Calendar & Registration

Event: Chaplaincy in a Blending Society Seminar

April 6th, 2018
8am-5pm
MHPCA Office

Schedule: 

8:30-9:00              Registration
9:00-9:30              Welcome, Devotion- Carla Roberts, Greg Volpitto
9:30-10:45           “Relationships of Caring:  Research and Theory” Steven Sewell
10:45-11:00            Break
11:00-12:15          “Seeking Commonality While Discovering Differences” Bob Reagan
12:15-1:15               Lunch (at the Blue Skillet)
1:15-2:15                Commonality Case Studies
2:15-3:00              Getting Practical
3:00-4:00             Creating a Plan of Action

Objectives: 

Diversity is a hot topic in the healthcare industry.  Whether you’re a professional provider of care, a patient, or a family/friend taking care of your loved one, we are all desiring to be treated with the same dignity and respect that is has been historically part of our mantra, yet in many cases, denied because of personal or organizational bias.  Even as healthcare chaplains (specifically hospice and palliative care spiritual counselors), we have a certain set of values to bring to our patients and their families.  This training is for the chaplain who desires to keep their spiritual care blending into society.

In this training, you will discover current research that focuses on care in the midst of differences, learn the art of “care-fronting” vs. confronting, discern commonalities while in ministry, and put into practice helpful tips to avoid cultural and chaplaincy discrepancies when working with people.  During our training you will also hear from faith groups and non-faith community leaders-sharing openly about their organization’s values on death, loss, grief, and bereavement.  You wont want to miss this educational and engaging training on April 6.

What others are saying about the MHPCA Chaplain Training’s:

  • “It’s an enjoyable day!  I felt cared for and appreciated by my peers and the presenters”.
  • “My expectations for the training were exceeded.  I came into what I do as a job, I left with it being more about a call and a conviction”.
  • “Case studies, learning activities, and presentations were great.  I am taking this stuff back to my hospice group and share with my Administrative Director and IDG”.
  • “The Networking is worth the trip alone.  I left feeling that there are others just like me… all agreeing that we want our patients to have a good death and for families to have acceptance and peace”. 
  • “It feels good to come back to my hospice director and share the education I received.  It feels better knowing that she is already saying she is sending me again.  It’s worth the money”.

The cost for this seminar is $150.00 for members & $175.00 for non-members.
Seminary student rate is $100.00.
Late fee of $25.00 after March 15, 2018.
There are no refunds, however substitutions are welcome.
Lunch will be provided with this seminar.

MHPCA has obtained a special room rate for our participants at the Doubletree Hotel located at 422 Monroe St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 for $119 per night. For reservations call: 573-636-5101 and mention that you need the MO Hospice and Palliative Care Association rate.
MHPCA has obtained a special room rate for our participants at the Capitol Plaza Hotel as well located at 415 West McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 for $99 per night. For reservations call Candy Nilges at 573-638-2306 and mention that you need the MO Hospice and Palliative Care Association rate.