Archives: Trainings

Sexuality Issues for Religious Educators 510

This course especially for UU religious educators is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge about sexuality that is critical for religious professionals. The course begins with personal reflection on one’s sexual values and history. Students then examine the concept of sexual health and how it applies to religious professionals and faith communities, including how… Read more »

New Day Rising 2021 Resources – 230

Is your congregation ready to take a new step in changing white supremacy culture? Want to learn what your fellow congregations are working on, and how you might apply it at home? Join a continent of UUs as we explore next steps in creating Beloved UU Communities. On February 27, 2021, the Congregational Life Staff… Read more »

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Application

Welcome! We are glad you are here. This online Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training consists of two courses.  Course One–Our Whole Lives Jr/Sr High Facilitator Application is a required prerequisite and presents information you need to prepare to enter Course Two–Our Whole Lives Jr/Sr High Facilitator Training, which is the training itself. This course, Course… Read more »

Discernment Circle Training 120

In response to the report Widening the Circle of Concern, congregations are rethinking aspects of congregational life that reinforce systems of oppression so that our congregations might become welcoming and diverse communities of communities that prioritize inclusivity and purpose. Many congregations are exploring Dynamic Governance (also known as Sociocracy) as an existing model that offers… Read more »

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training

Welcome to Course Two of Facilitator Training for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9 and 10-12. Your trainers for this course are Melanie Davis, PhD for the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Amy Johnson, LICSW for the United Church of Christ. We’ll formally introduce ourselves in the first video you watch, and you’re welcome… Read more »

Sexuality Issues for UU Ministers 515

This course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge about sexuality that is critical for UU educators and ministers. The course begins with a personal reflection on one’s sexual values and history. Students then examine the concept of sexual health, how it applies to religious professionals and faith communities, including how to handle boundaries… Read more »

Knotty Conversations for Dismantling White Supremacy 320

This program is designed for congregational teams of three or more because “knotty” conversations benefit from group inquiry and effort. While having conversations with yourself can be beneficial, it’s harder to work out the knots alone. PRESENTERS: New England Region UUA Staff Team and Rev. Michael Crumpler, UUA LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director Knotty Conversations… Read more »

Virtual MidWest Leadership School Spring 2021

Elevate your leadership experience! Session 1, MARCH 6: Identity: Creating the Beloved Community, focusing on questions such as who is “us,” what covenants bind us together, widening our circle of inclusion Session 2, MARCH 27: Mission Vision: Why Do We Bother, exploring the reasons your congregation exists, what your purpose in the world is Session… Read more »

UUMA Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct 520

This online workshop was developed for Unitarian Universalist clergy, candidates, and seminarians. It explains the UUMA code of conduct on sexual relationships and the UUMA standards related to the code. In addition, the workshop helps participants understand the difference between sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, and provides information on handling attraction and boundaries in ministry. The workshop provides… Read more »

Claiming Our Spiritual Leadership 305

This training is designed for congregational teams of 4 or more because shifts in congregational culture and practice require group effort. PRESENTERS: New England Region UUA Staff People of faith who long for a transformed world are called to claim their Spiritual Leadership. Our souls need it. Our congregations need it. Our world needs it.… Read more »