WISDOM Leadership Training January 11

David Liners, Executive Director of WISDOM, will be providing an exciting training on Saturday, January 11 from 9am – noon at Lake Edge Lutheran Church at 4032 Monona Drive (just past the Cottage Grove intersection if you’re coming from the west; PARK IN BACK OF THE CHURCH).
The training is FREE and will focus on skills we need as individuals and as congregational members to be effective leaders for the crucial policy changes we seek in Wisconsin’s criminal justice system.
Lake Edge has graciously offered to provide beverages, including coffee and tea. WISDOM’s trainings are interactive and fun and always receive very positive reviews.
The training is especially important for new MOSES members, whether individuals or congregations, or those just curious about MOSES.  If you know of any congregation considering joining MOSES, or who could benefit from exposure to our fine organization, please invite them to send representatives. (If you know of new people committed to attending, please send me an email of approximate numbers.)

Following the training, we will have a brown bag lunch hour (everyone to bring own sack lunch) at noon where we will open the floor to invite your thoughts and ideas about MOSES’ coming year– suggested changes in process or substance, what you appreciate about MOSES, how we could do better, etc.  Somewhere in there we may need to fit in 10-15 minutes of reporting MOSES news.  Voting members are urged to attend this hour; others are warmly welcome to participate.
Happy New Year to all,
Carol Rubin, President, MOSES

How to Build a Strong Congregational Justice Team

MOSES is offering an interactive, 2-part leadership opportunity for member congregations and others who are interested in MOSES. The training will be led by WISDOM state Director David Liners.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 
9:00 am – Noon
First Unitarian Society
900 University Bay Drive, Madison
Atrium Auditorium

Congregations are encouraged to bring a group of members interested in building a strong core team within their congregation.
The morning will include:

One-on-One Training
Individual one-on-one conversations are vital to finding out what issues directly concern congregation and community members and make the work of justice more central to the life of the church and community. A one-on-one listening campaign will strengthen the bonds of community in the congregation, and will build a stronger foundation for our justice work through MOSES. We will practice simple skills, disciplines and attitudes that allow the listener to hear and honor the stories, passions, and experiences in a person’s life, and provide a basis for future dialogue and collaboration.

Core Team Training
Learn how to build and/or strengthen a core group of leaders in your congregation to respond to the justice issues that are important to your congregation and the larger community. This portion of the training will provide ideas, processes and procedures needed to build strong, effective
teams that people want to join!

For more information or to RSVP, contact: Lisa Munro at
If you plan to attend an RSVP is appreciated, but not required.