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Sexual Harassment & Misconduct Training (Clergy & Christian Educators)

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, in an effort to further the peace, unity, and purity of the church through the establishment of preventive measures to protect individuals against sexual misconduct within the church, has adopted a Sexual Misconduct Policy.

All clergypersons (Ministers in Full Connection, Ministers on Trial, or candidates for Admission on Trial or received from another denomination) must attend the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct training provided by their Episcopal District.  The failure to attend such seminars will result in the clergy member being ineligible to be given a pastoral assignment and/or placed on unpaid administration leave.

Please register below by selecting your preferred method (live or on-demand) and date of training. 

The LIVE sessions via Zoom (1.5 hr) are available:

  • Friday, June 21, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thursday, June 27, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Friday, June 28, 2024, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The one-hour on-demand session is available 24 hours a day during the following dates: 

  • Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 28, 2024 (Noon)

There will be a short survey at the close of each session. You are required to complete the survey to receive your certificate of attendance.

  • Learning Objectives Review the Sexual Misconduct Policy for Ordained Clergy Persons in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church• Define sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse.• Discuss applicable laws.• Explore examples of behaviors that violate the Sexual Misconduct Policy• Recognizing how our humanity and other factors put clergy at risk for actions that violate the Sexual Misconduct Policy• Identify interpersonal characteristics and behavior patterns that increase risk.• Understand the investigation process and support resources that can be used during an investigation.• Discuss a process for assessing risk factors in congregations and other environmental factors.• Explore the use of consultation in risk mitigation.• Discuss healthy coping and problem-solving during investigations.• Discuss the importance of clergy support.• Identify pastoral self-care strategies.• Identify accountability partners.

  • Session Facilitators: Dolores Tarver, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist & Attorney Bernard Snell, President, Judicial Council CME Church

  • Virtual Technology Requirements:

  • Desktop/Laptop or Mobile Device

  • Access to Zoom

  • Webcam (for LIVE session)

  • Internet Connection

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