Professional Development Day

Tending to Structures That Matter

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm MT

Presenter: Mr. Barb Greve, MDiv, MLCRE

Whether the congregational structure is built of bricks or people or bytes, how it is structured matters. In our time together we’ll explore the myriad ways that covenanted faith communities organize themselves, make decisions, and influence lives. Worship, music, education, justice, and governance weave together into the fabric of our collective. As weavers of this fabric, religious professionals must know the tools available to ensure a fabric for the ages. Power dynamics, change theory, mission/vision, collaborative leadership, conflict management, and stewardship skills can all be tools in your toolbox by the end of this workshop.

All religious professionals are invited to participate in the Professional Development Day, which is sponsored by the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Program. The session will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Tech Center North, the AUUMM conference hotel in Denver, CO.

Register here: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/z17bnlt50rzjeql/

Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 17th. The cost of the program is $75, payable by credit card at the time of registration. On-site registration will be available as space allows; the cost is $100, payable by check or cash only.

About the Presenter:

Mr. Barb Greve

Mr. Barb Greve teaches in the Interfaith Studies Certificate Program at the Chaplaincy Institute (chaplaincyinstitute.org). Greve serves as a hospice chaplain and is Co-Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA). A Master-level credentialed religious educator, Greve has served for the past twenty years as an intentional interim director of lifespan religious education, a professional youth advisor, and a member of the UUA staff. He received his Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry in 2007 and served as the chair of the school’s Board of Trustees from 2014 to 2017. He is one of the cofounders of TRUUsT (Transgender Religious Unitarian Universalists Together) and a tri-founder of the Guild of Interim Religious Educators. Raised in the First Parish in Framingham, Massachusetts, where he maintains his membership, Greve loves committee and board meetings, believing that doing the “business” of our faith is important.

With over 20 years of institutional change work, Barb brings his passion for justice and institutions together through his teaching and living. Barb is published in GenderQueer: Voices from Beyond the Sexual Binary (Alyson Press), Homosexuality & Religion: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press) and Women: Images & Realities, A Multicultural Anthology (McGraw Hill).