Webinar Series

Recordings from our Webinar Series

 please scroll through the list; the webinars are shown in chronological order, with the most recent one at the top


Living into the New ATS Standard on Life Long Learning

July 7, 2020

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On June 24, 2020 The Association of Theological Schools approved  new standards for assessing and accrediting member schools effective July 1, 2020. These standards  will have a substantial impact on the development and delivery of continuing education programming in those schools and beyond. Schools will now be required by the ATS accreditation committees to demonstrate “an understanding of learning and formation as lifetime pursuits by helping students develop motivations, skills, and practices for lifelong learning.”

This will put a renewed emphasis on the importance of continuing education within all of our institutions, and could lead to more and better lifelong learning programming within these schools, and an increased appetite for this kind of programming from judicatories and education centers as well.

 Join us for online conversation with Frank Yamada, Executive Director of the ATS, as he describes

  • why this new standard was created
  • the impact that he anticipates this will have on the future of theological education.
  • The changing role and responsibilities of continuing education directors
  • why this will have an impact even on continuing education directors who are not affiliated with ATS member schools

 Then stay on the line as we begin to consider how ALLLM and its members can play a role in communicating this standard to our institutions, and how we can develop programming that will help our Schools and judicatories live into it.

Frank M. Yamada has served as executive director of The Association of Theological Schools in July 2017. He oversees the work of both the Association and the Commission on Accrediting. Prior to the webinar, consider reading his article Living and Teaching When Change is the New Normal: Trends in Theological Education and the Impact on Teaching and Learning


Adaptive Approaches Part 2

June 2, 2020  3pm ET

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Last month we took some time to articulate the new normal we're living into -- what we're losing; what opportunities we see; and what impact that is all having on our programs for life long learning for ministry. This month we'll pick up where we left off and focus on the future: how are your educational goals being sharpened by the situation we find ourselves in? What new prototypes are you considering, and what would help you get these ideas off the ground? What kinds of conversations are happening elsewhere in the institution you work from, that you're incorporating into your planning for programming in the near- to mid-future? This month we're inviting you to stay on the line for 90 minutes so we don't feel quite so rushed in these conversations.



Adapative Changes for Continuing Educators, Part 1

May 5, 2020

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Continue the conversation with us as we continue to explore the new realities continuing educators, the church, and the world around us are experiencing. Help us articulate the changes we're noticing, and the impact this is having on the programming we're called to deliver.

Continuing Education During the Pandemic

April 7, 2020

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In tandem with the rest of the world, leaders in continuing education for ministry have been busy pivoting in-person programs to online offerings due to the CoVid-19 pandemic. As the Association for Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry (ALLLM), we invite you to join with us to share ideas, learnings, and questions that have been brought to the fore by our new, shared reality.