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.


 

Online Trainings 


 Dance of Triangles 

  Nov 4-Nov 24, 2018
   

Instructor: Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, Executive Director Member Services

This training is a hybrid, which means it consists of 3 weeks of content. It includes a live online session each Sunday using the video conferencing tool, Collaborate, as well as weekly activites, housed on Blackboard, that are to be completed by the following Saturday.  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.

Live Collaborate Session Dates:
  • Sunday, Nov 4, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, Nov 11, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, Nov 18, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. CT

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. Since relationships are a vital part of community, I invite you to take this class with your entire leadership team so that you can learn and evolve together. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the nature of emotional triangles and how they affect relationships
  • Analyze patterns of triangles in their own life and the life of their spiritual community
  • Consciously interact with triangles in an empowering manner

This course can be applied to the CEU requirement for Credentialed Leaders. 

Cost

The Dance of Triangles training experience 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. 
 
 
Registration Instructions

Follow these instructions in order to register for the training:

  • If you have not taken online courses with UWSI, you must first register and receive a username and password. Contact Chris Gannan, for more information.
  • Once you have your username and password, visit the course registration page.
  • If you have questions about using Blackboard, contact Diane Venzera.

 

Workshops via Web Conferencing

 

Inclusive Leadership for Ministries

Instructor: Rev. Charline Manuel, Unity Minister

 

Workshop Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Central

Description
This workshop is designed as an overview to understanding and addressing the need for diversity in our churches and centers.  We will identify ways to approach, develop and build a diverse and inclusive spiritual community.  Through information, experiences and practical steps intended for spiritual and ministry leaders, board members, lay leaders and volunteers.  Participants will be guided in pathways that encourage, teach, initiate, model and celebrate diversity from biblical, spiritual, practical and intentional perspectives.  Participants will leave the workshop with clear next steps for their ministry.

Topics include:  addressing the challenges of an increasingly diverse society, what changing demographics may mean for your church, finding the potential benefits of diversity and inclusion on your board, overcoming hidden barriers of launching a diversity initiative, policies and practices that support inclusivity, weathering the difficulties that may arise in the process of increasing diversity in your ministry, the value of a commitment to inclusive leadership, and celebrating the sacred honor and positive social impact your ministry can have in your community as an inclusive church/center.

This course meets the annual requirement of inclusivity training for ministers. 

Cost

The Inclusive Leadership for Ministries workshop 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. 

Registration Instructions

To register for the workshop contact Diane Venzera by Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Once registration closes, the login information will be sent to all participants.

 

 

 

It's Not About Sex, It's About Power

Instructor: Rev. Brendalyn Batchelor, Unity Minister

 

Workshop Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Central

Description
It’s also about impact not intention. And the solution is ethics, intimacy and integrity. Sexual misconduct complaints against Unity ministers, politicians and other public figures are on the rise throughout our culture. This workshop will support you in understanding what constitutes sexual harassment, how to best avoid being accused of sexual harassment, how to deal with a sexual harassment complaint against you, what to do if you or someone you know is sexually harassed, and how credentialed Unity leaders can appropriately deal with attraction to a congregant if it occurs. 

This course meets the annual requirement for ethics/boundary training for ministers. 

Cost

The It's Not About Sex, It's About Power 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. 

Registration Instructions

To register for the workshop contact Diane Venzera by Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Once registration closes, the login information will be sent to all participants.