Change Skills for Leadership Development

Leader reporting out in a workshop

Change Skills—one of the recommended leadership development competencies—include:

  • Understanding the difference between unhealthy and creative conflict.
  • Being knowledgeable about change theories and strategies.
  • Understanding the difference between technical and adaptive challenges.

Core Values

We are the “Living Tradition” that continually engages with our practices and beliefs to discern the “permanent” from the “transient.” We know that we must continually breathe new life into our congregations.


  • Practice one “change of the Day.”
  • Switch roles with someone—at work, at play, at church or with the family.
  • Spend time reflecting on specific changes using different models of change.
  • Understand your own personality type or style when under stress using your favorite personality typing system (e.g.. Myers-BriggsEnneagram, etc.).



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About the Authors

Renee Ruchotzke

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke (ruh-HUT-skee) is a Congregational Life Consultant and program manager for Leadership Development.

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