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

  • Claiming Our Spiritual Leadership: Faithful, Effective Practices for Boards, Staff, and Volunteers
    Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Event format: In person
    A workshop designed for boards, committees, church staff, newly nominated or elected leaders, and volunteers who want to tap their individual and collective power for living into the mission and purpose of their congregation.  PRESENTERS: Your New England Region UUA Staff Team As leaders in your...
  • Family Ministry Training (online)
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    The Family Ministry Training Renaissance Module will be offered in an online format on Wednesdays, October 26th to December 7th (skipping November 23rd) from 5:00pm-7:30pm EST / 2-4:30pm PT / 3-5:30pm MT/ 4-6:30pm CT. This training will be led by Kathy Smith and Rev. Samaya Oakley....
  • Meet & Eat Series for Religious Educators
    Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
    Event format: Online
    Bring your lunch and come meet & eat with colleagues! The New England Region invites New England and Central East religious educators to a quarterly series of targeted conversations via Zoom. Bring your lunch and come meet & eat with colleagues! All sessions will be held from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
  • Claiming Our Spiritual Leadership: Faithful, Effective Practices for Boards, Staff, and Volunteers
    Sunday, November 20, 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST
    Event format: In person
    A workshop designed for boards, committees, church staff, newly nominated or elected leaders, and volunteers who want to tap their individual and collective power for living into the mission and purpose of their congregation.  PRESENTERS: Your New England Region UUA Staff Team As leaders in your...

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