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If you're on the board of a theological school, and you wait around long enough, it will be time for a visit from the accrediting team. And although preparing for an accrediting visit requires a lot from a president and staff, there's a role for the board too. If you need to get caught up on what is needed from board members, read “An accreditation primer for boards” from the Summer 2013 issue of In Trust magazine.

In Trust has written on the topic a number of times in the past. This particular treatment answers "What are the standards of the ATS Commission on Accrediting?" (Pro tip: There is more than one set of standards!) And it offers an introduction to preparing for a visit.

Even if you don’t have to renew your accreditation in the near future, this article may be a valuable addition to a board handbook. Be sure to read it!

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Strategic Partnerhips


In this on-demand webinar, Rick Staisloff, senior partner of rpk GROUP, will discuss essential aspects of strategic partnerships. He will explore current trends, identify partners, navigate the due diligence process, and addresses common challenges. In addition to technical components of partnerships, he will also examine the intangible – yet critical – elements of partnerships, such as building trust and managing relationships.

Closing the Trust Gap


The current and very troubling condition of trust is a clarion call to action. But despite the dismal data showing pervasive organizational distrust, every organization can assess their current level of trust, learn and adopt a proven trust building framework, and then develop a meaningful and long-lasting plan of action. This webinar details the knowledge and practical next steps to strengthen workplace culture as a result of closing the trust gap.

In Trust Center Resource Grants


An In Trust Center Resource Grant offers member schools a chance to explore innovation at their institutions through a matching grant opportunity of up to $15,000. Listen to this 30-minute information session, including Q&A, as we provide details on eligibility requirements, funding priorities, application process. Previous grantees are eligible to apply as long as they are not within our current funding cycle.

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