New Unity UULI courses; Autumn 2016


  • New Unity @New Unity 39A Newington Green London, England, N16 9PR United Kingdom

The Unitarian Universalist Leadership Institute (UULI) offers a range of excellent and valuable courses in an mixed online/local format. New Unity members have done some of these courses together and found them and the depth and connection of the local study groups very valuable indeed!

Two courses at New Unity this autumn

For autumn 2016, New Unity are sponsoring two of the courses offered by UULI: ‘Leading Adaptively’ and ‘Compassionate Communication. Both courses run from the beginning of September to the middle of December. There will be local study groups held monthly for each.

Cost: $30 for each online course (approximately £23). Partial and full scholarships are available to New Unity members who need assistance.  If you have any queries, contact  RevAndy@new-unity.org to request support.

About the courses

Compassionate Communication

Led by Rev. LoraKim Joyner
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
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Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.

~ Rumi

Here Rumi emphasises the interweaving web of worth, dignity, and interdependence that holds all life. These same principles are key underpinnings of Compassionate Communication. By engaging in Compassionate Communication during this course, practitioners “rewire their brains,” grow their consciousness of compassion, and increase the depth and effectiveness of an embodied response to injustice and suffering in the world. Participants gain expertise so that they can themselves be trainers and facilitators of these practices.

Rev. LoraKim Joyner is a Unitarian Universalist minister, having served in parish ministry for 10 years in North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, and Florida. Currently she serves as a community minister in Multispecies Ministry and Compassionate Communication. She is also a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, and a wildlife veterinarian working actively in Latin American avian conservation where she emphasizes the human dimensions of conservation.

For more about compassionate communication, visit:

Leading Adaptively

Led by Rev. Renée Ruchotzke, UUA Congregational Life Consultant

Develop advanced leadership skills to learn how to face your organisation’s toughest challenges: The ones we don’t have ready answers for. The “Adaptive Leadership” framework, pioneered by Harvard’s Dr. Ronald Heifetz, is more than a toolbox of tips. It will change the way you think about your own leadership and will equip you to lead through any change, welcome or unwelcome.

For more about Adaptive leadership, visit:

How to register

There are three steps to get fully signed up:

  1. Register with New Unity using this online form.

  2. Create an account with UULI here (if you haven’t done so previously)

  3. Register for Compassionate Communication here or register for Leading Adaptively here. (You can also register for more than one course if you wish).