Strength & Service Series Webinars

WEBINARS

The CEO and the Board: The Art of Governance as a Competitive Advantage

June 15, 2022

This webinar, featuring Dr. Kurt Senske and sponsored by Lutheran Church Extension Fund, is designed to help organizational leaders adapt their governance model to be a competitive advantage. Learn how leaders and their boards can create an evolving, adaptive governance model that forges a path to organizational success.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: Tuesday, June 15, 2022

Mind the Gap: Recruiting and Retaining to Fill Important Hiring Shortages

June 2, 2022

On June 2, 2022, our partner Paycor shared strategies and tools to help health and human service organizations better support and retain the direct care workforce while also effectively competing for new workers.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: Tuesday, June 2, 2022

Leveraging Resources to Support Employee Mental Health

May 25, 2022

Our partner Portico Benefit Services shares how self-guided, app-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies grounded in research can help your organization realize a healthier, more engaged workforce.

Innovative Ways to Engage Technology in Your Senior Living Community

May 5, 2022

Our partner iN2L examines its technology to promote senior engagement and its leading research on how social isolation and quality of life during the pandemic is directly impacting seniors.

Addressing Workforce Challenges Facing Leaders of Lutheran Social Ministry Organizations

March 16, 2022

Hear valuable insights from new research by Portico Benefits Services that could help you find ways to attract, retain and care for your most important asset — your staff.

How to Help Families Claim the Full 2021 Expanded Child Tax Credit

February 17, 2022

This Strength & Service Series webinar focused on how you can help families you work with claim the full 2021 child tax credit. 

Featured speakers: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of Coalition on Human Needs; Julia Beebe, Child Tax Credit Outreach Coordinator.

By the (Hand)book: Staying Compliant in a Changing Environment

August 17, 2021

Handbooks, policies and forms . . . oh my! In 2020, many organizations had to quickly adapt to working remotely, and keep up with rapidly changing new health and safety requirements. Even though the dust seems to have settled a little and we are trending back towards some normalcy (knock on wood) it is not yet time to ease up if you are responsible for your organization’s handbook or policies. With these changing work environments coupled with new legislation, your handbook may be (probably is) outdated. There are over 50 new laws that took effect July 1 alone that impact 20 different states. How can you keep up? How do you know if your handbook is compliant for federal, state and local laws?

In this webinar, Beth Jones, Director of Ministry Solutions at Concordia Plans, shares best practices on updating your handbook, discusses key employment areas to review or create, provides guidance for returning to the office or considerations for remaining remote, gives an overview of the online HR Support Center, and shares how you can stay up to date with legislative changes.

Innovations Looking Forward: What Worked and What Is Here to Stay in Senior Services

July 21, 2021

Senior living providers embraced new strategies and tools to keep residents, their families, and the workforce safe, healthy, and happy during the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many new engagement technology, communication strategies, and workforce strategies evolved out of necessity and have become the “new normal” in day-to-day senior living operations. While the feeling of crisis mode has begun to subside or slow down, what do senior living leaders think are the tools and strategies that are here to stay beyond the pandemic? How will leaders continue to think differently and more strategically — what considerations should be made moving forward?

During this webinar, Dave Gehm, President and CEO of Wellspring Lutheran, and Sloan Bentley, President and CEO of Lutheran Life Communities, discussed with Jack York, Cofounder of IN2L, the innovative strategies that their teams adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they think will remain part of the norm of senior services in the future.

Cyber Attacks: Are You at Risk?

July 15, 2021

It is predicted that a business is being hit by ransomware every 11 seconds in 2021, and that it results on average 16–19 days of downtime. This Strength & Service Series session examines cyber risk management, the latest trends, including the role and important considerations around cyber insurance coverage and top cybersecurity best practices you should be implementing.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Preserving the Not-for-profit Legacy in Senior Living

May 12, 2021

On May 12, 2021, Lutheran Services in America hosted this webinar with Dan Hermann and Lisa McCracken of Ziegler, who presented network trends in the not-for-profit senior living and care, and what providers need to consider as they look to preserve their Lutheran heritage and not-for-profit spirit.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: May 12, 2021

OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Program: What You Need to Know

April 27, 2021

On April 27, 2021, John Kiefner, Cullen Wise, and Rafael Haciski of Johnson, Kendall & Johnson presented to the Lutheran Services in America network on the four main components of an OSHA compliant respiratory protection program as they pertain to COVID-19 protection in healthcare settings, and what organizations can do now to ensure their continued compliance.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: April 27, 2021

Understanding the Impact of Systemic Racism on Black Families

April 16, 2021

On April 16, 2021, theologian and author Dr. Harry Singleton presented to the Lutheran Services in America network on the historical and cyclical impact that systemic racism has on children, families, and communities of color, and the considerations we as faith-based organizations must make if we are to disrupt its cycle.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: April 16, 2021

Reading the Tea Leaves: Fortune-telling an Uncertain Future for Senior Services

March 10, 2021

On March 10, 2021, Lutheran Services in America hosted this webinar featuring Andy Edeburn, Principal with Premier, Inc., to provide an overview of current market trends and offer methods for senior services providers to think about the future. Mr. Edeburn has more than 20 years of healthcare consulting experience, specializing in acute, primary, post-acute, and senior care services, and is a nationally recognized expert on aging services and post-acute care. 

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: March 10, 2021

COVID-19 and Poverty in the U.S.

March 25, 2021

On March 25, 2021, Lutheran Services in America hosted this webinar featuring Jim Sullivan and Heather Reynolds from The University of Notre Dame Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO). LEO shared results from a real-time poverty estimates study to assess the impact of COVID-19 and subsequent federal relief packages on the national poverty rate and discussed how they can support Lutheran social ministry organizations as they evaluate the impact of their programs at the local level.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: March 25, 2021

Crisis Fatigue in the Workforce: A Conversation with Dr. Christine Cauffield

February 10, 2021

On February 10, 2021, Lutheran Services in America hosted this webinar featuring Dr. Christine Cauffield, Chief Executive Officer of LSF Health Systems, Inc. A renowned expert on mental health and crisis fatigue, Dr. Cauffield shares the many physiological effects that long-term stress and emotional trauma have on the body and tools leaders can use to recognize and address crisis fatigue for themselves and their employees.

This webinar is part of the Lutheran Services in America Strength & Service Series. 

Recording date: February 10, 2021

Book Launch with Héctor Colón

December 2, 2020

Héctor Colón, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc. (LSS), presented on December 2, 2020 as part of Lutheran Services in America’s Strength & Service Series. Watch now and hear Héctor’s inspirational story of overcoming adversity to achieve personal and professional success – first as an international boxer and now as a nonprofit leader.

Learn Héctor’s 5 essential virtues for personal and professional growth – magnanimity, humility, courage, perseverance, and temperance – as discussed in his book “From Boxing Ring to Boardroom: 5 Essential Virtues for Life and Leadership,” available for purchase now at hectorcolonmke.com.

Recording date: Tuesday, December 2, 2020

Engagement Technology: What Happens When You Pair Technology and Creative Leadership

October 29, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to the forefront the importance of staying connected, and the consequences of being isolated. Come see how the pairing of technology and creative leadership can lead to successful outcomes and improve the quality of life for everyone involved.

Hosted by Jack York, President and Cofounder of iN2L, Dave Gehm, President and CEO of Wellspring Lutheran Services, and Kevin McFeely, President and CEO of Tacoma Lutheran, will share their own experiences and expertise on creative ways they have kept their residents, families and staff connected and engaged through the pandemic.

Recording date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Becoming an Antiracist Organization

October 20, 2020

As recent events have cast a bright light on centuries of racial injustice, Lutheran social ministry organizations are asking how they can contribute to a more equitable society. Racial justice and equity require us to take a critical internal look at our leadership, policies, and operations and have some difficult conversations.

 

Panelists:

Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York

Michael Bertrand, President and CEO, and Beverly Jones, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

Paulo Pina, Pediatric Medical Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, NYU

Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

 

Facilitator:

Andrew Genszler, President and CEO, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Recording date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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