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 Converter

 


Presence and Bowen Family Systems (5-Week Training, 5 CEUs or Ethics Credit)

Instructor: Rev. Vicki Bunch
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
 
  • Wednesday, April 21 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Wednesday, April 28 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Wednesday, May 5 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Wednesday, May 12 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Wednesday, May 19 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021, 11:45 p.m. (CT). (No late registrations accepted. Limited to 50 people)

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.
  • 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.

Information:

This five-week webinar examines Bowen Family Theory within spiritual communities and offers ways to use Bowen’s eight concepts as a pathway to lessen anxiety and provide balance in times of difficulty.  Participants will examine their level of self-differentiation, non-anxiousness and ability to be present with others in the here and now.  Group work will focus on ways ministerial leaders, church staffs and lay leaders can stay “together” as one emotional body, as well as practice the art of “reframing” situations in order to accept “differences.”  

Suggested Love Offering: $175.00

Dance of Triangles (4-Week Training, 5 CEUs)

Facilitated by Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, Director Member Services 
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs. CEU policy.
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
 
  • Monday, May 3 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, May 10 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, May 17 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, May 24 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. CT
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021, 11:45 p.m. (CT). (No late registrations accepted. Limited to 50 people)

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.
  • 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. 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.
 
Suggested Love Offering: $140.00

Three Phases of Ministry (3-Week Training, 5 CEUs or Ethics Credit)

Facilitated by Rev. Carrie Kenyon, Care & Connections Coordinator
 
Training is available for 5 CEUs or Ethics Credit. CEU policy.
 
Live Collaborate Sessions:
 
  • Thursday, May 6 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, May 13 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Thursday, May 20 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CT
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021, 11:45 p.m. (CT). (No late registrations accepted. Limited to 50 people)

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.
  • 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

LGBTQ+ Allyship for Faith Leaders (Webinar, 1.5 CEUs or Inclusivity Credit)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 pm CENTRAL
 
Facilitated by Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency, Associate Minister, Unity San Francisco
 
Credit: Diversity/Inclusivity Credit
 
 
Registration Information: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021, 11:45 p.m. (CT). (No late registrations accepted.)
To register:
  • Click the registration link by the due date listed above.
  • 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.

Description: Wondering about how to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, pansexual, transgender, nonbinary, agender, and gender-fluid people in your community? Not even sure what all those words mean? Don’t worry—we’re going to learn together. This 90 minute experiential workshop combines gender and sexuality identity basics, with scriptural analysis of the "clobber passages" so often used against the LGBTQ+ community, all to support a more heart centered awareness of how many LGBTQ+ engage with God, scripture and spirituality. We will look at concrete action steps to ensure your community is welcoming and affirming of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00

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.