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2018 Plenary Speakers

NACPA Consultant

Carol Fowler, D.Min, Consultant, NACPA

Tom Green, HR Coach and Mediator

Tom Green, HR Coach and Mediator

Kerry Robinson, Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador, Leadership Roundtable

Kerry Robinson, Founding Executive Director and Global Ambassador, Leadership Roundtable

To All NACPA Members and Supporters:

The NACPA Convocation Committee is pleased to announce the 2018 Plenary Session speakers. In selecting the topics and the presenters, we continued to incorporate feedback obtained through surveys and member interactions, as well as input from 2017 convocation attendees.

The presentation topics integrate our convocation theme — “Illuminating and Inspiring HR in the Church.” We are grateful for the willingness of these stellar individuals to lend us their precious time and expert talents, and for the depth and insights they will bring to our upcoming meeting.

Please stay tuned to our website for ongoing updates regarding our 47th annual meeting in Niagara Falls, NY. We are eager for you to come to know our Plenary Session speakers and we look forward to introducing our many talented workshop leaders as well.

Regina Haney, Ed.D.
Executive Director

Human Resources: Mission and Ministry

As members of NACPA, we know “what” we are doing but do we always remember “why” we work so hard as professionals to implement best practices in Church human resources?

About the speaker: Carol Fowler is a consultant for NACPA in the areas of Church management, best practices in Church HR, leadership development and new pastor workshops. Carol is the former Director of the Department of Personnel Services for the Archdiocese of Chicago and oversaw the work of 17 archdiocesan agencies, employing 16,000 people. She is a former president of the Board of Directors of NACPA and also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Church Management at Villanova University.

Silence Is Not Always Golden : What Is Your Parish Staff Not Discussing? 

Every organization has them — conversations not held about poor job performance, struggling staff members, unsolicited brilliant ideas, slow-burning conflicts, individuals and teams not working together and talented employees planning to leave. The reality is that very bright, educated, committed and reliable people can miss the mark in important conversations that need to be held. This session provides simple, high-impact, easy-to-implement practices to create an open, collaborative environment and strengthen your organization and its mission.

About the speaker: Tom Green is a trained coach and mediator. During his more than 25 years of training, coaching and studying leaders, Tom has watched very effective leaders struggle when starting new jobs, often resulting in poor job performance and personal dissatisfaction.  After creating successful management orientation programs, Tom now teaches the same core leadership and transitioning practices and tools to Catholic pastors, parish staffs and Church leaders in transition. Tom is a practicing spiritual director and a Stephen Minister.

On Being the Church We Want to See: A Spiritual Call of Service

Generosity is humankind’s birthright. Baptism confers the responsibility to strengthen the Church. Exemplary management of human and financial resources promotes the mission and efficacy of the Church. Women’s leadership, decision-making and collaboration is a matter of managerial urgency for the Church.

About the speaker: Kerry Alys Robinson is the founding executive director and global ambassador of Leadership Roundtable, dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the Catholic Church by harnessing the expertise of senior level executives. Kerry is a trustee of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities and a member of FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities). She is a passionate advocate of laity, women and young adults in service to the global Church.

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