Using Influence to Manage Change and Transition

June 05, 2018

A Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders
October 4 and 5, 2018
Catholic Conference Center

A primary task of leaders is to initiate lasting and useful change in their congregations. Doing this effectively is hard, difficult work – it requires well-honed skills and perspectives. This two-day workshop has been carefully designed to provide clergy and lay leaders the abilities and insights they need to more effectively influence and manage change in their church.

Participants will understand different sources of influence, will be better equipped to handle resistance to change, will understand the difference in change and transition, will know the difference in technical and adaptive change, and they will develop a concrete action plan for initiating and/or navigating an actual or needed change in the church.

The leader for this workshop is Russ Moxley. Russ is an honorary Senior Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership and a principal of Moxley & Associates, LLC. An ordained United Methodist minister, for the past 19 years Russ has co-led the Reynolds Program in Church Leadership He is the author of Becoming a Leader is Becoming Yourself (2015) and Leadership and Spirit (1999).
Ideally, a clergy leader and a lay leader from a church will participate in this workshop together. If this is not possible, clergy leaders are encouraged to participate by themselves.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5. The workshop will begin at 10:00 am on the first day and conclude no later than 3:00 on the second. The workshop will be held at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, NC.

This workshop is sponsored by the Leadership Development Team of the Western North Carolina Conference, and is partially funded by them. The cost per participant is $100.

Registration will be available here soon.
More detailed information will be sent to you after registration.

For more information please contact Russ at or at 336-210-3822.

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