Trainings

Welcome to Training

Ministry Development 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 Ministry Development 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.

Special Notes

  • An email with the login information will be sent to you the day before the event. If you don't receive it by Noon, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, contact Diane Venzera.
  • All time listed here are CENTRAL time.  To find you local time use the Time Zone Converter.

 


The Power of Focused Ministry (Onsite Only Workshop, 5 GENERAL CEUs)

Join Rev. Shad Groverland, Executive Director of UWM, in a timely 1-day workshop designed for ministry leaders, future leaders, and those who train these leaders. The world of ministry is rapidly changing and there is a chance we could be left behind, unless we can acquire tools that will keep us current, relevant, focused, impactful and enjoying the work we do. Through presentation, group discussion, brainstorming and connecting with Spirit, we will learn these tools that create the foundation for a thriving modern ministry.

Typical Workshop Schedule:

10am - 12pm     Session 1
12pm - 1pm       Lunch Break
1pm - 3pm         Session 2 + Q&A

Click here for registration information, or to see the 2023 listings

 
 

"Your Soul's Journey"(Webinar: General CEU Credit)

Instructors: Rev.Gregory Barrette

Credit: 1.5 hrs General Credit

Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 1:30-3:00 pm CT

 Register here by Monday, February 6, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on February 7.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
This webinar will talk about the evolution and involution of the soul, in alignment with Charles Fillmore, as well as the roles of desire, commitment, and will on the soul's infinite journey.
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

"Leading & Guiding a YFM Program"(3-Wk Training: General CEU Credit)

Instructors: Rev. Diane Venzera

Credit: 5 hrs General Credit

Training Dates: Monday, February 12 through Sunday, March 12, 2023

Register by February 9, 2023

Live Session Dates:

  • Wednesday, Feb 15, 2:30-4 pm CT
  • Wednesday, Feb 22, 2:30-4 pm CT
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2:30-4 pm CT

Training Description
This resource-rich course will focus on how to create and sustain a thriving and engaging youth ministry program. Whether the program is onsite, online, or a combination of both, learners will gain insights into the tools and components needed to build a program, develop effective leaders, and honor the learning and developmental needs of all.

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Create a plan of action to implement effective policies and procedures
  • Evaluate current sacred safety policies and bring them into alignment with recommended practices
  • Build a team of engaged YFM volunteers
  • Develop a YFM Program implementation strategy
  • Create a YFM Program Guide 

 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 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
  • 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.
Suggested Love Offering: $105.00
 

"Ministering From The Heart" (Webinar: Ethics/Boundaries Credit)

 Facilitated by Myra McFadden

 Credit: Ethics/Boundaries

 Virtual Event Dates: Thursday, February 16  2:00 to 4:00 pm CT

 Register by Tuesday, February 14, end of day

  • A link to the virtual event will be sent out on February 15th.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
This webinar, “Ministering from the Heart: skillful approaches with those that are mentally vulnerable,” will explore the challenges and opportunities that come with having those that are mentally vulnerable in our communities. A brief overview of common mental illness and fragility in communities will be offered, and practical suggestions to support spiritual leaders in dealing with those that are vulnerable or ill will be given.
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 

 "Coaching Skills for Leaders"(3-Part Webinar:  4.5 General CEU Credits)

    Instructor: Denny Balish, PCC

    Credit: 4.5 General Credits

    Webinar Date: Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm CT

     Register here by Tuesday, February 28, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on March 1st.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
Coaching is a unique and transformative process that enables people to maximize their personal and professional potential.  In this 3-part course you will learn and practice foundational coaching skills that will not only help you lead better, but also increase your ability to communicated effectively while inspiring positive change. This course is appropriate for Ministers, Trustees, Spiritual Leaders, LUT’s, Ministry Team Leaders & Team Members or anyone looking to upgrade their interpersonal communication skills
 
Suggested Love Offering: $105.00
 

 

  "Spiritual and Emotional Maturity"  (Webinar: 1.5 General CEU Credits)

     Instructor: Rev. Toni Boehm

     Credit: 1.5 General Credits

     Webinar Date: Tuesday, March 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CT

       Register here by Sunday, March 12th, end of day.

  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on March 13.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
Coming soon
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

                                 

"Sharing Your Church Building"(Webinar: General CEU Credit)                              

  Instructor: Ahriana Platten                                                     

  Credit: 1.5 hrs General Credit     

  Webinar Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:30-3:00 pm CT   
 
  Register here by Sunday, March 19 , end of day.
  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on March 20.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
Increase Your Revenue and Your Impact by Sharing Your Building:   
How many hours a day does your building sit mostly empty? Probably more than you realize.  What if you could turn that empty space and time into a new and consistent revenue stream?  Learn how to evaluate and how you could share your building with another spiritual community.  Consider the "who’s and how’s” of a building share. View at an actual contract. Rev. Ahriana Platten shares her experience in organizing and managing a building share that has worked successfully since 2018. 
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 

  "Unconscious Bias" (Webinar: Diversity CEU Credit)

   Instructor: Courtney McGinnis

   Credit: Diversity/Inclusivity 

   Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm

   Register here by Monday, April 17, end of day
  • A link to the webinar will be sent out on March 20.
  • No late registrations will be accepted.
  • If you need additional support, please email: bhicks-wiggins@unity.org
Description:
Coming soon
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 

     


 

Save the Dates for Future Trainings & Webinars

The "save the date" schedule for 2022 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:

We offer 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 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 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 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
  • 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.