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As an affiliate of the Gamaliel Network, United Congregations of Metro East (UCM), participates in and hosts many different training sessions throughout the year. These trainings can last anywhere from one to five days and are held in different cities across the United States. Please visit to see the many types of training our parent organization has available.

Organizational Training
Massive street demonstration

Local Training

A 1-3 day training conducted at a local facility in the community we are building up. These trainings will both introduce new leaders to the basic concepts of organizing and develop established leaders in outreach, civic engagement, power analysis, and recruitment. These trainings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Come back periodically to stay updated on new release dates for training.

National Leadership Training

A 7-day residential training that brings to life the concepts and distributes the tools an effective leader needs. It affords participants the opportunity to reflect on their present and future roles in the public arena. These trainings are offered three times a year.

Upcoming National Training

The next National Leadership Training (NLT) will be held in Hiawatha, Iowa, Sunday, August 20, 2023 through Saturday, August 26, 2023. If you are interested in attending, please schedule a meeting with one of our organizers. You may also register on your own as a non-affiliate. Trainings are not free and assistance can be discussed. The registration link will be shared once it goes live.

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