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We recruit and train experienced theological education leaders in consulting skills and match them with schools needing consulting services. In addition, we collaborate with our ICETE regional members to provide in-person training experiences to assist with school, program, and faculty development needs.

Topics Include:

  • Board Governance
  • Curriculum Development
  • Faculty Training and Development
  • Expanding Programs, including Developing Doctoral-Level Training
  • Online Learning and Using Digital Tools

Doctoral Initiative Steering Committee (DISC)

ICETE also desires to work with school leaders and Regional Member Associations to help with equipping and in-person training needs that can best be addressed through collaborative efforts. This is particularly the case when some resources from outside the region would help in addressing the training needs. One current example of this is the doctoral research supervisor training seminars that that ICETE’s Doctoral Initiative Steering Committee (DISC), with support from the Langham Partnership, offers to doctoral faculty in different regions of the world. We encourage school leaders who see the need for school, program, or faculty development to talk with us about how best to address these needs. Where there is potential for broader collaboration and benefit, we will contact the relevant Regional Member Association leaders to explore options that could involve other schools as well. Please contact the Director of ICETE Consulting to explore how ICETE might be able to help with any equipping and in-person training needs. 

  • Develop resources for accreditation and assessment of doctoral programs
  • Offer advice, training, and consulting for schools with new or established doctoral programs
  • Promote and facilitate partnerships between doctoral programs, specifically Global South-Global North and Global South-Global South
  • Create benchmarks for strong doctoral education programs
  • Provide training for faculty supervising doctoral students in their research
  • Consider requests for assistance with faculty development, training events, and doctoral program assessment processes.

Consulting Services

ICETE provides a full range of consulting services, including the following and more:

  • Administrative Staff Development/Oversight
  • Alumni Relations
  • Assessment – (courses, programs, institution)
  • Change Process (Leading for Change)
  • Changing to University Status
  • Community-Church partnership
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Creative Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Contextualization Issues
  • Distance Learning/TEE/Online/Hybrid
  • Doctoral Education
  • Faculty Development
  • Financial Sustainability (and fundraising)
  • Governance/Board Development & Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT Resources Development
  • Leadership Succession
  • Library/Resource/Library Staff Development
  • Marketing
  • Project Development and Management
  • Registrar Issues: Academic Documentation
  • Quality Assurance/Accreditation (understanding & meeting standards)
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Working with International Students

Requesting Services

If you need consulting assistance, let us know how we can help. Submit a request and we’ll help match you with a team to address your needs. Please contact your ICETE Regional Member Association or the ICETE Consulting Staff below to begin a conversation about your needs so together we can determine how to best assist you. 

 ICETE Regional Member Association Contacts

      ICETE Consulting Staff Contacts

     Dr. Kevin E. Lawson, Director                kevin.lawson@icete.info

     Dr. Perry Shaw, Associate Director        perrywhshaw@outlook.com

Engaging a Consultant 

Once a few possible consultants are identified and shared with your school leadership, you select one to contact to discuss the nature of the consulting need, whether that person can help, and if so, determine how to work together to address it. This allows you both to consider the nature of the consulting, how to carry it out, and some estimation of the time it will take to complete. We strongly encourage that consulting begin with one or more online video conversations. As the work progresses, you can then determine whether or not there is a need for an on-site visit. Please confirm with the Director of ICETE Consulting about who has been engaged as a consultant so we can monitor progress over time.

Financial Obligations

If the decision is made to have on-site visits by the consultant, schools are expected to cover expenses the consultant incurs (air travel, ground travel, housing, meals). However, if a school has financial need, it can apply to ICETE for assistance toward the cost of the consultants’ air travel.  Contact the Director for how to apply. Regarding the possibility and nature of any honorarium or stipend for the consultant’s service, we encourage schools to follow local customary practices.

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