Transforming Chaplaincy sponsors and publicizes chaplaincy webinars. These are designed to help leaders and early-career professionals strategize on advancing chaplaincy, both within their own institutions and as a profession. After their conclusion, webinars and their ancillary materials are made available in Transforming Chaplaincy’s fully searchable database. Unless otherwise noted, direct all inquiries about webinars to Transforming Chaplaincy Coordinator Dr. Kathryn LyndesPlease also contact Dr. Lyndes with suggestions or recommendations for future webinars.

Past webinars:

ACPE Webinar Series – Advancing Chaplaincy: Learning to Think & Act Strategically

Session 1
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2-3 pm EDT
Advocating for the Profession: The Case of Healthcare Chaplains
Presenter: Wendy Cadge, PhD, Brandeis University
Professor Cadge presents results from her new article about how the Association for Professional Chaplaincy (APC) and its predecessor organizations tried to make the case for chaplaincy as a profession. She explores the strategies and arguments chaplains used to make their case, who they directed these arguments to, and how their strategies and audiences changed over time. Session handout available here.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 2-3 pm EDT
A Roadmap to Success: How Strategic Planning Provided Direction, Focus, and Additional Resources For Chaplaincy Department Expansion
Presenters: Hanci Newberry, Director; and Imani Jones, Manager, Department of Chaplaincy and CPE, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Steve Kalister, Administrator, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, The James Cancer Hospital.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Chaplaincy Department leaders and staff recently developed a detailed and evidence-based strategic plan to improve quality of pastoral services and align appropriate level of staffing to services. A component of the plan was a proposal for increased services and staffing in The James Cancer Hospital, which culminated in senior leader approval of the proposal and the resulting hiring of 9 full-time chaplains. This session outlines elements of the strategic planning process and will discuss the key factors which led to this remarkable outcome. Direct inquiries to Orin Newberry, Director of Pastoral Care, OhioHealth CPE. Session slideshow available here; Kris Kipp video clip mentioned in presentation available here; the article “How many chaplains does our hospital need? The GRASP model for pastoral care staffing” by Orin Newberry (Chaplaincy Today Spring/Summer 2009) available here.

Session 4*
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 2-3 pm EDT
How Strategic Thinking Created the Metro-Dallas Faith and Health Initiative
Presenter: Linda Wilkerson, Director, Pastoral Care, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX
A current priority in healthcare is developing programs to sustain the wellness of the population they serve. Partnerships with area congregations are an important approach to achieving this goal. This webinar tells the exciting story of how the Pastoral Care Department at Parkland developed the vision for a Faith and Health Initiative, secured the resources for it, and is currently implementing it in partnership with other Dallas-area healthcare institutions and congregations. Presentation available here. Memphis Research Metrics, mentioned in the presentation, available here.


*Session 3 cancelled.