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Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Facilitator Training
Grades 7-9/10-12

The success of Our Whole Lives depends on the qualified and caring persons who are trained to be Our Whole Lives facilitators.

Our Whole Lives, or “OWL” is based on the philosophy of comprehensive sexuality education which helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information.

OWL trainings are intended to equip individuals to lead OWL programs in their communities.

Training provides an opportunity to:

  • See trainers model the curricula activities as they were designed to be conducted.
  • Experience a supportive environment to practice skills and receive constructive feedback.
  • Network with other Our Whole Lives facilitators and to share ideas about what will and won’t work in their groups.
  • Get in touch with one’s own attitudes and assumptions and regarding sexuality.
  • To assess, along with the trainers, ones readiness to be an OWL facilitator at this time.



Friday October 27th – 5:00pm – 9:00pm (dinner provided)

Saturday October 28th  – 8:00am – 8:00pm (breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)

Sunday October 29th – 8:00am – 3:00pm (breakfast and lunch provided)

*Full participation is required for certification as an Our Whole Lives leader



First Congregational Church – 1050 East 23rd, St., Eugene, OR


WHAT’S THE COST:  $225.00           

*The fee includes registration, supplemental materials, dinner on Friday, breakfast/lunch/dinner and snacks on Saturday, breakfast/lunch/snacks on Sunday, leaders’ fees, and administrative costs. Registration fees are refundable minus a $50 administrative charge.


Space is limited to 20 participants – register early!




The Our Whole Lives manuals are required if you will be teaching the curriculum. *Please order the appropriate manuals directly from the United Church of Christ resources at least 10 days before the training.

To order call: 1-800-537-3394 

1 copy 7-9 Our Whole Lives,
1 copy 7-9 Sexuality and Our Faith *1 copy Advocacy Manual

Grades 10-12

1 copy 10-12 Our Whole Lives,
1 copy 10-12 Sexuality and, Our Faith *1 copy Advocacy Manual

*Advocacy manual is not required, although it is an excellent, helpful resource. One manual per attending group is sufficient.



Coming from out of town? We offer home hospitality for overnight accommodations. You will be housed with a member of the host congregation, and we’ll try hard to place people appropriately in smoking/non-smoking or allergy-free home. 

Please let us know if you would like for us to arrange a homestay.



Print, fill out and mail the registration form with payment by October 16th.

**Refund policy: Cancellations prior to the registration payment deadline October 16th will be subject to a $50.00 processing fee. Cancellations after October 16th or a no show may forfeit entire registration fee, except in cases of hardship.

For more information contact Joanne Alba at (541) 344-2632 x1014 [email protected]