Our Whole Lives Training Schedule

Interested in Hosting an Our Whole Lives Training? Download the OWL Training Planning Guide!

Why get trained? Learn more about Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith Facilitator Training.

Need more information about a particular training below? Please contact the training registrar listed for the training. Updates Frequently! Check Back!

For additional offerings, check the UUA OWL training calendar.

2024

Thank you for your patience as we work hard to update our resources and keep up with demand!

If you are taking a training and need:

Our Whole Lives for Grades K-1

Our Whole Lives for Grades 7-9

Our Whole Lives for Grades 10-12

Please know these are currently out of print. If you would like an older, non updated copy of the curriculum in PDF form for training purposes, please contact owl@ucc.org. Thank you!

In-person Trainings
(see below for online training options)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REQUIRED TRAINING PRE-WORK

In-person OWL trainings now require approximately 3 hours of pre-work to be done PRIOR to the training, which includes watching a webinar, a meditation, and writing reflections. You will receive more specific information about this and access two weeks prior to the training. Please protect time two weeks before the training to be able to complete this work.

May 3-5, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua
Wheelchair accessible
Registration is now closed.
Registrar: Sadie Kahn-Greene, dff@uunashua.org, (603) 882-1091
Deadline: April 6, 2024

May 17-19, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia (Columbia, MO)
Wheelchair accessible
Listening devices available
Registration
Registrar: Jamila Batchelder, dre@uucomo.org, (573) 673-7662
Deadline: May 3, 2024

June 14-16, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: First Grace United Methodist Church (New Orleans, LA)
Wheelchair accessible
Listening devices available
Registration
Registrar: Sara Green, saraelainegreen@gmail.com, (504) 248-0124
Deadline: May 1, 2024

August 9-11, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, NC
Wheelchair accessible
Registration
Registrar: Dana Lundquist, dana@uufr.org, (412) 303-2391
Deadline: July 8, 2024

August 9-11, 2024
Levels: All Adult Levels
Location: Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Durham, NC)
Wheelchair accessible
Registration
Registrar: Jim Lewis, jlewis@eruuf.org, (919) 489-2575
Deadline: July 8, 2024

August 9-11, 2024
Levels: K-1/4-6
Location: The Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist (Chapel Hill, NC)
Wheelchair accessible
Registration
Registrar: Marion Hirsch, dre@c3uu.org, (919) 619-8792
Deadline: July 8, 2024

August 9-11, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Bloomington-Normal, IL
Wheelchair accessible
Listening devices available
Registration
Registrar: Terina Carter, TerinaCarter@gmail.com, (309) 531-2594
Deadline: July 11, 2024

August 16-18, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)
Wheelchair accessible
Registration
Registrar: Bethany Johnson, office@firstunitarian.org, (612) 377-6608
Deadline: August 1, 2024

August 23-25, 2024
Levels: K-1/4-6
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn (Swampscott, Massachusetts)
Wheelchair accessible
Listening devices available
Registration
Registrar: Beryl Aschenberg, beryldre@follen.org, (617) 855-5737
Deadline: August 23, 2024

September 13-15, 2024
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Oak Park Township Senior Center (Oak Park, IL)
Wheelchair accessible
Registration
Registrar: Molly Lowe, registrar@opowl.org, (773) 456-9420
Deadline: August 12, 2024

September 27-29, 2024
Levels: Grades K-1/4-6
Location: Oak Park Township Senior Center (Oak Park, IL)
Wheelchair accessible
Registration
Registrar: Molly Lowe, registrar@opowl.org, (773) 456-9420
Deadline: August 26, 2024

Limited Online OWL Trainings Now Available

Online trainings. Registration application opens six weeks before the first synchronous session of the training. Cost is $250. Potential OWL facilitators submit an application form, which generates an email to their endorser with a link to complete a recommendation. The endorser is a person in the facilitator’s faith community or organization who agrees to provide oversight for the facilitator and vouches for the qualifications of the facilitator.

Upon acceptance, the facilitator will receive a payment link. Full payment is due 30 days before the first synchronous session, and $100 of that is non-refundable within 7 days before the first session.

Time Commitment. Online training is more time intensive than in-person training, requiring up to 35 hours of your time over three weeks. You will have 20 hours of synchronous (live, on-camera) weeknight and Saturday sessions plus 10-15 hours of asynchronous tasks to complete (reading, webinar viewing, and written assignments) on your own time. Do not register unless you can commit to attend every synchronous session and complete the assignments. Attendance is mandatory for every synchronous session; they are not recorded, and make-up sessions are not available. Your most intense time commitment will be during the week prior to the first live session (approximately 3.5 hours to complete assignments) and between the first and second sessions (~2 hours to complete assignments).

Training Schedule. Synchronous sessions for all online trainings are from 6-8:30 pm in either Pacific or Eastern time zones on Mondays and Thursdays for three weeks, ending with a 10 am to 3 pm Saturday session (with a one-hour lunch break at noon). Mountain and Central times will vary depending on which training you register for.

Upcoming Online Training Dates and Grade Levels

Eastern and Pacific time zone trainings are offered on the same days and times (in different time zones); please register for the time zone closest to your own if possible.

Registration applications for all trainings will begin six weeks prior to the first live session for that month’s trainings.

We accept applications in the order received, and upon filling all slots, we maintain a wait list.

Age Minimums for live and online trainings: Participants must be at least 21 years of age to register for any training, and if working with teens, they should be at least four years older than the oldest teen in the program. We recommend co-facilitating with an older facilitator. 

Trainings require the most-current edition of the curriculum Familiarize yourself with the material in advance of the training. Use only the second editions of the Grades K-1, 4-6, and 7-9 curriculum.

2024

Online Trainings

NOTE: Please read all the above information regarding online trainings before submitting an application.

April Eastern Time (ET) Registration is closed.
Levels: Jr Sr High
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays April 1, 8, 15
And
Thursdays April 4, 11, 18
And
Saturday April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April Pacific Time (PT) Registration is closed.
Levels: Jr Sr High
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays April 1, 8, 15
And
Thursdays April 4, 11, 18
And
Saturday April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May Eastern Time (ET) Registration is now closed
Levels: Elementary
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays May 6, 13, 20
And
Thursdays May 9, 16, 23
And
Saturday May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May Pacific Time (PT) Registration is now closed
Levels: Elementary
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays May 6, 13, 20
And
Thursdays May 9, 16, 23
And
Saturday May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August Eastern Time (ET) Application for registration will be open June 17-July 1, 2024
Levels: Jr Sr High
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays August 5, 12, 19
And
Thursdays August 8, 15, 22
And
Saturday August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August Pacific Time (PT) Application for registration will be open June 17-July 1, 2024
Levels: Jr Sr High
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays August 5, 12, 19
And
Thursdays August 8, 15, 22
And
Saturday August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September Eastern Time (ET) Application for registration will be open July 22-August 5, 2024
Levels: All Adult Levels
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays September 9, 16, 23
And
Thursdays September 12, 29, 26
And
Saturday September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September Pacific Time (PT) Application for registration will be open July 22-August 5, 2024
Levels: All Adult Levels
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays September 9, 16, 23
And
Thursdays September 12, 29, 26
And
Saturday September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October Eastern Time (ET) Application for registration will be open August 19-September 2, 2024
Levels: Elementary
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays October 7 and 21
And
Tuesday October 15
And
Thursdays October 10, 17, 24
And
Saturday October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October Pacific Time (PT) Application for registration will be open August 19-September 2, 2024
Levels: Elementary
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays October 7 and 21
And
Tuesday October 15
And
Thursdays October 10, 17, 24
And
Saturday October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

November Eastern Time (ET) Application for registration will be open September 16-30, 2024
Levels: Jr Sr High
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays November 4, 11, 18
And
Thursdays November 7, 14, 21
And
Saturday November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

November Pacific Time (PT) Application for registration will be open September 16-30, 2024
Levels: Jr Sr High
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays November 4, 11, 18
And
Thursdays November 7, 14, 21
And
Saturday November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.