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Responding to Clergy Misconduct - Leadership Training - April 2013

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This training will prepare you to effectively use your policy and procedures when addressing complaints of clergy misconduct and boundary violations.

  • Training
When Apr 14, 2013 01:15 PM to
Apr 16, 2013 12:00 PM
Pacific Time Zone
Where Seattle, WA
Presenter Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune & Rev. ML Daniel, Esq.


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Contact Phone 206-634-1903, ext. 23
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When prevention fails and a faith leader violates the boundaries of a pastoral or teaching relationship, it is critical that a judicatory or organization have a policy in place to respond and then use that process appropriately. This training will focus on a clear understanding of what clergy misconduct is, what boundary violations are, and what are the appropriate aspects of response to a complaint including investigation, adjudication, and possible actions of discipline or exoneration. We will provide a theological foundation for this process and emphasize a supportive response to complainants, respondents and congregations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare judicatory leaders to respond to misconduct by clergy and spiritual leaders.
  • Expand the biblical and theological foundations for an appropriate response to clergy misconduct.
  • Review the importance of an awareness of power and vulnerability within pastoral/teaching relationships.
  • Look critically at policy and procedure issues including investigation and adjudication.
  • Address legal concerns.
  • Address communication concerns post-disclosure of abuse.

Who Should Participate:
Judicatory or organizational leaders (clergy and laity) who are responsible for responding to complaints of clergy misconduct

Course Structure:
Prerequiste: Strongly recommended 101 level boundary training
Pre-Course Assignment: Read Sex and the Spiritual Teacher
Two-day In-person classroom training
Session I: A Common Framework
Session II: It's All About Power
Session III: Policy and Procedure: Making it Work

Course Materials included in training fee: Responding to Clergy Misconduct Handbook; DVDs Not In My Church & Once You Cross the Line; Is Nothing Sacred? By Marie Fortune; Sex and the Spiritual Teacher by Scott Edelstein

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