Building Capacity for Authentic Diversity
Type of event: Training
Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA
Allegheny UU Church, 416 W North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
A Pittsburgh Cluster/Central East Region Leadership Conference
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Registration starts at 8:30 am, program runs for 9-4, lunch is provided.
Cost—$30 per person. $5 discount if your congregation brings a team of 3 or more, $5 discount for congregations who are Full Fair Share (fair share to both the UUA and the OMD in fiscal year 2015-16).
Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Each of us has culture—conscious and unconscious ways of being in the world. To become a truly multicultural faith, we need leaders who can build relationships effectively across difference including ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, and more. Come learn about a model of understanding cultural competence which will help you learn these skills.
This is a similar training to that offered to ministers through the UUMA called "Who Are Our Neighbors". We are hoping to have followup half-day programs in clusters to continue to build skills on top of the framework that we'll introduce in this program. This training is ideal for both congregations that have racial and ethnic diversity and congregations who perceive themselves to be homogenous. This framework will be helpful for all leaders including, Religious Educators, Ministers, Board Members, Music Directors, Social Justice committee members, and more
You will learn:
- a model of understanding how people engage with difference at different developmental levels and how to meet them where they are
- what people at different developmental stages need
- begin to coach your congregation into intercultural capacity
- learn to start with the difference already in the room
Leaders are Evin Carvill-Ziemer, CER Congregational Life Consultant and Rev. Renee Ruchtozke, CER Congregational Life Consultant