Our Parish Family Training
Training Is Important
Our Parish Family is a very comprehensive program designed to meet all of the needs of a parish office. As with any comprehensive program, training is necessary in order to fully utilize all of the features in Our Parish Family. With that in mind, we strive to provide training that is affordable and easy to obtain. We feel that training is important, and as a result, 3 hours of Getting Started on-line training is mandatory with the purchase of Our Parish Family. Several types of training are available to all users of Our Parish Family. Whether you are a new secretary taking over the responsibilities of Our Parish Family or perhaps you are a Pastoral Minister or Priest who wants to be able to use Our Parish Family independent of your secretary, we have a training method that will meet your needs.
What Training Is Available?
We offer 3 types of training:
What Is On-Line Training
On-Line training takes place over the Internet through our web-conference website. By connecting to our web conference site, you will be able to see the trainer’s computer screen on your computer. The trainer will give step by step instructions over the telephone as you watch on your computer and talk back and forth with the trainer. You do not need Our Parish Family on the computer that you are using for the training. As a result, you can participate in this on-line training from any computer that has high-speed Internet and a telephone near by. This type of training has the added advantage of avoiding travel time and costs. A maximum of 5 students share the teleconference call with the trainer. The cost varies depending on the duration of the course and the number of students. We have had very favourable feedback from students using this type of training method.
Classroom training takes place at our computer labs in London and Windsor. Each student has a computer and there is a maximum of 8 students per class. We require a minimum of 4 students before we will schedule a class. There is no charge for classroom training.
We provide personalized on-line training over the Internet to meet your specific needs. Because it is over the Internet you have the added advantage of avoiding travel time and costs. The fee for this type of personalized course is $75 for the first hour and $20 for every 15 minutes after that, with a minimum cost of $75. If need be you can also make arrangements to have a trainer come to your office. The cost for on-site training will be arranged but it will include the cost for the trainer's time as well as travel costs.