Look, it’s the…Continental Basic Advisor and Chaplain Training-of-Trainers!
March 23-26, 2006; Murray Grove, NJ
The Continental Basic Advisor Training-of-Trainers is an event that will bring together 10 youth and 10 adults to be trained to lead Basic Advisor Trainings in UU districts, regions and congregations. Trainers will learn how to facilitate weekend-long trainings which focus on youth empowerment, balanced UU youth programs, community building, leadership development, fostering positive youth/adult relations, and building a network of supportive youth advisors. At this same location and weekend, the Continental Chaplain Training-of-Trainers will bring together 6 youth and 6 adults to be trained to lead Chaplain Trainings. Chaplain Trainers will also learn how to facilitate weekend-long trainings, but will focus on building active listening skills, learning to make counseling referrals, and responding to personal crises or community issues.
We’re looking for a few youth and adults who are great facilitators, charismatic presenters, and committed to developing safe, empowering, and nurturing UU youth communities. Applicants should have some leadership experience in UU youth or other settings, and a good understanding of youth empowerment and youth/adult relations.
Please send us a letter of intent describing why you want to be a Basic Advisor or Chaplain training leader, your experience in UU youth settings, and any experience in leading large groups, trainings or workshops. All applicants, regardless of what training they are applying to, MUST please complete the following information, on a separate sheet of paper:
Name, Address, Phone, E-mail, Date of Birth, UU Congregation (if any), UUA District, and Any Chaplain Trainings, LDCs (Leadership Development Conferences), SDCs (Spirituality Development Conferences), Advisor Trainings, etc. that you have attended. Along with this information, please answer the following:
1. Describe your YRUU (or other UU youth) experience:
2. Describe your experience with youth/adult relations:
3. What does Youth Empowerment mean to you? Example?
4. How do you as a Unitarian Universalist respond to racism and other oppressions? In a Congregation or Youth Group setting? In an interpersonal setting?
5. Describe any other relevant experience you feel applies.
Specific Application Questions:
Along with questions 1-5, those interested in attending the Continental Basic Advisor Training-of-Trainers, must answer:
6. What do you feel is a youth’s responsibility in YRUU leadership?
7. What do you feel is an adult’s responsibility in YRUU leadership?
8. What special skills do you have to teach youth advisors?
9. Why would you be especially good at leading Basic Advisor Trainings?
Along with questions 1-5, those interested in attending the Chaplain Training-of-Trainers, must answer:
6. Why do you wish to be trained and to serve as a chaplain at UU youth conferences or in youth groups? Why would you be good at chaplaining? What special skills and abilities would you bring to the role of chaplaining?
7. What (if any) previous experience do you have with chaplaining or other counseling related functions? These can be formal or informal, official or unofficial. If possible, describe a chaplaining experience that you feel went well and one that you feel might have been improved upon. How might it have gone better?
8. Why would you be especially good at leading chaplain trainings?
9. How do you as a Unitarian Universalist respond to racism and other oppressions? In a Congregation or Youth Group setting? In an interpersonal setting?
For either application (you can apply for both, but would only be able to attend one, as they are simultaneous events) please send: a letter of intent, application questions and a list of three references (name and phone number with at least one youth and one adult) to:
C/O Youth Office
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-2800
Questions? Contact the Marissa A. Gutierrez at email@example.com or (617) 948-4351.
Deadline: November 15, 2005
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