MidAmerica Extended Leadership Experience
Type of event: Webinar
Event website: MidAmerica Extended Leadership Experience
Sponsor: MidAmerica Region of the UUA
Leadership is always important, but these days, there are extra elements that make being a leader even more challenging. We live in anxious times: with the novel coronavirus changing the way we do things, we need to be more open to flexibility, and living in the midst of ambiguity. We live in a world that is more clearly taking on the challenge of dismantling the systems of oppression that have held all of us captive, but more particularly people from marginalized communities: Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, Trans, Non-Binary Gender Queer folks, People with disabilities.
We will be focusing on what it takes and means to be a leader as we also recognize the two challenges of physical distancing and dismantling systemic white supremacy culture. We will meet four Saturdays, 10-1 Eastern, 9-12 Central. There will be homework before each session. There will also be a lecture each week from Rev. Connie Simon, on the history and theology of UUism—in other words, how we got to where we are. We will be offering the opportunity for a Credo small group to consider questions together.
* Note the Change of Dates from our initial announcement; we are now beginning September 12th and have added a day in November.