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. The activities will include opportunities for participants to hear the voices of seasoned leaders who are paving the way for women, to engage in challenging small group sessions called "wisdom table gatherings," and to learn from interactive panel discussions. ATS staff members Deborah H. C. Gin and Jo Ann Deasy will share the results of the comprehensive WIL survey and highlight significant findings. The richness of this event will also afford 25 emerging women leaders the chance to benefit from a special mentoring connection with women serving as wisdom elders. All women will be able to take advantage of “sister time” for fellowship and networking.
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 spring 2020 semester. It provides contexts and opportunities for participants to engage with one another and with the ATS 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.
The Technology in Theological Education Group is hosting a Zoom webinar for IT administrators at ATS schools presented by David Ulloa, Azure TSP North/South Central US. Learn how Microsoft Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery protect your enterprise data and applications while reducing costs and limiting downtime.
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.
By nomination of academic dean. This seminar is designed for those who have served in theological schools for a significant time but who 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 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of academic officers and visioning its future development. Focusing on the theme, The Academic Dean: Theological School Leadership in Challenging Times, the gathering will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. The 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting will follow on June 20.
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By registration; The Centennial Biennial Meeting—with the theme of Legacy and Innovation—will include the usual business and education elements with a festive overlay of celebration. A highlight of the meeting will be the Innovation Expo, which will showcase educational models, practices, and resources that represent the leading edge of theological education. The meeting will culminate in the centennial banquet on the final evening. The 2018 ATS Academic Officers' Conference will immediately precede this event.
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