Archives: Trainings

Virtual MidWest Leadership School

Elevate your leadership experience! We’re currently creating this course, and registration should be up by no later than the middle of August. Leadership is always important, but these days, there are extra elements that make being a leader even more challenging. We live in anxious times: with the novel coronavirus changing the way we do… Read more »

CER Leading Change in Changing Times Pre-Work

Welcome! This training is the pre-work for the August 22 online workshop “Leading Change in Changing Times” with the Rev. Sunshine J. Wolfe and the Rev. Renee Ruchotzke. When you register for the course, you will be sent a coupon code for the course. Leadership Is Changing! The skills that board members and other leaders… Read more »

Rooted For This World: Building Safety In the Body 215

With Rev. Megan Vissar. Paying attention to our bodies can help us to nurture the resilience we need in these challenging and troubled times. Megan draws on her experience as a UU minister, and training in embodied somatic healing work. In this online engagement studio, Megan will be sharing body-based practices that invite our bodies… Read more »

Spiritual Care Training for Congregational Leaders 310 – Part 1: Discernment

Companioning one another spiritually is one of the most important ministries of a faith community. It’s often referred to as “Pastoral Care,” which might imply that the Pastor should do all of the care. But ministry in congregations is meant to be shared between ordained and lay leaders. This training has been created for non-ordained… Read more »

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 »