NetVUE Webinars

NetVUE hosts a series of webinars on topics related to vocational exploration and discernment. These webinars engage leaders in various fields who share knowledge and best practices in their areas of expertise. Most webinars include practical tips for initiating, developing, or strengthening programming for students and/or professional development for faculty members and staff on NetVUE member campuses.

Most webinars are recorded and are available through the NetVUE Online Network Community. Webinars with recordings are linked; click on the webinar title to be taken to the Community Network Site, which requires a login. For information on accessing the site, follow this link.

Vocational Discernment as a Wellness Tool

October 26, 2022
Panelists: Elizabeth Kubek, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Debra Minsky-Kelly, Carthage College.

The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive

February 22, 2022
A conversation with author Patrick Reyes, Senior Director of Learning Design at the Forum for Theological Exploration.

The Push and Pull of Vocation in The Chair

October 4, 2021
Panelists: Michael Cartwright, University of Indianapolis, and Kirsten Oh, Azusa Pacific University.

Vocation and the First Year Experience

June 22, 2021
Panelists: Bridget Draxler, St. Olaf College; Cassandra Owens, Lane College; and Betsy Verhoeven, Susquehanna University.

Charting Vocation and Belonging in Racial America

March 22, 2021
Featured speaker: Willie James Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University. This plenary address was part of the NetVUE 2021 Unconference.

The NetVUE Big Read: A Conversation with the Authors of Living Vocationally

March 22, 2021
An interview-style conversation with Hannah Schell and Erin VanLaningham and co-authors Paul Wadell and Charlie Pinches. This session was part of the NetVUE 2021 Unconference.

Multiple Identities and Multiple Calls: Intersectionality and Vocation(s)

March 22, 2021
Panelists: Kara Baylor, Carthage College, and Caryn Riswold, Wartburg College. This webinar was part of the NetVUE 2021 Unconference.

‘Good Enough’ Pedagogy in a Time of Crisis

March 22, 2021
Panelists: Jacqueline Bussie, Concordia College; Esteban Loustaunau, Assumption University; and Amy Santas, Muskingum University. This webinar was part of the NetVUE 2021 Unconference.

The Scientific Vocation in a Time of Crisis

December 3, 2020
Panelists: Lindsey Bosko-Dunbar, St. Norbert College; Jeff R. Brown, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; and Judy B. Ericksen, Elizabethtown College.

Adapting Your NetVUE Grant to Present Realities

October 15, 2020
Grant directors from five NetVUE institutions describe the changes they made to adjust some aspects of their vocational reflection and discernment programming for students and the professional development opportunities for faculty members and staff.

Transitions: Navigating our Vocations in an Uncertain Present

September 22, 2020
Panelists: Brian Ammons, Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life, Warren Wilson College; Kara Baylor, Campus Pastor and Director, Center for Faith and Spirituality, Carthage College; and Courtney Dorroll, Assistant Professor of Religion and Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Wofford College.

Courageous Texts, Courageous Teaching

July 28, 2020
Panelists: Teresa Grettano, The University of Scranton; Esteban Loustaunau, Assumption University; and Jason Stevens, Cornerstone University

Fighting the Good Fight: Social Justice, Activism, and Vocation

July 14, 2020
Panelists: Chris Arguedas, Occidental College; LaShonda Gurley, Bluffton University; Kevin Lavender, Jr., Cornerstone University; and Jason Mahn, Augustana College (IL)

Theological Responses to the Pandemic

June 17, 2020
Panelists: Younus Y. Mirza, Shenandoah University; Rachel Mikva, Chicago Theological Seminary; Deanna Thompson, St. Olaf College; and Paul Wadell, St. Norbert College