Info and Expectations

Application Due Date
Applications are due Friday, June 19, and we'll notify applicants about acceptance shortly thereafter. (We will continue to accept applications after this date, for a higher registration fee, if spaces remain.) We will check for applications periodically before June 19 and may be able to confirm your participation sooner.

For questions, contact Jan Gartner:, UUA Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager.
Registration Fee
 and Payment

Payment is due by July 2 for accepted applicants. The fee is $175 (or $195 if your application is received after June 19), with refunds at the end of the course for teams with 2 or more people from a single congregation/organization completing the course:
  • $40 total refund if 2 people complete the course.
  • $75 total refund if 3 people complete the course.
  • $120 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 and create small groups for the project. 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

Time Commitment and Expectations - READ CAREFULLY
This training is 7 weeks long, starting on July 13 (with some pre-work beforehand) and ending on August 28. Required webinars take place on July 13, July 27, August 10, and August 24. All webinars are on Mondays at 7pm ET. (Most are about 90 minutes.) Please mark these dates on your calendar now, and let Jan know of any potential conflicts in your application.
Participants will:
  • Probably need to devote about 4 hours/week to the training. (On the lower side of this if you get a lot of the reading done ahead of time.)
  • Find this different from a real-time course. We have 4 required webinars. We use an online forum for group "conversations," which makes it very flexible time-wise - but much of the learning and work is done independently.
  • Need to purchase (or borrow) the book In the Interim, 2nd edition.
  • Have reading (and sometimes videos) and written assignments each week.
  • Work on a case study project with a partner or small group. On the final webinar, you will make a short presentation based on your project.