NACPA Convocation 2022 ~ May 1-3 ~ Albuquerque, New Mexico


NACPA's annual convocation allows members to learn from experts in HR and the world of HR in the Church; from those who have succeeded in creating a better and more prosperous environment, through the field of HR, within their communities. During the three-day meeting, delegates attend a spirited Opening Ceremony, uplifting prayer services, and networking opportunities. They will hear from outstanding Plenary speakers; select 4 compelling workshops from a choice of 16; participate in a hot topic round table (out of 4), welcoming forums, as well as post-session and speaker chats, and will be able to meet face-to-face with vendors specific to the fields of HR and HR within the Catholic Church.

Our Attendees

  • All who work in HR-related fields for the Church
  • Chancellors
  • Finance Directors / Managers
  • Human Resource Associates
  • Human Resource Directors
  • Pastors
  • Parish Managers / Business Managers
  • Principals / Heads of School
  • Religious Community HR Directors & Associates / Business / Finance Managers 

Speakers and Sessions

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Keynote Speakers will be Chris Lowney and Kim Daniels.

Breakout Sessions

Sessions will run from Monday, May 2, at 11 AM, local time - Tuesday, May 3, at 3 PM. 
All breakout, workshop sessions for 2022 will run 1 HR and 30 Minutes with the final 15 - 20 minutes of that time reserved for Q&A.

Here are some of the expert-led breakout sessions that will be offered.

   Title  SpeakerTracks
 Personnel Investigations Ricardo Serrano, Diocese Phoenix HR Mgmt.
 Manage Generational Differences Sarah Fogler, Diocese of Richmond HR Mgmt.
 The New World of ACA Compliance Keith Pelatowski
Points North/Who's Where
 HR and Marketing -- Driving Culture as Critical Thought Partners Terry Arya, Christian Brothers Services Future Workplace
 The New Best Practices of Retirement Plans Mike Levin, Gallagher Future Workplace
 Why HR Matters in Parishes and Schools Sarah Fogler, Diocese of Richmond HR Mgmt.
 OSHA and Compliance Jeff Harrison, Christian Brothers Services Law/Compliance
 The Ministerial Exception, Religious Exemptions, and Employees in 2022 Ms. Jennifer Gniady,
Stradley, Ronan, Stevens and Young, LLP
Future Workplace
 HR in the Church Certificate Program Panel  HR Mgmt
*Titles and speakers subject to change


NACPA's Convocation Program receives recertification credit hours from both HRCI and SHRM. Attendees will receive the activity ID after the program concludes.



Full registration allows access to

  • 2 Plenaries
  • 16 breakout sessions, including roundtable discussions
  • Exhibit Hall 
  • Live Prayer
  • Networking
  • HRCI Accreditation 
  • SHRM Accreditation
  • Opening and Closing Events


$540 Early Bird Oct 1- Dec 1, 2021
$590 Dec 2, 2021 - May 1, 2022
Non-Member $600 (Includes One-Year of Membership a $195 value)

NEW ---- Albuquerque 2022 Payment Plan ---- NEW
For Members purchasing Oct 1 - Dec 1, 2021:

  • Pay $180 at purchase; another $180 by Dec 31, 2021 and the final $180 by February 28, 2022
    (all at once or in payments).
Click to Register Today


Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Room block will be released soon at $149/night.

The landmark Albuquerque luxury hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town, offering accommodations and amenities including an on-site restaurant and bars, an outdoor resort swimming pool, chapel, and more than 62,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

Hotel Albuquerque is also located across the street from Sawmill Market: a 25,000 square-foot food market with an array of local cuisine and culinary traditions. Guests can enjoy pickup, delivery, or patio dining daily.

Within walking distance of Hotel Albuquerque is New Mexico Artisan Market at The Bazaar located at 1904 Bellamah Ave., a more than 12,000 sq. ft. space located across the Sawmill Market and Hotel Chaco. New Mexico Artisan Market is a showcase of the best of New Mexico’s artisans and makers.


Exhibitors and Sponsors

Become a NACPA 2022 Exhibitor
NACPA 2022 Sponsorship Levels
Become a NACPA 2022 Sponsor


Our annual convocation is the perfect place to make a true connection with our members. NACPA is proud to be able to offer this annual event, not only as a space for members to learn, commune and connect with each other, but as a space where our members can meet with vendors who offer exemplary solutions for their specific Church Human Resources needs.

As a close-knit community, our members rely on each other for advice and referrals when choosing new vendors. When you attend NACPA convocation, you not only have the opportunity to create a bond with our attending members, your organization will also be represented, as it were, via those attendees' recommendations and experiences, throughout the year as other members come in need of your services.

Included in the exhibit fee is a 6’ x 30” skirted table, two chairs, full participation in event offerings, for two representatives; including the opening reception, two continental breakfasts, and closing banquet.

Registration will open Sun May 1st at 1 PM. Exhibits can be assembled on Sun May 1st from 1 PM - 4 PM and can be dismantled after lunch on Tue May 3rd (not provided as many off-campus options), though we invite all exhibitors to attend the Social (6:30) and Banquet that evening at 7 PM.

Exhibitors are responsible for booking their own hotel rooms, even if you are a speaker.

Convocation Hours:
Sun 5 PM - 8 PM (5-6 Opening Mass, 6-8 Opening Ceremonies & Exhibit Hall Social)
Mon 8 AM - 4:15 PM 
Tue 8 AM - 5:45 PM
Tue Social and Banquet 6:30 /7 - 9 PM.

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Sun 6 PM - 8 PM
Mon 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Exhibit Hall Social Mon Evening 5-5:30)
Tue 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Call for Speakers for NACPA 2022

Submit your Application by September 15, 2021

The call for speakers has closed for NACPA 2022

Share your specific Church HR knowledge and experience with NACPA members next spring!

The workshop, breakout speaker schedule for NACPA 2022 will run from Monday, May 2, at 11 AM, local time - Tuesday, May 3, at 3 PM. All breakout, workshop sessions for 2022 will run 1 HR and 30 Minutes with the final 15 - 20 minutes of that time reserved for Q&A.

The schedule will include two Plenary and 16 workshop, breakout sessions as well as 4 Roundtables (discussion lead, no speakers needed). We are only requesting workshop, breakout speakers at this time.

All speakers are expected to register for NACPA 2022 themselves, and to book their own hotel arrangements when the room block is released in the fall. These prices will be released shortly.

Speakers will be notified by October 1, 2021.


Convocation 2021 ~ April 26-28, 2021

We wish to thank the Archdiocese of Baltimore, our Speakers and Sponsors for a beautiful and fulfilling convocation!

#NACPA2021 kicked off our 50th anniversary — it was indeed an occasion for celebration and charting a course for the next 50. 

2021 Session Package Available
through September 15th
50th Anniversary Giving Campaign
NACPA 2021 Program
2021 Virtual Exhibit Hall

(Please note the SHRM number within the program is incorrect)



Convocation 2020

Read the Letter from NACPA President regarding NACPA 2020 Convocation

We would like, again, to thank Archbishop Gregory Aymond, of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and NACPA's Episcopal Moderator, for his blessing over our members and his words of hope and grace during the Half-Hour Happy Hour and each of the VEH Sponsors (below) and Exhibitors for their time, talents and continued support and commitment to NACPA Members.

Convocation 2019 San Antonio

Convocation 2018 Niagara Falls

 Convocation 2017 Nashville


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