Human Resources and Personnel Management

EFFECTIVE PERSONNEL PRACTICES

This workshop provides background and skill development in the basic personnel practices necessary within a church system. Topics include: planning for personnel needs, positions descriptions, the hiring process, salary and benefits plans, performance appraisal, staff orientation and development, employment separations and termination.

PARISH PERSONNEL-HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICES

This program provides practical information concerning common issues pastors, pastoral administrators and parish business managers face in managing a personnel system. Topics include, policy development and administration, the hiring process, compensation systems in a parish setting, staff development and employment termination. 6201

EFFECTIVE CONGREGATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Building on church teachings, this workshop will focus on human resource management of the congregation for the persons it employs. It addresses the role and responsibilities of the employer in the just treatment of employees - lay, clergy and religious and includes the living wage model of compensation.

A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO THE HIRING PROCESS

Recruiting, selecting, orienting, training and maintaining competent and dedicated workers requires preparation and a plan of action. This workshop will examine the key components of a church personnel system which can advance the mission and serve the legitimate needs of the church worker. A second segment is designed to assist supervisors in identifying and selecting church workers who can share the ministry. Specific hiring practices to employ or avoid in screening, behavioral interviewing and offering employment will be discussed. Opportunity to ask questions and to integrate participantsí experiences will be provided.

SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOPING COMPENSATION SYSTEMS

Building on church teaching and the NACPA Just Treatment document, this workshop deals with the basic principles for the development of compensations systems. Topics covered are: compensation philosophy, defining and classifying jobs, obtaining comparable pay data, development of a pay plan, determining pay increases and development of a benefits plan.

TOTAL COMPENSATION: DESIGN AND PRACTICES

This workshop is a follow up after an organization completes a NACPA Compensation Study. It includes a review of the new compensation program, suggestions for implementation and communication of the system for both managers and employees.

TOTAL PRIEST COMPENSATION: DESIGN AND PRACTICES

This workshop is a follow up after an organization completes a NACPA Compensation Study. It includes a review of the new clergy compensation program, suggestions for implementation and communication of the system to leadership and clergy.

EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS: Designing an Instrument and a Process

Performance appraisal for those who serve the Church is integral to a comprehensive personnel system. It should be a process which involves people, creates an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust between managers and their staffs and leads to growth and development of those who minister. This workshop will identify the underlying philosophy of the review process; examine a variety of instruments which can be used and review the procedure with a step-by-step approach. Participants will have time to ask individual questions and practice necessary skills. Sample performance appraisal instruments are available in written form and on computer diskette.

QUALITY PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL FOR ORDAINED MINISTERS

This program presents principles and a clear procedure for a comprehensive priest evaluation process that includes feedback from staff and parishioners. Forms and steps for an effective process as well as time for practice are included.

SKILLFULLY SUPERVISING IN MINISTRY

This workshop is designed to assist administrators and department directors who wish to implement effective supervisory practices grounded in Catholic social teachings. The goal is to develop an understanding and appreciation of a process where both parties learn and grow in their personal and professional relationships. Material presented will be within the context of the mission and goals of the institution and principles of sound human resource management.

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT FOR REORGANIZATION

Personnel/human resource planning during an organizational restructuring can be a way to demonstrate the values of an organization. This workshop addresses planning strategies, internal and external communication, legal issues, and the role of the human resource manager during the process of change and services needed for employees.

SPIRITUALITY OF MINISTRY

Awareness and response to the movement and activity of God in lifeís activities and situations is the heart of any spirituality. This workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the patterns of Godís activity, i.e., Godís gifts and challenges, in the activities and situations of ministerial leadership.

STRATEGIES FOR MINISTRY TRANSITIONS

Moving from a system that assigned congregational members to positions to one which requires an active ministry search can be a special challenge to the unprepared. A ministry search requires creativity, specialized skills in job search techniques and a formal plan to carry this out successfully. This workshop examines the steps to a successful ministry search, including resume preparation, interviewing skills and negotiating for just compensation. Individual time is given for participants to discuss their ministry search process.



To arrange for these services contact the NACPA office at 513-421-3134 or email at nacpa@nacpa.org.


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