PNWD will host the week-long Russell Lockwoood Leadership School at Menucha Conference Center just east of Portland, OR, this August. A “Commuter Rate” has been added as an option for those who live near enough to commute to the conference site each day, or for those who would prefer to stay at a local hotel in order to have more private accommodations. This rate is $650, which includes the full week of intensive programs, all meals, and all materials. The residential rate is $900 for the full week, which also includes lodging at the conference center (shared rooms).
This intensive UU leadership experience has been a staple of leadership development for the congregations of the Mountain Desert District for decades, and now it’s a regional resource. If you and your congregation haven’t yet learned about the Russell Lockwood Leadership School, please take a look at the article at www.pnwd.org, or see the full information on our Pacific Western Region website, at http://pwruua.org/rlls/.
Congregations must endorse their participants and contribute a $350 flat fee for their entire team (not per person). There are some scholarships available to provide up to $200 against the congregational fee.
Space is limited – as of May 23, only 13 spaces remained. First registration deadline is June 1, so please encourage your chosen leaders to apply now. To register, visit the PWR website to review the information, and follow the link on the “Enrollment” page to access on-line registration.
RLLS faculty and staff are outstanding, and are coming from all over the Pacific Western Region. Those from the Pacific Northwest District include:
- Rev. Jon Luopa, University Unitarian Church (Seattle, WA) – UU Theology and Primal Leadership
- Rev. Lois Van Leer, Woodinville UU Church (WA) – Worship & Ritual
- Susan Peck, UU Community Church of Washington County (Hillsboro, OR) – Music & Movement Leadership
- Janine Larsen, UUA Staff – Governance & Leadership
- Lori Ragona, UUA Staff – Social Media & Religious Technology
Faculty from the other three western districts will bring expertise in other areas of UU leadership – see http://pwruua.org/rlls-faculty/ for more info on the 2014 staff.