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Responding to Clergy Misconduct: Instituting Best Practices

TRAINING DATES: February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST each day. This newly revised online course will offer participants the opportunity to understand how to institute best practices related to the investigation and adjudication of allegations of abuse within your organization. This is an essential training for Boards, ethics committees, and institutional leaders. SPECIAL PRICING FOR THIS NEW COURSE! $549

What
  • Featured Training
  • Training
  • Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
When Dec 31, 2020
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Central Time
Where Online
Presenter Emily Cohen, M.Div. and Lauren Sawyer, M.A.
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-634-1903
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TRAINING DATES: February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM CST each day.

We are offering special pricing on this new course!

Policies and procedures are essential for every spiritual organization. They are how we embed our commitment to safety, equity, and justice into our communities. However, when faced with an allegation of abuse, it can be challenging to institute these policies with the highest level of fairness, confidentiality, and transparency.

This newly revised live online course will offer participants the opportunity to understand how to institute best practices related to the investigation and adjudication of allegations of abuse within your organization. This is an essential training for Boards, ethics committees, and institutional leaders.

Responding to Clergy Misconduct: Instituting Best Practices is a training designed to equip judicatory or organizational leaders to intervene effectively in response to complaints of misconduct. It will provide a clear understanding of what faith leader 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.

When a faith leader violates the boundaries of a pastoral or teaching relationship, it is critical that an organization have a policy in place to respond and then use that process appropriately. This training provides a theological and ethical foundation for this process and emphasizes a supportive response to complainants, respondents, and congregations.

This interactive workshop is offered for faith leaders, denominational executives, response team members, consultants, supervisors, and others who receive, investigate, or adjudicate clergy or spiritual leader abuse complaints or who assist persons and faith communities involved in leader misconduct incidents.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare leaders to respond to misconduct by clergy and spiritual leaders.
  • Expand the theological and ethical 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.
  • Prepare Response Teams to address concerns of their congregation or sangha.

Course Structure:

  • Pre-Course Assignment: Review excerpts of Responding to Clergy Misconduct Handbook
  • Classroom training:
      • A Common Framework for Understanding Clergy Misconduct
      • What Is Your Agenda?
      • How to Guarantee You Will Be Sued – and Lose
      • Justice, Hospitality, Accountability, and Forgiveness
      • Policy and Procedure: Making It Work

Course Materials:

  • Responding to Clergy Misconduct Handbook
  • Book excerpt: Is Nothing Sacred? by Marie Fortune

Special Pricing for this Course:

$549 Early Registration (through January 15)

$600 Regular Registration (through January 31)

**Call for group rates (four or more participants)

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