Symposium Featured Presenters
Topic: Tips for Preparing Your Theory Papers or Theory Presentations
Rev. Jurgen Schwing, MDiv, ACPE Certified Educator
Symposium attendees will learn how to attend equally to three important aspects of theory writing: 1) development of conceptual clarity, 2) dealing with personal dynamics (procrastination, fear of judgment, over-our under-personalizing your theory, always-more-to read?), and 3) improving one’s theory by focusing on its relevance to supervisory practice (how does my theory help me to assess and intervene?). We explore ten strategies for theory development. Special attention will be paid to how theory development is evolving in the redesign of supervisory education and the options it offers: Three 5-page papers, one 20-page paper, or a PowerPoint presentation.
Jurgen Schwing is Director of Spiritual Care and ACPE Certified Educator at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek, CA. He is an experienced Symposium Presenter and has offered his Tips on Preparing Theory Papers at several previous symposia. He is currently completing theory mentor training for the new process and will provide updated information. Jurgen received the 2013 Cedarleaf Award for best theology paper.
Topic: Life After CEC Training: Trends and Observations to Think About in Preparation for a Career as an ACPE Certified Educator
Wayne Menking, STD, MDiv, ACPE Certified Educator, and ACPE Director for Community Practice and Member Development (DCPM)
This presentation will offer a DCPM's perspective on trends and developments in ACPE that prospective certified educators may want to consider as they think about their career and professional development: Where are the job opportunities? How do I look for a position? What is the future of spiritual care education? What is the future of ACPE? How do I find a Community of Practice? How do I get involved in ACPE leadership? In what other contexts is CPE taking place, and what if I want to start a CPE program beyond a traditional setting? These and other questions participants may have about their future as Certified Educators in ACPE will form the focus of this conversation.
Wayne Menking is presently one of three Directors for Community, Practice and Member Development in ACPE. His area of responsibility includes all ACPE accredited centers and certified educators west of the Mississippi river (excluding the Dakotas and Minnesota). He was certified as an educator in 1990, and since then has served in a variety of contexts including Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX; The Ministry Development Center in Arlington, TX; the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest in Austin, TX; and Texas Health Resources in Fort Worth-Dallas, TX. He also served as a Regional Director of the former Southwest and South Central Regions. Wayne has served on the ACPE Accreditation Commission, the ACPE Board of Directors, and most recently as a member of the Accreditation Work Group that designed the new accreditation process.