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In May 2017, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), in consultation with the In Trust Center, hosted the final gathering of participants in a nine-month project on seminary governance. To read about the wisdom gleaned from this project, see Eliza Smith Brown’s checklist of lessons learned in the Autumn issue of In Trust.



During the governance project, some participants expressed a desire to learn how shared governance is being implemented in other schools. The Resource Consulting team at the In Trust Center often receives questions about shared governance and points theological school leaders to the most pertinent resources from both inside and outside the field of theological education. One resource that the In Trust Center has recently identified on shared governance is a collection of case studies published by The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB).


To learn more about the AGB case studies and other resources on shared governance, or to ask specific questions about this topic, contact the In Trust Center at or 302-654-7770. We welcome the opportunity to be in conversation.

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The In Trust Center hosts learning community spaces throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events below.

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.

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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