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.

Coping with the Impact of Racial Injustice

Thursday, June 9, 2-3 p.m. ET
Suggested audience: All plan members, spouses, and surviving spouses

Violent acts of racial injustice can shake the core of our humanity and trigger many emotions. In this webinar, we’ll review stress reactions and share strategies for maintaining our well-being as we try to process what we’re experiencing. We’ll also discuss how to talk to children about their concerns.

About the presenter

Dr. Gladys Smith, PsyD, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist, somatic trauma therapist, Master Addiction Counselor, and a registered yoga and meditation teacher. She is a trauma therapist and relationship and sexual violence therapist for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Counseling program. Dr. Smith is also a 27-year veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a Chief Petty Officer (HMC) hospital corpsman, therapist, and trainer in healthcare and wellness.

Upcoming webinars

  • Burnout, ​July 14
  • Stewarding Our Resources, ​August 11
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, ​September 8
  • Caring for Elderly and Disabled Loved Ones, ​October 13
  • Teaching Financial Literacy, ​November 10

Webinar recordings

The following webinar recordings are available as standalone courses in Board University's e-learning content library, which you can access by logging into Benefits Connect. Upcoming webinars to be held live this year will later be available as recordings.

  • Taking Charge of Your Healthcare
  • Tax Tips: 2022 Tax Update and Federal Tax Return
  • Healthy Bodies: Thinking Beyond our Weight Series
  • Financial Preparation for Aging Parents
  • Relationships & Money
  • Estate Planning for Ministers
  • Building Financial Resiliency in the Black Community
  • 웨비나: 은퇴 계획 (Planning for Retirement)
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Being Your Own Healthcare Advocate
  • College Planning: Birth to Graduation
  • Having the Talk with Your Parents