August 5-10, 2019 | 0800 – 1700

255 Clifton Blvd.
Westminster, Maryland 21157

Course Registration

Course Registration $530/Attendee

Course Purpose

By definition, a chaplain is simply a “minister in the workplace” which performs a secular purpose. These chaplains are clergy who usually serve in specialized settings such as first responder (law enforcement, EMS, military, etc.) and community (district attorney, schools, hospital, hospice, prisons, corrections, corporations, etc). As specially trained clergy, Chaplains seek to encourage others while ministering to the whole person, addressing a person’s spiritual, physical and emotional needs. Chaplaincy is a bridge where both a secular and spiritual purpose is served within an organization and is a highly specialized ministry. Chaplains operate at the cutting edge where ministry and social structures intersect.

National Center Chaplain Development provides organizational development, training, and practical response to individuals and organizations in crisis. Trained chaplains working within a triad of care consisting of mental health, peer support and chaplains, provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual support following a critical incident.

Topics Covered


  • Theology Basis
  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • Core Values



  • Perceptions
  • Principles
  • Content & Context



  • Ethics
  • Legal

Affiliate Partners

Armed Forces Mission
Grace School of Theology
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
International Conference of Police Chaplains
Living Shield Ministries
The Counseling Team International
The Stronger Alliance
The Joyful Child Foundation


  • Understanding Stress
  • Intro to Crisis Intervention
  • Communication
  • Stress Management Techniques 



  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress


  • Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Death Notification

  • Addictions
  • Suicide


  • Resiliency, Compassion, Fatigue, Burnout
  • Wedding
  • Funerals

  • Domestic Violence
  • Child / Elder Abuse

Continuing Education

National Center for Chaplain Development approves this course for 27 hours of instructor-based EMS Continuing Education for Paramedics and EMT’s, CE Provider #30-0120.

This course is also endorsed by the California State Firefighters association Additionally, this course has been approved for submission of 4.5 CEU’s with the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

Course Facilitator

Sr. Chaplain Ken Schlenker, Founder CAREForce I [email protected]

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