Leadership Development Team

The purpose of the Leadership Development Team is to advance ERUUF’s mission by supporting, educating, and inspiring congregational members in discovering and expressing themselves as leaders in service to our UU Principles within our covenantal religious community and the community at large.

ERUUF Leadership Development Offerings For July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 - Attention current and emergent congregational leaders, please keep your eyes open for the upcoming course offerings as part of our continuing “Leadership as a Transformational Path” series.  We will offer four leadership development opportunities throughout the 2019-2020 fellowship year. The working schedule of these offerings is as follows: 

New Leader Orientation in August with date TBA

Group Facilitation and Decision-Making  Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9-11:30 am

This practical, participatory workshop will help to ensure your meetings fulfill your group's mission and honor its covenant while aligning with ERUUF's mission, Strategic Plan, and our UU Principles. It will also offer guidance on how to make meetings more engaging, collaborative, and results-oriented. We will share a variety of strategies for planning and facilitating meetings, and provide participants with opportunities for practice and application. We will also explore the role of individual self-awareness and self-management as it relates to group health, efficiency, and effectiveness. 

Right Relationship: Practicing Covenantal Communication  Saturday, 11/23/19,  8:30-11:30 am.

Unitarian Universalists often speak of “being in right relationship” with one another and practicing “covenantal communication” as a way to do so. What do these terms mean? How and why might we as leaders practice them in our groups, ministries, ERUUF community and personal lives? If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions or are interested in improving your interpersonal and group communication skills in general, you are encouraged to attend this aspirational, informative, and practical workshop offered by members of our Leadership Development Team to include our Lead minister,  Rev. Deborah Cayer, Rose Auman with our Healthy Congregations Committee, and other members of our Leadership Development Team which includes Joy Birmingham, Denise Frizzell, and Steve Hall. 

Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out  Saturday, January 25, 2020

All ERUUFians are invited to upcoming the leadership development offering, “Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out.” This workshop is part of our emerging, “Leadership as a Transformational Path” series. In this workshop, we will explore leadership, conflict, and transforming conflict from multiple perspectives, beginning with the self and moving outward into our interpersonal relationships and teams/ministries. We will then explore the topics from the perspectives of membership within the covenantal communities of ERUUF and the UU faith tradition. The format will consist of short presentations, activities, reflections, and application exercises. Members of the Leadership Development Team (Joy Birmingham, Steve Hall, and Denise Frizzell) and their staff partner, Reverend Deborah Cayer will serve as the facilitators for this workshop.

Goal-Setting & Action Planning  Saturday, March 28, 2020. 9-11:30 am 

Contact Person: Joy Birmingham
Role: Coordinator
Staff Partner: Rev. Deborah Cayer, Lead Minister