Trainings

Welcome to Member Services Training

Member Services supports our members by providing a number of online learning opportunities, which range from short live, webinars, to trainings that cover several weeks and include both offline activities as well as live sessions. Many qualify for CEUs.

 

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 the generosity of its members. Suggested Love Offering is $35/Collaborate Live Session.


 

Upcoming Online Trainings and Webinars


We are delighted with the level of participation in our online trainings and webinars!  Thank you all for joining us in this process of learning and growing together.  The success of these events have made it necessary to restrict registrations to 100 people, unless otherwise noted.  When this limit is reached we will close registrations.  No late registrations will be accepted.

 


 

Moving Classes From Onsite to Online (2-Part Webinar – 3 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Diane Venzera, M.Ed., CSE, LUT
 
Webinar 2-part series is available for 3 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
 
Tuesday, March 31 & Thursday, April 2, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (Registration includes both webinars, limited to 75 people. No late registrations accepted.)

Description
With a few creative ideas and a little tweaking, transform your onsite course to online. As we navigate these strange times, we are called into new thinking in order to stay connected to our communities as well as to engage new possibilities. This 2-part webinar is for those who have an onsite course that they are ready to convert to an online format. Bring your syllabus or course outline and let’s explore how to retain the essence of the course while enhancing the learning and exploration through an online environment. For more information...

Suggested Love Offering: $70.00

 


 

Unity Worldwide Ministries Overview (7-week Online Training – 5 CEUs)

Facilitated by Unity Worldwide Ministries
Instructor Contact: Rev. Diane Venzera, M.Ed., CSE, LUT
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Tuesday, April 7 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, April 14 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, April 21 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, April 28 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, May 5 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, May 12 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, May 19 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (No late registrations accepted.)
  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all Member Services trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
    • If you cannot locate your username and password, contact DPletcher@unity.org, 816-434-6866.
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.

Description
Unity Worldwide Ministries develops and connects Unity Leadership.  We are a service organization that supports Credentialed Unity Leaders and Ministries in sharing the Unity message and transforming consciousness.  This training 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. For more information...

 


 

The Road to Inclusion (Webinar – Diversity/Inclusivity Credit)

Facilitated by Tracy Brown, RScP
 
Webinar fufills the Diversity/Inclusivity requirement. CEU policy.
 
 
Tuesday, April 21,  1:30 am to 3:00 pm CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (Registration limited to 100 people. No late registrations accepted.)

Description
What if you stopped thinking of diversity as a problem to fix or a challenge to conquer? Can you recognize diversity as a valuable resource you can use to fulfill your mission? Bring your mission statement to class with you and Tracy will show you a basic road map for identifying and reaching your diversity-related target groups. Then she will share ideas and resources that can help you develop an effective strategy that leads to inclusion. Click here for more information.

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 
 

 

Online Book Study: How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You Are Going

Facilitated by Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, Executive Director Member Services & Rev. Doug Duerr, Ministry Leadership Coordinator
 
Get the book, and join us weekly for collective exploration and learning:
 
Live Collaborate Sessions: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT 
  • April 21: Chapter 1: An Introduction of Liminality
  • April 28: Chapter 2: Leading with Presence
  • May 5: Chapter 3: Tending the Soul of the Institution
  • May 12: Chapter 4: Deepening Group Discernment
  • May 19: Chapter 5: Shaping Institutional Memory
  • May 26: Chapter 6: Clarifying Purpose
  • June 2: Chapter 7: Engaging Emergence
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (No late registrations accepted.)
  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all Member Services trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
    • If you cannot locate your username and password, contact DPletcher@unity.org, 816-434-6866.
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.

Description
We are living in a liminal period – an in between period.  We have one foot in what has been and the other foot in what will be.  Such periods create uncertainty and confusion.  We do not know the way forward or even where we are going.  These periods are also ripe with new possibilities, calling us to be creative, try new things, and listen deeply to Spirit.   Susan Beaumont’s book brings rich insight and collective practices for engaging these periods and opening ourselves to what is seeking to emerge.  Let’s explore this together, and harvest our collective wisdom.  We are better together!


 

Sexual Misconduct and Spiritual Person Persona (Webinar – Daytime, Ethics/Boundaries Credit)

Facilitated by Rev. Victoria Bunch
 
Webinar is available for Ethics/Boundaries credit CEU policy.
 
 
Wednesday, April 22, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (Registration limited to 100 people, no late registrations accepted)

Description
In this webinar, we will look at UWM’s latest Code of Ethics (revised 2018) and how it encourages the personal and spiritual development of ourselves as Unity Credentialed Leaders, as well as Unity Non-Credentialed Leaders who serve in a ministerial capacity. We will discuss a scenario for encouraging a healthy Unity community response when an allegation of sexual misconduct is made against a Unity Non-Credentialed Leaders. For more information... 

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

 

 

Sexual Misconduct and Spiritual Person Persona (Webinar – Evening, Ethics/Boundaries Credit)

Facilitated by Rev. Victoria Bunch
 
Webinar is available for Ethics/Boundaries credit CEU policy.
 
 
Thursday, April 23, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (Registration limited to 100 people, no late registrations accepted)

Description
In this webinar, we will look at UWM’s latest Code of Ethics (revised 2018) and how it encourages the personal and spiritual development of ourselves as Unity Credentialed Leaders, as well as Unity Non-Credentialed Leaders who serve in a ministerial capacity. We will discuss a scenario for encouraging a healthy Unity community response when an allegation of sexual misconduct is made against a Unity Non-Credentialed Leaders. For more information... 

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

 

 

Dance of Triangles (4-week Online Training – 5 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
 
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Monday, April 27 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, May 4 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, May 11 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, May 18 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (No late registrations accepted, limited to 50 registrations.)
  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all Member Services trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
    • If you cannot locate your username and password, contact DPletcher@unity.org, 816-434-6866.
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.

Description
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.

Suggested Love Offering: $140.00

 


 

Three Phases of Ministry (3-week Online Training – Ethics/Boundaries Credit or 5 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Carrie Kenyon, Member Services Coordinator
 
 
Training is available for Ethics/Boundaries Credit or 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Thursday, May 7 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, May 14 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, May 21 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020, 11:45 pm CT. (No late registrations accepted.)
  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all Member Services trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
    • If you cannot locate your username and password, contact DPletcher@unity.org, 816-434-6866.
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.

Description
A minister’s journey with a ministry comes in three phases; the beginning or introduction, the middle and the end or good-by.  This course is intended for seminary students close to ordination or ministers in the field interested in any one or all three phases of the journey.  Navigating the employment process with Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) is the first step. The second phase begins once the minister is hired and the contract is negotiated.  This phase is all about entering a new ministry intentionally and mindfully creating new relationships in the spiritual dance.  The last phase (preferably many years later) begins when guidance says it’s time to leave.  It’s a time to move forward with an open heart, prayerfully co-creating a plan for the minister and the congregation with UWM for a healthy and sacred ending.  

Suggested Love Offering: $105.00

 


 

Save the Dates for Future Trainings & Webinars

The save the date schedule for 2020 for the Member Services trainings is being created.  The schedule is a work in progress and when the trainings/webinars are open for regstration, they will be listed above. Please contact Diane Venzera with any questions.

 

 
 
 

 

If you are new to online learning:

Member Services' offers both WEBINARS (live session only) and TRAININGS, which are a hybrid: they include live online group sessions using the video conferencing tool, Collaborate, as well as weekly activities, housed on Blackboard, to be completed by the end of each weekly session, as individual assignments.

This 10-minute video provides information on registering for a Member Services' training as well as how to navigate through the Blackboard and Collaborate experiences. If you prefer to read the information instead of watching the video, a transcript is attached.

 

 


 

To Register for a Member Services Online Training

To register for a training, follow these steps:

  • Begin here: If you do not have a username and password for UWSI - click this link Enroll in UWSI.
    • Effective September 1, 2019, there will be an initial enrollment fee of $35 for all Member Services trainings, UWSI courses, and online field registrations. This fee provides access to the full spectrum of learning opportunities offered through UWM and helps to cover our costs for administration and licensing for our Blackboard Learning Management System.
  • If you are already enrolled in UWSI: locate your UWSI Username and Password
    • If you cannot locate your username and password, contact DPletcher@unity.org, 816-434-6866
  • Complete Registration: Once you have your username and password (please save it) you can now register, click this link: course registration page then:
    • Locate the training title
    • Click the "register" button and your course will be added to the cart
    • Complete your registration by clicking on the "proceed to checkout" on the top left
    • A registration page will open - scroll down to the "Already Have an Account?" link, click it and then enter your username and password to compete your registration.

To register for a webinar:

  • Click the registration link found with the webinar description and complete the information by the due date listed.
  • Registrations are limited to 100 people, unless otherwise stated and will close when the limit is reached. No late registrations will be accepted.
  • Login information will be sent to all participants the day before the event.
  • If you need additional support, please email: dvenzera@unity.org.