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Resource Consulting is a method of supporting theological schools based on developmental learning models. Its goal is to strengthen the capacity of schools by helping schools to clarify issues and use resources to meet their identified needs.

Resource Consulting begins when a school expresses its level of readiness to address an issue, solve a problem, or plan for the future. The Resource Consultant invites the school to pursue the issues that the school's leaders have identified rather than the issues that the Resource Consultant has identified -- this marks a contrast from many forms of traditional consulting. A school then pursues the challenges and opportunities that are most significant at that particular juncture -- again, identified by the school's leaders.

In the Resource Consulting model, a school takes the ownership and responsibility for its own learning right from the start. Institutional leaders are thus required to build their own capacity to use resources to address their own issues.

An important assumption of Resource Consulting is that flourishing is possible when outside resources are used in tandem with the school’s own creativity and assets. The Resource Consultant provides resources and can accompany the school’s leaders as they go forward, sometimes working with the same school over months or even years, as the school moves from issue to issue.

For more information about how Resource Consulting can be used to support your school, contact the In Trust Center at 302-654-7770 or

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

Strategic Partnerhips


In this on-demand webinar, Rick Staisloff, senior partner of rpk GROUP, will discuss essential aspects of strategic partnerships. He will explore current trends, identify partners, navigate the due diligence process, and addresses common challenges. In addition to technical components of partnerships, he will also examine the intangible – yet critical – elements of partnerships, such as building trust and managing relationships.

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.

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