Workshop Presentation Materials

In an effort to make resources as accessible as possible, we provide here a range of downloadable materials and links. These resources come to us from a variety of sources including the UUA, the MBD Board, facilitators of CBD/MBD trainings and more.The materials are listed in chronological order of presentation, beginning with the most recent.

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2014

  • April 2, 2014: Effective Staff Supervision in Religious Organizations with Rev. Susan Beaumont (Stepping Up to Supervision)
  • March 22, 2014: Speaking of Class with Meck Groot (Slides PDF)
  • March 20, 2014: Justice Ministries: Into the Heart of Your Congregation, webinar for Ministers in Preliminary Fellowship with Rev. Deborah Holder and Meck Groot. (Implementing SGJM)
  • February 12, 2014: Full Week Faith Collegial Conversation with Rev. John Millspaugh and Karen Bellavance-Grace (PDF of Slides)
  • January 11, 2014: Growing Better Religion with Rev. Tandi Rogers (PDF of Slides); (PDF of Prayers)
  • January 2014: Adaptive Leadership in a Technical Age with Rev. Sue Phillips for ministers in Preliminary Fellowship (PDF)

2013

 

2012

  • December 12, 2012: Navigating Rank in the Beloved Community, a webinar presentation for the Pacific Western Region by Meck Groot and Rev. Deborah Holder (rank inventory) (slides outline)
  • December 11, 2012: Faith Formation for the 21st Century with John Roberto (slides handout)
  • December 1, 2012: Creating & Supporting Lay Pastoral Care Teams with Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh (PDF of slides)(handout)(Parish Care Cards)(Role Play Scenarios)
  • November 13, 2012: Beloved Community Practices: PWR Beloved Community Webinar II with Rev. Deb Holder and Meck Groot (slides)
  • November 2, 2012: Pastoral Care with Youth with Karen Bellavance-Grace and Kimberly Paquette (from Northern New England District) (PDF of slides
  • October 20, 2012: Five Small Stones: Unitarian Universalism in Small Congregations with Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh and Karen Bellavance-Grace (slides)
  • October 18, 2012: Congregationally-Based Justice Ministry: PWR Beloved Community Webinar I with Meck Groot and Rev. Deborah Holder (slides)
  • October 13, 2012: Interim Ministry Start Up (PDF of Slides)
  • September 22 and 29, 2012: Gathering of Boards (PDF of slides) (handout)(Committee Charters)
  • September 12 and 13, 2012: Church Staff Team Start Ups with Douglas Zelinski and Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh (PDF of slides)
  • August 29 and 30, 2012: Presidents/Ministers Convocation with Karen Bellavance-Grace and Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh (PDF of slides)
  • August 25, 2012: Gathering of the Boards, PDF of slides, PDF of handout, Committee Charters (WORD)
  • June 21, 2012: Building Beloved Community as Radical Practice, workshop at General Assembly in Phoenix with Rev. Deborah Holder, MDD and Meck Groot, CBD/MBD - PDF of slides
  • June 21, 2012: Justice Ministries: Into the Heart of Your Congregation, workshop at General Assembly in Phoenix with Rev. Deborah Holder, MDD and Meck Groot, CBD/MBD - PDF of slides
  • April 16, 2012: Going to Any Length, Keynote presentation: Northern New England District Assembly with Rev. Deborah Holder, Mountain Desert District; Meck Groot and Hilary Allen - PDF of slides
  • March 3, 2012: Inspiring Congregational Growth with Rev. Stephan Jonassan (PDF)
  • February 9, 2012: Fashion Us a Postmodern People: dreaming church and faith formation for the 21st century, with Karen Bellavance-Grace - PDF of slides

2011

  • October 1, 2011: Congregationally-Based Justice Ministry with Meck Groot and Hilary Allen (PDF of slides)
  • September 14, 2011: Church Staff Start Up (slides)
  • June 24, 2011: Got Purpose? Part 1: Rooting Our Missions in Certainty, a workshop led by Douglas Zelinski at General Assembly (Slides)(Outline)(Latham)(Wesley) (Podcast)
  • June 23, 2011: Evaluation Ministry in Congregations, a workshop led by Rev. Sue Phillips at General Assembly (Handouts)(Slides)
  • June 23, 2011: Let's Get Intercultural: Moving Beyond Eurocentrism led by Meck Groot at General Assembly (PDF of slides)(Podcast)
  • June 11, 2011: Creating and Leading Dynamic Lay Led Worship, a Learning Congregation workshop with Rev. Sue Phillips (PDF)
  • May 14, 2011: Renewing Our Commitment to Multicultural Ministries with Paula Cole Jones and G.R.A.C.E. (Resources List)
  • May 7, 2011: Spring Conference Governance and Ministry with Dan Hotchkiss - (Participant Handout)
  • February 17, 2011: Webinar following up on Creating and Revitalizing Lay Pastoral Care Teams with Rev. Sue Phillips (audio recording of the call)

2010

  • November 6, 2010: presentation for DRE / RE Committee Start Up with Deborah Levering (PDF)
  • September 15, 2010: Staff Start Up Workshop with Rev. Sue Phillips, Deborah Levering and Doug Zelinski (PDF)
  • June 24, 2010: Adaptive Leadership: Thriving While Facing Congregations’ Toughest Challenges, a General Assembly workshop with Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh and Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley (PDF)
  • June 24, 2010: Adaptive Leadership II: Helping Groups Navigate Change, a General Assembly workshop with Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh and Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley (PDF)
  • June 12, 2010: Creating and Leading Dynamic Lay Led Worship, a CBD Learning Congregation workshop with Rev. Sue Phillips (PDF)
  • May 13, 2010: The Future of UU Religious Education, a Collegial Conversation between ministers and religious educators led by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley, Deb Levering and Rev. Sue Phillips (PDF)
  • May 8, 2010: Leading Through Change, a CBD Learning Congregation workshop with Rev. Sue Phillips (PDF)
  • April 15, 2010: The Green Sanctuary Movement a webinar by Robin Nelson (PDF)
  • April 10, 2010: Through the Looking Glass: Strategic Planning for Congregations, a Learning Congregation workshop with Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley (PDF)
  • April 7, 2010: Introduction to Social Media for UU Leaders a webinar with Shelby Meyerhoff (PDF)
  • March 27, 2010:
    • Creating Sanctuary: Best Practices for Safe Congregations, an MBD Learning Congregation workshop by Deb Levering 
      • Presentation slides (PDF) 
      • Resources List for Congregations (PDF)
  • March 21, 2010: Exploring the Gifts Among Us, a workshop on leadership developoment given by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley at the Winchester Unitarian Society (PDF)
  • March 13, 2010: Policy Style Governance in Congregations presented by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley at a CBD Learning Congregation workshop (PDF)
  • March 12, 2010:
    • Faith Formation and the Future of UU Religious Education, presentation by Deborah Levering at the North Atlantic LREDA retreat (PDF)
    • Adaptive Leadership, presentation given by Rev. Sue Phillips on March 12, 2010 at the North Atlantic LREDA retreat (PDF)
  • March 3, 2010: Capital Campaigns: If You Build It...They Will Come, a webinar by Wayne Clark (PDF)
  • February 9, 2010: Beyond Fundraising, a webinar given by Wayne Clark (PDF)
  • January 23, 2010: Appreciative Inquiry, an MBD Learning Congregation workshop by Larry Peers (PDF)

2009

  • October 17, 2009: Leading Through Change: Steering the Rollercoaster, an MBD Learning Congregation workshop by Rev. Sue Phillips (PDF)
  • May 3, 2009: Exploring the Gifts Among Us, presentation given by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley at the Arlington Street Church (PDF)
  • April 25, 2009: Seeking Wholeness in a Fragmented World, presentation given by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley at the MBD Spring Conference (PPT) or (PDF)
  • March 21, 2009: Pastoral Care Teams Training, presentation given by Rev. Sue Phillips for the Learning Congregation Series (PPT) or (PDF)
  • February 21, 2009: The Prophethood of All Believers: Sermon Writing and Preaching for Lay People, presentation given by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley and Rev. Sue Phillips on  (PDF)
  • January 25, 2009: Conflict Transformation, a presentation by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley as part of the Art & Craft of Leadership program (PDF) (PPT)
  • January 24, 2009: Governance: Congregational Structures That Work, presentation given by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley for the Learning Congregations Series (PDF) (PPT) with additional reference material "Three Models Landscape" developed by the First Unitarian Society of Newton 

2008

  • September 20, 2008: Presidents & Ministers Convocation (PDF)
  • September 2, 2008: Presentation for "Staff Startup" (PDF)
  • August 23, 2008: Hospitality 202, an MBD Learning Congregation workshop by Terasa Cooley and Sue Phillips (PDF)
  • June, 2008: Exploring the Gifts Among Us, a presentation given by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley's at the 2008 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PDF)  (PPT)
  • January 27, 2008 and February 24, 2008: What Happens When We Grow? an Art & Craft of Leadership presentation by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley (PDF)
  • November 15, 2008: Creating/Leading Dynamic Lay-led Worship, a presentation given by Rev. Sue Phillips for the Learning Congregations Series (PDF)
  • November 1, 2008: Beyond Fundraising, a presentation given by Wayne Clark for the Learning Congregations Series (PDF) (PPT)
  • September 20, 2008: Presentation for Presidents & Ministers Convocation (PDF)

2007

  • November 11, 2007: Through the Looking Glass: Strategic Planning in Congregations, Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley's presentation  given as part of the Art & Craft of Leadership program (PDF)
  • November 14, 2007: Conflict Transformation: Living the Covenant, a presentation by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley given at the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association (UUMA) Mass. Bay Chapter meeting (PDF)
  • 2007 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations held in Portland, OR: Conflict Transformation, a presentation by Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley PDF or PPT
  • Notes from the workshop on "Energizing and Deadening Experiences" (PDF) (MSWord)
June 15, 2013: Orienting New Board Members with Doug Zelinski (PDF of slides) (Governance Handout) (Transitioning into Leadership)