Signature Mini Workshops + Intensives

Innovative Spirit offers numerous free mini- workshops and two professional level intensives.

Workshops are covered in-depth and last between 90 minutes to 4 hours.

Intensives meet live once a week for 60-90 minutes over an 8-week period. They also include a textbook and may recordings and some prework.

What sets us apart:

  1. Regardless of topic, all workshops are taught through an anti-oppressive and multicentric lens
  2. We know how to have tough, authentic, meaningful conversations on sensitive topics for optimal learning and practical retention
  3. Intensives are focused and content rich; you won’t find “artificial ingredients” or trivial fillers 
  4. Designed to be shorter and higher impact; our workshops fit easily into busy schedules
  5. Most training companies make you translate their examples, situations, and strategies into a congregational or faith community context. Our workshops are deliberately designed for liberal faith communities that affirm Unitarian Universalist values. With us, you’ll spend less time rethinking and translating and more time learning.

Bonus reason that sets us apart
Want to continue the discussion post-workshop? All of our participants are invited to continue to build community and learn from each other in our Facebook Group

Mini-Workshops (more coming soon!)

  1. Self Care For Your Career: Making Your Resume Stand Out For Results – FREE
  2. Spiritual Career Direction: Finances for Following Your Call – FREE
  3. Power Teams: Creative Staffing & Volunteer Management – FREE
  4. Strategies for Successful Salary Negotiation – FREE (11/12/22)
  5. Career Exploration: How to Discover Your Career Calling – FREE (12/10/22)

✨✨We offer free mini-workshops on a regular basis. ✨✨

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Administrative Leadership Intensive (for paid and lay staff in leadership positions) – $997

  1. Essential Holy Work: The Spirituality of Administration + Management
  2. Four Steps of Leadership: Loving, Listening, Learning, and Leading
  3. Allyship Pitfalls, Blessings, and Self Care
  4. Empathy: The Most Important Leadership Skill
  5. Cultivating Inclusiveness for Leaders
  6. How to Supervise Lay Leaders & Other Volunteers
  7. Dismantle Racism in Processes, Procedures, and Policy

Human Resources Leadership Intensive (for paid and lay staff who have HR responsibilities such as supervisors, personnel committees, executive directors, ministers) – $997

  1. Power Teams: Creative Staffing & Volunteer Management 
  2. Recruiting + Hiring + On-boarding Staff
  3. Performance Coaching for Success
  4. Progressive Discipline + Terminating Staff
  5. From Moral Diversity to Proactive Diversity: Designing An Effective DEI Strategy
  6. Learning Culture, Business Management + Organization Development
  7. Intentional Total Wellness for Congregational Staff (Compensation, Recognition, Benefits, + Boundaries)

To provide an interactive, dynamic experience Innovative Spirit requires at least 5-10 confirmed registrants (depending on the topic) to commence. 

Intensive Cancellation

Innovative Spirit reserves the right to cancel a workshop or Intensive. If cancelled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified by email one (1) week before the initially scheduled start date.

Participants will have the option to register for a different Intensive, transfer their registration to a future offering, or get a full refund. 


Though we do not offer refunds unless we cancel on our end, paid registrants who notify us in advance (at least 72-hours) that they are unable to attend may request that their registration be transferred to someone of their choosing or to a different scheduled intensive. 


Intensives and/or Workshop may include 10-25 minutes of value-added prework to be completed before class. This supports participants taking full advantage of the session by thinking ahead about the content and beginning to formulate ideas. This helps heighten active and open participation in the real-time event.

Each Intensive is comprised of at least 7 live sessions over a period of 8 weeks. Participants learn massive solutions and how to avoid making costly mistakes.

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