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Hemant Dutia

Business Manager, The American International School of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman; Chair, NESA Business Managers Collaborative.


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Full Bio

HEMANT DUTIA is the Business Manager of The American International School of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and Chair of the NESA Business Managers Collaborative.

His background includes 30 years of experience in finance, human resources, security, and operations in the international school circuit. His expertise lies in managing school finances and operations, specifically in budget and long-range financial planning. Mr Dutia’s people-centered approach and exemplary financial direction allows the teaching staff to excel at the prime business of the school – education.

Mr Dutia is a great supporter of NESA activities and facilitates peer learning, engagement, and collaboration among business managers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Mumbai and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Business Managers Collaborative

Business Managers, Financial Personnel, Facilities Managers Institute

Thursday, October 19 | Saturday, October 21 | Sunday, October 22

This institute will be led by the NESA Business Managers Collaborative. NESA has many experienced business managers with talent and expertise in their field - especially as it relates to the context of the NESA region. The Collaborative seeks to leverage this capacity in a blended program throughout the conference including facilitated planning, peer-to-peer learning, and attending selected conference sessions.

Working with a facilitator, the Collaborative will develop a multi-year plan for sustained, systemic professional learning tied to enhanced professional standards and the needs and priorities of member schools.

**NOTE: On Friday, October 20, business managers/finance personnel/facilities managers are invited to attend other conference sessions in order to mix with other delegates and experience other workshops in the wider context of the NESA Conference, adding to their specialized institute training a good blend of other relevant educational topics.

Institute Agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

8:30-12:00 Extended Keynote (with other conference delegates)

1:00-4:30 Facilitated Planning (coffee break 2:30-3:00)

  • Introduction to the Collaborative structure
  • Inputs from the Collaborative into planning priorities based on:
    • Industry norms and standards - unpack and establish context
    • Guiding principles and best practices
  • Develop inputs to guiding statement of purpose for the Collaborative
  • Conduct informal audit of needs - priorities
  • Articulate strands and priorities setting out a deliberately developmental journey for sustained systemic professional learning.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

On Friday, business managers/finance personnel/facilities managers are invited to attend other conference sessions in order to mix with other delegates and experience other workshops in the wider context of the NESA Conference, adding to their specialized institute training a good blend of other relevant educational topics.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21: Peer-Led Workshops
  • Paperless Office Phase II: How to Move Paper Light — MONICA SAWHNEY, American Embassy School, New Delhi, India
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Software: Process and Selection — HEMANT DUTIA, The American International School of Muscat (TAISM), Oman
  • Dashboards MONICA SAWHNEY, AES-New Delhi
    Dashboards can help boards and staff of nonprofits organize and understand large amounts of data. An effective dashboard illustrates rather than tells the audience about needed actions or decisions. Combine data from any source to effectively display and monitor the status of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) across the enterprise.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22: Peer-Led Workshops

Transport, Cafeteria, Custodial Services - In-house Management vs Outsourcing: HEMANT DUTIA, TAISM
Schools always jiggle whether to provide these services in-house or outsource. Get insight into these services, discuss and learn from experiences of other schools and colleagues.

30-minute sessions- Round table/Unconference: Topics TBD


Target Audience: Business managers, finance personnel, facilities managers.


Learn more about how NESA plans Professional Learning

Resources/Handouts

  • Enterprise Resource Planning: Process and Selection (PowerPoint)
  • Risk Assessment Matrix (PDF)
  • Risk Management in International Schools (PowerPoint)
  • Support Services: In-House Management vs Outsourcing - Transportation, Cafeteria, Custodial, Landscaping and Security Services (PowerPoint)
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