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Kathy McGowan

Southern Region Staff

Southern Region in Congregational Life

Telephone: (518) 859-9267

Email: kmcgowan@uua.org

Telephone: (518) 859-9267

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Kathy McGowan has been on the Congregational Life Staff for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association since 2013.  In that time her areas of focus have been in systems thinking, theology, conflict, intercultural sensitivity, and staff supervision. She is one of the primary teachers in the Southern Region.

She has a deep passion for Unitarian Universalism and is grounded in its history and theology.  She is sensitive to marginalized groups and is committed to intercultural sensitivity.   She believes in the transformative power of groups and thrives on the collaborative process.  She is talented both in presentation and facilitation with a unique ability to use humor while attending to important and sensitive questions.  All of her work comes from a deep respect for an individual process of spiritual development and the power of communal worship.

In addition to her congregational work, her careers have been in the areas of child welfare and theatre. She lives with her two cats in the triangle area of North Carolina. She enjoys visiting her son and daughter in New York and California.

From Kathy McGowan

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Better Together | Central East Region

LeaderLab Offers Resources, Classes and More for Congregational Leaders

Kathy McGowan, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Renee Ruchotzke

From Better Together
As Susan Frederick-Gray mentioned during her president’s report at General Assembly in June, LeaderLab is a tremendous resource for congregational leaders.

LeaderLab

Strategic Leadership (Training)

UU Leadership Institute, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke

From LeaderLab
Develop a deeper understanding of how to focus your congregation on mission, build trust and develop a cohesive leadership team.
Centered Leadership Part Two (Course)

UU Leadership Institute, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke

From LeaderLab
Learn healthy leadership practices, communication and conflict skills, the importance of being mission-focused and how to communicate across differences.
Centered Leadership Part One (Course)

UU Leadership Institute, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke

From LeaderLab
Online Leadership School for new leaders and those interested in possible leadership.
Experiencing Conflict? Start with Covenant

Kathy McGowan

From LeaderLab
Living in a committed, covenantal community is a great way to avoid destructive conflict.
Watch Out for Triangulation!

Kathy McGowan

From LeaderLab
Avoiding triangulation will not eliminate conflict in a congregation but it will help keep it in the constructive and creative zone.
Living Your Purpose III: Making Mission & Vision Stick

Kathy McGowan, Renee Ruchotzke, UU Congregation of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

From LeaderLab
How do we design and support congregational systems that help us live into our mission and vision?
Thinking About Congregational Procedures

Kathy McGowan, UUA Congregational Life Staff Group

From LeaderLab
Procedures should have the flexibility to change as the organization changes size, staff, technologies and other situational factors.
Committees on Shared Ministry

Kathy McGowan

From LeaderLab
This webinar was created for new and reforming Committees on Ministry.

For more information contact conglife@uua.org.