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.

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. Spotlight a Mennonite Health Assembly Favorite
    March 25 - 2:30-3:00 pm Description

    TBD

    Presenters:

    TBD

     

  4. Employee Retention 
    April 22 - 2:30-3:00 pm Description

    Description Coming.

    Presenters:

    Alisa Miller, MHS CFO and MHS Consulting Managing Director
    Jeremy Kaufman, MHS Consultant

     

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    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 how the ways that they are addressing leadership development in their organizations and improving their employee retention in the process.

    Presenters:

    Karen Lehman, MHS President/CEO

     

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

    Description coming.

    Presenters:

    TBD


  6. Board Governance: Part 2
    June 24 - 2:30-3:00 pm Description

    Description coming.

    Presenters:

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

     

  7. Fundraising
    July 22 - 2:30-3:00 pm Description

    Description Coming.

    Presenters:

    David Warren, Everence VP of National Markets

     

  8. Social Media Communications Strategies
    August 26 - 2:30-3:00 pm Description

    Description Coming

    Presenters:

    TBD