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


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

 

 

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.
 

Course content opens on Friday, January 24, 2020

Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2–3:30 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2–3:30 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2–3:30 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2–3:30 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2–3:30 p.m. Central
 
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 "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
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.



Take off the Cape: Boundaries in Ministry (Webinar)

Facilitated by Hank Lewis, M.B.A, Assistant Director - Academic Program Quality, University of Central Florida

This webinar fulfills the Boundaries/Ethics requirement. CEU policy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central

Register by Monday, February 24, 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
Boundaries are an essential part of ethical ministry. Teaching and ministry involve complex roles and relationships, and it is important for ministers to have established boundaries so that trust is not broken between the leaders and the community. This webinar will discuss the effects of weak boundaries, when to create boundaries, guidelines for clear boundaries, and the importance of protecting your boundaries. The webinar will also include typical boundaries that are important in ministry. Learn more...

Suggested Love Offering: $35.00


 

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.
 

Course content opens on Friday, February 28, 2020

Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, March 10, 7–8:30 p.m. Central
  • Tuesday, March 17, 7–8:30 p.m. Central
 
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 "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

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.
 

Course content opens on Friday, March 6 , 2020

Live Collaborate Sessions:
  • Thursday, March 12, 2–4 p.m. Central
  • Thursday, March 19, 2–4 p.m. Central
  • Thursday, March 26, 2–4 p.m. Central
 
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 "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

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 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:

  • 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.