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The staff of the In Trust Center has been collecting resources, and directories of resources, to help theological schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a curated list of what we have discovered.

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  1. ADL. How to Prevent “Zoombombing.”
  2. Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. How to Join a Zoom Meeting (simple instructions for non-tech people who have never before used Zoom).
  3. Forbes. Eight Cardinal Rules of Running a Virtual Meeting.
  4. GoToMeeting. Remote Work Toolkit.
  5. How to Conduct Productive Virtual Meetings.
  6. Washington Post. How to protect your Zoom calls.

Community care

  1. Brookings. Workplace emotional intelligence during the global coronavirus outbreak.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders.
  3. Christian Century. 10 guidelines for pastoral care during the coronavirus outbreak.
  4. CNN. A retired general and Navy SEAL on how to be a true leader during the coronavirus outbreak.
  5. SHRM. Health, Wellness and Leave Benefits Help Employees with Coronavirus: What to tell employees who may have COVID-19.
  6. Wirecutter. How to Keep the Spirit of Teamwork Alive While You’re Working From Home During Coronavirus.
  7. Fingerprint for Success. 15 job burnout statistics that should worry you.

Nonprofit boards

  1. BoardSource. How Nonprofits and Board Members Can Respond to COVID-19.
  2. BoardSource. Virtual board meetings.
  3. BoardSource. What nonprofit board members should be doing right now to address the COVID-19 situation.

Collections of resources on COVID-19

  1. Association of Governing Boards. Coronavirus Resources for Higher Education Boards.
  2. Association of Theological Schools. ATS Events and Coronavirus Resources.
  3. Blackbaud. COVID-19 Event and Fundraising Resources.
  4. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. COVID-19 and Worship: Resources for Churches Adapting to Social Isolation.
  5. Chronicle of Higher Education. Coping with Coronavirus: How Faculty Members Can Support Students in Traumatic Times.
  6. Congregational Resource Guide. Congregational Resources During COVID-19.
  7. Faith and Leadership. Resources for Christian Leaders During the Coronavirus Pandemic.
  8. Preaching and Worship.
  9. Presbyterian Church (USA). Preparedness for Pandemics (in English, Spanish, Korean).
  10. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning. Books, Articles, Syllabi, and Websites to Support Teachers of Theology and Religion.
  11. Purdue University Global. Working from Home: 5 Environmental Factors Affecting Your Well-being

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