As the weather starts to heat up and the end of the school year gets closer and closer, summer is on everyone’s mind. Whether you plan to spend your summer catching up on sleep or jet-setting from vacation to vacation, if you’re a business manager at a K-12 school, there’s one summer experience you won’t want to miss – Elevate 2022!

Our annual conference is back in person this year in Dallas, Texas from July 11th to 14th and will feature over 100 speaking sessions, networking opportunities, and more. While every Elevate session is full of useful information that can benefit all attendees, we’ve grouped sessions into Thought Leadership categories in an effort to highlight sessions that will be most beneficial to certain people.

If you work in a school business office, you’re probably involved in a little bit of everything that goes on at your school. Don’t worry about running from session to session, however – we’ve got you covered with this helpful cheat sheet of our top picks. We can’t wait to see you there!

Resiliency Through Sustainability: Combining Purchasing Power for a More Sustainable Community – by Victor Engel, Nelnet Renewable Energy

It’s time to think beyond rooftop solar. Most K-12 schools simply do not have enough rooftop space for a significantly sized solar array. By combining the purchasing power of multiple institutions, coalitions of K-12 schools can invest in large-scale solar projects that cover their entire collective electrical load – bringing energy resiliency, cost savings in the millions of dollars, and a cleaner local environment to your community. Energy and financial resiliency will only become more important in the years to come with a volatile energy market and increasingly destructive natural weather events. This session will illuminate how to secure your future with clean energy, powering the next generation.

Catholic Schools in Times of Change – by Mark Majeski, Associate Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of St. Petersburg

Small Catholic schools must sustain programs and services much like their public-school partners. What sources and tools can you use to lessen the impact of these expectations?

Partnering for Success – by Ernie Garcia, Director of Finance & Al Mendoza, Systems Manager, Diocese of Orange

After much success during the last few years, we’ve launched a diocesan-wide initiative to leverage FACTS and its applications to enhance day-to-day processes that impact internal organizational operations and enhance the customer (families) experience. Our results have directly impacted increased revenues and decreased costs, adding incredible value to the mission of our Catholic Schools.

A Better Back Office for Private Schools – by Jonathan Boulos, CEO, St. Joseph Financial Services

How can you protect your school or schools in your diocese from being susceptible to labor shortages and frequent absences? Our model combines learning and processing advantages to get the most out of FACTS.

Financial Aid Awarding Strategies – by Alisa Evans, Managing Partner at Mission Enrollment Strategy Solutions

How do you balance the need calculation, funding available, and the intricacies of families changing financial situations?  What is that “right” amount for a family – not too much, not too little?  Alisa Evans, Managing Partner at Mission Enrollment Strategy Solutions, LLC will give insight on how she makes these tough decisions and leverages financial aid to enhance enrollment, retention, and financial stability for both parents and the schools she works with.

Visit the Elevate 2022 Agenda for up-to-date information on speakers, session times, and more.

Still haven’t registered yet? Reserve your spot here to join us July 11-14 in Dallas!