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 leadership to pastoral care, safe congregations to the history and theology of covenant, we've got courses to deepen, engage and develop.

Lessons for Leading

Leadership is rarely straightforward, but our lessons are.

Relevant & Hands-On

Instructors with experience and practical tools to share.

Grow as a Team

Share your experience and learn from others in small groups.

Comfort of Home

Learning where you need it, for caregivers and parents.

Available when you are

Courses at your own pace, available 24/7, for your busy schedule.

Low-Cost Training

Most classes are very affordable, between $15 and $30.

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 four leadership development courses, you can spend less time on content and more on connection. All of our courses have discussion questions for each module that you can use for in-person sessions. They also have a live web sessions with course instructors.

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Elective Courses

We also offer additional courses on various topics by guest instructors. These instructors monitor the discussion sections and offer live web sessions.

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On-Demand Courses

Older courses are still available on-demand for a reduced price. The course discussion sections are not monitored, and there are no live sessions.

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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.

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UULI Schedule

Leadership Institute Semester Registration Opens Courses Begin Enrollment Closes Semester Ends
Fall 2018 Jul 1 Aug 31 Oct 31 Dec 31*
Spring 2019 Nov 16 Jan 25 Apr 15 Jun 30*
* Course materials will continue to be available for at least a year after semester end.

"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 fee for scheduled courses, $15 for on demand courses) on the course page. See our tutorials page for more details.