Board Orientation: Not just for new board members
Recorded on September 12, 2012 (60 minutes)

What are the most important pieces of board orientation? What do new board members need to know and when? Join us to identify and understand your role and responsibilities as a board member. During the webinar, In Trust governance experts will offer a framework for understanding the scope and character of wise governance, clarify the relationships among people who collaborate with the board in governance — presidents, other administrators, faculty, and key constituent groups, and present checklists for performance assessments.

Meet the Speakers:

Rebekah Burch Basinger
Director of Program Development, In Trust
In Trust Governance Mentor

Rebekah Burch Basinger is an independent consultant for board development and fundraising. Her consulting practice and work as a Governance Mentor for In Trust have been enriched by her experiences on the boards of numerous organizations over 30 years, beginning with her children's daycare center and extending to MAP International (Medical Assistance Programs) and ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). Today she serves on the boards of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) and the U.S. Foundation of the Theological College of Zimbabwe.

A regular contributor to In Trust magazine, Basinger has written numerous articles on fundraising and board life. In addition, she is the coauthor (with Thomas Jeavons) of Growing Givers' Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry (Jossey-Bass, 2001) and the lead author of "The President's Role in Institutional Advancement" in the Handbook for Seminary Presidents published by the Association of Theological Schools.

Basinger received a B.A. in English from Trinity College (Deerfield, Illinois), a master's in English from Wichita State University, a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Temple University. She is currently lending her expertise to Messiah College (Grantham, Pennsylvania), which is developing a master's degree program in higher education administration with an emphasis on institutional advancement.

William R. Myers
Retired Director of Leadership Education and Accreditation, The Association of Theological Schools
In Trust Governance Mentor

William R. Myers served ATS for eight years, during which time he was instrumental in building its leadership education program for presidents, academic deans, development officers, financial officers, and student services personnel. While at ATS he also staffed accreditation visits, the Henry Luce III Fellowship Program, the Lilly Theological Research Grants Program, and numerous consultations for ATS institutions on degree programs, consortia, and governance.

Myers came to ATS from eighteen years as a faculty member at Chicago Theological Seminary, where he also served as Academic Dean for eight years. Author of several books, Myers is perhaps best known for "Research in Ministry" and "Black and White Styles of Youth Ministry". His most recent book is "Closing the Assessment Loop; Nurturing Healthy, On-Going Self-evaluation in Theological Schools."

Myers holds an educational doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Loyola at Chicago and an MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Married, with two grown children, he has served in ministry positions in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Illinois. He and his wife, Barbara, currently live in Pittsburgh.

Group Site Registration: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.


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