UUCA Ministerial Search Committee

Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop (and Lunch!)

“Will the new minister hear me? Will the minister understand my needs? Will I be able to relate to our new minister?”

In answering these questions, a picture of the “ideal minister” (categorized by age, gender, gender identity, nationality, physical ability, race, and sexual orientation) may come to mind—and it can be easy to unintentionally exclude individuals who don’t match this picture. At times, as we get caught up in comparing candidates to our “picture,” we can even forget what it is we hoped for in a minister to begin with.

On February 23 from 10am-1pm in the sanctuary, UUCA will participate in the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop facilitated by UUA Transitions Director Rev. Keith Kron. The workshop focuses on recognizing and removing unconscious bias, promoting inclusive thinking, and preventing unfair discrimination during our congregation’s search for a new minister. The workshop will be customized for our congregation and will also include discussions of case studies and situations that have occurred at other UU churches. 

The Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop is an opportunity for everyone in our congregation to be a part of the search for a new minister early on in the process. This experience—and your participation at the workshop—will provide guidance for the search committee in our work. 

The Ministerial Search Committee will provide free lunch following the workshop. Childcare will also be provided.


Date: 02/23/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm EST

Location: UUCA

Created by:   Betsy Rosso
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Workshop participation + lunch

63 slots filled - more available
Wendy Jessup
looking forward to it
Sarah Munson
This workshop is so useful to the MSC that I hope every congregant who has not taken it in the past will do so!
Jen Bhartiya
Betsy Rosso
Kelly Kohl
Al Himes
Diana Day
Elizabeth Fogarty
Gay Cima
Diane Ullius
Janice Morris
Stephanie Thomas
Andrea Ryon
Phyllis Liner
Susan Young
Lila Vizzard
Denise Kappler
Bobbi Smith
Frank Corsoro
Richard Brannon
Bee Moradi
Linda Lutes
Jane McKeel
Richard Graham
Katherine Olson
Francesca Grisar
Brenda King
What an interesting and timely workshop--should be offered to all hiring managers in the country. It is always interesting when white men never seem to realize that their preference in important positions, are other white men--the unspoken GIVEN!
Ann Ulmschneider
Becky Ross
Sally Recinos
John Sutton (2)
Cheryl Binkley (2)
Beth Offenbacker
Dana Cook
Allen Keiswetter
MJ Schmelzr
Barbara Rovin
stan smith
Sarah Yue
Dani Jones
Phyllis Woodring
Bob Blinn
Margaret Baker
Irv Lachow
Stefanie Schmidt
Elizabeth Mook
Bryan Flaherty
Linda Battaglini
Janet Weber
Mariasol Herrera
Ingrid Oxaal
Ben D'Avanzo
Andrea Updegrove
Sally Determan
Donna Brown
No lunch, thanks
celeste t kearney kearney
No lunch - I live in China. ;) Wanted to sign up in case it is live streamed. Or handouts.
David Lotts
Robert Love
Jere Cummins
Laurel MacLaren

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