Personal and Professional Boundaries for Church Leaders
These courses meet the requirements for mandatory training in the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy and Procedures, for Ministry Personnel, Candidates, and Licensed Lay Worship Leaders. The programs will also address the Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Prevention & Response Policy, and the Ethical Standards and Standards of Practice for Ministry Personnel.
We'll explore some of the common boundary issues that can emerge in the practice of ministry, and discuss how to expand our repertoire of strategies for dealing with situations that can require careful judgment. The courses will be an opportunity to discuss best practices with others in church leadership across the country; find out how others cope with complicated boundary issues; and reflect on how to ensure that the church continues to be a safe and hospitable place for everyone.
We'll use some video clips from FaithTrust Institute, and case studies developed from real-life ministry settings in Canada to spark small group discussion. The sessions use the online Zoom platform, which allows for both plenary presentations and small group discussion. Before the course, you will receive the connection information and material to review in preparation.
If you have NOT yet done a course in Personal and Professional Boundaries, either online with United-in-Learning or face-to-face with one of our Regional Staff, please register for the "Introductory" course.
As of July 1, 2017 all Ministry Personnel and Licensed Lay Worship Leaders in The United Church of Canada are required to "refresh" their credential in Personal & Professional Boundaries every five years. We have designed shorter refresher courses to allow people who have already completed the introductory course to keep their credentials current. These refresher courses use case studies focused on a specific aspect of ministry.
Participants can acquire the necessary re-certification by taking ANY ONE refresher course; there is no need to take more than one every five years.
Each of our 2.5-hour refresher courses also provides an update on changes to the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy and Procedures, and introduces our Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Prevention and Response Policy.
Introductory course (4-hours) -- $49.99
Refresher courses (2-hours) -- $29.99
If the currently listed dates are not convenient for you or FULL, you're welcome to go onto our waiting list, and we'll let you know as soon as new sessions have been scheduled.
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Intro to Personal and Professional Boundaries for Church Leaders June 14, 2023
June 14, 2023, noon - 4:30pm ET
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This course meets the requirements for mandatory training in the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy and Procedures and the Workplace Discrimination, Harassment & Violence Prevention & Response Policy for Ministry Personnel, Candidates and Licensed Lay Worship Leaders.
Synchonous (Zoom) Hours: 4.5
Asynchonous (reading) Hours: 0.5