Liberating Governance for Our Times: A Community of Practice

Liberating Gov. For Our Times

Inspired by the Business Resolution (PDF) adopted by the 2022 General Assembly to create UUA governance that is “dynamic, accountable, flexible, and responsive,” we invite you to consider your congregation’s ways of sharing power and making decisions. Are your systems dynamic, accountable, flexible, and responsive? Are we creating liberatory ways of being within our congregations as we work for liberation in the world?

Most of us could use some help with this! We are creating a community of practice on liberating governance for our times.

We will meet every other month for 90 minutes to learn together and support each other in making the changes needed in our congregations. This program is open to all staff and lay leaders. It is especially appropriate for Board members and others in the congregation entrusted with significant decisions. We highly recommend participating as a team with others from your congregation.

Let’s learn together as we loosen stuck places, recenter our purpose and values, and learn more inclusive styles of decision making.

To receive invitations to our gatherings, and to help us know what you particularly need, please sign up for our email list "Liberating Governance for Our Times". The community is open to all — staff and laity. Once you join, you will automatically receive registration details and the pre-work assignment before each gathering.

Next Gathering

Tuesday October 10 7:00-8:30pm ET

Theme: Experimenting and Adapting

Please review the pre-work (Google doc).

We will look at the practice of experimenting, learning, and adapting as we move toward more liberatory governance models. We will use the example of the UU Society of Amherst, MA and their experiments with the tools of Sociocracy.

Please join our email list to receive the registration link.

More Information