Trainings

Welcome

The spiritual journey is a journey of continuous learning and evolution.  Member Services is dedicated to supporting our members in this journey, and we are beginning to develop a number of online opportunities for learning and growth – for individual leaders and for spiritual communities collectively.  Our online learning opportunities range from short webinars, to trainings that cover several weeks.  All of them are created with love and commitment for the work you do on behalf of Unity.


If you are new to online learning:

Member Services' TRAININGS are a hybrid, which means they consists of 2 to 8 weeks of content. Each training includes live online sessions using the video conferencing tool, Collaborate, as well as weekly activites, housed on Blackboard, that are to be completed by the end of each weekly session.  The activities on Blackboard are individual assignments while the Collaborate sessions provide an opportunity for the group to meet virtually in order to share thoughts and ideas.

 

This quick video provides information on registering for a Member Services' training as well as how to navigate through the Blackboard and Collaborate experiences.

 


How to Register for a Member Services Online Training 

(Follow the steps below. If you have additional questions contact Diane Venzera)
  • Step 1: Locate your UWSI Username and Password
    • If you have not taken an online course with UWSI or
    • If you cannot locate your username and password
  • Step 2: Visit the course registration page and:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the green "Add" button
    • Complete your registration by putting your username and password into the pop-up box
  • Step 3: Use this URL to log into your course: https://uwsi.blackboard.com/
    • When the page opens, enter your username and password
    • Then locate your course title at the top right and click it. You will enter the Blackboard portion of your course
    • For more detailed instructions, watch the quick video
    • If you still have questions, contact Diane Venzera

 


Upcoming Online Trainings 

 Unity Worldwide Ministries Overview (Formerly know as Polity)

  January 7 to March 3, 2019  

(Registration open from Dec 10, 2018 through January 4, 2019) 

Instructor: Unity Worldwide Ministries Staff Members

Description
Unity Worldwide Ministries is a service organization that supports Credentialed Unity Leaders and Ministries in sharing the Unity message and transforming consciousness.  This class reviews the array of resources and services that are available through Unity Worldwide Ministries.  It also provides a wonderful opportunity for Unity leaders to cultivate collaborative relationships with UWM staff members.

Live Collaborate Session Dates:

  • Tuesday, Jan 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Jan 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Jan 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Jan 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Feb 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Feb 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Feb 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, Feb 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT

This course is worth 5 CEUs for Ministers and 3 CEUs for Licensed Unity Teachers.

Cost

The Unity Worldwide Ministries training is offered without any set fee. Love Offerings/Tithes gratefully received

Unity Worldwide Ministries Member Services is 100% funded through through the generosity of its members. 
 
 

Dance of Triangles

  February 17 through March 9, 2019 

(Registration open from Dec 12, 2018 through February 11, 2019) 
 

Instructor: Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, Unity Minister

Description

We all dance with emotional triangles on a regular basis.  They are a common pattern in the fabric of relationship.  When people are indirect in their communication (going to Sue about a challenge they are having with Bob), frustration, confusion, ineffectiveness, and hurt feelings often occur.  You may have attempted to deal with this by telling people not to triangulate and it seems they don’t listen, the pattern continues, and things become more and more entangled. 

In this course, I invite you to join me on this journey of discovery.  We will explore together the nature of triangles, how they affect our work in spiritual communities, and ways to work with them to empower and support healthy spiritual community.  I view this as an ongoing dance in which we are all learners and teachers, attempting to grow in our capacity to understand one another, cultivate relationships with one another, and build communities for transformation. 

Live Collaborate Session Dates:

  • Thursday, Feb 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, Feb 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, Mar 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m. CT

This course is worth 5 CEUs for Ministers and 3 CEUs for Licensed Unity Teachers.

Cost

The Unity Worldwide Ministries training is offered without any set fee. Love Offerings/Tithes gratefully received

Unity Worldwide Ministries Member Services is 100% funded through through the generosity of its members. 

 


 

How to Register for a Member Services Webinar

Member Services' WEBINARS consist of only the live online session using the video conferencing tool, Collaborate. 

  • To register for the workshop contact Diane Venzera by the due date listed below for each webinar.
  • Once registration closes, the login information will be sent to all participants.

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Increasing Your Comfort Level with Online Learning

Instructor: Rev. Diane Venzera, M.Ed, Unity Minister

 

Workshop Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central

Registration due date: Tuesday, Jan 22, contact Diane Venzera to register.

Description

Whether you are interested in taking an online course for CEUs, teaching a Spiritual Explorer course for UWSI, want to be more knowledgeable about online learning so you can encourage congregants to try out a class, or if you are just curious about all of it, this is the training for you!

Join us for this beginning level, interactive workshop as we explore the needed technology, review the registration process and navigate through an online course using Blackboard and Collaborate. No prior experience is necessary, just bring your curiosity and your questions.

  • This course is worth 1.5 CEUs for both Ministers and Licensed Unity Teachers.

Cost

The Increasing Your Comfort Level with Online Learning workshop is offered without any set fee. Love Offerings/Tithes gratefully received

Unity Worldwide Ministries Member Services is 100% funded through the generosity of its members. 

 


 

Statement of Financial Position

Instructor: Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Unity Minister

Workshop Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central

Registration due date: Friday, January 25contact Diane Venzera to register.

Description

What is the most important Financial Statement in the storehouse of financial reports. It is the “Statement of Financial Position”. Join us to learn the value of this classic Financial Statement. In the for profit world it is called the Balance Sheet.

  • This course is worth 1.5 CEUs for both Ministers and Licensed Unity Teachers.

Cost

The Statement of Financial Postion workshop is offered without any set fee. Love Offerings/Tithes gratefully received

Unity Worldwide Ministries Member Services is 100% funded through the generosity of its members.