Advancing Chaplaincy: Learning to Think and Act Strategically

A series of hour-long webinars sponsored by Transforming Chaplaincy and the ACPE Academy
Hosted by Transforming Chaplaincy Fellow Geila Rajaee, MDiv, MPH, MPP, BCC

These webinars 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 on ACPE's website and Transforming Chaplaincy’s fully searchable database.

Current Webinars

Past Webinars

Advancing Chaplaincy with Innovative Staff Support Programs 
Session 2: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST

This session will feature innovative staff support programs from two leading medical centers.

Presenters: Sacred Vocations, Baylor Scott and White : Chick Deegan, Manager of Staff Spiritual Support , Mark Grace, Chief Mission & Ministry Officer
RISE – Second Victim Support Program*, Matt Norvell, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Respondent: Robin Brown-Haithco, Director of Staff Support, Emory University Hospital

*Edrees, H., Conners, C., Paine, L., Norvell, M., Taylor, H., & Wu, A. (2016). Implementing the RISE second victim support program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital: a case study. BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 30;6(9):e011708. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011708.

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Developing leadership in chaplaincy management: A look into the future

Session 1: Tuesday, January 22, 2018, 11 AM CST
Presenter: Andy Garman, PsyD, Rush University

What distinguishes great leadership from good leadership?  While there may be many opinions on this topic, there is also a robust science that can point to what great leadership looks like, and how we can develop it within our profession.  In this webinar, noted leadership researcher Andy Garman will describe research findings from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership as well as Transforming Chaplaincy, and how they are being used to cultivate the next generation of leadership in the health professions, including chaplaincy.

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Advanced Care Planning

Session 1:  February 15, 2018
Featuring Amy Greene, Cleveland Clinic and Aoife Lee, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Co-hosts George Fitchett and Saneta Maiko

This webinar will introduce a model for chaplain involvement in a physician office (Lee et al, 2018, JAMA Internal Medicine). We will review Medicare reimbursement guidelines for advance care planning conversations and describe how those guidelines apply to chaplain involvement in advance care planning conversations.
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Other Resources: Jones CA, Acevedo J, Bull J, Kamal AH. Top 10 Tips for Using Advance Care Planning Codes in Palliative Medicine and Beyond. J Palliat Med. 2016 Dec;19(12):1249-1253

Return on Investment

Session 2:  April 2, 2018, 1-2p CST
Featuring Mark Grace, Baylor Scott and White
Co-hosts George Fitchett and Kelsey White

Chaplaincy managers are frequently asked to provide information about the cost and impact of the services they provide. In some cases this takes the form of documenting return on investment (ROI). In this webinar the manager for spiritual care in a large health system will describe their involvement in documenting ROI on several activities.

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Attendees and others interested may want to read this report from the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion: Johnson and Wubbenhorst, Incorporating Faith and Works within a Healthcare Network.

Challenges in Healthcare Delivery and Implications for Spiritual Care

Session 3: June 19, 2018 | 10:00 CST
Presenter: Timothy Glover, Senior Vice President, Mission Integration, Ascension Healthcare
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Across the country healthcare systems are taking responsibility for covered lives with an emphasis is on helping people stay well and out of the hospital. In this webinar we will describe these developments and the impact they will have on healthcare in the next 3 to 5 years. Then we will discuss their implications for spiritual care. Timothy (Timm) L. M. Glover provides spiritual, strategic and collaborative leadership that helps deepen integration of Ascension Healthcare’s Mission, Vision, Values and Catholic Identity throughout all sponsored ministries and partnerships.