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


 

Upcoming Online Trainings and Webinars


Please note whether you are signing up for a "webinar" or a "training," as the registration processes are different.

Webinar Registration

  • Contact Diane Venzera to register for a webinar. Include the webinar title and date. If you want CEU credit, please include whether you are an LUT or Minister. You will then be emailed information on how to access the webinar.

Training Registration

  • To register for a training you will need to enroll in UWSI and pay the one-time $35 enrollment fee click here
  • You will then be emailed a username and password and can register for the training on the UWSI website.
  • If you have previously enrolled in UWSI and paid the one-time enrollment fee you should already have a username and password to register for trainings.  If you cannot locate your username or password or are not sure if you have previously enrolled in UWSI, contact Diane Pletcher to retrieve your sign in information or check your enrollment status.”

 

I'm With Them! (Webinar) Diversity/Inclusivity Credit

Facilitated by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Interfaith at Unity in Lynnwood Chair & Dr. Richard Loren Held, Spiritual Director, Unity in Lynnwood

This webinar fulfills the Diversity/Inclusivity requirement for Ministers and licensed Unity teachers. CEU policy

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Central

Register by Tuesday, November 19. Contact Diane Venzera to register. It is best to register through email, as there is information that I will need to email back to you. If you want CEU credit, please include whether you are an LUT or Minister.

Description
This program suggests that members of the powerful majority, whether that majority status is born of ethnicity, religion, identity, age, class or otherwise, have a responsibility to members of the minority. Rabbi Ted Falcon (Interfaith at UIL Chair) suggests that this responsibility calls members of the majority to step up and to say, “I’m with them,” in any moment of disregard, diminishment, domination (or worse) imposed upon the minority. Rabbi Ted and Dr. Richard Loren Held speak to the launch of this and additional programs which would support the re-humanization of all. Learn more...

 


Leaving Gracefully (Webinar) Boundaries/Ethics Credit

Facilitated by Rev. Carrie Kenyon, Member Services Coordinator

This webinar fulfills the Boundaries/Ethics requirement for Ministers and licensed Unity teachers. CEU policy

Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Central

Register by Friday, November 29. Contact Diane Venzera to register. It is best to register through email, as there is information that I will need to email back to you. If you want CEU credit, please include whether you are an LUT or Minister.

Description
Healthy ministries and ministers are a result of intentional, well thought out steps from the first still small voice nudging, hinting that it is time to leave to the actual physical saying good-by. What does “leaving” really mean? Learn more...

 


Leading and Guiding a Youth & Family Ministry Program (4-week Online Training – 5 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Diane Venzera, M.Ed, CSE
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
Course content opens on Monday, January 6, 2020
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Wednesday, January 8 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central
  • Wednesday, January 15 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central
  • Wednesday, January 22 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central
  • Wednesday, February 5 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central

Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2020.

  • 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 green "Add" button
    • Complete your registration by putting your username and password into the pop-up box

Description
Creating a thriving and engaging YFM program takes intention and planning. Learners will explore how to nurture the spiritual development of children and teens and gain insights into how to effectively lead and guide a YFM program. Topics include the tools and components needed to build programs that are sustainable and honor the learning and developmental needs of all. Training is geared toward youth directors, youth ministers, and minsters/spiritual leaders but is open to all.

 


 

Collaborate Ultra Tools & Updates (Webinar)

Facilitated by Rev. Diane Venzera, M.Ed., eLearning Technologist

This webinar fulfills is available for 1.5 hours of CEU credit. CEU policy

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Central

Register by Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Contact Diane Venzera to register. It is best to register through email, as there is information that I will need to email back to you. If you want CEU credit, please include whether you are an LUT or Minister.

Description
Online video conferencing is a creative and engaging way to conduct virtual courses, meetings, and trainings. When used effectively, we have the ability to build community, create interactive experiences, and reach a greater number of interested learners. Collaborate Ultra is the system we will be exploring. Whether you are teaching an online course, plan to attend a webinar, or just want to know how to get more out of the online experience either as a presenter or participant, this is the webinar for you! Learn more...

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

 


Effective Mentoring (5-week Online Training – 5 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Lynn O'Dell, Credentialing Coordinator & Rev. Carrie Kenyon, Member Services Coordinator
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 and CLOSES ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020.
  • 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 green "Add" button
    • Complete your registration by putting your username and password into the pop-up box

Course content opens on Friday, January 24, 2020

Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Tuesday, January 28 – 2:00 to 3:30 pm Central
  • Tuesday, February 4 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm Central
  • Tuesday, February 11 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm Central
  • Tuesday, February 18 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm Central
  • Tuesday, February 25 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm Central

Description

Research has revealed that mentoring is an effective way to help people become more effective and successful in their field of work. Principles of effective mentoring have also been identified. This course is intended for field ministers interested in mentoring ministerial students, peers, or in other mentoring relationships. We will explore basic principles of mentoring and the different opportunities for mentoring within the Unity movement. We will also give consideration to Unity’s ministerial standards and how mentoring can help students grow in those areas. Special emphasis is placed on ways to help mentees develop their knowledge and skills related to ministry operations and their emotional and spiritual intelligence.


 

The Sunday Morning YFM Experience (3-week Online Training – 3 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Diane Venzera, M.Ed., CSE
 
Training is available for 3 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 and CLOSES ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020.
  • 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 green "Add" button
    • Complete your registration by putting your username and password into the pop-up box

Course content opens on Friday, February 28, 2020

Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Tuesday, March 3 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm Central
  • Tuesday, March 10 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm Central
  • Tuesday, March 17 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm Central

Description

Our Sunday morning youth ministry programs are designed using Unity’s A Living Curriculum philosophy, which seeks to draw the lesson from the learner through experiences, stories and creative expression. Lessons are created that relate to real issues in a person’s life and through a process of questions & discussions, helps them to connect with God and their indwelling Christ spirit.

The vision of A Living Curriculum is to empower children and youth to use their spiritual wisdom to fulfill their soul’s purpose; to empower parents to see themselves as the prime spiritual educators of their children and youth; to empower facilitators to see education as a process, through which they effectively support the unfolding of the child’s spiritual nature and model the living of the spiritual principles; to empower a spiritual community to function with unity in diversity; to inspire a world educational community by its philosophy, process, programs and products.

We invite your entire Youth Ministry team to join us for this 3-week training on presenting effective youth ministry classes.

Suggested Love Offering: $105.00

 


 

Building Teams/Embodying Oneness (3-week Online Training – 3 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Cynthia Vermillion Foster, Executive Director, Member Services
 
Training is available for 3 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019 and CLOSES ON FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020.
  • 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 green "Add" button
    • Complete your registration by putting your username and password into the pop-up box

Course content opens on Friday, March 6 , 2020

Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Thursday, March 12 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm Central
  • Thursday, March 19- 2:00 to 4:00 pm Central
  • Thursday, March 26 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm Central

Description

Healthy, coherent teamwork is an essential component for ministry success – and a powerful way to embody Unity’s first principle.  This series of webinars utilizes intentional processes to build effective teams, develop practices that support collaboration and creative thinking, and create a unified approach to leadership and decision making.  Most importantly, these practices support you in coming together in community and living in Oneness.  We invite your entire leadership team to join us for this 3-week training.

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 Registraion: 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 green "Add" button
    • Complete your registration by putting your username and password into the pop-up box

To register for a webinar:

  • Contact Diane Venzera by the due date listed for each webinar.
  • It is best to register through email, as there is information that I will need to email back to you. If you want CEU credit, please include whether you are an LUT or Minister. 
  • Include the webinar title and your name and email address.
  • Please let me know if you are seeking CEU credit and if so, if you are an LUT or Minister.
  • Once registration closes, the login information will be sent to all participants.
  • If you need additional support, please call: 816-434-6837.