This CORE intensive course focuses on the theological foundations and habits of mind necessary to be a self-defined leader among Unitarian Universalists, either in congregations or in other UU settings. Students will have the opportunity to test their current skills in a series of real-world challenges likely to be faced in parish or community settings. The goal is to allow student the chance to confront possible issues while the stakes are low. Role playing, small group work and reflection papers will be required. Prerequisite readings will be announced. This is a required course for the M.Div. program. (NOTE: This course will meet Mon. Aug. 14 to Fri. Aug. 18, 2017 from 10:0am to 6:00pm).