UU Leadership Institute

Strategic Leadership Process Circles (S19)

Live “Process Circles” are an opportunity to discuss the course materials, ask questions, and share stories with other participants.

It’s best if you can be on video (it’s similar to Skype) with a headset or earbuds to cut down on background noise.  But you can also just call in on a phone.

If you can’t make it, don’t despair!  We’ll record it and you can watch it later.


Call 1 (Modules 1-4)

Monday, April 1, 2019

Choose one of the following times:

♦Noon EST, 9am PST

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  https://zoom.us/j/7957840855
Or iPhone one-tap:    US:+16465588656,,7957840855# US (New York) or +16699006833,,7957840855# US (San Jose)
Or Telephone:            US: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  Meeting ID: 795 784 0855
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/iEnE8

-or-

7pm EST, 4pm PST

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  https://zoom.us/j/7957840855
Or iPhone one-tap:    US:+16465588656,,7957840855# US (New York) or +16699006833,,7957840855# US (San Jose)
Or Telephone:            US: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  Meeting ID: 795 784 0855
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/iEnE8

-or-

10pm EST, 7pm PST

Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8087287177
Or iPhone one-tap:  +16465588656,8087287177# or +14086380968,8087287177#
Or Telephone:    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)    Meeting ID: 808 728 7177
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/2q1bd

Module 1-4 Possible Questions for Discussion:

  1. How might you use mission to guide your decision-making process?
  2. How is your mission shaped by your community? What partners do you have?
  3. How cohesive is the board, committee or team that you serve on? What qualities might you need to develop?  (e.g. Competence, Authenticity, Reliability)
  4. How much trust does your congregation have in its board? Has that always been the case?  If not, what has changed.
  5. What markers of an effective team do you have among your governing board members?
  6. How might modifying your own presence as a leader help in your leadership?
  7. If you were to listen better than you do right now, what would you need to do differently?
  8. What kinds of insights did you receive about change dynamics? How might you apply what you learned?
  9. How might you solve an adaptive challenge by getting people into the learning zone?
  10. How well does your congregation do creative conflict?

Call 2 (Modules 5-8)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Choose one of the following times:

♦Noon EST, 9am PST

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  https://zoom.us/j/7957840855
Or iPhone one-tap:    US:+16465588656,,7957840855# US (New York) or +16699006833,,7957840855# US (San Jose)
Or Telephone:            US: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  Meeting ID: 795 784 0855
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/iEnE8

-or-

7pm EST, 4pm PST

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  https://zoom.us/j/7957840855
Or iPhone one-tap:    US:+16465588656,,7957840855# US (New York) or +16699006833,,7957840855# US (San Jose)
Or Telephone:            US: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  Meeting ID: 795 784 0855
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/iEnE8

-or-

10pm EST, 7pm PST

Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong, facilitator

Call-in Information

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8087287177
Or iPhone one-tap:  +16465588656,8087287177# or +14086380968,8087287177#
Or Telephone:    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)    Meeting ID: 808 728 7177
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/2q1bd

Module 5-8 Possible Questions for Discussion:

  1. How well does your congregation do Shared Ministry? How might it do more?
  2. How might your congregation develop a culture of both gratitude and generosity?
  3. What three goals would help you feel like your congregation has accomplished something significant this year?
  4. Describe a “win” that happened in the past year in your congregation? Was is celebrated? How? If it wasn’t celebrated, how might you have planned a celebration?
  5. What would it be like for you to just listen the next time someone told you a problem, without fixing, saving, advising or correcting?
  6. What tragic gaps do you see in your congregation and in the world?
  7. The Cambridge Platform had a certain understanding of membership in congregations. How have we stayed true? How have we differed? Is that a good thing?
  8. What relationships do you have with nearby UU congregations?
  9. How might your congregation include cultural agility in its adult faith development offerings?
  10. Did you gain any insights or new ideas about your own congregation’s governance?