insurance Group, is off to a great start with our member schools. Bolton is offering some unique programs and services that promote better risk management and mitigation procedures and protocols through online tools and enhanced education programs.  Bolton and Company is committed to supporting all PAISBOA members, so if you have questions about business insurance, join us for the next “Ask Bolton” session on April 16 at 11 am. If your business insurance renewal date is coming up, and you would like more information about the PAISBOA Business Insurance Group, please contact Rob Marcantuono, chair of the steering committee. Cheryl McDowell and Jamie Gershon from Bolton are also available to answer your questions.

Join us on Wednesday, April 14 from 1-4 pm for the Safety and Security Symposium with MISBO.

Join us for HR Day 2 on Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 noon with Susan Guerette from Fisher Phillips.

As you can see, there are many ways for you to “capitalize on the capabilities” of your school and university by participating in these programs in the next few weeks. We hope that you return from spring break recharged and ready to finish the year strong. You can count on PAISBOA to be with you every step of the way.

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