Gretchen and Twinkle are gearing up to take the Shared Leadership and Circle Model of Group Facilitation on the road. Originally we were planning a Ferry Beach Retreat in Maine as part of our Winter Women Gathering, yet the timing did not work out with the schedule so we will be offering something later this year at Ferry Beach. We also hoped to be included in the workshops at General Assembly this year, yet were not selected so are looking at alternate options for gathering women together at GA.
In the meantime, we are putting together a calendar that will introduce this program to each of our UUA Regions. Check back soon for details. Also, please visit our UUWR (UU Women and Religion) website for national and international news.
If you have a gathering you would like us to help promote, please let us know.
Autumn leaves remind us of the nature of change. This is the time of year we look forward to turning inward to the call of discovering what guides us. Releasing summer and anticipating winter.
UU Women’s Heart is working with UU Women and Religion and UU Women’s Federation to create programs that will bring the Circle Model of Shared Leadership widely throughout our denomination. Gretchen, Twinkle and Liz are collaborating to put forth proposals for the 2018 GA as well as workshops at retreats. We will keep you posted on this.
This Train-the-Trainers workshop is based on Liz Fisher’s Shared Leadership using the Circle Model of Group Facilitation manuscript and is facilitated by the Co-Conveners of UU Women and Religion(UUWR): Gretchen Ohmann and Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning.
Liz Fisher is also the author of the Rise Up and Call Her Name curriculum and is part of the core leadership group of UUWR who are bringing this new Shared Leadership program forward. Should you wish to include this workshop in your retreat, please contact UU Women and Religion.
As part of an emerging UU Women and Religion project, UU Women’s Heart is delighted to be assisting facilitate Train-the-trainer style retreats for women who desire to learn the skills of Shared Leadership and The Circle Model. Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning and Gretchen Ohmann will be lead facilitators, in deep appreciation of collaborative consultation of Liz Fisher and Patti Clark on this four-person transition team.
Twinkle and Gretchen will be seeking to partner with other UU Women leaders with specific spiritual offerings of their own to bring to the workshops. As well as collaborating with UU Women’s Heart, the team will be working with Womens Retreat Groups in other UU Regions.
We will be posting the calendar of events in September.
We are deep in Wintertime in the New England Region. About to embark on a new era of our country’s history, even as we continue steadfastly on the path of our UU progress. For ours is a living tradition, growing and evolving as we all do.
2017 will see us gathering together as we share stories, connect, and lift one another up.
List of events continues to be published. Keep an eye on our Event’s page.
For those wishing to coordinate gatherings in their communities and congregations, please let us know and we will assist in promotion and preparations as needed.
The Spirit of UU Women’s Heart is steadfast and we are eager to see what emerges as we take time over the next 6-12 months to continue to gather information and prepare our web presence more fully.
When we do move forward it will be with clarity about where best we can serve. There are many things that UU Women’s Heart can do, but what we want to know is what the best ways for us to serve UU Women are.
Always, if you have suggestions, please let us know.
As we more fully grow into our evolving mission, we will place updates on our ABOUT page, as well as maintain our Facebook presence.