By registration. This free webinar is designed for those who coordinate and/or conduct interviews for the Profiles of Ministry Program. The webinar will provide important guidelines on how to conduct the interviews themselves including asking and clarifying questions, creating the appropriate atmosphere, and suggestions for getting a clear recording.
By invitation. Funded by a major grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Educational Models Project will assess current and developing practices among ATS member schools, identify their most promising aspects, assist member schools in implementing new and innovative models, and integrate promising models into the work of the Association and Commission. Sixteen peer groups have been formed to study a variety of educational models and practices. Each group will analyze aspects of the model or practice, use consultants to evaluate educational effectiveness and financial impact, and prepare a report to share insights and results with the broader Association of schools.
By registration. The 34th 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. This year's theme is Stewardship, Generosity, and Communication for New Educational Models. The workshops are organized in a way that there is an offering from each of these three theme areas during each session. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International points may be earned for conference and preconference attendance.
By application; Designed for schools who have undertaken significant research projects as part of their ECFFM programs, this forum will provide an opportunity for schools to compare results from a variety of projects and discuss implications for future research and programming in response to the financial crises facing future ministers.
By invitation; This forum will be the second major gathering of schools participating in the ECFFM Initiative. The conference will gather together representatives from ATS, Lilly Endowment Inc., and several resource organizations with expertise around financial literacy, leadership, and the economic challenges facing future ministers.
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. This year's theme is Creating Holistic and Seamless Learning Environments in Student Affairs.
By nomination of academic dean. This event is designed for those who have served in theological schools for a significant time but who, having attained tenure, are now in the position to reshape their vocations as theological educators and take on more significant leadership roles within their schools.
By registration. A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2016 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of chief academic officers and visioning its future development. This year's theme is “The Academic Dean and Shared Governance."