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Registration and Accommodations 2019
|Registration Rates||Dates||Member Price||Non-Member Price|
|Early Registration||Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2018||$530||$690|
|Regular Registration||Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2019||$590||$700|
|Late Registration||Apr 1 – Apr 30, 2019||$700||$700|
We are pleased to announce we will be hosted this year by The Sheraton Gunter, 205 East Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205.
Special NACPA block rates of $149/night now available. Please click the above to reserve your rooms. *All speakers must book their own rooms, NACPA will not reserve your room for you.
Program and Sessions
Join your colleagues on the River/sobre el Rio in A Journey in Pursuit of Justice in the Workplace at NACPA 2019. Learn from experts in HR and the world of HR in the Church, learning from those who have succeeded in creating a better and more prosperous environment, through the field of HR, within their communities. NACPA 2019 promises to connect you to professionals in your field, with up-to-date, tactics, policies and skills, as well as to friends and colleagues from around the country and over 20 Exhibitors. Learn from three Plenary presenters, 16 different Workshop Sessions, Hot-Topic Roundtables or Intimate Forums and Post-Session, Speaker Chats.
- All who work in HR related fields for the Church
- Finance Directors / Managers
- Human Resource Associates
- Human Resource Directors
- Parish Managers / Business Managers
- Principals / Heads of School
- Religious Community HR Directors & Associates / Business / Finance Managers
The Conference will begin at 3 PM on Sunday, April 28 and end at 9 PM on Tuesday, May 1. All registration, events, meals and sessions will take place at the Sheraton Gunter (save for opening Mass at St. Mary’s). The Social Hour and 2019 Closing Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday from 6 – 9 PM.
- Opening Liturgy will be held in the beautiful 162 year old St. Mary’s Church.
- A Sunday morning tour of San Antonio will be available – details to come.
- Daily 20-minute speaker chats will provide informal networking opportunities with workshop speakers.
- Enjoy a light-lunch on Tuesday to be served in the Grand Foyer/Exhibit Hall.
- Members can now choose between our popular Tuesday Hot Topic Roundtables, or our intimate Forums for those seeking to continue connecting with their peers, specifically: Religious Communities, Chancellors, Business Managers and Pastors.
- New additions to the NACPA App.
2019 Plenary Speakers
Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio
Becoming Salt and Light in a Wounded Church and Divided Nation: Directions and Dangers for Catholic Leaders
How can Catholic leaders build bridges across political, religious and ideological lines to engage and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders? John Carr is the founder and director of Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.
Administration is often critiqued both by those within the profession and without as work that takes “good, fun-loving people” and turns them into curmudgeons — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Educator, author and administrator Ann Garrido will look at practices that can be potentially transformative, making effective administrators and holier, healthier Christians.
The U.S. Bishops and Human Development and Migration
Now, more than ever, immigrants need individuals to speak on behalf of their human rights and dignity. Learn more about what the Church’s rich body of social thought says about our Christian responsibility to “welcome the stranger among us.” Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio, has ministered for more than 42 years to communities with varied cultural backgrounds. Archbishop Gustavo is the Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church.
Exhibitors & Sponsors
NACPA members, representing around 120-140 different arch/dioceses, religious communities and parishes around the nation, return to Convocation each year not only for the ongoing education and peer relationship building but to come away with the solutions to the daily challenges and hurdles which are specific to the lives of an HR Director in a church or diocesan office. As the professional membership organization for HR practitioners who see their career as a ministry and desire to exercise good management practices anchored in Gospel values, NACPA’s annual Convocation offers your organization an opportunity to present ideas that will create relationships with churches, diocesan offices and religious communities around the country.
Exhibitor and Sponsorship Materials for Convocation 2019: