NACPA Annual Convocation 

Register for NACPA 2024

When: April 14 - 16, 2024

Where: Kansas City Marriott, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO / 4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111


Attendee Registration

Member Pricing 

  • $625 Early Bird (Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2023)
  • $675 Regular (Jan 1, 2024 - April 1)
  • $775 Late (April 1 onward)
  • Layaway Plan (available Oct 1 - Dec 31)  $225 / $225 (by Dec 31) / $175 (by 2/28/2024)

Non Member Pricing

  • $775 Regular (Oct 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024)
  • $825 Late (April 1 onward)
Click for 2024 Attendee Registration


Attendee Reservations may be canceled with a refund of fees paid less $250 upon receipt of cancellation prior to April1, 2024. Due to contractual and other commitments made by NACPA, no refund will be made for cancellations received after April 1, 2024. 

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Convocation Overview

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 12; participate in a hot topic round table (out of 3), 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.

Click for 2024 Program Agenda

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 


Plenary Speakers
Program & Sessions
Exhibitors & Sponsors


Plenary Speakers


Program and Sessions

NACPA 2024 Program 

Click for Printable Program & Session Schedule



Convocation Recertification

NACPA Convocation is a wonderful opportunity for Church HR Professionals to gain recertification credit hours from both HRCI and SHRM! Below were the credit hours an attendee could submit from attending NACPA 2023. The NACPA 2024 credit hours will be released in January 2024.

This activity has applied for 11 recertification credit hours of which several are business credit hours toward aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Full Registration Attendees will receive the activity ID after the program concludes. For more information about certification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at




NACPA 2023 is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits(PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has applied for 11 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



Attendees receive the activity ID after the program concludes.

Exhibitors & Sponsors 

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, via attendee experiences and recommendations 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 non-breakout session event offerings, for two representatives; including the opening reception, opening liturgy, morning prayer, two plenary sessions, Monday evening happy hour, two continental breakfasts, and the closing social and Awards Banquet Tuesday night.

Registration will open Sun April 14 at 1 PM. Exhibits can be assembled on April 14 from 1 PM - 4 PM and can be dismantled after lunch on Tue April 16 (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.

Convocation Schedule

Click here for full information on Exhibiting (All available 2024 Exhibiting Spaces have been filled)

Click for Full Convocation Sponsorship Information

Already registered as a NACPA 2024 Exhibitor but you'd like to continue to support NACPA? 
Are you unable to join us as an Exhibitor this year but would still like to show your support?

Click here to become a NACPA 2024 Sponsor 



Convocation 2023 ~ April 30 - May 2, 2023

NACPA 2023 Full Program

Convocation 2022 ~ May 1-3, 2022

 NACPA 2022 Full Program
NACPA 2022 Closing Awards Banquet Slide Show

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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