2022 Career Advancement Series

The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is collaborating with the Carpenter Foundation to strengthen and diversify what we call the “pipeline” of spiritual care providers. To this aim, early career chaplains and students exploring chaplaincy are encouraged to sign up for the Mentorship Lunch & Learn sessions below.

In 2022, these sessions will specifically focus on chaplaincy in healthcare. Two leading chaplains will host an hour long session to answer questions and engage in candid discussion about their day to day work, strategies to ease the pathway to their career level, both challenging and fulfilling aspects of their workplaces, and how early career chaplains might strategize to thrive and advance.

Participants are encouraged to come with questions and grow their professional network.

BIPOC early career chaplains and students are encouraged to attend a special session hosted by Ylisse Bess and Lex Cade-White, as detailed below.

Session 1: Getting Started as a Staff / Line Chaplain

(1-10 years’ experience)

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

12-1 PM Eastern

Megan Pike

Gundersen Health

Scott Martin

Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital

Session 2: Growing as a Staff / Line Chaplain

(10-20 years’ experience)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

12-1 PM Eastern

Nina Redl

Bryan Health

Session 3: Pastoral / Spiritual Care Management

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

12-1 PM Eastern

Registrants may also be interested in the Certificate in Spiritual Care Management and Leadership, offered by our colleagues at Transforming Chaplaincy. Learn more here.

William Simpson

INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

Andrew Tressler

Carilion Clinic

Session 4: CPE Management and Direction

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

12-1 PM Eastern

Jawad Bayat

Penn Medicine Princeton House

Mary Martha Thiel

Hebrew SeniorLife

Session 5: Spiritual Care and Institutional Mission

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

12-1 PM Eastern

Ron Oliver

Norton Healthcare

Caesar Rentie

Methodist Health System

SPECIAL SESSION: BIPOC Students and Early Career Chaplains

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

12-1 PM Eastern

Alice Cabotaje

Massachusetts General Hospital

Lex Cade-White

Advocate Aurora Healthcare

Registration questions may be directed to Grace Last, Lab Department Coordinator, at gracelast@brandeis.edu. All other questions should be directed to Michael Skaggs, Lab Director of Programs, at mskaggs@brandeis.edu.