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.

Special Notes

  • An email with the login information will be sent to you the day before the event. If you don't received 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 Converte
 

 

Creating Safe, Respectful, & Welcoming Church Environments - Avoiding Sexual/Gender Harrassment/Disrespect (Webinar, Ethics Credit or 1.5 CEUs)

Instructors: Rev. Vicky Elder & Rev. Joe Sloan

Live Collaborate Sessions: Wednesday, December 1 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm Central
 
Credit: Ethics or 1.5 CEUs
 
Description: This one hour workshop will meet the UWM one-unit CEU Ethics requirement of UWM - and specifically address increasing awareness around respectful practices regarding LGBTQ+ attendees, as well as how to effectively deal with all forms of sexual discrimination and/or harassment among members/attendees within our spiritual communities, specifically using the Disruptive Behavior Policy & Practices recommended by UWM.
 
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 29, 2021Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ethics12121
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 
 

 

Diversity and Inclusion: What is Your Comfort Zone? (Webinar, Diversity/Inclusivity Credit or 1.5 CEUs)

Instructors: Angie Keyes, CSE & Akosua Washington-Woods

Live Collaborate Sessions: Thursday, December 2 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm Central
 
Credit: Inclusivity/Diversity or 1.5 CEUs
 
Description: Exploring the idea of privilege in all of its forms to challenge our comfort zone and be inclusive in our ministry.  We’ll look at who we are and where we want to be?
What can we do to create the world in which we want to live? And how to create a plan of action that works for all of us! 
Participants will walk away with new ideas about shaking things up and becoming agents of change!
 
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 30, 2021Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiversityInclusionDec
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 
 

 

 

Forming a Spiritual Action Team for Your Ministry  (Webinar 1.5 CEUs)

Instructors: Rev. Leona Evans & Matthew Evans

Live Collaborate Sessions: Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Central
 
Credit: 1.5 CEUs
 
Description:
Recently, we have seen an increasing interest among Unity leaders to combine our spiritual principles with nonviolent social action. The most important question is, how to begin organizing and implementing a program that meets the needs of our spiritual communities and stays within the legal boundaries of our not-for-profit status. One of the most effective ways to address these issues is to form a spiritual action team. This workshop discusses:
  • How a spiritual action team can benefit our ministries and enhance our relevance in the community.
  • How to operate within the framework of our not-for-profit guidelines as established by the IRS.
  • How to establish a history of advocacy.
  • Examples of different models of community engagement
 
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 11, 2022Registration linkFormingaSpiritualActionTeam
 
Suggested Love Offering: $35.00
 

 

Save the Dates for Future Trainings & Webinars

The save the date schedule for 2022 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
  • 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.