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The Newsletter for Chairs of Theological School Boards
Vol. 1 No. 5

We're at the halfway mark of the school year and the end of the calendar year. Your campus is probably quiet and, if not, it will be soon. For any board - and particularly any board chair - there's one thing you need at this point and you may be missing it: rest. That may not have been on your list because, as a group, leaders tend to be high-achieving, high-capacity people, and rest often is never high on the list.
Board work is vital to any organization, and it can be difficult to manage - particularly coming upon other activities and responsibilities in your life. Many of us try to squeeze our board work into an already busy schedule.

I don't need to tell you how studies and experts have recommended regular periods of rest, or that God modeled rest for us in creating the week around the sabbath, a day off. If you're like me, it's just often hard to find the time to commit to rest.

So I'm going to take my own advice this holiday season. As things are winding down, I'll take some time to recharge for the year ahead. I hope you'll join me in doing so.

Finally, please know that at the In Trust Center, we're grateful for you and your important work. May you have a safe and restful Christmas and New Year! The team here will look forward to connecting with you in 2023!

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

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Board members are typically recruited for their leadership, business acumen, and networks. Dr. Rebekah Basinger, project director of the In Trust Center’s Wise Stewards Initiative, will discuss how strategic questioning and interrogation skills are essential for effective board stewardship.

Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education


In this on-demand webinar, Rick Staisloff, senior partner of rpk GROUP, discusses essential aspects of strategic partnerships. This session delves into current trends, identification of partners, navigating the due diligence process, and common challenges.

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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