Selection Process for Programs

Proposals will be reviewed by the General Assembly (GA) Program Development Group (PDG). The PDG is a diverse team of individuals chosen from Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) staff, religious professionals, lay leaders, and members of the GA Planning Committee. The PDG is charged with identifying and selecting excellent General Assembly programming aligned with the vision and mission of the UUA and its member congregations.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the degree to which proposed programs:

  • Addresses the theme
  • Focus on developing skills and capacities for mission focused work in congregations and communities
  • Offer strong descriptions of what participants will take away from the program.
  • Are clear about the intended audience or participants and well-suited to the General Assembly format
  • Offer excellent presenters, capable of fostering engaged participation and/or interaction
  • Include presenters of more than one generation and/or identity - for more information, read Diversity in Your GA Program
  • Are grounded in our Unitarian Universalist covenantal faith tradition
  • Offer examples of partnership in the wider community
  • Incorporate anti-racist/anti-oppression/multicultural awareness and practice
  • Show plans for inclusion of people of all abilities, and of multiple generations and learning styles
  • Use real-world examples to illustrate concepts
  • Show depth, inspiration and prophetic vision
Attendees gather around a section of wall clad with many post-its during a workshop

General Assembly 2019 in Spokane, WA

Three women smile and talk informally during a break at a GA workshop

General Assembly 2019 in Spokane, WA