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)

September 16-18, 2022
Levels: Grades K-1/4-6
Location: UU Church of Spartanburg, 210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC 29304
Registration
Registrar: Sybil Argintar dre@uucs.org
(828) 230-3773
Deadline: August 1

September 23-25, 2022
Levels: Grades K-1/4-6
Location: Oak Park Township Senior Center 130 South Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Registration
Registrar: Molly Lowe registrar@opowl.org
773-456-9420
Deadline: August 21

September 30-Oct 2, 2022
Levels: All Adult Levels
Location: UU Congregation of Columbia, MD
Registration
Registrar: cer@uua.org
Deadline: September 15

October 7-9, 2022
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Bull Run UU Church, Manassas, VA
Registration
Registrar: cer@uua.org
Deadline: September 15

November 11-13, 2022
Levels: Grades 7-9/10-12
Location: Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center, Sharon, CT
Register
Registrar: Sean Amato amatos@sneucc.org
Deadline: October 15, 2022

November 11-13, 2022
Level: All Adult Levels
Location: Meadvill-Lombard Theological School, Chicago, IL
Register
Registrar: Kate Lassiter klassiter@meadville.edu
(312) 445-9704
Deadline: October 21

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.

November Online Trainings

November Eastern Time (ET) APPLY TO REGISTER.
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) APPLY TO REGISTER.
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.