Periodically the National Office will hold Continuing Education sessions for program leaders and BeFrienders.
Current BeFriender Ministry National Office Events
Loss of Dreams, Ambiguity, a Pandemic, and Resiliency
- Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
- Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm CDT
- Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or office. Prior to October 14, you will receive an email link to attend the virtual event.
- Audience: Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to register!
- Fee: $20 per person
Learn more about Loss of Dreams, Ambiguity, a Pandemic, and Resiliency and Register
Disruptive changes are commonplace and challenging. Resiliency is required, though not always easy to activate. Coping well can be all the more challenging when the changes include loss of dreams for individuals and families and the ambiguity of an on-going pandemic.
In this practical session, participants will be presented with perspectives and tools useful at times like these. Stress overload, daily worries, and grief will be addressed along with honest hope and resiliency practices.
Virtual BeFriender Candidate Training
Program Leaders have the option for BeFriender Candidates to be trained by Barb Schwery, Executive Director of BeFriender Ministry. Candidates must participate in all training dates within the session selected. All times indicated are Central Time. Fee: $180 per candidate plus training materials.