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Curricula for Russell Lockwood Leadership School Programs
Curricula for Russell Lockwood Leadership School Programs

The Russell Lockwood Leadership School (RLLS) prepares Unitarian Universalists for congregational leadership in a changing world. Year after year, graduates attest to the personal impact the School can have as a powerfully supportive, rigorous and encouraging environment to engage in deep exploration while also promoting the assimilation of practical tools to take back home.

Expect stimulating discussions, new friendships, collaborative worship, exploration of beliefs and values, singing, movement and music empowerment, group process, laughter, congregational problem solving, examination of leadership styles, and a refining of leadership technique.

Leaders and Learners

What distinguishes a Leader from a Learner is the call and skill to nurture learning and leadership in others. An important focus of RLLS is on the application of the week's discoveries in your own congregation. This is not passive learning - you'll practice making presentations and working in a variety of leadership roles. All the handouts, videos, slides and materials used at RLLS will be provided to you on a website that will be created during the week so you can easily include or adapt resources for use in your own congregation's leadership development program.

RLLS provides more than information about Unitarian Universalism - it is a hands-on opportunity for you to express your  creativity and expand your leadership gifts.

Experiential and Classroom Learning Topics

  • Leadership & Growth
  • Understanding Covenant
  • Beloved Community
  • Relational Leadership
  • Spiritual Leadership
    • UU Theology and History
    • Faith Development
  • Expressive Leadership
  • Worship and Ritual
  • Music & Movement

Methodologies, Tools, and Themes

  • Story & Narrative
  • Covenant Groups
  • Worship Planning
  • Social Media and Technology
  • Reflection Groups
  • Intercultural Competency
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Justice as Religious Vocation
  • Multi-generational Community
  • Vision/ Mission/ Covenant
  • Dynamics of Change
  • Congregational Size Dynamics
  • Understanding Constructive Conflict & Conflict Dynamics
  • Family & Emotional Systems
  • Covenantal Governance
  • Adaptive & Technical Leadership
  • Board Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • Stewardship & Gratitude

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