Next Session Begins February 2, 2022

Spend five low-impact weeks learning to streamline your directory data management process, save time, decrease stress, and build a beautiful, functional product.

Directory managers, designers and production staff responsible for gathering directory content and formatting it for the production process will:

  • create and format a database to store, structure, and organize directory data.

  • learn to import/export data from the database.

  • organize and simplify pre-production formatting.

  • map fields to style sheets and build templates.

  • import directory data into InDesign.

Trainer: Kilian Schalk of PurpleGray Consulting

Timeline: Five Weeks Starting February 2

Week 1: Data Management Seminar (11:30 CT – all participants)

Week 2: Data Management Experiment Check-in (Team call – times TBD)

Week 3: Import Data Seminar (11:30 CT – all participants)

Week 4: Import Data Experiment Check-in (Team call – times TBD)

Week 5: Integrate Data into the Production Process (11:30 CT – all participants)

Participants: Up to Ten Directory Teams

Fees: $100 per team for Catholic Media Association members; $875 per team for non-members.

$100 per half-hour Individual Zoom Meeting (Required of any participant who has not completed the CMA's fifteen-week Digital Transformation Seminar Series.)

Registration: contact Rob DeFrancesco at