Archives: Trainings

Administration as Leadership

Because there are so many facets to the overall responsibility of a religious educator, it is imperative to keep in mind the big picture of the role. It is easy to get bogged down in a maze of administrative details or to see this as the limit of what the religious educator is capable of… Read more »

Money Mythbusters: Congregational Stewardship Ideas 145

This training was recorded from the Money Mythbusters: An Online Stewardship Conference presented January 25, 2020 by Elizabeth Ann Terry, Patricia Infante and Rev. Renee Ruchotzke. The series consists of the keynote presentation, a panel discussion and several workshop offerings. Unlike many of our classes on the UU Leadership Institute, this one you may skip… Read more »

Stop Recruiting, Start Retaining: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Sustainability 215

Note: This training was originally offered in a semester format in 2019. In her book, Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age, Juana Bordas speaks to the need for what she calls a New Social Covenant that honors the past as a way of understanding the present, prioritizes collective identity over individualism, and… Read more »

Adaptive Leadership 401

The fourth in our suite of Leadership Development trainings, Adaptive Leadership is designed for experienced lay leaders and professional staff who are looking to help their congregations face challenges without easy answers. The “Adaptive Leadership” framework, pioneered by Harvard’s Dr. Ronald Heifetz, is more than a toolbox of tips. It will change the way you… Read more »

Strategic Leadership 301

The third in our suite of Leadership Development trainings, Strategic Leadership is for board members, staff, program council members, ministry executive teams, finance committees, bylaws review committees, strategic planning committees, committees on ministry and any other leaders who need to think strategically. You will: gain a deeper understanding of how to focus your congregation on… Read more »

Centered Leadership Part 1 – 001

The first in our suite of Leadership Development trainings, Centered Leadership Part 1 is designed for people considering leadership, who are beginning to lead or who have leadership experience in contexts other than Unitarian Universalist faith communities. We will cover: how covenant is the center of UU faith how our congregational polity works how we… Read more »

Centered Leadership Part 2 – 101

The second in our suite of Leadership Development Trainings, Centered Leadership Part 2 is designed for people who are brand-new to leadership or have been a leader for decades.  This training is ideal for your leadership team to develop a common language and enable you to lead toward health and vitality. We will explore: dynamics… Read more »

Stop Recruiting, Start Retaining: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Sustainability 215 F19

In her book, Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age, Juana Bordas speaks to the need for what she calls a New Social Covenant that honors the past as a way of understanding the present, prioritizes collective identity over individualism, and requires a spirit of generosity that will engender collective sustainability. This workshop… Read more »