New Member Care Staff: Getting Started Right

Most new Member Care staff come into their position in an organization with a lot of ideas, passion, and concern. But over the first year or more, they run into organizational realities, such as time, funds, priorities, crisis, which end up de-energizing the first blush of excitement. This course is designed to help the newcomer (in their new assignment under two years) understand and navigate the transition into the organization effectively. We will be addressing questions like the following:

  1. Counseling, consulting, training, mentoring -- where do I begin?
  2. Developing reasonable and practical privacy and confidentiality management strategies
  3. Current MC policy review and adjustment
  4. Managing organizational conflict around Member CHD issues

These and others issues will be processed as they arise out of the members of the class.

A 4 session monthly virtual classroom for New (or newer) mission organization member Care/ Health/ Development staff.

Thursdays, 8:30AM California, Pacific time - Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7 - One hour in length.

Class size limited to 20 participants. If this number is exceeded, additional class times may be considered.

Cost: $150



This course is only for Crosswired members. Already a Crosswired member? Sign In Here.

Dr Brent Lindquist

Dr Brent Lindquist


Brent Lindquist, Ph.D., President, Link Care Center. Misison Advisor, Missio Nexus, and Global Learning Architect for Member Health, Crosswired. Brent works with mission agencies globally, consulting in member Health, training, and crisis response issues. On behalf of Missio Nexus, he conducts Member Health Audits for member mission agencies. This course has come largely from the questions, needs, and concerns of audited agencies.

As an adult, wearing the label and license of a psychologist, Brent has spent over 30 years helping people in their healing journeys, looking at atlernative behaviors and thoughts. He has also spent a lot of time as a cross-cultural consultant, trainer, and coach, helping people expand their ability to cross cultural boundaries effectively.

Brent also serves on the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Fellowship of Mission Agencies [EFMA], Avante Health Care Network [Fresno, CA], and on the Advisory Board and Editorial Boards of the Evangelism and Missions Information Service, Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Brent frequently conducts training workshops and speaks at professional conferences and events all over the world. In addition, he continues to write learning curriculum and produce and international radio program for Trans World Radio-Europe.

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