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Leaders (Building the World We Dream About)

This program should be facilitated by a team of at least two people. The team should include a religious professional or lay person who has significant facilitation experience and personal experience in talking about race and ethnicity. Because this is a 24-workshop program that requires about two hours of planning time between workshops, be sure facilitators understand the commitment they are making.

Facilitators with these strengths will be especially effective:

  • Experience facilitating a group process
  • Experience engaging in multicultural dialogue
  • Ability to create and nurture a supportive, respectful, and safe community in the workshops and follow all congregational safe congregation guidelines and policies
  • Time and willingness to prepare thoroughly for each workshop and take appropriate action in the event of unexpected cancellations
  • Willingness to listen deeply and let "answers" emerge from the group process
  • Integrity and the ability to maintain strong boundaries, especially in challenging conversations
  • Commitment to Unitarian Universalist Principles and the faith development components of this program
  • Respect for individuals, regardless of age, race, social class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability, and willingness to modify workshop plans to support the full inclusion of all participants
  • Willingness to support healthy group process by reinforcing ground rules politely and confidently
  • Ability to model respect for the congregation, its mission, and its lay and professional leadership.

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Last updated on Friday, December 9, 2011.

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