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 Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference offered each January.
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 invitation. John Kinney, president of Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, will serve as host for the twelfth annual meeting of African American Presidents/Deans (CEOs), and the newly added chief academic officers (CAOs). The meeting is held annually to allow African American presidents, deans, and CAOs the opportunity to discuss areas of common interest and concern.
By registration; open to all presidents of schools with 150 students or fewer. This seminar, with the theme Resourcing Theological Education: Meeting the Challenges of Changing Cultures, is designed to give presidents of small schools the opportunity to discuss the assets and liabilities of leading a seminary with 150 students or fewer. It is designed to precede the Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference.
By registration; open to all ATS presidents, but limited to forty participants. 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 Seminar for New Presidents in ATS institutions is a prerequisite for attendance at this conference. The theme for this year's gathering is Resourcing Theological Education: Meeting the Challenges of Changing Cultures.
By registration. The 32nd annual conference—Resourcing Theological Education: Sowing Extravagantly—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.
By nomination of academic dean. Faculty in the middle stage of their careers will gather to discuss issues of particular interest to racial/ethnic faculty as they emerge as leaders within their schools.
By nomination of academic dean. Faculty in the middle stage of their careers will gather to discuss issues of common concern and to explore next steps as they experience life after tenure and emerge into leadership positions in their institutions.
By invitation. The success of the “Preparing for 2040: Enhancing Capacity to Educate and Minister in a Multiracial World” consultations points to the effectiveness of longitudinal support, as schools develop and implement their strategic plans. In light of this fact, ATS will be facilitating a series of webinars to provide ongoing support for the forty schools that participated in those consultations. The intent is to solidify the gains that have been made, to explore other relevant issues, and to help schools take the necessary steps as they prepare their students to educate and minister in multicultural settings.
Deadline for Materials: March 7, 2014
Coach: Juan Francisco Martínez
Cohort: North Park Theological Seminary, Regent University School of Divinity, and Saint Paul School of Theology
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 Resourcing Students in Theological Education: Strategies, Challenges, and Best Practices.
A session on educational assessment is planned for the ATS/COA Biennial Meeting for schools that are interested in the topic, especially those that are three to four years from their next comprehensive evaluation. It will help schools evaluate their strategies for assessing student learning and identify areas needing improvements
By registration. Seminars are scheduled to take place in conjunction with the ATS 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.
By registration. Biennial Meetings not only offer the opportunity to participate in the business sessions of the Association and the Commission but also invite the leaders of member schools and related organizations to grapple with current issues and to think critically about how in the future their institutions will offer theological education in the most effective ways possible—ways that respond to the changing world, embrace innovation, promote collaboration, and offer truly sustainable solutions.