Leadership Experience

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Leadership Experience Testimonials

"As a leader in my regular careers spanning five decades, this hybrid course was the best leadership course I've participated in the last 30 years".

"As a first-time leader, I was terrified of not knowing exactly how to lead. This leadership work affirmed me emotionally and provided a spiritual and intellectual spectrum of tools from which I could choose what would work for leading our congregation".

Registration opens for Leadership Experience 2020 expanding leadership development in the Pacific Western Region. Space is limited, registrations will be accepted through December 1. 

Registration below.

“PWR Leadership Experience provided lots of ideas and concrete tools that can help congregational leaders face the challenge to be spiritual grounded and take a stand while remaining in relationship. Can't wait to share” 
—Governance Committee Chair of Mid-Sized Church

Participants will gain a deeper grounding in Unitarian Universalism and knowledge and skills regarding mission-focused leadership, systems thinking, change management, anti-oppression and multicultural transformation, and conflict transformation as well as other topics.

Ideal for current and potential leadership, alongside ministers and other religious professionals, this hybrid in-person/online learning experience, participants will meet for a weekend retreat in one of four locations in January 2020. Participants will complete learning experiences with a small group from their home congregation prior to the retreat and then afterward have 6 follow-up 90-minute video conference calls by Zoom February through April.

Options in 4 states. Participants may attend any one weekend at a retreat center in:

  • Washington: January 10-12 in Federal Way, WA
  • California: January 17-19 in Danville, CA
  • Colorado: January 17-19 in Golden, CO
  • Arizona: January 24-26 in Scottsdale, AZ

Each retreat and zoom call series will cover the same content, with one exception: Colorado's Wednesday Zoom calls will be focused on concerns of congregations over 400 members. Zoom groups will be assigned this fall taking into account preferences given during registration. The weekend retreats and Zoom calls will be co-led by PWR staff and Leadership Experience 2019 graduates.

Cost for Leadership Experience: $450 More financial details below.

Leadership Experience is a modernized replacement for the beloved, Russell Lockwood Leadership School. Leadership Experience 2020 has both an updated curriculum and responds to the needs of 21st century congregational leaders.

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