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For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

I love All Saints Day. I love the exercise of reflecting back on those who have come before us and the challenges they faced and the difference they made. As I look back in my family, community, congregation, denomination, and the organizations with which I work, it becomes clear that we really are standing on the shoulders of giants -- everyday saints who made a difference for me personally and for the institutions I serve and the community in which I live.

This got me thinking about those of us who are leading our organizations and communities now. What will future generations think about our leadership and the choices we make? Will they feel like we were the giants that the world needed? When I view leadership and governance through that lens, it really changes my perspective. For me, it is a call to action.

Every not-so-exciting meeting becomes an opportunity for implementing strategic opportunities; every board retreat becomes a chance to change the world. It is a tremendous opportunity to build our institutions and lead them into the future.

In “I Sing a Song for the Saints of God,” one of my favorite hymns, we hear about all the everyday places we can meet the saints of God. I bet we can meet them (and become them) in the board room, too.  For the saints of God are just folk like me, and I mean to be one too.

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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.

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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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