Healthy Boundaries for Leaders: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Fulfills UUMA continuing education requirement of 6 hours in the area of ministerial ethics and sexual misconduct prevention/professional boundaries and includes a component that puts you in conversation with others.

Rev. Dr. Kathryn House
Friday, March 22, 2024, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Central 
Cost: $295

Are your boundaries clear-cut and well-defined or fuzzy and fading into the distance? Can you tell where you end and others begin? Do they support your commitments to nurturing flourishing and life-giving ministries or are they in need of bolstering and renewal?  

This workshop is for leaders who want to engage the significance of healthy boundaries for professional and personal lives and articulate how they can create and sustain boundaries in their own contexts of vocational significance. The course is grounded in a trauma-informed approach and will utilize practical theological methods of reflection, collaboration, and strategizing for future action.  

In this workshop, learners will continue to deepen their capacities as they:

  • Engage frameworks of setting and sustaining boundaries grounded in a trauma-informed approach and guided by ministerial ethical commitments
  • Critically reflect on setting and maintaining healthy boundaries in case studies including but not limited to sexual misconduct prevention; social media and mental health; and self-care in an age of multiple compelling urgencies
  • Dialogue with colleagues to discuss and discern pressing questions, considerations, and best practices in ministerial contexts
  • Articulate an approach to setting boundaries in a context of vocational significance

Registration closes on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Making Space for Yourself: Self-Care and Intimacy for Clergy and Religious Professionals

Daniel Boscaljon and Angela Amias
Friday, April 26, 2024, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
Cost: $85

Why is it so hard to find space in life for tending to ourselves and cultivating emotional well-being? How do we nurture our closest relationships--the relationship with ourselves and those with whom we are most intimate--even during the busiest of ministerial seasons? We all know self-care is important, but actually integrating self-care into our daily and weekly routines still remains a challenge. In this workshop, we’ll explore why that is and what you can do to avoid burnout and create sustainable self-care routines that nurture your holistic well-being attentive. We will be particularly attentive to intimacy with ourselves and others. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn unique tools developed by the instructors to aid in holistic well-being.   

Registration closes on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Faith Formation Reframe: A Week Immersion in Chicago

Fulfills 30 continuing education hours for the UUMA and is eligible for credit toward UUA Religious Education Credentialing with completion of additional reading and assignments.

Rev. Tandi Rogers
July 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024 
In-person at Meadville Lombard Theological School (Chicago, IL)  

This week-long immersion is for teams (ministers, religious educators, committees) or individuals wanting to deepen and refresh faith formation in their religious community. This course is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to ideas and practices that give faith formation its meaning and purpose for people throughout their lives. The course is designed with principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multicultural teaching and learning in mind, so as to model how this lens applies to religious education. This course builds on the Unitarian Universalist tradition and is appropriate for religious educators from all faith traditions. 

Registration closes on July 1, 2024.

Theologies of Racial Justice

Fulfills UUMA continuing education requirement of 6 hours in the area of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism and includes a component that puts you in conversation with others.  

Rev. Dr. Andrea Johnson
February 27, March 5, and March 12, 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Central
Cost: $295

What are the resources that ground and inspire theologies of racial justice? What are the sources of the liberal theological tradition in which they are rooted? This workshop provides ministers and lay leaders with theological resources that equip their congregations and communities to live out their anti-racist, anti-oppression values of faith. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to articulate theologies of liberation, experimentation, and innovation grounded in Unitarian Universalist principles and sources of inspiration.  

Over three sessions, learners will:

  • Practice (de)/construction of Unitarian Universalist theologies with attention to historic traditions, future prospects, and the call to do racial justice in religious community.
  • Inspire and energize our racial justice work from a place of passion and authenticity with Martin Luther King’s theology of Beloved Community, and orient ourselves in the cosmos and nourish our souls with Bernard Loomer’s theology of ‘big’ God.
  • Free our imaginations from theologies of redemptive suffering with humanist Anthony Pinn and draft a personal and communal ethic that dares to risk in the face of despair.  

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