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Imagine a spiritually mature, culturally competent and humble, non-anxious Unitarian Universalism where conflict is a faith formation opportunity and a normal part of religious community and the human journey. Perhaps your congregation is well on its way. Or perhaps your community needs a little help.
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Tandi Rogers
Learning, Innovation & Growth Strategist

Creating beloved community requires intention and practice. Our covenants articulate our intention, but how do we live into the practice? Right Relations Teams (also known as “Healthy Congregations Teams”) are lay leaders entrusted to help the congregation practice faithful communication and creative conflict based on values of mutuality and consent. 

This robust training has been developed for congregational teams who will be helping their congregations (or other covenantal communities) live into their covenants. Team members access the training materials on their own, then come together for practice sessions using materials provided. (Individuals can also take the training.) Each module includes 1-2 hours of video/reading/reflection. (The training outline can be viewed by “expanding” the course content below.)

You can find more information about Right Relationship Teams on LeaderLab at uua.org.

Training with UUA-Facilitated Practice Sessions

Periodically we will offer hybrid trainings to congregational teams with six 2-hour practice sessions that correspond to content in the training modules. The cost is $400/team and includes access to course materials. Registration is limited to 12 congregational teams. See below for upcoming hybrid trainings. 

Fall 2023: Thursdays 7:30-9:30 ET beginning on October 5 (registration deadline is September 28). Facilitated by Lisa Napier. Register and pay for this training through the UUA website to reserve a spot for your team. (Registation opens July 1, 2023).
Dates: October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 30, December 14

This training has been assembled by UUA staff with years of experience in covenant, conflict transformation, and congregational dynamics, including:

Rev. Erica Baron

Lillian Drab-Braddick

Connie Goodbread

Rev. Tandi Rogers

Dr. Janice Marie Johnson

Rev. Evin Carvill-Ziemer

Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke

Rev. Sana Saeed

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