Training Events

Ministry in an Age of Pandemic
Peer to Peer Crisis Intervention
9/16/20 ONLINE



Enhancing Resilience
6/17/2020 ONLINE (4 Hours) NEW CLASS – ONLINE
7/20/2020 ONLINE (4 Hours) NEW CLASS – ONLINE
8/5/2020 ONLINE (4 Hours) NEW CLASS – ONLINE

10/8/2020 ONLINE (1 Day) NEW CLASS – ONLINE
Crisis Care During Traumatic Grief
10/7/2020 ONLINE



2020 ONLINE Coming soon
2020 ONLINE Coming soon
Operational Stress First Aid*
2/1 Phoenix, AZ SOLD OUT
2/7 League City, TX SOLD OUT
2/27 Oklahoma City, OK SOLD OUT
6/5 Tulsa, OK COVID-19 Cancellation
Managing Relationships During Crisis
2/6 League City, TX SOLD OUT
9/23/2020 ONLINE
DTC 101 Disaster Training Center: Foundation for Disaster Response – One Day
2/25 Sugarland, TX SOLD OUT
8/11/2020 ONLINE
DTC 102 Disaster Training Center: Spiritual Paramedics – Two Days
8/12-13/2020 ONLINE
Crisis Care in Cultural Diversity One Day
9/17/2020 ONLINE
Crisis Care in Cultural Diversity Two Days
3/19-20 Vacaville, CA COVID-19 Cancellation
8/4-5 Thomasville, NC COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
11/3-4 San Antonio, TX Registration not open yet
CISM: Individual Crisis Intervention*      
2020 TX                                    By invitation only
CISM: Group Crisis Intervention*
 2/18-19 Anchorage, AK
 2020 Barrigada, Guam
 8/17-18/2020 ONLINE                                   SOLD OUT
CISM: Individual  & Group Crisis Intervention in 3 Days (GRIN) *      
1/14-16 Littleton, CO   SOLD OUT
5/12-14 Columbia, KY COVID-19 Cancellation
6/2-4 Tulsa, OK COVID-19 Cancellation
9/19-21 Edinburg, TX COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
CISM: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
3/9-10 Houston, TX CLOSED
6/9-10 Florence, OR COVID-19 Cancellation
7/14-15 Reno, NV COVID-19 Cancellation
9/17-18 Virginia Beach, VA COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
2020 TX
CISM: Emotional Spiritual Care in Disasters*
CISM: Stress Management for Trauma Provider
3/17-18 Vacaville, CA COVID-19 Cancellation


Watch for reschedule update

7/16-17 Reno, NV COVID-19 Cancellation
2020 MO
CISM: Grief Following Trauma
2/4-5 League City, TX
 2/20-21 Anchorage, AK
 6/13-14/2019 Littleton, CO COVID-19 Cancellation
2020 CA
2020 CA
CISM: Advanced Individual Crisis Intervention
3/3-4 Anchorage, AK
9/22-23 Hillsboro, OR COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
10/6-7 San Pedro, CA COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
CISM: Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
3/5-6 Anchorage, AK
8/11-12 Ontario, CA COVID-19 Cancellation
2020 Texas Registration not available yet
9/15-16 Virginia Beach, VA COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
9/24-25 Hillsboro, OR COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
10/8-9 San Pedro, CA COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
CISM: Strategic Response to Crisis
1/30-31 Mesa, AZ
8/6-7 Thomasville, NC COVID-19 Postponement – Info soon
8/13-14 Ontario, CA COVID-19 Cancellation
11/5-6 San Antonio, TX Registration open 8/3 – Tentative
CISM: Managing School Crisis
1/28-29 Mesa, AZ
6/11-12 Florence, OR COVID-19 Cancellation
2020 Texas Registration not available yet
CISM: Spiritual Psychological First Aid (TSA*and ICISF)
9/1-2 Concord, CA Registration not available yet
2020 Sydney, Australia
CISM: Law Enforcement Perspectives for the Trauma Provider
CISM: Workplace Violence
Ministry in an Age of Pandemic
6/16/20 ONLINE NEW CLASS – ONLINE                    
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy*
1/24-25 West Hills, CA
2/28-29 Oklahoma City, OK
7/10-11 ONLINE
8/21-22 Northborough, MA
9/11-12 Oklahoma City, OK – Tentative
Resilience for Stress Management
  Sydney, Australia By invitation only
  Melbourne, Australia By invitation only
Psychological First Aid (SAMHSA)
Advanced Rapid Response DR Chaplain Response
2020 CA By invitation only
CA Blue Cap: Chaplain Leadership
1/10 Fresno, CA By invitation only
Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Fundamentals

Oil Patch Chaplaincy*

Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Refresher Exercise
Disaster Relief Chaplain-Train the Trainer Invitation Only
Operational Stress First Aid-Train the Trainer Invitation Only
Conference Presentations
1/10-11 CA DR Roundtable, Fresno, CA
3/21 Bellville, TX
5/20 National VOAD, Phoenix, AZ
6/11-12 Florence, OR
9/29 IFOC, Temple, TX – COVID-19 Postponed
10/13-16 El Paso, TX
10/9 Houston Methodist Hospital West, Houston, TX
  Sydney, Australia
  Melbourne, Australia

Downloadable 2020.Teaching Schedule  in pfd format

31 thoughts on “Training Events

  1. I heard there is a training session in December in Arizona. When will that info be posted? Want to register but don’t want to miss the discount price deadline. Any info will be appreciated.

    • We now have many chaplains who serve Roughnecks in the oil fields, who serve executives in oil companies, and serve business folks in the para-oil industry. Oklahoma has a formalized group called Oil Patch Chaplaincy – chaplains are highly trained in crisis intervention because there are many severe accidents and fatalities in the oil field.

  2. Hello Naomi,

    It is your classmate Chip just saying hello and wishing you well. I am interested in the Advanced Group and Strategic Response that is listed on the website. I know you are very busy but am praying that God in his infinite mercy allows you the strength and fortitude to persevere with your teaching schedule. Gods richest blessings to you and yours. Hope to see you soon.


    • Great to hear from you ol’ classmate! I’m sorry to say the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention course is not presently scheduled. However, if you know a group who would like to sponsor that class, I would be pleased to discuss it with them. Meanwhile, there are several California courses still on the calendar for this year. Hope to see you at one of them!

  3. Kern County Fire Dept. found your workshop in Fresno VERY informative. We are ready to register for the Feb 3-4 2014 Strategic Response workshop in Atascadero. When may we sign up? Thanks, Deborah Johnson

    • WE have 16 participants registered from your group at Kern County Fire Department. There is still available if you have anyone else interested in participating in The Strategic Response course.

  4. Hi Naomi,
    Hope your Thanksgiving was good and your Christmas is even better! I see your Strategic class in Feb. is tentative. If it happens, I would like to take it. Thank you, Naomi.
    Brad Dorton

  5. Diaster Chaplin class. Scott. AZ Mar.14 and 15th Would you sign me up please.
    Pam Palmer 815 N. Blue Spruce Cir. Payson, AZ. 85541
    928-472-7734 I go to the church on Randall place, pine AZ. Pastor John Lake

  6. Hi Naomi,

    I would like to register for the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention course on 5/1-2/2014 in Texas. How do I go abou that. Also, are you teaching this course anytime earlier than May anywhere in the US? Thank you for your time.

    • Thank you for your interest in this CISM course. The hosting agency has not confirmed details regarding this course yet. As soon as the details are confirmed I will send those to you (they’ll also be posted here at Sorry to say I am not presently scheduled to teach this anywhere else before May. Thanks, again!

  7. Dear Naomi,
    When is the CISM Chaplain Training in Phoenix? Ron Conn & I would like to attend to finish our Chaplain Program.
    Jim McAvoy

    • Hello, Jim,
      Thank you for your interest in Chaplain training in Phoenix. I’m teaching several CISM classes in the Phoenix area. CISM: Workplace Violence on Sept. 30; CISM: Group Crisis Intervention on Oct. 1-2; CISM: Individual and Peer Support on Oct. 3-4. You can find flyers and registration forms on this site very soon. Hope you will be in one of those classes!

    • Hello, Chaplain Hitchcock,
      Thank you for this expression of interest in the Grief Following Trauma course. I’m teaching it several times this year, but not in Arizona. I think it could be a real possibility to offer it in Tucson next year. Let’s dialogue about this. I’ll contact you by email from this point forward. Naomi

      • Good news, Chaplain Hitchcock. The Grief Following Trauma course is scheduled in Payson (just north of Phoenix) on July 24-25, 2015. Registration form is available on the website. Naomi

  8. I cannot thank you enough for your service to our WORLD! These past 3 days were so inspiring!
    My son is mailing his registration form for the upcoming October 27-29, 2016, Riverside CISM Individual/Group course. The two of us would love to attend the upcoming San Luis Obispo Suicide Prevention & Intervention conference however we could not find the registration form.
    Please advise and safe travels ~ Donna Dichirico

    • Donna, Thank you for your kind words. It was great to be with you, too. The website is being updated, but meanwhile, I’ll send you the registration forms directly. Thanks for asking about these courses.

  9. You mentioned a training opportunity in Friendswood, Texas this coming February. Where can I find some details and what website do I need to go too or who do I need to contact?

  10. Hi,
    When will a Disaster Relief Chaplaincy course be available in California, specifically San Diego or other Southern California areas?
    Best regards,
    Valeria Thompson

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