Our Whole Lives Training Schedule

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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.

2022

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

February 25-27, 2022
Levels: Jr/Sr High (Grades 7-9/10-12)
Location: La Foret Camp and Retreat Center, Black Forest, CO
Registration
Registrar: Candace Woods
719.338.1254

April 8-10, 2022
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: UU Fellowship of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
Registration
Registrar: Chris Breivogel csbreivogel@gmail.com
919-801-7180
Deadline: March 12, 2022

May 27-29, 2022
Level: Jr/Sr High (Grades 7-9/10-12)
Location: First Congregational Church of Eugene, UCC, Eugene, OR
Registrar: Jennie Sherlock jennies@fcceugene.org
541-345-8741
Deadline: May 2, 2022

Limited Online OWL Trainings Now Available for UCC and UUA Participants

Online trainings. Online trainings are currently open only to those using OWL in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ settings. In-person trainings are open to the public. Cost is $250 per person. 

Registration application opens six weeks before the first synchronous session of the training. 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 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 sessions and one Saturday session plus 10-15 hours total of asynchronous tasks to complete (reading, webinar viewing, and written assignments) on your own time. Participants must commit to attend every synchronous session and complete the assignments. Please consider this prior to submitting a registration application. 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.

Training slots fill quickly and are limited to 14 UU and 14 UCC participants per month (7 of each in each training). 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 7-9 and 4-6 curriculums.

March Online Trainings

March Eastern Time (ET): THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL. A WAITLIST HAS BEEN STARTED
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET on
Mondays March 7, 14, 21
And
Thursdays March 10, 17, 24
And
Saturday March 26 from 10 am to 3 pm
Application for registration: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/m1degk4p1ax888y/
Endorsement form (required) https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/m1rd0fhe043fqm1/
Application deadline: Jan 30

March Pacific Time (PT): THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL. A WAITLIST HAS BEEN STARTED.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT on
Mondays March 7, 14, 21
And
Thursdays March 10, 17, 24
And
Saturday March 26 from 10 am to 3 pm
Application for registration: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/m1degk4p1ax888y/
Endorsement form (required) https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/m1rd0fhe043fqm1/
Application deadline: Jan 30

May Online Trainings

May Eastern Time (ET) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays May 2, 9, 16
And
Thursdays May 5, 12, 19
And
Saturday May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May Pacific Time (PT) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays May 2, 9, 16
And
Thursdays May 5, 12, 19
And
Saturday May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

July Online Trainings

July Eastern Time (ET) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays July 11, 18, 25
And
Thursdays July 14, 21, 28
And
Saturday July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

July Pacific Time (PT) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays July 11, 18, 25
And
Thursdays July 14, 21, 28
And
Saturday July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August Online Trainings

August Eastern Time (ET) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades K-1/4-6
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays August 1, 8, 15
And
Thursdays August 4, 11, 18
And
Saturday August 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

August Pacific Time (PT) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades K-1/4-6
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays August 1, 8, 15
And
Thursdays August 4, 11, 18
And
Saturday August 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September Online Trainings

September Eastern Time (ET) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays September 12, 19, 26
And
Thursdays September 15, 22, 29
And
Saturday October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September Pacific Time (PT) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays September 12, 19,26
And
Thursdays September 15, 22, 29
And
Saturday October 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October Online Trainings

October Eastern Time (ET) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: All Adult Levels
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET Mondays October 3, 10, 17
And
Thursdays October 6, 13, 20
And
Saturday October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October Pacific Time (PT) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: All Adult Levels
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT Mondays October 3, 10, 17
And
Thursdays October 6, 13, 20
And
Saturday October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

November Online Trainings

November Eastern Time (ET) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm ET TUESDAY November 1 And Mondays Nov 7, 14
And
Thursdays November 3, 10, 17
And
Saturday November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

November Pacific Time (PT) REGISTRATION OPENS 6 WEEKS BEFORE TRAINING. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THAT TIME FOR REGISTRATION LINK.
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: online via Zoom and asynchronous online learning in between Zoom sessions.
Dates/Times: 6-8:30 pm PT TUESDAY November 1
And
Mondays Nov 7, 14
And
Thursdays November 3, 10, 17 And Saturday November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.