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Leaders (What Moves Us)

A religious professional or a layperson who strives for a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalism should facilitate the What Moves Us workshops. We recommend a two-person team so workshop leaders can plan together and share facilitation responsibilities. These workshops require significant preparation time for both reading and reflection. Be sure facilitators understand the commitment they are making and plan to spend as much as three or four hours preparing to lead each session.

Facilitators with these strengths may be especially effective:

  • Experience in facilitating a group process
  • Ability to create and nurture a supportive, respectful, and safe community in the workshops and follow all congregational safe congregation guidelines and policies
  • Time to prepare thoroughly for each workshop
  • Readiness to take appropriate action in the event of unexpected cancellations
  • Willingness to listen deeply and to let "answers" emerge from the group process
  • Integrity, and the ability to maintain strong boundaries, especially during challenging conversations
  • Commitment to Unitarian Universalist Principles and to the faith development components of this curriculum
  • ?Respect for individuals, regardless of age, race, social class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability, and willingness to modify workshops 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 Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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