Here at VTS we encourage and support professional development in a variety of different formats. Employees who are enrolled in a degree program receive financial assistance in paying tuition and other related expenses. We pay for membership fees in professional organizations and make it possible for employees to attend professional conferences as a means of building a network of colleagues and gaining a broader perspective of our specific domain or area of expertise.
Today I would like to highlight our memberships in the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the In Trust Center. This month several of us will be traveling to Denver for the ATS Biennial where member schools will vote on authorizing the ATS to begin work on redeveloping the Standards and Procedures. A board appointed task force will be taking the lead in this work and VTS is delighted that Mitzi Budde will be serving as a member of the task force.
The mission of In Trust is to strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality. One of the three main focuses of In Trust is resource consulting which In Trust describes as “front-line assistance that offers immediate help and quick answers.” As members of In Trust we—that is all VTS employees—have access to this assistance at no charge.
Consider taking advantage of the many resources available to us through the ATS and In Trust.
Kathryn Glover, MPA, SHRM-SCP Vice President for Administration and Institutional Effectiveness Secretary of the Corporation