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What’s a webinar? Wikipedia says it’s a "neologism (new word) to describe a specific type of conference, typically one way…" In January 2010, the Insurance Board began its web conferencing series in order to reach participants from Maine to Hawaii with critical training for church leaders. That’s better than a "webinar" because our conferences are interactive. You can talk, chat and respond to questions. It’s free. All you need is your PC and an internet connection.

Recorded sessions are available.  See the list below.

To Register, Join or Play recorded webinars go to Once you arrive at the landing page you will have a choice to Register or Join at the top of the Public Sessions page.

Register -- To register for a webinar in the future, click on Register tab (page default).  Check the box next to the session you wish to attend.  Click on the Register button at the bottom of the list.  You will receive e-mail confirmation and a reminder the day before.

Join -- To attend a webinar previously recorded, click on the Join tab at the top of the Public Sessions page.  Scroll down to find your session. Click on the Open button next to the session name.  To attend a live webinar in session, click on Join not earlier than ten minutes before the start time.

A survey respondent says about our webinars: "Very timely for our congregation with information we would never have thought about."

Subject Dates/Times Material
Sexual Abuse Prevention - policies and training staff Recording Available - Click on Open Our experts at Praesidium will discuss what every church policy should include and also the importance of training your staff, in preventing sexual abuse.
Your Church: Employer & Small Business Recording Available - Click on Open
If you are a church official, your church is a business which you must manage within the confines of employment and tax law. Subjects include FLSA, EEOC, OSHA, ADA, FMLA, WC and ERISA, other employment principles plus the special concerns of clergy employment and the IRS. Additional resources will be identified.
Adult-Child Interaction Guidelines Recording Available - Click on Open
Review of the legal and cultural basis for adult-child and child-child interaction guidelines, with examples of "grooming" behavior learned from the Penn State/Second Mile scandal.  Special attention given to social media guidelines.
Workers Compensation & Your Church Recording Available - Click on Open Claims are complicated. The costs keep rising.  Coverage is cancelled.  Of all the insurance coverage churches may purchase, workers compensation seems to be the most problematic.  This session will review the legal principles around "work comp,"employee's rights, the benefit structures and employer obligations.  "Independent contractors" addressed.
Building Trust, Preventing Disaster Recording Available - Click on Open
Review of the related elements of church by-laws and the related principles of financial controls:  separation of duties and audit. Added insights from claim experience and work with churches. Especially valuable for newly elected church leaders.
Convicted Sex Offenders As Congregants Recording Available - Click Open
Review of the challenges of accepting a convicted sex offender to your congregation. Approaches provided. Also discussion of related clergy/penitent privilege. Guest: Don Clark, Esq., Special Counsel to the UCC.

Slides will be available for 48 hours immediately following a webinar and are then taken down. Thank you.