The Newsletter for Chairs of Theological School Boards
Vol. 1 No. 3
For board chairs and presidents, this is often orientation season as schools head into the autumn board meeting. Orientation can easily be seen as a formality, but I can’t stress how important it is. Our work at the In Trust Center over the decades has shown that good orientation helps build a board and helps push a school closer toward its mission. When your board is in sync and on mission, the school tends to follow.
As you’re doing orientation or thinking about it, it’s worth evaluating what you do and what you can do better. Here are three things that help new board members, along with some free resources to help:
We have many more resources and connections to help you think through your orientation. Just reply to this email, and the In Trust Center team will be happy to connect with you.
Also, would you do me a favor? We’d love to hear what works for you in orientation. Would you let me know?
With gratitude for all you do in theological education,
Roles & Responsibilities
Explore these additional resources that may be of interest to you.
The In Trust Center hosts learning community spaces throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events below.
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.
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.
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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