Model Policies: Praesidium Training & Modules
All members of our parishes and organizations are strongly encouraged to take the four modules of Safe Church, Safe Communities called Universal Training. Universal Training modules plus any combination of five other modules are required to be in certain roles or positions on parish staffs, as volunteers, or in parish or diocesan leadership.
Please understand the assignment of modules comes from The Episcopal Church's Task Force on the development of Model Policies and are distributed to all Episcopal Dioceses through the Safe Church, Safe Communities Office of The Episcopal Church.
Modules required for individuals based on role are part of Appendix A, and a supplemental chart has been provided with specific role, position, and job titles covering a wide range of possibilities within most churches and organizations.
As with Appendix A (approved on March 31st, 2022 by Executive Council) and the Model Policies for the Diocese of East Carolina, (adopted on November 20, 2020 by Executive Council), the training module requirements listed in the chart are the baseline. Individuals must complete the minimum training requirements for their role or position. Parish and Organizations may require, based on context, that individuals complete additional Praesidium Safe Church, Safe Community modules.
Invitation Templates for Learners (updated August 23, 2022)