UU Leadership Institute

Introducing: UU Leadership Institute: The Hybrid / Online Team-Based Leadership School

How does UU Leadership Institute help me?

Transform yourself and your congregation to ensure that liberal religious values will have more impact in the world. Deepen your faith, connect with other UU leaders and grow your congregation.

Online seminars, on-demand resources, peer learning groups and local in-person communities of practice will help you to lead more effectively while building relationships and partnerships with other UUs – locally and nationally!

It’s more than a webinar!

UU Leadership Institute uses online technology to create a “flipped classroom” experience. Presentations happen online so that when you are meeting in person, you are using your valuable time in experiential and team learning.

It’s flexible

Presentations and readings can be accessed on-demand so you can learn on your own schedule.

It’s deep

The flexible format also enables our professional staff to offer both introductory and advanced versions of useful leadership courses.

It’s wide

Different courses are be offered each semester so that you can choose from a wide variety of offerings from the various leadership development competencies.

How does this hybrid / online format work?

UU Institute. The Innovation is online, the transformation is in person.

We offer a unique formula that integrates course content with your creativity, ideas and experiences. Each semester, you will be able to register for one (or more) of a selection of courses. Participants from the same congregation may select different courses.

Each UU Leadership Institute "semester" has 8 modules, one released every two weeks. Each module will consist of:

  • Access to course materials
  • A 30-45 minute on-demand webinar by our teaching staff
  • Required readings and other resources
  • Optional readings and other resources
  • A threaded discussion board for communication between participants and staff
  • A 30-45 minute "live" Process Circle with the teaching staff
  • A short quiz on the materials

Finally, we encourage our clusters to host "Communities of Practice" where those who are currently in classes or have taken classes previously can gather for learning experiences with the materials. These are led by trained "Peer Hosts."

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