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The Prairie Star District Board will be recommending to congregations that we move to a regional governance structure. Learn more about it here.

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2011 12-7 congregational leaders regionalization webinar-kb slides - copy

  1. 1. Congregational Leaders Webinars December 1 and 7, 2011
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Opening Words </li></ul><ul><li>How We Got Here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on Staff Reorganization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report on Regional Governance Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal & Rationale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Closing Words </li></ul>10/2/2011
  3. 4. What is the Mid-America Region? <ul><li>Heartland District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>54 member congregations in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7,500 UUs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Central Midwest District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80 member congregations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13,000 UUs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prairie Star District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>59 member congregations in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9,300 UUs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Current Status of Districts <ul><li>19 Districts with governance role in addition to UUA Trustees </li></ul><ul><li>19 Boards, some Policy Governance, some not </li></ul><ul><li>19 Dues structures and financial arrangements with UUA </li></ul><ul><li>19 Budget and accounting systems </li></ul><ul><li>19 Personnel systems </li></ul><ul><li>19 IT systems </li></ul><ul><li>19 Staff groups with duplicate responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Some separate corporations, some not </li></ul><ul><li>Historically, little communication among boards </li></ul>12/07/11 Clip Art © Steve Bridenbaugh
  5. 6. Staff Reorganization <ul><li>Downward pressure on our financial resources led us to consider different ways of serving congregations </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity provided by technology, resulting in new ways to do the work </li></ul><ul><li>Congregations of the future will need different things </li></ul><ul><li>the old District Exec/Program Coordinator staffing structure was based on an older Minister/DRE paid staff model which is no longer relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Results: changing the way we work; unified admin structure which will include some regional employees </li></ul>
  6. 7. Regionalization Milestones <ul><li>Spring 2011 – MidAmerica Districts Adopt UUA ENDS </li></ul><ul><li>GA 2011 – Trustees No Longer Elected by Districts </li></ul><ul><li>October 2011 – Regional Officers’ Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision for a thriving, future-oriented, religious organization to serve UUs in the Midwest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>November 2011—District Board Actions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covenants Replace Co-Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal for Regional Governance </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Why Change? <ul><li>Common Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Common Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>New Organization for a New Era </li></ul>
  8. 9. How Will We Get There? <ul><li>Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Presidents – Rev. Brian Covell, Amy Taylor, Kathy Burek </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Vice Presidents – Nancy Armstrong, Kathy Silver, Dave Martin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Treasurers – Warren Thom, Rae Jane Araujo, Bill Elwood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshop at 2012 Annual Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal for Comment Fall 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent, Two-Way Communication Throughout </li></ul>
  9. 10. End Result <ul><li>Steering Committee will create a proposal for a new organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bylaws & Election Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff to Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Board to member congregations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff and Volunteer Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delegates at each district’s 2013 annual meeting will vote </li></ul>
  10. 11. Camp Unistar <ul><li>Enterprise Management Group (EMG) Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify options for camp ownership and management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report to Board April 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop at Annual Meeting 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EMG is a PSD Board Subcommittee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unistar Management Committee representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delegates will decide at 2013 PSD Annual Meeting </li></ul>
  11. 13. Questions? <ul><li>I’ll be recording questions and answers </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll send you a copy, so you can make corrections </li></ul>
  12. 14. Keep the Good <ul><li>What about the PSD do you feel is of value, that we should not lose as we consider a regional entity? </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities do you see from a regional entity? </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll continue to record your thoughts and send to you for corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee will use this information to guide our work </li></ul>
  13. 15. 10/2/2011
  14. 16. More Communications <ul><li>District leaders Webinar held in November </li></ul><ul><li>Congregational Leaders Webinars in December </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Unistar Management Committee in December </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to meet with whomever would like to know more </li></ul><ul><li>Planning documents will be available on the PSD website as they are completed </li></ul>
  15. 17. Your Role as Congregational Leaders <ul><li>Share regionalization information </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the issues in your congregation </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that your delegates to PSD Annual Business Meetings in 2012 and 2013 are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent your congregation’s perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stay in touch, let us hear from you </li></ul>
  16. 18. Opportunities <ul><li>Once-in-a-Lifetime change to change how our UUA serves its member congregations </li></ul><ul><li>Unleash volunteers now engaged in governance to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist staff in serving congregations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor congregational leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster cooperation among congregations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whatever else we can imagine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need your help to create a new future </li></ul>12/07/11 Clip Art © Steve Bridenbaugh
  17. 19. Thank You! <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time this evening </li></ul><ul><li>Please share with the other members of your boards and congregations </li></ul>