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Leaders (Principled Commitment)

Effective co-leaders are essential to the success of the Principled Commitment program. Leaders will present information while helping participants discover and express their own ideas and answers. They may be laypersons or clergy, and neither experience in facilitation nor expertise in relationships is necessary. Congregations are encouraged to select leaders of different genders so that participants benefit from varied perspectives.

Leaders will be most effective if they have the following strengths:

  • Respect for individuals, regardless of race, religion, ability, sexual identity or orientation, or type of relationship in which they are engaged
  • Ability to create a supportive group environment
  • Appreciation of the lay ministry opportunities afforded by the program
  • Time and willingness to prepare thoroughly for each workshop and to take appropriate action in the event of unexpected cancellations
  • Ability and commitment to maintaining the curriculum's focus on healthy relationships
  • Commitment to Unitarian Universalist Principles and to the faith component of this curriculum
  • Confidence to be comfortable speaking to a group of adults
  • Willingness to support healthy group process by reinforcing ground rules politely and confidently

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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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