The In Trust Center is committed to sharing learnings with its members. Through the In Trust Center’s current initiatives and over three decades of governance work, a collection of videos has been compiled to share with the greater membership.
On April 11 and 12, 2018, The Gift of Black Theological Education Symposium was held in Philadelphia. The second keynote speaker of the symposium was Dr. Frank A. Thomas.
On April 11-12 2018, The Gift of Black Theological Education Symposium was held in Philadelphia. The first keynote speaker of the symposium was Dr. John Kinney.
Randy Thomann explains how strategic planning charts an institution's journey into the future and establishes markers along the way.
Robert S. Landrebe says that a strategic plan is like a road map. Just as you can take various paths from Point A to Point B on a map, a strategic plan declares that of all the possible ways to get to a desired future, the school is going in a certain direction.
William R. Myers shares several myths and tips regarding shared governance.
Randy Thomann says that while strategic planning is important, but there are pitfalls to avoid.
Robert S. Landrebe says that the primary benefit of strategic planning is the gathering of new insights. Strategic planning is all about looking at alternatives and identifying those that are going to make the greatest impact for your future as a school.
Randy Thomann explains that for board members who feel inadequate about tackling finances, there is good news and bad news.
Robert S. Landrebe says that it's important for a board to understand their school's financial health so that their strategic planning is well informed.
William R. Myers explains what a dashboard or strategic indicator status report is, how it's used by a board, and how it can help a seminary or theological school board.
Rebekah Burch Basinger says that theological schools face significant challenges, and when you accept a seat on a school's governing board, those challenges become yours -- you are a steward of the school's core mission.
Rebekah Burch Basinger discusses dashboards, a visual indicator of specific aspects of the institution's performance at a particular point in time -- a snapshot of how the school is doing.