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Session Descriptions

Archdiocese of Baltimore
Parish/School Management In-Service Day
Loyola College  -- Timonium Graduate Center
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
8:00 AM -- 3:00 PM


Plenary Session: Parish Planning

Presenters: Dennis Cheesebrow, TeamWorks International, and Daphne Daly, Director, Parish Planning

Managing change at the parish level in the Catholic Church is complex, dynamic, personal, and sometimes political. Navigating the waters of change requires capacities, skills, and tools. This presentation provides participants some of the tools and skill development helpful in this critical work, and provides for development of capacity for change readiness as well as change management, particularly in the context of the Be Missionary Disciples planning process.

Presentation I  | Presentation II


Session 1: HR Updates on FLSA, 403(b), UltiPro, ACA, and Medical Leave

Presenters: Joe Smith, Executive Director, Human Resources, Petra Phelps, Director,
Employee Benefits, Minh Nguyen, Manager, HRMS, and Molly Fern and Regina McCurdy, Employee Relations Managers

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Update on proposed regulations and results of data collection effort
  • Likely actions to implement regulations
  • Need for systematic work hours tracking
  • Next Steps


  • Temporary employees: benefits eligibility and the Affordable Care Act
  • Increased need for systematic work hours tracking
  • 403(b) employee contributions
  • Utilization of Employee Assistance Plan

HR Management System

  • Establishing a systematic approach to work hours tracking -- UltiPro timesheet solution o Clean up of PTO plans
  • Leave Programs Informational Briefing
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Maryland Flexible Leave Act
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability



Session 2: Digital Security -- There Is No Sanctuary

Presenter: Bill Sieglein, Founder, CISO Executive Network

With an increasing number of security breaches being reported in the media, we realize that the digital landscape is changing dramatically. Large corporations, hospitals, and even government organizations have recently been compromised. There seems to be no sanctuary from the risks associated with digital security for them or ourselves. Bill Sieglein, an expert advisor in the area of cyber security, will discuss the changing digital landscape, the risks facing organizations and individuals alike, and practical things that can be done in our parishes, schools, and for ourselves.

Bill Sieglein is an expert advisor in the area of cyber security, information risk management, privacy, and governance. He specializes in establishing and improving security and privacy programs. Bill's career started in the US Intelligence Community where he pioneered the certification and accreditation process for the CIA and vastly improved information security awareness training at NSA. He has directed security programs for numerous companies and has overseen the professional services organizations for security consulting firms. Bill served as the Chief Security Officer for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the organization established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Bill is the Founder of the CISO Executive Network, a peer-to-peer organization dedicated to helping information security, IT risk management, privacy, and compliance executives be more successful. The CISO Executive Network provides opportunities for professionals to meet periodically in their local cities to share with one another and hear from industry experts. The CISO Executive Network has chapters throughout North America including: Atlanta, Bay Area (serving San Francisco, San Jose, Silicon Valley), Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Mid-Atlantic (serving Baltimore and DC), Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, and Toronto.



Session 3: What's Next - ParishSOFT, PowerSchool, e-Giving

Presenter: Various members of the Archdiocese's Division of Information Technology

The adoption of standardized applications has set a strong foundation for parish, school, and diocesan management throughout the Archdiocese. This session will discuss the next evolution of these systems and how they will impact how we serve our parishioners, students, parents, teachers, volunteers, donors, and staff.

Presentation I  |  Presentation II


Session 4: Catholic Review -- Update on Comprehensive Communications Plan

Presenter: Chris Gunty, Associate Publisher/Editor, The Catholic Review

Help your parish Get Connected. The new Catholic Review magazine that was launched in December is just one part of a comprehensive communications plan for parishes and the archdiocese. The plan also provides parishes with tools to reach parishioners by email, text, and via an app. Learn more about the changes and how to get -- and keep -- your parish connected to news and other information. Learn how these tools can be helpful for communicating with parishioners during the parish planning process and helping them become missionary disciples. Check out before the presentation for parish resources and more.