Apply for September 2017 Training of Trainers All Levels
Training of Trainers for Our Whole Lives, All Levels
September 7-12, 2017 at Camp Mokule`ia, Oahu, Hawaii
Applications are now being accepted for the first All-Levels Training of Trainers for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education and its Sexuality and Our Faith companion program. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Eastern, June 9, 2017.
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu is sponsoring this training, with assistance from the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, to address the need for trainers in Hawaii, trainers in under-represented areas of the mainland, and trainers who will increase the diversity of the Our Whole Lives trainer roster.
Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education and Sexuality and Our Faith trainer responsibilities include:
- being available to conduct at least three trainings per year
- working collaboratively with a co-trainer
- guiding training hosts in UCC/UUA protocols and best practices
- providing instruction in facilitation theory and skills
- demonstrating the integral relationship between sexuality and spirituality
- providing constructive feedback
- assessing training participants’ comfort with the curricula
- observing whether participants are able to embrace and model Our Whole Lives values
- assessing participants’ preparedness to implement Our Whole Lives and Sexuality and Our Faith.
- Notifying participant sending organizations if their participant(s) are approved provisionally or are not approved to facilitate
- Submit training rosters in a timely fashion
Trainers receive a standard financial stipend for the facilitator trainings they lead; therefore, service as an Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith trainer is a source of income as well as an opportunity to change lives for the better. While invitations to train cannot be guaranteed, approved trainers are expected to be available for a minimum of three trainings per year, which may involve travel.
We encourage you to apply if you have:
- Knowledge of human sexuality throughout the life cycle
- Professional experience as a teacher, counselor, or ministry or health professional
- Experience facilitating Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith
- Experience as a teacher or trainer in human development, sexuality or related subjects
- Training or teaching experience as a health professional or medical educator
- Knowledge of and appreciation for the Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith curricula and Our Whole Lives values
- Demonstrated commitment to comprehensive sexuality education based on the values of United Church of Christ and/or Unitarian Universalist faith traditions
- The ability to commit to offer a minimum of three facilitator trainings per year, some requiring travel
In order to have a diverse population of trainers, we strongly encourage applicants from Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada; from people of color and indigenous people; from individuals who identify as other than cisgender women; from people from other marginalized communities; and from people already using Our Whole Lives in community settings.
- Send a cover letter and a resume or CV clearly demonstrating your relevant experience and background, including whether you are already using Our Whole Lives in a community setting. Articulate why you are interested in Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith and this particular all-levels training of trainers. If you are a UCC or UU member, please indicate your church or congregation.
- Include how you self-identify in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ableness, if you identify as a member of another marginalized community.
- Provide three references, along with address, telephone number and email address for each.
- Email your application to Kareem Watson, KWatson [at] uua [dot] org
- Application deadline is 5 p.m. Eastern, June 9, 2017.
- Applicants will be notified of their application status by June 16, 2017.
- Accepted applicants will receive event registration forms that must be submitted with payment by June 30, 2017. Paid registrants will receive an email with event details in late-July.
- Approved training participants will pay a registration fee of $600. Thanks to the generous support of the Unitarian Sunday School Society, Hawaii Conference UCC, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, private donors from San Diego, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association, we can subsidize the bulk of the expense of the training consisting of participant travel, lodging, and meals as well as trainer costs.
Included in the registration fee are:
- Dinner Thursday evening, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday - Monday, and breakfast Tuesday;
- Double-occupancy lodging at the camp (private rooms are not available; private tents are available for an additional fee paid by the participant);
- Training materials (except curricula) and 4 full days and 2 half days of training.
- Registrants may wish to seek financial support to offset the cost of this training from their congregation, denominational district, conference, or association, affiliated employer or organization. Scholarships may be available to accepted applicants for whom the registration cost would be a financial hardship. Please contact Melanie Davis, mjdavis [at] uua [dot] org for more information.
- All registrants must bring Our Whole Lives and Sexuality and Our Faith curricula for Grades K-1, 4-6 2nd ed., 7-9 2nd ed., 10-12, Young Adults and Adults. You may purchase the materials through United Church of Christ Resources at 1-800-537-3394 to request a 25% discount. Curriculum information and prices are posted online. Or, order from InSpirit, the UUA book and gift shop.
For more information about this training or about the curricula, please contact Melanie Davis, mjdavis [at] uua [dot] org or Amy Johnson, JohnsonA [at] ucc [dot] org