By invitation; Latin@ presidents and deans from ATS member schools will gather to focus on the following goals: getting to know one another for mutual support and networking, exploring possibilities for developing a "pipeline" towards executive leadership, discussing what Latin@ leadership/experience offers to the conversation of theological education models, and exploring a long term strategy for Latino/a presidents and deans network/gatherings.
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 fall 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.
By nomination of academic dean; ATS will host its 17th annual Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty in Theological Education for faculty members who are completing their first or second year in their institutions. ATS sees the exploration of vocation as the event’s overarching theme. Accordingly, two academic deans, two assistant professors, and two associate professors will share their own expectations and experiences regarding how an individual faculty member might not only survive, but hopefully thrive, within the shared vocation of a theological school. We also plan to address changes in faculty culture, faculty responsibilities, and issues of assessment of student learning and accreditation. Perhaps the most important aspect of this gathering is being able to talk with peers about common issues.
By invitation; This will be the third major forum for schools participating in Lilly Endowment’s “Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers” Initiative. Through plenaries and breakout sessions, this forum is designed to equip and support participants as they create sustainable practices to address these challenges. Topics will include recent research on the work of the initiative; theological, spiritual, and cultural perspectives on finances; and shared learning among participants regarding effective practices. A preconference will be held for those teaching for-credit courses related to the grant. This will be an opportunity for faculty to discuss how their respective disciplines and traditions address topics related to the economic challenges facing future ministers with a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches with business faculty and practitioners.
By invitation; The class of 2016–17 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology will meet to present summaries of their research and to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion of their projects with conversation facilitators and invited guests.
By registration; limited to the first 110 participants from ATS member schools. Plenaries and workshops will provide tools to enhance the financial officer’s skills. The Capin Crouse 6-hour CPE Accounting, Auditing and Tax preconference workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the New Seminary CFOs preconference workshop will begin at 11:45 a.m., followed by the welcome, gathering prayer, and opening plenary at 3 p.m. The conference will conclude at 11 a.m. on Friday. Peer learning is strongly encouraged—attend both as a learner and someone who can share a success story with others. The theme of this year's conference will be ATS at 100—Stewarding a Resilient Hope. Registration will open in August!
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.
By registration; The 36th 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. Preconference workshops will begin on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., a welcome for first-time attendees will start at 5 p.m., and a reception for all will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The conference will conclude on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. This year's theme will be ATS at 100—Take Charge of Your Future.
By invitation; ATS is marking the 20th anniversary of the Women in Leadership (WIL) initiative with a gathering, for past participants of WIL events, designed to celebrate the work of the initiative, discuss the current status of women leaders in ATS institutions, and develop strategies for the next phase of WIL at ATS. In addition, a group of 25 emerging women will be selected to participate in a special mentoring program associated with the event.
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. Optional 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.