Board University webinars, presented live, are available at no cost to members and employers who participate in the Benefits Plan.

Engage with Board of Pensions educators from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop to learn about topics important to your well-being through Board University. Our live webinars cover a topic in one of four areas of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, or vocational well-being.

Board University webinars are for pastors, church workers, and employees of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated employers who participate in the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA) — at no cost to you.

Webinars last one hour and require a computer, internet access, and computer speakers or a telephone. Webinar attendees are awarded 50 Call to Health points.

Upcoming Board University webinars

Understanding Survival Patterns in Response to Stress

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET

During this time of uncertainty, many of us have experienced stress as a constant, or all-too-frequent, companion. Depending on the circumstances, stressors illicit varying reactions. Why do people respond to stress in different ways? Depending on personality, implicit memories from early childhood, and lived experiences, we each develop a dominant survival pattern when our stress response is triggered: fight, flight, freeze, or submit. In addition to discussing the neuroscience at the root of these four responses, this one-hour webinar, Rebecca Bryan, DNP, will explore the characteristics of each of these patterns in children and adults as well as offer helpful ways to respond to and support each pattern. This webinar is a follow-up to Understanding Why: Childhood Adversity’s Impact on Adult Well-Being, which is available to view on Board University’s e-learning site, accessed via Benefits Connect.

Rebecca (Becky) Bryan, DNP is the Director of Professional Nursing Development at Rutgers University, Camden. Her passion is to raise interprofessional awareness about trauma-informed approaches to care, particularly about the impact of childhood adversity on adult health and well-being. In 2012 she founded the UrbanPromise Wellness Center in Camden, NJ, with evidence-based initiatives grounded in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research. She is certified in trauma-informed care through Lakeside Global Institute. Dr. Bryan is also the owner of Rebecca Bryan Consulting LLC, where she blogs regularly about the science generated by ACEs research. She has 20 years of experience working in the primary care setting, has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and works with pastors at Presbyterian CREDO wellness conferences.


Registration for the following webinars will be available on this page four to six weeks in advance of the webinar date:

Understanding Medicare, Thursday, August 27, 2020

Just Compensation: Closing the Gender Gap, Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Power of Story: Using Story as the Basis for Aging Well, Tuesday, October 13, 2020

College Funding, Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Having the Talk with Your Parents: Addressing Changes to Health and Care Needs, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Upcoming Fidelity webinars

The following webinars are hosted by Fidelity Investments, administrator of the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Retirement Savings Plan participants receive email invitations to register for these webinars from Fidelity. Members enrolled in the Medical Plan also can register through the Call to Health website.

Basics of How and When To Claim Social Security, Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Webinar recordings

The following webinar recordings are available on Board University’s e-learning site, which you can access by logging into Benefits Connect.

Tax Tips: Tax Reform Changes and 2018 Return Filing
March 13, 2019

Where Two or More Are Gathered:
Clergy Support Networks and Ministerial Well-Being

June 20, 2019

How To Optimize Your Retirement Income Streams
September 18, 2019

Closing the Gender Compensation Gap
October 10, 2019

Leaving Well: Navigating Transitions in Ministry
November 21, 2019

Long-Term Care Coverage: Which Option Is Right for You?
December 5, 2019

Annual Tax Webinar: 2020 Tax Update and Tips for Filing Your Federal Tax Return
March 4, 2020

Stewarding Our Health and Dollars through Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
April 30, 2020

Understanding Why: Childhood Adversity’s Impact on Adult Well-Being  
May 19, 2020.