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Change Skills
Change Skills for Leadership Development

 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

  • Rev. Renee Ruchotzke (ruh-HUT-skee) has served as a Congregational Life Consultant in the Central East Region since September of 2010. As program manager for Leadership Development, she is responsible for providing consultation, programming and training material (including...
  • For more information, see the page about the Central East Region .

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