Sponsored by
the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA)
in collaboration with Neumann University and The Catholic Apostolate Center



(10 hrs) January– March 2022
Orientation: January 12

First webinar: January 19
Who is My Employer?
The Identity and Mission of the Church
Presenter: Dr. Carmina Chapp

Second webinar: February 9
Catholic Social Teaching
in the Catholic Workplace
Presenter: Rev. Frank Donio, SAC, D.Min.

Third webinar: March 2
Nuts and Bolts of HR
through the Lens of the Church
Presenter: Anita L. Krail, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Fourth webinar: March 23
The Role of Canon Law as it Pertains
to Personnel Administration
Presenter: Rev. Luis A. Rivero, M.A., M.Div, MA.Ed., JCL

Wrap-up: April 6

Assignment due: April 13


The program) aligned my experience in the private sector to the transition to HR for the church. This was extremely helpful and insightful.
   - Class 2021

The experience was so great and I loved every step of it. 
   - Class 2021

The knowledge gained from the program and from my mentor is invaluable. It has helped greatly in my position. I feel this is beneficial to anyone in HR. 
   - Class 2021



The dual master’s level CEU program will assist human resources and business manager professionals in a Catholic workplace who are moving to Church human resources administration. This program will familiarize participants with Catholic teaching on the apostolic mission of the Church, stewardship, and the dignity of work, while highlighting presuppositions that may differ from their previous work environments. Participants will be offered resources to empower them in fulfilling their role in building the Kingdom of God.


• Demonstrate an understanding of the Church’s organizational structure
• Exhibit a familiarity with canon law as it pertains to
personnel administration
• Apply Gospel values in one’s HR role
• Utilize Catholic social teaching, in particular the message in
Just Treatment for Those Who Work for the Church, second edition, when developing policies and procedures and other HR initiatives and other projects


Human resources and business manager professionals, whether seasoned or recently assuming parish, diocesan, or religious congregation Church responsibilities


• It is anticipated that this course can be completed in 10 hours.
• Four 90 minute-long-live webinars followed up by a 30-minute
real-time structured discussion with the instructor.
• Each session will be followed by discussion boards, assigned readings,(Guest speakers will respond to questions from participants.)
• Final assessment
• Each participant will be assigned a mentor from April-June 2022.


Dual Credits: one master’s level CEU offered (1 CEU = 10 hours) through Neumann University and four recertification credits from HRCI and SHRM


$795 Member | $895 Non-member



For additional information or if you have questions, please contact
Jillian Green at 571-551-6064 or jgreen@nacpa.org


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