UU Leadership Institute

Centered Leadership Part 2 Process Circles (F18)

Live “Process Circles” are an opportunity to discuss the course materials, ask questions, and share stories with other participants.

It’s best if you can be on video (it’s similar to Skype) with a headset or earbuds to cut down on background noise.  But you can also just call in on a phone.

If you can’t make it, don’t despair!  We’ll record it and you can watch it later.


Call 1 (Modules 1-4)

Wednesday, November 14
10pm EST, 7pm PST
Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8087287177 
Or iPhone one-tap:  +16465588656,8087287177# or +14086380968,8087287177#
Or Telephone:    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)    Meeting ID: 808 728 7177
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/2q1bd

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Thursday, November 15
7pm EST, 4pm PST
Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7957840855
Or iPhone one-tap :   US: +16699006833,,7957840855#  or +16465588656,,7957840855#
Or Telephone:             US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656  Meeting ID: 795 784 0855
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/2q1bd

Module 1-4 Possible Questions for Discussion:

  1. What mental models have you developed to understand your congregation as a system?
  2. Where have you experienced triangulation in your work, home or congregational life?
  3. Where have you noticed homeostasis (resistance to change) in your congregation?
  4. What can you do in anxious situations to be a better leader in your congregation?
  5. How do you understand “accountability to mission”?
  6. What UU values do you think your local community needs the most? How might your congregation help spread those values?
  7. In what ways do you look at your congregational work as a spiritual practice?
  8. What are ways we can encourage one another to become more self-differentiated?
  9. Think about a change in your congregation or workplace. Were the dynamics of change and homeostasis taken into account? What was the impact?
  10. How does your congregation encourage diversity while still being UU?

Call 2 (Modules 5-8)

Tuesday, December 11
Noon EST, 9am PST
Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/7957840855
Or iPhone one-tap :   US: +16699006833,,7957840855#  or +16465588656,,7957840855#
Or Telephone:             US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656  Meeting ID: 795 784 0855
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/2q1bd

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Wednesday, December 12
7pm EST, 4pm PST
Kathy McGowan, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/5952158602
Or iPhone one-tap:    US: +16465588656,,5952158602#  or +16699006833,,5952158602#
Or Telephone:            US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833   Meeting ID: 595 215 8602
        International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/iEnE8

Module 5-8 Possible Questions for Discussion:

  1. How well do you tolerate pain in yourself and in others?
  2. What is your conflict style? Which conflict styles are hard to relate to?
  3. How might your congregation lean in to creative tension aka creative conflict?
  4. Is there a culture of generosity in your congregation? How might that be cultivated or increased?
  5. How are decisions made in your congregation? Do people trust the leaders or try to influence them like we saw in the video case study?
  6. What will we have to do differently in order for our members to experience lay leadership as a spiritual practice?
  7. What practices have worked for you to maintain a non-anxious presence?
  8. Share a story about a change in your congregation and apply the “roller coaster of change”
  9. Are leaders trusted in your congregation? How does influence, confluence and affluence make a difference?
  10. Are you able to be in creative conflict? How has this helped (or interfered with) making decisions?