Ethics and Integrity in Ministry

This is the Diocese of Austin program that promotes safe environments, child & youth protection and ethical behavior in all ministry.

 

Upcoming Workshops


Sunday, February 13
2:00 PM, St. Mary’s Catholic Center

 

All who work with minors or vulnerable adults (SMYRT, Mission trips, etc.) and organization and ministry leaders are required to attend a workshop.

You must have an EIM account (complete/submit the EIM Application) and pre-register to attend this workshop. Contact Glenn Schroeder, EIM site administrator for assistance if needed. Plan to arrive promptly as late arrivals will not be admitted. Please do not bring children to the workshop.

If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, contact Nwazi Nyirenda at (512) 949-2446 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement.

EIM Requirements

All clergy, religious, seminarians and employees, and adult volunteers serving in a ministry requiring EIM compliance must attend an EIM Workshop every 3 years.

To create a new account or view your workshop history on an existing account, please log in at Diocese of Austin website.


New Employees/Volunteers

New employees and volunteers are required to receive in-person training.

Returning Employees/Volunteers

As of January 2, 2022, the online renewal option for returning employees/volunteers has ended. All renewals must take place in person. Visit www.austindiocese.org/workshop for more details.


Contact Glenn Schroeder if you need to complete a paper EIM application or need other assistance with EIM compliance matters.

 

Workshop Notes

  1. Plan to arrive promptly as late arrivals may not be admitted

  2. Children should not be brought to EIM workshops. 

    If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, contact Nwazi Nyirenda at (512) 949-2446 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement. 

Diocese Information

On Jan. 1, 2002, the Austin Diocese instated new policies on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry for all those who work in the church, whether in paid or volunteer programs. Anyone - volunteers, paid staff or clergy -- who works with minors or vulnerable adults in a parish or diocesan setting is required to attend one of these workshops. You must also complete a Secure Online Application (eAppsDB) so that a criminal record check can be done.