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What is the UUMA Peer Coaching Program? 

Peer clergy coaching is a way for you to work towards growth in your ministry. No matter how long we have been serving, we never have every art of ministry completely perfected. There are new things to learn, new contexts to explore and cultural changes ever unfolding with which we must grapple. Over the course of our ministries we will need to be in discernment again and again as our ministry contexts change, our lives change and our particular work changes. Unlike mentoring, which offers general guidance to emerging and beginning ministers, coaching is designed to focus on the particular areas you identify needing to develop for your own growth. Whether you want to practice a particular skill, apply a particular frame to your ministry setting, change a habit or discern the evolution of your call, coaching can provide clarity, encouragement, structure and accountability to help you grow.

Who is eligible?

Coaching is available to any UUMA Member in good standing and in Final Fellowship who can commit to working with a coach via telephone, video-call or in-person. We are expanding coaching services to ministers in Preliminary Fellowship with referrals from Rev. Alicia Forde, the UUA’s Professional Development Director.

How much does it cost?

Coaching sessions typically cost $75 per hour or more. We are pleased to offer our peer clergy coaching program at a substantially discounted rate as a benefit of your UUMA membership. The cost for Traditional Coaching is $200 and the cost for Fast-Track Coaching is $150 – those rates are inclusive of all the sessions in each program. Scholarships are available for coaching. Please let us know if you need assistance when you make your request.

How do I request a coach?

  1. Complete an initial Inquiry Form here.

  2. You will then have the opportunity to schedule an exploratory call with one of our Matching Coaches.

  3. We will do our best to make matches for those in the program within one month of completing the Inquiry Form

 

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