Centered Leadership Part 1 – 001 F18

The first in our suite of four Leadership Development courses, this course (previously titled “Faithful Leadership) 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, and how we can create strong, healthy communities. We will also cover a deeper understanding of being a committed member of our congregations and the wider UUA. We then finish with how being a member of a congregation is a “lab” for building Beloved Community.

Course materials are divided into bi-weekly modules, available “on demand” as prerecorded presentations with additional reading materials, discussion questions and other resources. Course participants receive an email reminder as each module opens. Course instructors also schedule live calls during the semester (discussion sessions, office hours, etc.).


Instructors: This course is team-taught by the UUA Congregational Life Staff UULI design team, the Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong, the Rev. Renée Ruchotzke. the Rev. Sharon Dittmar, Kathy McGowanConnie Goodbread, and Dawn Casstevens.

Note for Leadership Development Teams: 

Each module has discussion questions (and sometimes activities) that you can use in person so your leaders can learn together and build deeper relationships and trust.

This is part of a series of four leadership courses that can be taken by different leaders in your congregation during the same semester. We provide “flipped classroom” materials so that everyone taking one of the four courses can interact and learn from one another.

Course fee: $30 per participant

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Course Content

Modules Status

Being in Covenantal Community 001 F18 Available on: August 31, 2018 1:00 am


Being in Congregational Community: Making Decisions 001 F18 Available on: September 14, 2018 1:00 am


Community as a Spiritual Practice, Part 1 001 F18 Available on: September 28, 2018 1:00 am


Participating in a Faith Community 001 F18 Available on: October 12, 2018 1:00 am


The Meaning of Membership 001 F18 Available on: October 26, 2018 1:00 am


Community as a Spiritual Practice, Part 2 001 F18 Available on: November 9, 2018 1:00 am


The Interconnected Web: The UUA and Beyond 001 F18 Available on: November 23, 2018 1:00 am


The Congregation is the Curriculum: Faith Development 001 F18 Available on: December 7, 2018 1:00 am

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