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UUMA Continuing Education Standards

 
1. All UUMA members are expected to complete at least 60 hours of continuing education (CE) over a three-year period through participation in a broad range of educational experiences that relate to their ministry. 

2. At least 6 hours per 3 year period should be in the area of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism and must include a component that puts you in conversation with others.

3. At least 6 hours per 3 year period should be in the area of ministerial ethics and sexual misconduct prevention/professional boundaries and must include a component that puts you in conversation with others.

4. Continuing education should be reported annually in the Professional Development section on the UUMA website.

5. A continuing education (CE) hour is equal to 60 minutes of educational time.

6. A continuing education activity may be counted only once.

7. CE hours are counted in the methodologies listed on the next page, and at least two methodologies
must be included in a three-year period.

8. Fulfilling the Call should be used as a guide for developing your Continuing Education plans.

 

UUMA Continuing Education Methodologies

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Methodology What Counts What Doesn't Count
Academic Courses Academic courses that relate to your ministry context. Academic Courses unrelated to your ministry context
Coaching Working with a coach or a small group coaching program to focus on areas you need to develop in your own ministry. Coaching that is not related to your ministry.
Peer Review Your personal covenant group, if it includes a formal presentation of your ministry (such as a verbatim or case study) and allows for documented critique and frank discussion by two or more colleagues
Your professional consultation about your related ministry that includes a formal presentation (such as a verbatim or case study) and allows for documented critique and frank discussion by two or more colleagues
A covenant or support group (as a leader or as a participant) that does not include a formal presentation of your ministry.
Regular (weekly, monthly, etc.) meetings and groups that are a part of your function as a minister, employee or faith group leader
Consultation, review, certification and accreditation meetings for another person
Reading/Self-Instruction Reading books and articles about ministry- related topics.
Reading for educational coursework toward an advanced degree related to professional ministry.
Self-instruction for the purpose of teaching a topic related to ministry.
Anything not related to self-instruction; part of the job
Reading not directly related to ministry.
Reading that is part of educational coursework which is not related to ministry.
Teaching

This section involves teaching new material, and would include something brand new or a major revision of something previously taught

Formal teaching

Leading a seminar or workshop

Seminary class

Supervision of students

Facilitating a grief or spirituality group

UUMA Service - 10 hrs max per three-year period

Service on continental UUMA Committee

Volunteer assistance for an event 
Webinars Webinars that relate to your ministry context. Webinars unrelated to your ministry context
Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars Attending workshops, symposiums, and seminars that relate to your ministry context.  Workshops, symposiums, and seminars unrelated to your ministry context
Writing Writing for publication or presentation, such as articles, books or media materials you have authored on topics related to professional ministry.
Writing or compiling a presentation for teaching.

Sermons

Newsletter articles

Blog entries

Op-ed pieces

Letters to editors

 

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