Bored with Board Retreats?
Bored with Board Retreats?

Are you planning a board or leadership retreat for the fall?  Do you want something engaging and relevant to the challenges you are facing this upcoming year?  Here are some ready-to use resources for you!

Team Building Exercises

Sharing our Leadership Stories (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum) Connections and Belonging (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum)

Leadership Discernment

The Ideal Congregational Leader  (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum) What Leadership Is and Isn't   (Gil Rendle video from 2007 UU University) Leadership and Management Case Study Exercise  (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum)

Diversity

Kite Strings and Clotheslines: Learning to Value Difference (Ablan Institute) Working and Coping Styles  (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum) Mattering and Marginality   (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum)

Leading Change

Moses — An Ancient Leadership Story  (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum) Applying System Thinking  then Your Congregation's Systems  (from the Harvest the Power Tapestry of Faith curriculum)

Leadership as a Spiritual Practice

Erik Walker Wikstrom's book Serving with Grace  (There is also a free online webinar using material from the book)            

About the Author

  • Rev. Renee Ruchotzke (ruh-HUT-skee) has served as a Congregational Life Consultant in the Central East Region since September of 2010. She serves congregation in Northeast Ohio and Western New York. She is part of the LeaderLab Design team providing Leadership Development resources and other trainings to congregations.

For more information contact conglife@uua.org.

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