Training in leadership, team building, parliamentary procedure and facilitating discussion is available to clergy and laity on two Saturday this Spring. It's offered by the team that recruits, trains and coordinates leaders for annual conference legislative sections, but is open to anyone who wants to develop their skills.
The trainings are scheduled for Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, May 4 at the UM Conference Center in Cranberry Twp. The schedule will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch provided.
Completion of the training qualifies participants to interested in serving as a section leader at the 2019 Western PA Annual Conference session June 6-8 at Grove City College. However, participants are encouraged, but not required, to volunteer.
All legislation submitted to the annual conference for a vote is assigned to one of 10 legislative sections, depending on the subject matter. Voting members of the conference are all assigned to a section to consider and recommend action by the whole conference. Generally one layperson and one clergy member facilitate discussion in each section and later present the recommendations to the full conference for a vote.
The Spring training sessions provide information on the legislative process, Robert's Rules of Order, Western PA Conference session protocols, and hands-on practice. During the May 4 training, participants will practice leading groups of people through decision-making, debate, resolution of issues and decisions using actual legislation to be decided at the Annual Conference meeting in June.
To register or for more information, contact the Rev. Greg Spencer, coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Guinevere (Guin) Gregory at email@example.com.