By nomination of academic dean. This seminar is designed for those who have served in theological schools for a significant time but who are now in the position to reshape their vocations as theological educators and take on more significant leadership roles within their schools.
By registration; The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued new accounting and reporting standards for not-for-profit entities in the United States (ASU 2016–14), effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2017. Webinar participants will hear from Dale Larson, CFO of Dallas Theology Seminary, who early-adopted the provisions of ASU 2016-14, which will require changes to reporting on the face of the financial statements, additional footnote disclosures, and new accounting treatment of certain transactions. Special emphasis will be placed on managing the change, net asset display and related disclosures, internal designations, liquidity and availability disclosures, operating measure considerations, cross-walking expenses, trustee communication, and more. These standards apply to US GAAP only, but all financial officers can benefit from understanding these new provisions.
By invitation; The forum—scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 Academic Officers' Conference and the ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting—is intended for recipients of the Educational Models Faculty Development Grants to gather information and insights to inform other participating schools and for the benefit of the broader membership. Each grant recipient school is invited to bring up to two people to attend (typically, the academic dean and a faculty member, one of whom should be the project director). The forum will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and will end at 4 p.m. The 2018 Academic Officers' Conference will follow on Tuesday, June 19, and the ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21.
By registration; A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of academic officers and visioning its future development. Focusing on the theme, The Academic Dean: Theological School Leadership in Challenging Times, the gathering will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. The 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting will follow on June 20.
By registration; The Centennial Biennial Meeting—with the theme of Legacy and Innovation—will include the usual business and education elements with a festive overlay of celebration. A highlight of the meeting will be the Innovation Expo, which will showcase educational models, practices, and resources that represent the leading edge of theological education. The meeting will culminate in the centennial banquet on the final evening. The 2018 ATS Academic Officers' Conference will immediately precede this event.