Training Programs and Professional Development Opportunities

The Catholic Media Association is a leader in supporting, strengthening, and promoting Catholic journalists and media professionals. We are pleased to offer training programs for CMA members at a low cost, made possible thanks to the USCCB Catholic Communication Campaign. Please watch for updates throughout the year.


Winter / Spring 2023 Programming

Jan. 25, 2023

CMA/PR Training Academy Crisis Communications Webinar

Join us for a new webinar in January, led by the PR Training Academy and the CMA. We are hosting a talk with crisis comms experts to learn tips and tricks of crisis media management.


Starts Feb. 7, 2023

Crisis Media Interview Skills

This training provides participants with the confidence to handle difficult interviews and the ability to maintain and position an organization’s message through highly interactive training.


Starts Feb. 8, 2023

Crisis Communications Strategies

Crisis Management planning is the process that organizations use to prepare for crisis events. Through that preparation, they can exercise some control over the event outcomes, and mitigate damage.


Starts Feb. 15, 2023

The CMA Digital Transformation Seminar Series

Today’s reality requires a multi-channel workflow. And this program will help you manage it. Join the dozens of Catholic publishers and dioceses who have moved their operations to a new level… and transform how your content connects with your readers.


Starts March 8, 2023

Workflow Transformation for Diocesan Directories

Now is the time to start planning your next Diocesan Directory! Spend five low-intensity weeks learning to streamline your directory data management process, save time, decrease stress, and build a beautiful, functional product. Space is limited! Reserve your spot today.



The Change Agenda: Move With Focus

Learn how to articulate goals; align your day-to-day operations with those goals; encourage coordinated, flexible teamwork; and open up a big picture view across your organization that will help everyone stay on target.