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 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 registration; limited to the first 110 participants from ATS member schools. Plenaries and workshops will provide tools to enhance the financial officer’s skills. Preconference workshops will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 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.
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 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.