Workshop List

The workshop list for Conference 2015 is still tentative. Stay tuned for the finalized schedule of classes. (You'll be able to select your workshops when this final list is published.)

Note: Diocesan, Parish, Clergy, and All tags indicate the audience for whom the workshop is intended. Please choose your sessions accordingly.



Accounting

  • Maximize Your Efficiencies with a Single Checking Account (All)
    • Jim Nelson & Joe Slomiany ParishSOFT
  • The Process and Benefits of Creating a Standard Operating Procedure Manual (Parish)
    • Mary Jo Jungwirth Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
  • Professional Accounting Services for Your Parishes (Diocesan)
    • Mary Jo Jungwirth Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
  • How to Prepare for an Accounting Review or Audit (All)
    • Tiffany Martin Diocese of Salt Lake City
  • How Does Accounting Software Work and Why? (All)
    • Tiffany Martin Diocese of Salt Lake City
  • Understanding Permissions in ConnectNow Accounting (Parish)
    • Joe Slomiany ParishSOFT
  • Internal Controls Best Practices (All)
    • Christine (Christie) Rice Diocese of Des Moines
  • Ledger Report Writer Overview (All)
    • John Miklosovic ParishSOFT
  • Fixed Asset Management (All)
    • Chris Mann ParishSOFT
  • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) Compliant Reporting (All)
    • Karen Kasenow-Johnson & Chris Mann ParishSOFT
  • How to Use Non-Profit Financial Statements to Manage Your Organization (All)
    • Matt Dent ParishSOFT
  • How to Balance Your Bank Reconciliation (All)
    • Denise Hanson Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Best Practices in Building Budgets - Including Budget Imports (All)
    • Denise Hanson Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • ConnectNow Accounting: Consolidation Manager (Diocesan)
    • Matt Dent ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Accounting: Effective Support and Training of Your Parishes and Schools (Diocesan)
    • Tony Chap Diocese of Bismarck
  • ConnectNow Accounting: What’s New, What’s Coming (All)
    • Karen Kasenow-Johnson ParishSOFT
  • Open Forum for Diocesan Staff: Communicating with Church and School Accounting Staff (Diocesan)
    • Denise Hanson Diocese of Sioux Falls
    • Tiffany Martin Diocese of Salt Lake City
  • A Single Checkbook Solution (Parish)
    • Peter Relyea St. Mary & Holy Cross Parish, Diocese of Des Moines

Diocesan Administration

  • Leading the Transition to ConnectNow Family Suite (Diocesan)
    • Roni Argetsinger Diocese of Des Moines
  • Ask an Executive: Open Forum for Diocesan Staff (Diocesan)
    • Bill Pressprich, Jeff Hook, Mike Cusick, Bob Kozal & Ted Zettel ParishSOFT
  • Open Forum for Diocesan Staff: Wisdom in the Changing Technology Environment (Two Session Workshop) (Diocesan)
    • Roni Argetsinger Diocese of Des Moines
    • Christine Dandaraw Diocese of St. Petersburg
    • Bill Glover Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • Dawn Wolf Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Diocesan Administrators Collaborative Session (Two Session Workshop) (Diocesan)
    • Trisha Barth & John Biskner ParishSOFT
  • Duplicate Checker for ConnectNow: What's Coming (Diocesan)
    • Trisha Barth ParishSOFT
  • Online Giving: Present & Future (Diocesan)
    • Regan McCullough ParishSOFT
  • By the Numbers: Using Data and Metrics to Measure the Health of the Church (Diocesan)
    • Bill Glover Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • Jeff Hook ParishSOFT
  • Bear Traps and Those Who Step in Them…Twice (A Practical Guide to Managing Risk) (Diocesan)
    • Robert Casement Archdiocese of Detroit

Engagement: Communication & Ministry

  • Missionary Creativity for the Parish Community (Parish)
    • Penny Warne Holy Spirit Parish, Diocese of San Jose
  • Developing a Parish Census as a Means for Engagement and Evangelization (Parish)
    • Lisa Sliker Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Social Media - What's Your Strategy? (All)
    • Bill Glover Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Engaging Parishioners with Online Forms (Parish)
    • April Mann ParishSOFT
  • Turning Your Parish into a Disciple-Making Factory (All)
    • Deacon Ralph Poyo Keynote
  • Evangelization: A Five-Foot View (All)
    • Deacon Ralph Poyo Keynote
  • Seven Keys to a Successful Mission (All)
    • Deacon Larry Oney Keynote
  • The Inevitability of Change: Embrace It! (All)
    • Christine Dandaraw Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • Places of Encounter: Building & Growing Small Groups (All)
    • Bob Kozal ParishSOFT
  • Breaking Up the Bulletin (Parish)
    • Randy Dunning ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Ministry Scheduler: Managing Ministries
    • Jeff Bachelor ParishSOFT
  • Hospitality: Welcoming Teams and Mentors for New Parishioners (Parish)
    • Lisa Sliker Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Beyond the Bulletin: Successfully Connecting to Your Faith Community (Parish)
    • Teresa Tomeo Keynote
  • Lights, Camera, Action: The Media and Your Message (All)
    • Teresa Tomeo Keynote
  • Tools for Communication and Engagement (Parish)
    • John Biskner ParishSOFT

Hands-on Training

  • ConnectNow Offering: Contributions (Parish)
    • Will Desrochers ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Offering: Pledges (Parish)
    • Will Desrochers ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Religious Education (Parish)
    • Nancy Lambert ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow My Own Church (MOC) (Parish)
    • Nina Hodge ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Family Directory: How to Manage Your Families (Parish)
    • Nina Hodge ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow IQ for Parish Staff (Parish)
    • Rebecca Fortney ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow IQ for Diocesan Staff (Diocesan)
    • Rebecca Fortney ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Accounting: Ledger Report Writer (All)
    • Chris Mann ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Religious Education: Tuition (Parish)
    • Nancy Lambert ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Family Suite: Communication (Parish)
    • Nina Hodge ParishSOFT

Faith Formation

  • The Top 10 Reasons You Should Have a Youth Ministry Program (Parish)
    • Jeff Bachelor & Bob Kozal ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Religious Education: Demonstration (Parish)
    • Tracy Lai ParishSOFT
  • Managing Online Registration for Religious Education: A Case Study (Parish)
    • Jane Rokusek & Terri Bjerke Holy Name Parish, Diocese of Sioux Falls
    • Carla Haiar Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry (DFYM) (Parish)
    • Eric Gallagher Diocese of Sioux Falls

Parish Administration

  • ConnectNow Family Suite: Demonstration (Parish)
    • Jessica Patrick ParishSOFT
  • Get the Help You Need: ParishSOFT Support Resources (All)
    • John Collman ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Family Suite: Permissions (All)
    • Regan McCullough ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow My Own Church: Connect with Your Families (All)
    • John Miklosovic ParishSOFT
  • Transitioning to ConnectNow Membership: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why (Parish)
    • Deacon Bob Anderson Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
    • Trisha Barth ParishSOFT
    • Ron Hurt Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • ConnectNow Family Suite: Efficient Workflows & Key Reports (Parish)
    • Cheryl Faundeen St. Lambert Parish, Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • ConnectNow Offering End-of-Year Reports: Maximizing Processes & Best Practices (Parish)
    • Carla Haiar Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Ask an Executive: Open Forum for Parishes & Schools (Parish)
    • Bill Pressprich, Jeff Hook, Michael Cusick, Bob Kozal & Ted Zettel ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Family Suite: What’s New, What’s Coming (Parish)
    • Ted Zettel ParishSOFT
  • ConnectNow Family Suite: Going Mobile (All)
    • Ted Zettel ParishSOFT
  • Leverage the Power of Online Giving at Your Parish (Parish)
    • Jeff Bachelor ParishSOFT
  • Sacramental Registry: Best Practices Using ConnectNow (Parish)
    • Michelle Miller Diocese of Des Moines

Priest Track

  • Casting Our Nets into Digital Waters: Technology for Evangelization in the Digital Age (Clergy)
    • Christine Dandaraw Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • Vision that Transforms a Parish (Clergy)
    • Deacon Ralph Poyo Keynote
  • Priests and Digital Media: A Reluctant Convert! (Clergy)
    • Fr. John Rutten St. Lambert Parish, Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Development from a Pastor's Perspective (Clergy)
    • Richard Garrigan Richard P. Garrigan & Associates, Inc.

Technology

  • Stay Safe Online: Is It Even Possible? (All)
    • Dawn Wolf Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • Moving Your Email and Collaboration Tools to the Cloud (All)
    • Bill Glover Archdiocese of Baltimore
    • Dawn Wolf Diocese of Sioux Falls
  • I.T.: Keeping Your Data Secure (All)
    • Ron Hurt Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Church Maturity Models: How to Improve to Achieve Your Mission (All)
    • Trisha Barth ParishSOFT
  • I.T. Audits (Diocese)
    • Roni Argetsinger Diocese of Des Moines
  • Getting Ahead in the Cloud: Using Integrated Cloud Apps to Accelerate Your Mission (Diocesan)
    • Marco Decapite Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Design for User Experience (All)
    • Tracy Lai ParishSOFT
  • Staying Safe in the Scary World of Cyber (Cyber Security for Churches) (All)
    • Robert Casement Archdiocese of Detroit