Right Relationship Congregational Team Training

Event format: Online

Date & time for next occurrence:

This event is every other Wednesday for 6 sessions starting on 3/1/23 at 7:30 EST

Type of event: Training

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This is a training that will combine course work on the UU Institute and six practice sessions on the following dates:

  • March 1, 2023, March 15, 2023, March 29, 2023
  • April 12, 2023, April 26, 2023
  • May 10, 2023

Creating beloved community requires intention and practice. Our covenants articulate our intention, but how do we live into the practice? Right Relations Teams are lay leaders entrusted to help the congregation practice faithful communication and creative conflict based on values of mutuality and consent.

Learn more about Right Relationship Teams in LeaderLab!

This training is for congregational teams who will be helping their congregations (or other covenantal communities) live into their covenants.

Please fill out the congregational self-assessment before the first live session. We recommend that your team fill out the responses together, preferably with the input of additional trusted leaders. Please fill out only one assessment for your team.

Participating congregations should have a minimum of 3 team members. The training will be limited to 12 congregational teams. (Payment must be received to reserve your spot.)

There will be six 2-hour-long live practice sessions with 2-4 hours of pre-work for each session. Sessions will be 7:30-9:30 ET / 6:30-8:30 CT / 5:30-7:30 MT / 4:30-6:30 PT on March 1, 2023, March 15, 2023, March 29, 2023. April 12, 2023, April 26, 2023 and May 10, 2023

The pre-work can be accessed at the UU Institute in the course Tending Covenant: Training for Right Relationship Teams 330. Each team member will receive a coupon code to access the online materials. Everyone needs to have their own UU Institute account.

Facilitators: Mark Bernstein and Lisa Napier

Cost: $400/team (includes the UU Institute course fees, you will receive a code to access the class materials)

Register Now
Deadline for registration is Wednesday February 22, 2023 (note that there are 2-3 hours of prework before the first session March 1st) and we are limited to 12 congregational teams.
Note that all team members from the congregation need to register to received the access information, only one team member needs to make the payment.

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