Conference Program

At CBTE 2019, theological educators will learn alongside their peers in other disciplines about the latest developments in competency-based education (CBE) from top experts in the field, and then gather periodically throughout the conference to share ideas and discuss common and unique aspects of the theological context. While CBTE and CBE share much in common, emphasis on mission, church and character formation uniquely shape CBTE program design and delivery.

Preliminary Schedule

The abbreviated schedule below describes the CBTE-focused sessions being planned for the CBTE-track at CBExchange 2019.

Click here for a draft of the CBTE-track sessions in the context of the full CBExchange 2019 conference schedule

Tues, Oct 22/19
TIMEEVENTPRESENTERS
2:00 pmRegistration Open
3:00 pmCBTE Pre-Conference MeetingPlenary session featuring introductory presentations on:
CBTE as an Educational Philosophy, by Greg Henson, President, Sioux Falls Seminary
The CBTE Value Proposition, by Kent Anderson, President, Northwest Seminary
Exploring CBTE Models, by Amy Kardash, President, In Trust
6:00 pmOpening Reception
Wed, Oct 23/19
TIMEEVENTPRESENTERS  
1:00 pm CBTE Curriculum Design WorkshopEmily Askew, Assoc. Prof of Theology, Lexington Theological Seminary
Kajle Radbourne, Assoc. Dir of Operations, Northwest Baptist Seminary
2:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
1A - CBTE Value Proposition and Leading Through ChangeKent Anderson, President, Northwest Baptist Seminary
1B - Exploring CBTE: Embracing the Philosophy, Not Replicating a ModelAmy Kardash, President, In Trust Association for Theological Schools
1C - An Exploration of the Perception of and Experience with CBTE Among Select Senior Administrators, Faculty, and Students: A Case StudyKarla McGeHee,
Assistant Professor of Christian Education, and Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness,
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
4:30 pm CBTE De-Brief and ReflectionsRuth McGillivray, Chief Innovation Officer, Northwest Seminary
Thurs, Oct 24/19
TIMEEVENTPRESENTERS
9:45 amConcurrent Sessions
2A - Program Design FactorsJohn Lillis, Provost, Grace Theological Seminary
2B - How to Launch a CBTE PilotNathan Hitchcock, Consultant, Sevensided Consulting
11:15 amAssociation of Theological Schools (ATS) Accreditation Standards for CBTEStephen Graham, Senior Director of Programs and Services, ATS
Tom Tanner, Director of Accreditation, ATS
11:15 amAssociation of Theological Schools (ATS) Accreditation Standards for CBTEStephen Graham, Senior Director of Programs and Services, ATS
Tom Tanner, Director of Accreditation, ATS
1:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
3A - Managing for Success of Gen Z and Millennial Students in CBTEJeromey Martini, President, Horizon College & Seminary
3B - Technology Needs for CBTE Program OperationMike Ruest, Executive Director, Symporus
Kajle Radbourne, Assoc. Director of Operations, Northwest Seminary
3C - CBTE as a Road to Formation in Students and Faculty Christy Hill, Professor of Spiritual Formation and Women's Ministry, Grace Theological Seminary
3:15 pm CBTE Model Mini-Consultations Grace Seminary
Northwest Seminary
Sioux Falls Seminary
The Wesleyan Church
Lexington Theological Seminary
Horizon College & Seminary
4:15 pmCBTE De-Brief and ReflectionsRuth McGillivray, Chief Innovation Officer, Northwest Seminary
Fri, Oct 25/19
TIMEEVENTPRESENTER  
9:00 amConcurrent Sessions
4A - Accreditation Model of the Wesleyan ChurchJoel Liechty, Dir., Education and Clergy Development, The Wesleyan Church
4B - Marketing CBTE: Strategies for Identifying and Recruiting Students Who Will ThriveTrent Erickson, Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Baptist Seminary

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CBTE 2019 is an opportunity for theological educators to gather as peers and explore one of the most exciting innovations in theological education in decades.