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

  • NER Congregational Admin Meeting
    Thursday, June 1, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    These recent times have been especially isolating for administrators. We have noticed a rise in the number of new administrators in the region as well. Let's connect! Join your peers to share ideas, questions, concerns and support....
  • 2023-06 Presidential Forum - Dallas, TX
    Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
    Event format: Online & in person
    We will be meeting online or in person to discuss and nominate our new president for UUA.
  • Neurodivergence Skill Up: BIPOC Panel
    Friday, June 9, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    The seventh in our Supporting Neurodivergence in Our Congregations Skill Up series, BLURB BIOS We will have a live viewing at at 1pm ET/12pm CT/11am MT/10am PT followed by a Q&A around 2:15pm ET/1:15pm CT/12:15pm MT/11:15am PT on June 9....
  • Liberating Governance: Leadership Transitions
    Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    It’s the time of year when most congregations have transitions in lay leadership: people leaving the board, people joining the board, other key leadership positions shifting. We will look at practices for celebrating and thanking leaders who are stepping down, orienting leaders who are stepping...
  • Teacher Development Renaissance Module
    Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Event format: Online
    The Teacher Development Renaissance module is an online learning experience comprised of five two-hour webinars with reading and other assignments for each session. Dates and Timings July 18, 2023- 12pm ET - 2pm ET Session 1: Teaching and Learning — What Shapes Us? July 25, 2023- 12pm ET - 2pm ET...

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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