Crisis Communications for Catholic Organizations

Start date: April 20, 2022


Crisis in an inevitable part of any organization’s life, and at some point, all organizations will face one. Advance preparation and planning are the key to navigating a crisis and protecting reputation. The PR Training Academy offers training that is specifically tailored to the needs of Catholic organizations and responds to the types of crises that challenge them. Join us for our six-week training course, supported by the Catholica Media Association. 

Running for six weeks, two-hour sessions each week, at 2 p.m. Central.

  • What is a Crisis?
  • Crisis Management Planning
  • Levels of Crisis 
  • Why You Need a Plan
  • Characteristics of a Crisis Management Plan 
  • Crisis Communication Examples 

Cost: $300 per person for Catholic Media Association members; $1,250 per person for non-members.

Registration questions? Email Rob DeFrancesco:

Program-specific questions? Email Colette Newport, The PR Training Academy:


Crisis Communications Trainer: Iris Kavanagh, MSc

Iris Kavanagh is a leading Marketeer and Communications professional, owner of Pennypop marketing agency and also a Director at KC Services Ireland, a family events and corporate services business shared with her husband. Iris holds a Masters (hons) from TU Dublin in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics and Exec Diploma in Strategic Digital Marketing and a Diploma in Public Relations and Event Management.

Alongside her career in Marketing and Communications, Iris has a deep passion for sustainability and well-being and was named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Irish Cancer Society and Environmental Manager of the Year by the Irish Hospitality Institute.