Social Media and Communications
Improving Inter-Team Communication with Slack® – Steven Miori (Sessions B, C). In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics plus tips and tricks of the communication tool called Slack. Learn how Slack has been a great communication tool here at Champion Forest Baptist Church and decide if Slack would be useful in your own environments.
What’s Missing from Your Organization’s Website and How to Fix It – Holly Tate (Sessions A, B). Your website is a visitor’s first impression. What first impression are you making? Can people find how to worship with you on Sunday within 10 seconds of visiting your website? In this session, Holly will show you the most common website mistakes and how to easily fix them with very little time and money.
50 Practical Social Media Tips to Help Grow Your Organization – Holly Tate (Sessions C, D). Social media is crowded and noisy. There are so many options and you have limited time to commit to them. See how your organization can cut through the noise and reach your community through social media. You’ll walk away from this session with 50+ practical social media tips you can start implementing this week that will help reach your community and grow your organization.
Media and Technology
Cyber Safety Starts with You: Protecting Yourself, Your Business and Your Family – Louis L. Barton (Sessions A, B). This cyber safety presentation provides an overview of the most common cyber risk related issues (including data loss, ransom ware, and fraud) and simple responses to help lessen the impact of these risks to businesses and individuals. The information stresses a common sense approach to cyber risks, and is not technical in nature. The discussion includes a survey of cyber risks associated with home and business computers, smart phones, and other devices connected to the Internet. It also covers ideas for reducing the risk of doing business on the Internet and how to better protect yourself and your family.
PCI DSS Risk Management, Who Owns It? How to Minimize Risk? – Henry Draughon (Sessions C, D). Understanding the levels of PCI DSS can be complex. It doesn’t have to be confusing. This presentation is for directors or managerial personnel that have the responsibilities of implementing policies and procedures and oversight of information technology support. This workshop will cover self-assessment and attestation questionnaires, “cyber” blind spots, recommended priority approaches from qualified security assessors and how to get your incident response plan in place.
IT Roundtable: IT Challenges Facing Organizations Today – Chris Green, Facilitator (Session B). This session, inspired and based on The Church IT Network model, is a meeting of church and ministry IT peers. Come with your challenges and receive proven solutions from your peers! Share your proven solutions with others struggling with challenges you have overcome. Expect to come away encouraged—you are not alone.
Church IT: Strategies & Solutions, Part I – Nick Nicholaou (Session C). Many churches and ministries make costly IT mistakes. These include hardware, software, and other IT strategies. We’ll look at some of the most common and costly mistakes and talk about current and forward-facing strategies. You will be provided solutions to save money, facilitate ministry and reduce stress. Part I will cover IT Volunteers, Training and IT Staff: Insourcing or Outsourcing.
Church IT: Strategies & Solutions, Part II – Nick Nicholaou (Session D). This workshop is a continuation of Part I about the costly IT mistakes made by many churches and ministries. We will continue to discuss current and forward-facing strategies while providing solutions to save money, facilitate ministry and reduce stress. Part II will cover Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Making Wi-Fi Work and the Security Sweet Spot.
Demystifying PCI Compliance – Nick Nicholaou (Session A). PCI Compliance is a costly headache! This session will help managers and those responsible for PCI compliance understand the issues and provide clarity to this confusing requirement. What are the requirements? What are the steps to compliance? How can your costs be minimized?