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A Dozen Good Ideas and One Caveat: Explore how you can improve the function of your Committee on Ministry.  Find out how best to structure your COM, what their job should be, and how to help your congregation become more vibrant through this work.

Presenter: Rev. Barbara Child. Barbara retired from interim ministry in 2012 and also serves as a Ministerial Settlement Representative.

Host: Rev. Lisa Presley, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region

IDEA 1: C.O.M. is an AGENT OF THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION
Allows professional clergy, lay leaders and congregation at large to work toward fulfillment of mission and covenant. Bylaws should support COM made up of well respected persons. Regular rotation and term limits. Should not have adversarial approach!

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Board ResponsibilitiesRev. Lisa PresleyWhat does it mean to be a board member? What are your responsibilities? How should you approach the work? This workshop will help folks understand the difference between their fiduciary, strategic and generative responsibilities, and how to be a better board member.

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Rev. Dr. Lisa Presley – District Executive, Heartland District UUA

RESOURCES:

Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor; Wiley
Governance and Ministry: Rethinking Board Leadership, Dan Hotchkiss; Alban Institute
Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What, Peter L. Steinke, Alban Institute
Leadership Without Easy Answers, Ronald A. Heifetz, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

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Cong HR Rob Molla webinarUUA Human Resources Director Rob Molla helps congregations know what they need to pay attention to with regard to both their legal obligations and ensuring that they have happy staff. Rob covers personnel files and policies, the question of contractor or staff, benefits, government forms, and much more. Learn what you need to know to keep your congregation safe.

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