COVID-19

Registration Open for Virtual Summer Events

Monday, 4/27/2020

Learn more about each event below and from your supervisor, who will receive more details on Wednesday in the Senior Leader News. Registration for all events closes May 18.

  • Catalyze Online: For our summer national staff development event, we're reducing the price and number of courses but expanding course capacity. Take your skills to the next level with "Mission Coaching" or "Holy Spirit and Witness"! (If you were hoping to take the MHA-compliant theology course, plans are underway to offer it later in the summer. More details coming soon.)
  • ONS Online: Orientation for New Staff is such a pivotal event as new staff connect to the national movement. Let's make sure this year's class still experiences that connection. We are actively designing a unique and robust experience that will have live and online components that can still fulfill the overall purpose of ONS.
  • NADT Online: New Area Director Training will focus on Area Director's leadership in four key areas; leading self, leading mission/work, leading others, and leading in an organization. We will also create space for character development through our structured times of prayer, scripture, fellowship, and reflection.

Staff Summer Programs Going Digital

Monday, 4/20/2020

Orientation for New Staff, New Area Director Training, and New Regional Director Training will be held online, and each event will be shortened to accommodate this virtual environment. We’ll make a decision soon regarding the status of Catalyze (formerly NISET). Please keep the previous dates on your calendar as we adjust our plans. Next week, we will provide more registration details for all summer events. We look forward to serving you in these unique, challenging times. 
 

A note about summer Staff Training programs and COVID-19

Tuesday, 3/17/2020

With the spread of COVID-19, we are closely monitoring its development, particularly as it pertains to gathering groups of staff in Madison this summer for ONS, Catalyze, NADT and NRDT. We are staying informed by our risk assessment protocol and Overseas Crisis Management Teams, as well as through a group of senior leaders who are meeting daily to talk about developments and next steps. We are also monitoring information from the CDC, WHO, and Madison Public Health departments. We will be reviewing the situation regularly and will be interacting with senior leaders to make decisions about any changes in our plans, but as of right now we are moving forward in planning our summer programs and keeping registration open. Our proposal is to have attendees wait on booking their travel to Madison while the situation continues to unfold. We will plan to notify attendees by May 1, 2020 if it’s okay to move forward in booking travel. Until then, we advise participants to register as planned and to stay updated with InterVarsity’s staff site page related to the coronavirus.