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As a recession was wreaking havoc on educational institutions, the summer 2009 issue of In Trust included an article on things that theological school leaders should discuss and consider when pursuing a merger or partnership with another school. Written by Robert Cooley, the article is just as applicable today as it was then. The infographic above highlights some of the key takeaways from the piece, but you should read the complete article here. And to download a high-resolution version of this infographic, please click here.

If your school is considering a merger, or any other complex issue, you may contact our Resource Consultants today at 302-654-7770 or Resource Consulting is a free service that connects In Trust Center member institutions to the people and resources that can help them fulfill their missions. 

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I See That Hand


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.

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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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