Please be sure to have all applications received by the ATS office by the Wednesday, December 2, 2015 deadline.
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.
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. 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 It Takes a Village: Partnerships in Theological Education.
This free webinar will present highlights from the 2015–2016 Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ) Total School Profile and trends from the last 5 to 10 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.
By registration; open to all presidents serving in ATS schools "embedded" in colleges, universities, or other institutions. This optional seminar will address a variety of topics distinctive to these schools and give participants the opportunity to share wisdom and insights about their particular circumstances. It is designed to precede the Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference.
By registration. Open to all ATS presidents, this annual intensive (hear what last year's attendees had to say) 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 preconference, Consultation for Presidents of Embedded/Affiliated Institutions, immediately precedes this event.
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.
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. 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 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."