A Learning Community for UUs

Having healthy, vital and thriving congregations has never been more important to the future of Unitarian Universalism. Join a community of learners and leaders in building the skills, wisdom and cultures that will serve our faith and our congregations.

Why UU Leadership Institute?

Simple & easy training for every UU leader

From core leadership skills to UU history and theology, to practical trainings for membership and stewardship, we've got courses to deepen, engage and develop.

Lessons for Leading

Leadership is a journey of continuous learning, and we are here to travel with you!

Relevant & Hands-On

Experienced instructors share practical tools and real-life examples.

Grow as a Community

Share your experience and learn from others in small groups in your congregation or cluster.

Comfort of Home

Learning where you need it, especially convenient for folks who need to be close to home.

Available when you are

Courses at your own pace, available 24/7, for maximum flexibility.

Low-Cost Training

Most classes are very affordable, between $15 and $30. Free courses also available.

Our Courses

Become the Leaders You Need

Core Leadership Development Series

Effective Leadership Development teams focus on recruiting and relationship building. By using our suite of leadership development courses, you can spend less time on content and more on connection. All of our courses have discussion questions and occasional activities for each module that you can use for in-person sessions. Course instructors monitor discussion threads.

Learn more

Elective Courses

We also offer additional courses on various topics by guest instructors and UUA Staff. The course discussion sections are not typically monitored.

Learn more

Free Courses

Older courses are still available for no charge. The course discussion sections are not monitored.

Learn more

Premium Courses

We occasionally have independent, professional consultants offer courses that are useful to congregational leaders and not available from UUA staff. These courses are priced accordingly.

Learn more

"Centered Leadership is more than having great ideas or knowing how to follow an agenda. It sometimes calls us to have difficult conversations in such a way that allows for revelation and growth. Centered Leadership provided me with the tools that continue to enhance my ability to lead."- Alexis Engelbrecht-Villafane

Ready to get started?

Register to create a user account (free), then enroll in one or more of the courses by clicking on the “take this course” button ($30, $15 or free) on the course page. See our tutorials page for more details.

Supportscreen tag