Want to learn more about becoming a Regional Trainer? The following information gives background on the expectations of the Regional Trainers. As applications are received, they will be referred to the appropriate National Certified Training Team (according to geographical location) for review. Look for notice of upcoming trainings in your area. You will be notified by the National Certified Trainers of your status.
| Expectations of Regional Trainers
A Trainer of Local Church FacilitatorsRegional Trainers will work in teams of two whenever possible. Teams will lead training sessions for leaders of local UCC churches on the Justice LED program. These local church leaders will then be equipped to work within their own congregations in developing, strengthening and sustaining justice ministries. Coordinating these trainings with Conferences and Associations is expected.
Have you heard?
"The justice LED training, resurrected the Spirit of why. . . Why we must be about God's call to be in solidarity with all of God's children. Wonderfully crafted and not just another boring workshop, but an opportunity for folks to bear their innermost desires, flaws and gifts, truly equipping us to 'go out and do likewise.'"
An Advocate and Spokesperson
Regional Trainers will make presentations and offer informational workshops for ministers, religious educators, congregations, Associations and/or Conferences and other groups on the Justice LED Training Program. They will seek opportunities within denominational structures to promote the program.
Selection Criteria for Trainers
- We are looking for trainers who have:
- a commitment to theologically-based justice training
- experience in justice advocacy
- a willingness to affirm the Justice LED program goals, values, and philosophy
- experience as a trainer
- group process/leadership/facilitation skills
- an understanding and appreciation of the United Church of Christ and its historic commitments to justice and peace
- a moral and ethical understanding of their own positions and of the development of others' viewpoints
- an understanding of human development
- an ability to create a safe, engaging learning environment
- a demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
- an understanding, appreciation and celebration of diversity of race, culture, age, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity
- the ability to help identify and screen out inappropriate facilitators for the Justice LED training
If this is YOU, please complete the Online Regional Trainer Application Form. Or you can download a copy here, fill it out by hand, and mail it in.
If you are providing information as a reference for an applicant, please fill out this form here.
What is the process once I apply?
All applicants will be referred to the appropriate Team of Certified Trainers which will be setting up the next round of trainings in 2010. All attempts will be made to geographically group the trainings so that Regional Trainers can be teamed up as they prepare to offer Justice LED to local church leaders. The Certified Trainers, in consultation with JWM, will select those to be trained as Regional Trainers and will notify those selected.
What's the Word?
"Until I underwent the training for Justice LED, I considered myself a champion of justice. My transformation was so life altering, I have become infused with a new frenzy to be the justice for others I seek to champion for myself."
-- Dian Griffin Jackson
What is the cost of the training?
Justice & Witness Ministries will work with the Certified Trainers to cover as much of the cost of the trainings as possible. Local churches and/or Conferences may also be asked to help with some of the costs, especially when travel costs to the trainings are higher because of the geographical region.
Interested but not ready to apply? Contact Kelly Burd for more info.
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