UUAMP is committed to providing opportunities for our members to grow and develop professionally. Accessible from the “Continued Learning” menu above is the UUAMP Certification Program as well as our massive library of resources. Also, below we have listed topics of our webinars, book discussions, and in-person gatherings – all chosen to help fulfill our mission of equipping professional staff to sustain and nurture the ministry of membership in UU congregations. We encourage anyone passionate about deepening your skills, professional relationships, and gaining a deeper understanding of your work to attend these offerings.

UUAMP is committed to helping all Unitarian Universalist congregations do our work better.  Everyone is welcome to join the Book Discussions and Connections Chats!

2019 Professional Days!

Please join us for a enriching two day Pro-Day on May 1 & 2, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!  We will bring you workshops, networking, support, self care and a wonderful time with colleagues!  Bonus this year:  if you bring two or more folks from your congregation, you’ll receive a 50% discount on the second + registration.  Registration will be open soon!  Stay tuned for more information!

It’s a great way to get to know your colleagues, gain support, renew your soul and learn valuable skills to take back to your home congregations.  

 

Book Discussions

Sign up here to register for our 2018 Book Discussions!

February 28, 1 pm:  “Serving with Grace”

March 13, 3 pm:  “Mobilizing Congregations”

April 12, 7 pm: “Braving the Wilderness”

Connections Chats

Come together to talk about what’s working, what we need help with, and to get to know one another around a topic! Chats are scheduled for our UUAMP members as topics are raised. Become a member to join the UUAMP Facebook group and gain access to these valuable conversations!

 

Join us May 3 at 4 pm EST to chat about Hospitality Teams!  Don’t know what that is?  Join us?  Have you had teams for 6 years?  Join us?  Need something new for your Usher & Greeters?  Join us! 

 

 

Webinars

Join us for occasional webinars on topics that are relevant to all those working in Membership/Belonging!

Our next Webinar is April 25 from 7:30-9 pm EST:  “All in the Family: An Introduction to Systems Thinking” with Mark Bernstein!

Systems thinking requires that we look at the congregation as a whole rather than focusing on specific parts.  From this vantage point, the Membership Professional is better able to understand what is happening in the congregation and so in a better position to offer solutions.  This webinar will explore the nature of systems thinking, how congregations function as emotional systems, the impact of anxiety on the congregation, and how the Membership Professional can deflect anxiety by being the non-anxious leader.
 
Mark Bernstein is a member of the UUAMP Board and works in the Central East Region of the UUA as Adjunct Staff.  He has been a member of the UU Church of Delaware County for 24 years and loves being a part of that system.