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In Trust newsletter logo August 31, 2015

Disengaged and problem
board members

Disengaged and problem board membersThe start of a new academic year is a great time to examine board structure and composition as well as board member roles and performance.

Do you have board members who are unengaged in their work, or some who are unable to devote the time required to being a good board member?

You may want to consider moving them into a different role -- or removing them from the board altogether.



The forbidden word: Merger 

Who is your most strategic partner?There is a growing interest among seminaries in developing networks and partnerships with other schools. Resources are tight. Yet schools and other ministries can thrive if they find the right partners and collaborations.

How should a school identify strategic partners? First, throw out the "M-word": Merger.



Who influences the board?

Decision-making and the locus of influenceThe board room is where the decisions are made. Right?

Not necessarily. Recent research suggests that when seeking support for an innovation from potential partners, the people who hold formal authority do not always have the most influence.



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In Trust Webinar:
Board orientation:
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September 16, 2015
1:00 p.m. EDT (60 min.)

Orientation Sept 2015
Is board orientation on your agenda this year?

Join presenters Rebekah Basinger and William Myers as they focus on the development of a rich orientation process including the roles and responsibilities of a board member.

This webinar is ideal for new board members, presidents, administrators, board members tasked with the orientation process, and existing board members interested in deepening their role.

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