LeaderLab

Knotty Conversations for Dismantling White Supremacy

This program is designed for congregational teams of three or more because “knotty” conversations benefit from group inquiry and effort. While having conversations with yourself can be beneficial, it’s harder to work out the knots alone.

Knotty Conversations for Dismantling White Supremacy, a program originally developed for congregations in New England, is now accessible nationwide as an online program through the UU Leadership Institute.

Enroll today if you and your teammates are navigating the challenges of dismantling white supremacy in your congregation. Topics covered include:

  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Calling Out, Calling In, and Staying Together
  • Dealing with Shame, Fragility, and Denial
  • Following the Leadership of People of Color
  • Allies, Accomplices, Collective Liberation

This program gives participants an opportunity to consider and discuss these issues from different angles and perspectives, to try on some new ideas, to ask some hard questions of themselves and/or each other, and to share some of the concerns these issues raise for them as they work for transformation in their congregations.

As the name implies, this course is designed to be taken by partners or teams who will work it together in conversation. For the optimum experience, form a team with others in your congregation and take it together. Go at the pace that works for your group — 7 days, 7 weeks, 7 months. You can also take it on your own if that’s your only option. (More about group registration here.)


Training fee: $30 per participant

Access the Knotty Conversations Training

(Note: You will redirected to a separate website, UU Institute, a online learning management system (LMS) managed by the UUA.)

How To Take Trainings from the UU Leadership Institute

Register for trainings at UU Institute. Once you register you will get an email with a confirmation link that you need to click to activate the account. (You may need to check your spam folder. Please add uuinstitute.org to your safe senders list.)

There is a a full video tutorial on how register for the site, purchase a training and how to navigate the trainings.