Register for Fall 2010 UU Growth Webinar Series

2010 UU Growth Webinar Series
Presented by Peter Bowden and
the Ballou Channing District

Friends,  the first set of presentations in our 2010 UU Growth Webinar Series are now open for registration.  In addition to presenting programs myself, I am working hard to bring expertise from other UU leaders to our congregations.

The webinar system we are using has a seating capacity of 25 people so make sure you register early.  All of our pilot webinars offered last year sold out a week or so in advance.  I suspect that will be the case again as I’m now connected to even more UUs via Twitter, Facebook, my e-newsletter, and this blog.

This series is open to UU leaders from across the UUA.  If you would like to share an announcement about this series here is a some text you may use.

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UU Growth Webinars
Peter Bowden, author of the UU Growth Blog and growth consultant to the Ballou Channing District is coordinating an ongoing series of webinars on topics related to congregational health, growth and vitality. Using the UUA’s Persony webinar platform and a corresponding conference call participants are able to listen to presentations, see slides, virtually raise hands, comment and ask questions.  Registration is open to UU leaders from all districts of the UUA.  For details and registration visit

Questions, comments and/or ideas about this series?  Contact me.

Fall 2010 Webinars

From Visitor to Member:  A guide to successfully receiving visitors and welcoming them into your community
Presentation by Peter Bowden, Ballou Channing District Growth Consultant
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (ET)
Details and Registration

Collectively our congregations welcome an estimated 200,000 visitors per year.  That is the same number of adult members of our Association!  Its a staggering number.  Thanks to the web people are easily able to learn about our faith, find a congregation, and get a sense of what its like all before there first in person visit.  Getting people to visit isn’t a problem. Successfully greeting them and welcoming into our communities is.  In this webinar Peter Bowden will present essential lessons for successfully greeting visitors,  welcoming them into the heart of your community, and keys to properly orienting them for membership.

Congregations Count!

Presentation by Linda Laskowski,
Hosted by Peter Bowden
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (ET)
Details and Registration

Linda Laskowski,  UUA Trustee from the  Pacific Central District, will present her popular workshop “Congregations Count” helping congregational leaders in their membership efforts. Using tools from organizational development and quality process improvement, this webinar will show participants how to collect and use numbers to determine where a congregation can best focus their efforts.

How to Grow Unitarian Universalism by Keeping Our Kids

Presentation by Rev. Christana Wille McKnight
Hosted by Peter Bowden
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (ET)

Rev. Christana Wille McKnight will present her workshop presented at this year’s General Assembly conference.  Workshop description: How would you like to grow the denomination by keeping as members the children raised in our churches? Statistics show that other comparable denominations are much more successful at retention than Unitarian Universalists. Come and learn how we can double our annual growth through improving our retention rate.  Slides from GA workshop available in this post for those who would like to review them in advance.

Additional webinars may be scheduled.  For an updated schedule see the UU Growth Blog Calendar.

2 thoughts on “Register for Fall 2010 UU Growth Webinar Series

  1. Greetings from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis! I attended Linda’s presentation at GA2010 and was impressed. Our Membership cmte might wish to have someone attend this webinar. My question: is there a fee?

    I’ve also been asked to summarize Congregations Count for the cmte. I have the CD; Linda had indicated that the powerpoint slides could also be made available. Is there a way to get this request for same to her?

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