Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Program

The Presbytery of Genesee Valley Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Program is a mandatory educational training program designed to continue our collective learning and growth in understanding and living into healthy relational boundaries.


Three Aspects of the PGV Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training Program


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2024 Training Dates & Details

The following people are required to take this training in 2024:


1.)  All Ministers of Word and Sacrament who are members of the Presbytery or have permission to labor within its bounds

2.)  All Inquirers and Candidates for Ministry

3.)  All Certified Christian Educators

4.)  All Commissioned Pastors

5.)  All Presbytery employees

6.)   All individuals approved for the Pulpit Supply List

7.)  All individuals serving on the Committee on Ministry

8.)  All individuals serving on the Committee on Preparation for Ministry

9.)  All individuals serving on the Pastoral Care Committee (or its successor)

10.) All individuals serving on the Big Picture Team

11.) All individuals serving on the PGV Personnel Committee

12.) All individuals serving on the PGV Permanent Judicial Commission

13.) All individuals serving on the PGV Trustees


After the initial training in 2024, individuals are required to be recertified at a minimum of every three years.


Sexual Misconduct Prevention POLICY Training

Presenters: Kevin Hershey, Elaine Loggi, Susan Orr, Anne Waasdorp

    • Saturday, March 2, 2024, via Zoom–at Congregational Learning Day–9 -10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (limit 24) REGISTER HERE
    • Wednesday, March 13, 2024, via Zoom, 9:30-11 a.m. (limit 24) REGISTER HERE
    • Saturday, April 20, 2024, in person at Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian – following the stated Presbytery meeting REGISTER HERE
    • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, via Zoom, 6:30-8 p.m. (limit 24) REGISTER HERE
    • Thursday, May 9, 2024, via Zoom, 1-2:30 p.m. (limit 24) REGISTER HERE

One week prior to the training, all registrants will receive an email containing a description of “homework” that shall be completed prior to the training.



Boundaries Awareness Training: PART 1 and PART 2

Presenter: Rev. Janice Fitzgerald, via Zoom

    • Option #1:  Wednesdays, March 20 and March 27, 2024, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Option #2:  Thursdays, April 25 and May 2, 2024, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Option #3:  Tuesdays, June 4 and June 11, 2021, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

                                    Note:  You must attend both classes to complete the training.


Download Boundaries Awareness Training Flyer


NOTE: Training sessions can be taken in any order, all sessions must be taken by 12/31/24.


NOTE: In the event that an individual fails to complete this mandatory training, the appropriate council, committee, or overseeing body will be informed, including the Master Insurance Policy carrier if applicable, and clergy cards will be withheld when applicable. The Presbytery and/or its committees may impose additional consequences including being placed on unpaid administrative leave, change in membership status, or exclusion from certain forms of service within the Presbytery until such training is completed.


NOTE: The annual mandated NYS Employee Sexual Harassment Training is offered separately from the PGV hosted training listed above. That training and certification meets NYS requirements and will need to be completed separately.


See Related Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policies