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Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training

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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 on 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 Knotty Conversations on Dismantling White Supremacy, a program originally developed for congregations… Read more »

UUMA Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct

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 »

Spiritual Care Training for Music Leadership Certification 310M – Part 2: The Art of Spiritual Care

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 robust training has been created for… Read more »

Virtual MidWest Leadership School

Elevate your leadership experience! Session 1, September 12: 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, October 3: Mission Vision: Why Do We Bother, exploring the reasons your congregation exists, what your purpose in the world is Session… 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 »