Webinar

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LeaderLab

  • By Southern Region of the UUA, Stewardship for Us
    Your pledge drive needs to happen soon, but it is late and you still don’t have a drive leader, or maybe just got one in place! We will present 11th-hour strategies and learn from each other’s experiences.
  • By Southern Region of the UUA
    Our congregations have come a long way in welcoming visitors and new members but they still struggle to engage and keep them for the long term. Learn some tools that will be helpful on how to begin to see the membership path in a new light.
  • By Southern Region of the UUA
    Our congregations strive to be safe and welcoming places to all. It is impossible to make a congregation 100% safe; however, there are steps that you can take to make your congregation safer. Learn how at this webinar.
  • By Robert L. Eller-Isaacs, Laura Park
    UU University 2009: Lighting the Leadership Chalice: Governance. An introduction to the fundamentals of Carver-style policy-based governance
  • By Patricia Infante
    A conversation among religious educators about what congregations are trying and what's working.
  • By William Clontz, Southern Region of the UUA, Stewardship for Us
    A supportive board is essential for a successful stewardship campaign. This overview helps congregational boards understand what is needed.
  • By Central East Region of the UUA
    This recorded workshop explores evolving alternatives and additions to the traditional pledge drive stewardship model, designed to reduce anxiety, energize volunteers, and engage those who are not typical pledgers. Case studies will be used to spark new ideas.
  • By Andrea Perry Lerner
    A workshop to explore ideas and approaches for strengthening stewardship in congregations experiencing ministerial transition. Presented by Rev. Roberta Finkelstein, Andrea Lerner and Barry Finkelstein.
  • By First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA
    First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis recently started an electronic giving program and share with us what they are learning. Presented by Allan Callander, Former Finance Director at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. Host: Rev. Sharon Dittmar
  • By Mark Bernstein, UU Association of Membership Professionals (UUAMP), MidAmerica Region of the UUA
    Opening our doors to people of all abilities is the less talked about test of inclusion in our congregations. This webinar discusses “disability etiquette” and explores the many ways in which our congregations can be more accessible and more welcoming to people with a variety of disabilities.
  • By Jan Christian, Kay Crider
    The power of money in our own lives often goes unexamined. This plays out in our congregations in all sorts of ways. What would it mean to your congregation to be able to talk about money in ways that are life-giving and healing?
  • By Kathy McGowan
    This webinar was created for new and reforming Committees on Ministry.
  • By Nancy Bowen, Pacific Western Region of the UUA
    How do Committees on Ministry function? Rev. Nancy Bowen shares an overview.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Central East Region of the UUA
    This webinar helps leaders discern how to separate disruptive behaviors from persons to create a peaceful community.
  • By Patricia Infante, Central East Region of the UUA
    What is working well today, including the tried and true, and new ideas. What is not working so well, and how can it be improved or...
  • By Patricia Infante, Central East Region of the UUA
    Recognizing the baggage we bring and the anxiety many of us have about money and stewardship, how can we talk about sharing our gifts in...
  • By Patricia Infante, Central East Region of the UUA
    Participants will be invited to reflect on their recent campaigns and learn how to generate new ideas, new themes, and attract new people...
  • By William Clontz
    What could possibly go wrong? A look at UUs and Stewardship presented by Bill Clontz of Stewardship for Us. Dawning Future, November 2015
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Are we having fun yet? Surprisingly, many UU congregations aren't. The stress of church work, interpersonal conflict, and lack of resources...
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Why Dying and Rebirth are Essential Components of Growth Congregations that aspire to be vital, strong and growing follow a constant cycle...
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Fun and Effective Team Building Activities for Your Board, Committees, and Congregation Synergy is what happens when a group of people...
  • By LoraKim Joyner
    In marriage we have vows and in congregations we have behavioral covenants. Without intention and agreements on how to process...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    Webinar presented by Rev. Richard Gilbert, president of UU Retired Ministers and Partners. 2015
  • By Mark Bernstein
    The challenges that Membership Professionals face require that one react both with their head and with their heart. Emotional Intelligence...
  • By William Clontz
    The most common symptom of this dreaded “disease” is focusing on only one aspect of the membership experience, i.e., visitors and newcomers...
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Five Ways of Growing Your Congregation. Mark Bernstein discusses five ways of growing strong, vital and lasting Unitarian Universalist...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    Theme-based ministry is happening in more and more congregations throughout the Unitarian Universalist movement. Theme based ministry,...
  • By Patricia Infante
    This webinar will talk about the importance of finding time for renewal and de-stressing and offer tips on how to delegate as well as...
  • By Patricia Infante
    We'll look at ways that your classroom practices, curriculum choices and worship can affirm UU Identity in children and youth. We'll tap...
  • By Patricia Infante, Lisa Presley
    This webinar will introduce you to resources to prepare and respond to a variety of situations that put your community at risk. We’ll touch...
  • By Patricia Infante, Beth Casebolt
    We'll revisit this important topic with the latest information and resources for insuring the physical, emotional and sexual safety of our...
  • By Central East Region of the UUA
    Come learn about a replicable model for creating local-based, weeklong justice experiences for the youth in your congregation. This model...
  • By Patricia Infante
    Topics we will touch on include: the spiritual needs of children, creating rituals at home, how Unitarian Universalism fits into identity...
  • By Patricia Infante
    When a family faces a challenge, their congregation may be one of the first places they turn for support, consolation or affirmation. We'll...
  • By Patricia Infante
    Every RE program should provide annual training and guidance for their volunteer staff before heading back to the classroom in the fall. We...
  • By Patricia Infante
    Creating a vital religious education program is most successful when a healthy balance exists between staff and lay leaders. This video...
  • By Patricia Infante, Central East Region of the UUA
    Topics we will touch on include: a short introduction to faith development, models for adult faith development, 10 building blocks, and...
  • By Patricia Infante
    Finding the right volunteer for the job and providing ongoing training so that they feel competent and confident is an important piece of...
  • By Patricia Infante
    Congregations with multi player staff teams must work intentionally to create strong, collegial partnerships. We’ll talk about covenant,...
  • By Patricia Infante
    We’ll look at the challenges of working through change of all types in your program, from introducing new curriculum to adding a second...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom, Skinner House Books
    There is virtually nothing that you can do in your congregation that is more exciting or enlivening as serving as a lay leader. Moving from receiving to giving back to your community can be a rewarding experience of growth and deepening. ...
  • By Carlton Elliott Smith
    Discover ways we can engage with one another even when we disagree through compassionate communication. This tool can be applied in any meeting or in 1-1 relationships.
  • By Megan Foley
    Small congregations offer intimacy and inclusion, but can sometimes feel exclusive to newcomers. How might you bridge that divide?
  • By MidAmerica Region of the UUA
    Become more informed about and more comfortable with neuro-diversity (autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, bipolar...
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Central East Region of the UUA
    Learn how to provide paths to leadership in your congregation,to identify potential leaders and to equip them for service in your...
  • By Marie Luna, Tandi Rogers
    Faith traditions are all in a time of transition and the UU faith is no exception. As we struggle to consider what our faith will look like in the world of congregations and beyond, let us come together to consider some new perspectives on the traditional ideas of membership. In this webinar, we...
  • By Mark Bernstein, Central East Region of the UUA
    The opportunity is great in our congregations for rumors, miscommunication, gossip and, of course, conflict. Examine the barriers to open...
  • By Mark Bernstein, Central East Region of the UUA
    In many congregations, meetings are considered a necessary evil. It doesn't have to be that way. Learn spiritual and practical ideas for running efficient, effective and faith-based meetings
  • By Central East Region of the UUA
    Learn how to tell a story that a multigenerational audience will enjoy and remember! Learn storytelling structures and techniques, basic mime skills, memorization tips, and how to project.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Central East Region of the UUA
    Vibrant congregations in today's world live out of a sense of core mission or purpose. Twenty-first leaders need to find ways to embed that mission into all parts of congregational life. This workshop will provide strategies to help your congregation focus its development of leaders and congregants...