At the 2018 General Assembly, members of the Office of Church Staff Finances partnered with Congregational Life and Human Resources staff to offer a workshop entitled
Congregations as Employers: Putting Values Into Practice. We used an acronym, MINDFUL, to introduce key concepts:
is for Mission:
How does the work of your staff connect to your core purpose?
is for Investment:
Personnel costs are a significant investment. How are you investing in your staff?
is for Not Alone:
You don't have to figure things out by yourself. UUA staff are here to help you!
is for Diversity & Inclusion:
Are you intentional about creating an inclusive work environment?
is for Follow the Law:
Do you understand and follow employment law and benefit plan rules?
is for Unitarian Universalism:
How do your staffing practices model UU principles and values?
is for Landscape & Lenses:
The religious/cultural landscape is changing; view through new lenses.
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. (Have fun with the "JeoParody" questions in Part 2!)