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Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Overview
By the numbers
As of September 2023, the Lab counts in its community:
- Over 14,000 chaplains, educators, students, researchers, and more receive our newsletter
- Over 4,000 chaplains in our private Facebook group for networking and support
- Over 200 chaplains have participated in our conversation circles, sponsored by the Fetzer Institute
- Over 2,000 registrants for our series Field Guide for Aspiring Chaplains
- Over 45,000 registrants and attendees at the webinars the Lab has hosted or co-sponsored since its founding in Fall 2018
Our staff includes leadership from academia and chaplaincy education and practice, as well as a robust program of student research assistants from multiple universities and our Internship in Nonprofit Operations.
Our Advisory Group includes leading figures in chaplaincy training, education, and practice, with representatives from numerous sectors of spiritual care, the armed forces, public service, and more.
Where is the Lab?
The Lab is physically located at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and most of our leadership work from Brandeis. Yet our staff, like the rest of our community, is spread out all over the United States.
In Spring 2021 we conducted a community listening survey, which included an optional question on general location. Almost 1,700 members of our community responded, and you can see here where they are:
We also count in our community members from around the world, and we’re actively seeking partnerships to expand the Lab’s knowledge internationally.
Who is in the Lab's community?
In Spring 2021, we conducted a community listening survey to learn more about who takes part in the Lab’s offerings. An incredible 1,700 respondents let us know who they are, where they are, and what they find valuable about the Lab. You can see a few key points below or read the full survey report here.