Social Media Workshops for Parish School Staff Volunteers Clergy

Diocesan Social Media Workshops

The new Website and Social Media Policy (en español) for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington directs parishes, schools, ministries, and other diocesan entities in the management of social media and websites. This followed the 2017 diocesan Communications Survey in which the Office of Communications received feedback that priests, parishes, and schools desired professional development for staff and volunteers about new media, websites, and other digital tools and resources.

As such, the Diocese will host workshops in October 2018 for interested clergy, staff, and volunteers involved in managing social media for parishes, schools, and ministries. The objective of these initial three workshops will be to:

  • Explain and address questions about the Website and Social Media Policy for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington
  • Teach social media best practices and guidelines, specifically covering Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube
  • Briefly discuss website best practices and guidelines
  • Learn what other sessions attendees would appreciate in the future

Who should attend?

Anyone from your parish or school who has responsibility for content production for, or monitoring of, any media, such as those involved in communications, marketing, social media, websites, and so on.


Please include with your reply:
Job/Volunteer Title
Phone Number
Day you will attend

In attending these workshops, you walk away with:

  • The ability to crack the Facebook and Twitter algorithms to get your content seen
  • Answers to all your questions about the Diocese’s new Website and Social Media Policy
  • Best practices for publishing content that will be seen by the audience you want to see it
  • Guaranteed ways to increase the number of followers you have on all of your social media platforms at your parish or school
  • And much more

Saint John Neumann in Reston

Friday, October 19 at St. John Neumann

11900 Lawyers Rd. Reston, VA 20191

Saint John the Baptist in Front Royal

Thursday, October 25 at St. John the Baptist

120 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630

All Saints in Manassas

Friday, October 26 at All Saints

9300 Stonewall Rd. Manassas, VA 20110