Does having the Online Safe Ministry course remove the opportunity to share experiences and have “real discussions”

Online training encourages and facilitates a range of ways for participants to interact including reflection segments, webinars, at the local parish level or directly with the Safe Ministry team (the PSU).  Some examples of these methods are:

  1. Webinars – Short for Web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using video conferencing software. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements: the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time.
  2. Local parish level – Participants are encouraged to look more closely into their Safe Ministry practices in their parish. This may require participants to talk with people from within their ministry area, other ministries, or with their Rectors or Parish Council. Everyone is involved in creating a community where we practice Safe Ministry and we encourage this to be discussed throughout the life of the parish regularly.
  3. Opportunity for direct access to the Safe Ministry Training Team (the PSU) – our team is here to serve you with any matters you have relating with Safe Ministry. Throughout the course the participant has different opportunities to connect with an appropriate person in the team.