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The Newsletter for Chairs of Theological School Boards
Vol. 2 No. 2

I know very few people who actually like conflict and crisis because they are messy and difficult. For the leader of a theological school board, it can be tough to keep a focus on the mission while the institution is in a tense situation. However, there are resources to help you with tough situations.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Donna Alexander, president and CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, will address handling conflict and crisis in a webinar for members of the In Trust Center. Donna is an excellent presenter and resource – she is an attorney, has served as chair of a theological school board, and brings years of consulting and other leadership experience. She knows what it's like to thrive in crisis and lead others through it. In her webinar, she'll talk about how to navigate conflict and crisis, as well as provide wise practices for navigating the shoals of change.

It’s at 1 p.m. ET on Nov. 15. You can register at no cost here.

This is a topic near and dear to us at the In Trust Center. We have worked with schools and people in the field for years to help them work through difficult situations and find ways to turn crises into opportunities. On this website, you can find much more, including a piece called Leading out of crisis, which has great questions for leaders to ask; another piece about handling crisis communications; and an interview with an attorney – and longtime theological school board member – on preparing for certain types of crises. 

Our Resource Consulting team can help with any questions you may have. Please email us here. We're here to serve.

With gratitude for all you do in theological education,
Amy Kardash

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Closing the Trust Gap: Taking Action on What Matters Most for Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

Tuesday, March 5, 1:00 p.m. (ET)

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.

Conflict + Crisis: Navigating the Shoals, Part 2 – A Deeper Dive


Presenter Donna Alexander, President & CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, offers best practices for navigating conflict and crisis. She examines the crucial elements of defining conflict and crisis, identifying, and prioritizing affected stakeholders, utilizing effective communication strategies, and ultimately, executing a plan of action. Click here to view.


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