New England Region Programs

As a leader in a Unitarian Universalist congregation, you already know the value of connection and the energy that gets unleashed when good-hearted, committed, and soulful people come together. Our programing provide ongoing training in some of the most difficult and common challenges faced by church leaders—and will help you deal with problems at a deep, thoughtful level that can lead to meaningful, positive change in your congregation. For updates on Our Whole Life (OWL) facilitator trainings, click on the OWL trainings page on the navigation menu. View the full calendar of eventsSubscribe to our email list to receive workshop invitations and other regional news. Below you'll find upcoming events from the New England region and from around the country.

Learn more and register for our ongoing programs on the UU Leadership Institute - Claiming Our Spiritual Leadership and Knotty Conversations for Dismantling White Supremacy.

Upcoming NER Programs

  • Cornerstones of Effective Stewardship for our Congregations
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    UUA Congregational Life and Stewardship for Us announce a 3-part national webinar series in early 2023: Cornerstones of Effective Stewardship in Our Multiplatform, Multicultural-multiracial/ and Multigenerational world. TUESDAYS, 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET, 6:00-7:30 CT, 5:00-6:30 MT, 4:00-5:30 PT January...
  • Pastoral Care Training for Religious Educators
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    Led by: Rev. Sunshine Wolf and Annie Scott, CRE Many parents and teens turn first to their Religious Educators for pastoral care, being prepared to receive those conversations is the focus of this series. The class will be based on the Spiritual Leadership program in UU Institute created by NER
  • NER Congregational Board/Trustee Quarterly Gatherings
    Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    This is the NER quarterly zoom gathering for congregational board members/trustees. Join with your peers to share ideas, strategies, questions, concerns, and support. Registration is free and required. OPEN TO: Current board members and people who will be on the board within the next several months.
  • February Religious Educator Meet and Eat
    Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    The meet and eat gathering for religious educators will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with other DRE’s. Bring your ideas and questions on Spring/Summer social justice initiatives that welcome children, youth, and adults; Coming of Age experiences for youth, and Summer program ideas!
  • Liberating Governance Community of Practice
    Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    As we begin our shared learning, let’s start with some imagining. What would governance feel like if it were as spiritually alive and as mission-aligned as it could be? What have we already experienced (in our congregations or elsewhere) that helps us imagine what liberating governance would...

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    Registration Fees

    While contributions from congregations to our Region and Association make it possible for regional staff to do our work, event registration fees are necessary to cover the costs of individual events. We know that not all individuals are in a position to pay these fees. Since the learning is on behalf of the congregation, we assume that congregational leaders will select and financially support participants to come. However, if these fees are prohibitive even to the congregation, please be in touch with us at We do not want cost to keep anyone away.

    To register for open events, go to New England Region on Eventbrite or use the links above. Subscribe to our regional email list to receive monthly announcements and invitations in your inbox, and like our Facebook page.

    Spiritual Leadership - Practice Group

    A community of practice for anyone interested in embedding the practices of Spiritual Leadership in their congregational life and beyond.

    SL Practice Group

    Liberating Governance - Practice Group

    A community of practice on liberating governance for our times.

    LG Practice Group

    Workshop Materials

    A collection of resources from the past five years of focused study and development on aspects of congregational life.

    Workshop Materials