Info and Expectations

Application Due Date
Applications are due no later than Friday, February 22, with decisions made by end of February. We will check for applications periodically before then and may be able to confirm sooner.

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Registration Fee
 and Payment

Payment is due within a week after your participation is confirmed. The fee is $160 (or $185 after February 22, if spaces remain), with refunds at the end of the course for teams with 2 or more people from a single congregation/organization completing the course:
  • $20 total refund if 2 people complete the course.
  • $40 total refund if 3 people complete the course.
  • $60 total refund if 4 people complete the course.
Payment options: By check or online. Information about how to pay will be provided to accepted applicants.
Withdrawals: Up-front planning for each participant goes into this training. Withdrawals close to the start of the program, or after it begins, are problematic, especially as we strive to create a learning community. For this reason, we have instituted a withdrawal policy (with exceptions for health and emergencies):

- Withdrawal up to 10 days before start of program: full refund
- Withdrawal within the last 10 days before start of program: 75% refund
- Withdrawal in first 10 days of program: 50% refund
- Withdrawal after first 10 days of program: no refund
Schedule and Content
  • March 18: Webinar #1 and Week 1 (Systems)
  • March 25: Week 2 (Process and Developmental Tasks of the Interim Period)
  • April 1: Webinar #2 and Week 3 (Polarity Thinking and Adaptive Leadership)
  • April 8: Webinar #3 and Week 4 (More Leadership and Change Models)
  • April 15: Week 5 (Staff and Church Relations)
  • April 22: Week 6 (Leaving, Loose Ends, Project Work)
  • April 29: Webinar #4 and Week 7 (final projects/evals due)
Time Commitment and Expectations - READ CAREFULLY
This training is 7 weeks long. Required webinars take place at the beginning of Weeks 1, 3, 4, and 7. The webinars are Mondays, March 18, and April 1, 8, and 29 at 7pm ET. (Ending time varies.) Please mark these times on your calendar.
Participants will:
  • Probably need to devote 3-4 hours/week to the training. (On the lower side of this if you read the book ahead of time.)
  • Need to purchase (or borrow) the book In the Interim, 2nd edition. 
  • Have reading (and sometimes videos) and written assignments each week.
  • Complete written reflections and post responses to an online platform each week.
  • Complete a case study project.
For More Info
Jan Gartner (UUA host) and facilitators Deb Weiner and Lily Rappaport share this email: