• Third Thursdays Webinars

    Monthly programs on a wide range of topics.


    Just as our Publishing Company and Adjunct Company Members have had to adapt to changing technologies, churches that aren’t meeting in person due to the pandemic and bookstores that have reduced their hours for in-person shopping, PCPA has adapted, too, by launching our Third Thursdays webinar program!


    Just as the name implies, these are 1-hour webinars on a wide range of topics of interest to those publishing for Protestant Christians. Generally, the facilitator speaks or offers a PowerPoint or video for 20 to 40 minutes, then the balance of the time is reserved for discussion and Q&A among the participants.


    Pre-registration is required. Just email PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis with the Third Thursday webinars you want to attend and she’ll send you the registration information. Best of all? These webinars are all FREE for employees of PCPA member companies and are generally available about one week after the event at the PCPA Vimeo channel.


    Accelerate Revenue Growth by 

    Eliminating Data Silos

    Thursday, June 2, 2022

    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Data silos occur when different departments within the same organization are using different data sources and/or tools to do their work, and the results significantly reduce profitable production and hurt growth.


    knkSoftware CEO Sebastian Mayeres will explore ways publishers can eliminate harmful data silos. Key takeaways:

    Identify where your organization is blocked by data silos, understand how to eliminate them, and explore the revenue growth opportunities that a common data later can bring to your business.


    Who should attend?

    Leadership (C-level), business analysts, thought leaders

    Click here to Register


    Special Webinar (not in our Third Thursday Series)

    Cybersecurity: An Executive Perspective

    Thursday, June 9, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    With ransomware, data breaches and other cybersecurity issues in the news on a daily basis, any organization needs to know what sorts of actions to take even if they don't have a dedicated CIO or CISO.

    This presentation will provide an executive perspective on the likeliest cybersecurity issues to occur, the types of questions to ask your IT provider, the kinds of answers you should be expecting to hear, and provide further resources that should prove useful in reducing your exposure to threats.


    Join Ken Brooks, President of Treadwell Media Group, in this special webinar to learn how to protect your organization from being compromised by enhancing your cybersecurity.

    Click here to register


    Initiatives to Strengthen Ministries with Children, Youth and Young Adults

    Thursday, June 16, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    The principle aim of Lilly Endowment’s grant-making in religion is to deepen and enrich the lives of Christians in the United States, primarily by seeking out and supporting efforts that enhance the vitality of congregations and strengthen the pastoral and lay leadership of Christian communities.  The Endowment has launched several initiatives in recent years to help congregations nurture Christian faith across the life span.  Current projects include a young adult initiative, a youth initiative, and new efforts to strengthen ministries with children.  The webinar will begin with a presentation by The Rev. Dr. Jessicah Krey Duckworth, Program Director in the Religion Divison for the Lilly Endowment, on insights gathered from these initiatives and related projects, and then invite discussion.

    Click here to Register



    Immersive Media & Books: 

    Gen Z and Millennials

    Thursday, July 21 , 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    The Immersive Media & Books data offers insights into an active group of book readers: Gen Z and Millennials.

    In this webinar, Drs. Rachel Noorda and Kathi Inman Berens discuss ways to reach these younger audiences.
    Rachel Noorda is Director of Publishing and Assistant Professor at Portland State University. She has been conducting book publishing research for the past 10 years, often in partnership with industry groups like IBPA, PubWest, BISG, ALA, NW Editors Guild, Literary Arts, and Publishing Scotland.

    Kathi Inman Berens holds distinctions such as U.S. Fulbright Scholar of Digital Culture, former Annenberg Innovation Lab fellow, and prize-winning author. She is Associate Professor of Book Publishing and Digital Humanities at Portland State University.


    A webinar sponsored by

    PCPA Adjunct Member Klopotek

    Thursday, August 18, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    More information to come.



    Tell a Story and Change the World

    Thursday, September 15, 2022

    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Stories come in all shapes and sizes: daily anecdotes, movies, fables, or pre-packaged “news” stories created by the media. The stories we tell show what we value; the deepest personal narratives we carry in our hearts and memories remind us who we are and where we come from.

    Storytelling works because our brain is wired to remember narrations and is equipped to experience it as its being told. It’s the oldest and most powerful tool to affect change in society. And personal stories detailing the challenges one faces are easier to connect with and bring out our ability to empathize with the storyteller. In this way, stories can influence people and help bring in change.

    The ideas presented in Lou Ann Sabatier's session on story-based strategy reviews deconstructing stories that we want to change as well as constructing the stories we want to tell.

    Who should attend the webinar?
    This session should prove beneficial to anyone on the business, editorial and creative paths in publishing.


    Lou Ann is Principal of Sabatier Consulting. With over 40 years senior management experience in publishing and publishing consulting, Lou Ann has delivered and supported a wide range of services including strategic planning, business and audience development, research, change management and finance.



    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT



    Thursday, November 17, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT



    Thursday, December 15, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT


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