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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. She serves congregation in Northeast Ohio and Western New York. She is part of the LeaderLab Design team providing Leadership Development resources and other trainings to congregations.
  • For more information, see the UUA.org page about the Central East Region .

For more information contact conglife@uua.org.

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