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Upcoming Events

Dec 7 to Dec 9

By registration; limited to those in their first three years in office. Experienced leaders will move new presidents through issues associated with the president’s role as CEO. Speakers will address the value in the equilibrium model, institutional advancement, faculty relations, and team building. This event is a prerequisite for the ATS Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference offered each January.

New Orleans, LA
Dec 12 to Dec 14

By application; Designed for academic deans in their first year or two of service, the school will provide new deans with important information and nurture the development of the skills that will make their work more effective and fulfilling. It will acquaint new deans with the resources available to theological schools through ATS, facilitate connections between academic deans serving within the distinctive world of theological education, and continue the process of formation into the vocation of the academic deanship.

Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 9 to Jan 10

By registration; This meeting offers Hispanic Latino/a presidents and deans who serve ATS member schools the opportunity to discuss common areas of interest and concern. Please email Linda Giehll to register.

Berkeley, CA
Jan 9 to Jan 10

By invitation. Annual conferences provide African American chief executive officers and chief academic officers of ATS member schools the opportunity to discuss areas of common interest and concern. This year's theme is New Leadership and a New Movement in Theological Education. (Meeting begins Monday at 9 a.m. and ends Tuesday at 11 a.m.)

Berkeley, CA
Jan 18

No registration necessary. This free webinar will present highlights from the 2016–2017 Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ) Total School Profile and trends from the last five to ten years. It will focus on incoming student demographics, educational and religious backgrounds of entering students, student pathways to seminary, and vocational goals of incoming students. This webinar is designed for academic administrators and would also benefit faculty and board members who are interested in trends in theological education.

Jan 21 to Jan 22

By registration; This preconference to the 2017 Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference will offer plenaries, case studies, and small group discussions designed specifically for women presidents of ATS schools.

San Antonio, TX
Jan 22 to Jan 25

By registration; Open to all ATS presidents, this annual intensive will focus on timely issues related to the role of the president and on building skills for effective performance. Conference sessions cover topics featured in the Handbook for Seminary Presidents, with most topics covered at least once during the course of a three-year curriculum rotation. The optional 2017 Women Presidents' Preconference immediately precedes this event.

San Antonio, TX
Feb 21 to Feb 23

By registration; The 35th annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external collaboration, and communications, with opportunities for professional development and peer interaction in a distinctly theological context.

Orlando, FL
Feb 27 to Feb 28

By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with evaluation visits scheduled in the spring 2019 semester. It provides contexts and opportunities for participants to engage with one another and with the staff to obtain experience and tools for constructing appropriate, adequate, and effective institutional self-studies in preparation for comprehensive and initial evaluation visits. Registration is free of charge, but schools will be responsible for payment of travel and housing expenses for their representatives.

Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 15 to Mar 16

By registration, limited to 48 participants; This consultation—immediately preceding the 2017 Academic Officers' Conference—is designed to give women deans in theological education the opportunity to gain peer support as they work to enhance their leadership. It consists of guided conversations, along with planned times of rest and replenishment. The consultation will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, and conclude at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 16.

Orlando, FL
Mar 16 to Mar 18

By registration; Conferences are scheduled each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of the academic officer and envisioning its future development. This year's conference will immediately follow the 2017 Women in Leadership Deans' Consultation. The gathering will begin at noon on Thursday with a New Dean’s lunch. The conference will start at 3 p.m. on Thursday and end at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Orlando, FL
Apr 5 to Apr 7

By registration; This conference provides a collegial network for support and information sharing for recruitment officers, admissions directors, financial aid officers, registrars, deans of students, housing staff, and career services staff. Practical how-to workshops, complemented by broader presentations common to those who work with students, will be the focus. The preconference workshops will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The conference will start at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and end at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Orlando, FL