Upcoming PAISBOA Webinars and
Virtual Meetings

The PAISBOA Office Hours - HTA Insurance Services Presents Roadmap to Medicare

Wednesday, January 17
1:00 pm

We're skipping our December program, so the next edition of the PAISBOA Office Hours will take place on Wednesday, January 17 and will feature Health Benefit Trust partner HTA Insurance Services. We'll be talking about HTA's Roadmap to Medicare program, so if you can't make it to our HTA webinar on November 29, please join us for an overview of HTA's services, including what you can do to become "Medicare Insurance-Ready." This program is also recommended for our HR professionals, who can learn more about the resources available to their employees through HTA.

Please join us on the third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm. Each edition will feature a guest speaker or presentation addressing some of the timely topics that come across your desk. We'll still leave time at the end of each program for our usual Open Forum, where you're welcome to ask questions or talk about whatever's going on at your school or university. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your colleagues and pick up some good information!


The Risk & Insurance Hour

12:30 pm

The PAISBOA Business Insurance Group's monthly program, The Risk & Insurance Hour, is sponsored by Bolton & Company, exclusive broker for the group. Please join in our "Brown Bag" style format where you can pick up some good info on the topics you need to know about your school's insurance portfolio.

For more information on the PAISBOA Business Insurance Group, contact Steering Committee chair Rob Marcantuono at [email protected].

FACTS Users' Group - Enrollment Contracts

Tuesday, February 13
12:00 noon

Your PAISBOA Preferred Vendor FACTS Management will discuss the Enrollment Contracts features of their applications on Tuesday, February 13 beginning at 12:00 noon. Please join us to learn more about how to better utilize the programs and services offered by our preferred vendor partner!

Our presenters will give you some insights about best practices, effective tuition management, and billing as well as ways to create a great experience for your families. The program will also provide an overview of FACTS products, and bring together FACTS users to collaborate. If you are currently using FACTS -- or would like to consider them -- you need to register for this program!

This users' group will meet throughout the year, in case you cannot join us this time. Meetings have been scheduled for Tuesdays: 2/13, and 4/9,  at 12:00 pm. We encourage you to share with other members of your school community too!


Building Solutions Presents Virtual Facility Advisor 2.0

Wednesday, January 17
11:30 am

We recognize that all schools benefit from a professional facility assessment, but many have limited facilities and operations staff. Some of you are the CFO-COO-Director of Facilities (and twice a day, have to manage carpool). You may lack the bandwidth to create action plans, much less to implement them. For you, a comprehensive traditional facility audit may be overwhelming.

We heard you…you need innovative help. Enter VFA 2.0

Building Solutions (BSX), in partnership with PAISBOA, is introducing Virtual Facility Advisor 2.0, a facilities support program for member schools with less than 400 FTS and less than 100,000 square feet of facility space. Please join us for this informative introductory webinar.

How do we begin?

  • site visit by a BSX facilities specialist on a day of your choosing
  • executive summary with recommendations tailored to your facilities
  • virtual presentation to CFO and governing committee
  • follow up phone consultation

To learn more about this special program, register today. by clicking the button below. See you on January 17!


Unleashing the Power of the Cloud: A Guide for Schools on Seamless Cloud Adoption

Thursday, December 7
10:00 am

If you're interested in discovering how your school can achieve financial benefits and enhance security efficiencies through cloud adoption, please join us on Tuesday, December 7 at 10:00 am as your PAISBOA Preferred Vendor DāSTOR presents Unleashing the Power of the Cloud: A Guide for Schools on Seamless Cloud Adoption.

Along with our presenter, Duncan Puller, we'll explore strategies for crafting a robust cloud plan that prioritizes data compliance and security while maintaining top-notch quality and performance. Duncan will guide you through the advantages and disadvantages of both public and private clouds, unveiling innovative strategies that elevate data security in educational settings. We'll also review real-life examples of schools collaborating with DāSTOR to attain heightened security and compliance, along with enhancing operational efficiencies related to their data.

Our Presenter

Duncan Puller provides strategic direction for DāSTOR, focusing on upgrading tools and technology that enable simple, scalable products. He collaborates with thought leaders and develops innovative solutions for inclusion into DāSTOR’s portfolio, to drive better customer outcomes. Prior to joining DāSTOR in 2021, Duncan held a variety of senior leadership roles within the data center, cloud, and network industries, designing and developing solutions that improved application performance and enabled customer success. He was VP of Cloud Strategy at Ciena, VP of Cloud Services at Sidera, Founder and COO at Nimbus Exchange, and VP of Solutions Engineering at SAVVIS / C&W. However, his foundational experience came at UUNET where he first learned about the importance of scalability. Duncan holds a master’s degree in Telecommunication from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Virginia Tech.

Don't miss this important meeting! You'll walk away with valuable info and best practices to implement in your school's cloud strategy. Register now by clicking the button below!


Introductory Webinar: New PAISBOA Preferred Vendor Canteen

To Be Scheduled for January 2024
Time: TBA

PAISBOA's newest Preferred Vendor Canteen will present an introductory webinar on Thursday, November 30 beginning at 1:00 pm. Eric Zeoli, Canteen’s dedicated vendor rep for PAISBOA schools, and his team will be on hand to give you an overview of their many products and services, so don’t miss this opportunity to see how Canteen can be a good fit for your school. Canteen offers service across multiple lines of business, including micro-markets, traditional vending, specialty coffee, pantry services, and culinary. Canteen believes it’s essential to continually evolve and offer innovative snack and beverage solutions, and their customized, on-site marketplaces, vending machines, and coffee services do just that by providing high-quality offerings, 24/7.


PAISBOA Technology Group Conversation

Next Meeting: TBA
Time: TBA

The PAISBOA Technology Group usually meets the third or fourth Wednesday of every month throughout the school year for discussion on a variety of topics. Past conversations have focused on the evolution of distance and hybrid learning, planning for the upcoming summer and subsequent school year, and whatever else is on the group's mind. We also have occasional guest speakers who comment on current topics.

Technology staff at our member schools and universities are more than welcome to join us!

Previous Webinars

For a complete listing of PAISBOA Webinars and recorded programs, visit our Webinar Archive Page