2021 Webinar Series

You are invited to participate in our monthly webinar series for 2021. The webinars are designed to engage topics of key interest to professionals and board members serving in the field of health and human services. We hope the conversations that take place will connect you with faith-grounded strategic business tools and ideas to advance your mission.

Webinar sessions are typically 30 minutes, but some topics can require more time and will be noted in the session description.

Webinars will take place on Thursday afternoons (when possible) beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

We are still in the planning stages for our 2021 webinars, but details will be posted here as soon as they are  available.

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We have the webinar themes planned out for the first half of 2021

 

 

 

  1. Strategic Planning in the Midst of a Pandemic
    January 14
    2:30-3:30

    Description:

    “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr

    Join us for a panel discussion to hear about one organization’s strategic planning process. UMRC & Porter Hills began a process in late 2019, only to be side-tracked by the onset of the Pandemic. The Board and Leadership made the decision to continue forward with the process. Learn why they made that decision, the process they used, and the outcome that includes a new Mission Statement and Strategic Plan.

    Presenters:

    Alisa Miller, CFO/MHS and Managing Director, MHS Consulting
    Jeremy Kauffman, Consultant with MHS Consulting
    Mary Wagner, Board Trustee for UMRC & Porter Hills

     

    A Time to Rest and Nourish the Soul
    January 28
    3:30-4:15 pm
    Description

    The year 2020 was difficult for all of us. While we remain hopeful for what the new year will bring, we know that many continue to carry the grief and burden of the past year. Join us for a mini retreat with spiritual director, Samantha Lioi.

    Presenter:

    Samantha Lioi, Spiritual Director

     

  2. Recruiting During a Labor Shortage
    February 25
    2:30-3:15 pm
    Description

    This webinar is the first in a two part series that focuses on providing tools and resources for organizations to be successful in workforce recruitment and retention. This session is geared towards recruitment and will provide insight into best practices and helpful tips on how to attract applicants for your open positions. We will have conversations with individuals involved in recruiting in their organization, and will share with you the successes and failures from their unique perspective.

    Presenters:

    Jeremy Kaufman, MHS Consultant
    Mike Scheuren, Vice President of Talent and Culture, Frederick Living
    Karen Schrock, Human Resources Director, Pleasantview (Iowa)
    Clark Roth, Vice President of Human Resources, Bluestem Communities


  3. Hacks and Habits to Create a Culture of Innovation
    March 25
    3:00-3:45 pm
    Description

    Did you miss attending the virtual Mennonite Health Assembly? This workshop was one of the highest attended and rated workshops! Steve Lindsey, workshop presenter, will be present to answer your questions following our replay of this excellent workshop.

    We all know that innovation is critical to our future success and the uncertainly of the past year has made this priority all the more relevant. In spite of that, however, we all struggle to build an “innovation engine” into our organizations. This session will focus on some simple tips, hacks and habits that can help to integrate innovation into the culture of each of our organizations.

    Presenter:

    Steve Lindsey, Garden Spot Communities

     

  4. Keeping Your Best Team Members 
    April 22
    2:30-3:30 pm
    Description

    This webinar is the second in a two-part series on recruitment and retention. This session’s focus will be how to retain your best team members. Too often organizations hire new employees only to see them leave within a short time frame. Building a positive culture that allows for high involvement and encourages each team member do their best work will increase retention and improve performance. Join this webinar for best practices and tips, and to hear successes and failures from individuals doing this work in their organizations.

    Presenters:

    Jeremy Kaufman, MHS Consultant with special guest, Krista Ogburn, Director of Human Resources, Jubilee Association of Maryland

     

  5. Leadership Development and Succession Planning
    May 13
    2:30-3:15 pm
    Description

    Leadership development and succession planning is often considered for those in the highest levels of the organization, but each employee that works in your organization is a potential successor for every role in your ministry. Providing career ladders, training and education and other succession planning programs has been proven to improve employee retention, and also plays an important role in your initial recruitment process. Join a panel of MHS peers to hear the ways that they are addressing leadership development in their organizations and improving their employee retention in the process.

    Presenters:

    Karen Lehman, President/CEO, MHS
    Matt Henry, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sunshine Communities
    Kelli Mills, VP of Operations, Messiah Lifeways

     

    Values-based Business Solutions
    May 27
    2:30-3:15 pm
    Description

    Do your finance and human resource solutions align with the values of your organization? Join us for this 30-minute webinar to learn more about MHS Medical Expense Plan (health and dental insurance), Investment and Fundraising services. Hear from Everence and MHS leadership about solutions that support your human resource and finance functions, deliver excellence, and align with your organization’s faith and values. A panel of your peers will share why they chose these values-based solutions and the difference it has made to their organizations.

     

    Presenters:

    Ken Hochstetler, President and CEO, Everence Financial
    Karen Lehman, President and CEO, MHS
    Bill Hartman, VP Organization Services, Everence
    Clare Krabill, COO and MEP Managing Director, MHS
    Preston Kaehr, Executive Director Christian Care Retirement Community
    Jodie Smiley, Executive Director, Paxton Ministries


  6.  
    Board Governance: Part 2, Board Best Practices
    June 24
    2:30-3:15 pm
    Description

    The challenges of governing a nonprofit faith-based organization have always been great, but in our increasingly fast-paced world with a potential crisis around any corner, the need for a strong and focused board of directors is even more important.  Those who thought governance pre-pandemic was challenging know that the realities we face going forward will only continue to grow.  And the timeframe for preparing and adapting to the changes will become even shorter.  Having the right governance tools, policies and practices is a dependable way to prepare for the future that lies ahead.  In this webinar, we will share board best practices. When implemented, these practices support strong and strategic governance that fosters the board’s collective capacity to operate at an exceptional level.  A strong board of directors leads to a stronger and more stable ministry.

    Presenters:

    Karen Lehman, MHS President/CEO
    Valerie Rempel, Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary Vice President and Dean of the Biblical Seminary

     

  7. Using the COVID Challenge to Propel Your Major Gifts Program
    July 22
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Description

    Events play a prominent role in the annual fundraising calendar and strategy for many organizations. Covid threw a wrench in this strategy over the last year. That may not be all bad.

    Join us for a thought provoking discussion on the pros and cons of event based-fundraising and what your organization may want to do instead. Refocusing your scarce time and resources, both people and financial, from events toward growing your major donor program might be a smart move at this point in time.

    What’s involved? What are the potential benefits of decreasing your emphasis on big time-consuming events, toward an intentional focus on the individual donor cultivation and asking?  Deepening your focus on the people in your orbit who are passionate about your mission, and have the capacity to make larger gifts, has the potential to make your efforts far more efficient and may ultimately raise far more money than events.

    Please consider joining us for this thought provoking discussion.

    Presenters:

    David T. Warren, CGPA, AIF, VP of National Markets, Everence Financial

     

  8. OSHA's New Focus on Health Care Providers
    August 19
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Description

    OSHA has recently launched its national emphasis program that put nursing homes and residential care facilities in their crosshairs. OSHA followed this by announcing a COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard that went into effect in July.  Just as organizations were looking to implement post-pandemic protocols, these announcements have forced a new look at COVID-19 policies and procedures. 

    Join our August webinar to learn how you can prepare your organization to meet the new OSHA standards and hear firsthand from an MHS member organization of their visit from an OSHA representative.

    Presenters:

    Jeremy Kauffman, MHS Consultant

    Mike Scheuren, VP of Talent and Culture, Frederick Living

     

  9. Building Effective Teams:  Tips and Tools for Success​
    September 23
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Description

    How much time do you invest in developing your team?  Amidst the many challenges and issues you face each day, focusing on the team may take a backseat. However, building an effective team provides many benefits from retention, engagement, quality and efficiency. 

    Join this webinar to learn some steps that you can take to help build the team that can achieve great results.  Participants will leave with some simple tips and tools that can be used in this important work.

    The webinar will also provide participants the opportunity to share success stories and ask questions.

    Presenters:

    Jeremy Kauffman, Managing Director of MHS Consulting

     

  10. Faith Journey: Roy Teramoto
    October 7
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Description

    All journeys may take different paths along the way and for MHS Board Member, Roy Teramoto, it was no different. “I have always been a Mennonite but didn’t know what to it was called.”

    His journey began in his youth with neighbors introducing Roy to the Lord and accepting Jesus as his personal savior. His journey resumed in Roy’s adulthood when introduced to the Mennonite faith through his former boss. Throughout his journey, Roy always felt the Holy Spirit was pursuing him ever since he accepted Christ.

    Join us to hear Roy’s story and hear how God’s love called to him in many ways on his journey.

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    Presenter:

    Roy Teramoto, MHS Board Member

     

    Coaching Members of your Team
    October 28
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Description

    Providing feedback, investing in personal development and addressing performance concerns are some of the most important ways to draw out the best in our team members.  However, many supervisors indicate that they don’t feel equipped for this part of their role.  Many suggest they don’t have the time or skills necessary to coach their team members effectively. 

    Join this webinar to hear from HR professionals and other leaders on how their organizations are approaching this important work.  Throughout the session, participants will be provided with best practices, tips and tools regarding coaching team members.  The webinar will also provide participants the opportunity to share success stories and ask questions.

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    Presenter:

    Jeremy Kauffman, Managing Director of MHS Consulting

     

  11. Still Not Normal: Mitigating Supply Chain Inflation​
    November 4
    2:30-3:30 pm
    Description

    As supply chain disruptions continue, food service providers across all segments are taking a hard look at the way they manage inventory and service customers. In this discussion, we take a look at the inflation of raw ingredients, and provide recommendations and insights on how to manage costs while maintaining a high level of service to your residents.

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    Presenters:

    John Csukor, Entegra Executive Chef 

     

    Board Trends in Financial and Strategic Planning

    November 18
    2:30-3:15 pm

     

    Description

    The Covid-19 pandemic pressed organizational leaders to more narrowly focus on the day-to-day, moving strategic planning to the back seat. Boards understand that daily operational imperatives have to be the primary focus, but at the same time, Board members understand that one of their primary roles is setting the strategic direction for the organization. The present and future have changed and the approach to strategic planning has to change as well. In this session, we will present current trends and approaches to the strategic planning process.

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    Presenters:

    Karen Lehman, President/CEO, MHS

    Jennifer Schwalm, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly

     

  12. What Motivates Employees: A Multi-Generational Roundtable Discussion
    December 16
    2:30-3:00 pm
    Description

    Working with, and managing multiple generations requires organizations to adapt to workforce changes and needs. While generations are aligned on many aspects of organizational expectations, there are differences on how each generation would like organizations to implement these expectations. Please join us as we talk with individuals from multiple generations and discuss what motivates them in an organization.

     

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    Presenters:

    Jeremy Kauffman, Managing Director of MHS Consulting