February 3-week learning seminars deadline is Feb. 5th, Courses begin Feb. 12th
February 5th is the deadline to register for your February continuing education courses offered by the Oates Institute. Simply click on https://oates.org/professional-track/2019-seminar-schedule/ and navigate to the All Courses tab to select your courses of choice.
The following courses are offered in February:
Once upon a time, chaplains were expected to deliver excellent spiritual care to patients and staff. While this is still the primary focus of line chaplains, in order to enable chaplaincy to be sustainable, all chaplains need to hone their understanding and skills in how leadership and decision making takes place in modern medical and other facilities. Many chaplains have to learn these dynamics on the fly and from other spiritual care givers who have had some success influencing decision making at the highest level, especially as it relates to the sustainability of spiritual care delivery.
As a former pastoral counseling center CEO, experience as a pastoral consultant in a large hospital system, and as a current adjunct professor in Organizational Leadership graduate program, the facilitator will offer insights and strategies about the process of gaining a seat with the organizational leadership / decision making team. In addition, there will be live and recorded interviews with successful pastoral/spiritual care leaders about what works and what doesn’t work in getting a place at the strategic leadership, decision making table in hospital and other organizations. Committed to contributing to the discussion are Rabbi Nadia Siritsky, MSSW, BCC, Vice President of Mission for Jewish Hospital, and Larry Gray, M. Div., Masters in Health Administration, President, Baptist Health Louisville. Both of these outstanding leaders have extensive experience and training in chaplaincy, supervision and research as well has in depth experience working in hospital administration.
- Learn 3 best practices for increasing pastoral/spiritual care strategic presence
- Understand political, social, interpersonal dynamics involved in gaining power or influence in organizations
- Discover effective strategic initiatives used by other participant