September 25: Beyond Categorical Thinking


Two sessions on Saturday, September 25 (that’s THIS Saturday)

  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and continuing from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

The Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop for UU congregations involved in the search for a new minister will be facilitated by Rev Keith Kron, the Director of the UUA Transitions Office.  It’s taking place on Zoom this Saturday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. AND CONTINUING 1:00 – 2:30 p.m..

Click here at 10 a.m. Saturday to attend via Zoom. This link is also be posted on the “Stay Connected” page.

The Beyond Categorical Thinking program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the search process for a new minister. UUFA members will:

— Consider the hopes, expectations, and concerns they have for a new minister  ,

— Learn more about the ministerial search process, and

— Explore how thinking categorically about people sometimes interferes with choosing the best candidate.

Prior to the workshop on Saturday, please click here and complete the Concerns and Benefits form

Rev. Keith will share the results of this anonymous survey during the workshop and will use the results to help facilitate our discussions.

Click here to read case studies that will be used during the discussions. A link to this document will also be available in the chat box during the workshop.

The selection of a minister is important. The Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop is another opportunity for everyone in our congregation to be a part of that process. This experience will provide guidance for the search committee in our work.