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 scheduled for the CBTE-track at CBExchange 2019.

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

Tues, Oct 22/19
2:30 pmRegistration Open
3:00 pmCBTE Pre-Conference Gathering:
Gather with peers from theological school, church and missions organizations to connect, network, and take a big-picture look at CBTE educational philosophy, values and delivery models
An interactive presentation and discussion with:
- Greg Henson, President, Sioux Falls Seminary
- Kent Anderson, President, Northwest Seminary
- Amy Kardash, President, In Trust Center for Theological Schools
5:00 pmBreak
6:00 pmCBExchange Opening Reception
Wed, Oct 23/19
8:15 amCBExchange Keynote and Plenary Sessions
12:00 noonLunch/Explore Exhibitor Hall
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 pmSession 4: Exploring CBTE: Embracing the Philosophy, Not Replicating a ModelAmy Kardash, President, In Trust Association for Theological Schools
2:40 pmSession 5: 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
3:25 pmSession 6: CBTE Value Proposition and Leading Through ChangeKent Anderson, President, Northwest Baptist Seminary
4:20 pmSession 7: CBTE as a Road to Formation in Students and FacultyChristy Hill, Professor of Spiritual Formation and Women's Ministry, Grace Theological Seminary
5:00 pmCBTE Daily Insights and ReflectionsRuth McGillivray, Chief Innovation Officer, Northwest Seminary
5:30 pmDinner on your own
Thurs, Oct 24/19
8:00 amCBExchange Plenary Session: Technology Solutions Showcase
9:30 amSession 10: Program Design FactorsJohn Lillis, Provost, Grace Theological Seminary
10:15 amSession 11: How to Launch a CBTE PilotNathan Hitchcock, Consultant, Sevensided Consulting
11:10 amSession 12: Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Accreditation Standards for CBTEStephen Graham, Senior Director of Programs and Services, ATS
Tom Tanner, Director of Accreditation, ATS
12:00 noonLunch / Exhibitor Hall
2:00 pm Session 13: Managing for Success of Gen Z and Millennial Students in CBTEJeromey Martini, President, Horizon College and Seminary
2:40 pmSession 14: Technology Needs for CBTE Program OperationMike Ruest, Executive Director, Symporus
Greg Henson, President, Sioux Falls Seminary
3:10 pm Session 15: CBTE Model Mini-Consultations Grace Seminary
Northwest Seminary
Sioux Falls Seminary
The Wesleyan Church
Lexington Theological Seminary
Horizon College & Seminary
4:20 pmSession 16: CBTE Daily Insights and ReflectionsRuth McGillivray, Chief Innovation Officer, Northwest Seminary
6:30 pmDinner
Fri, Oct 25/19
8:00 amCBExchange Plenary Session
8:55 amSession 18: CBTE - Marketing CBTE: Strategies for Identifying and Recruiting Students Who Will ThriveTrent Erickson, Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Baptist Seminary
9:50 amSession 19: Accreditation Model of the Wesleyan ChurchJoel Liechty, Director of Education and Clergy Development, The Wesleyan Church
10:35 amCBExchange Plenary Session
11:30 am Conference End

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.