Managing Change and Conflict

EMPOWER yourself to strengthen your church

Turn challenging situations into transformational opportunities and earn master’s-level college credit

Enabling Ministers to Through Change

Even though churches are supportive and caring environments, difficult situations within the organization are inevitable. That’s why ministers need tools to lead their congregations through the various phases of church life and church growth. In this course, Managing Change and Conflict, you’ll examine issues related to fairness, compromise, conciliation, and cooperation in order to strengthen your church community. Plus, you can apply the knowledge gained in this course toward a graduate-level certificate or master’s degree at SEU.

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Course Highlights

In this course you will:

Discover how to lead through change in order to enhance your organization’s mission

Explore ways to resolve conflict between individuals and within a group

Examine the dynamics of leading congregations through the various phases of church life

Learn from our world-class professors, who bring real-life experience and in-depth knowledge to your learning experience.

Key Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Effectively lead an organization through a mission-enhancing change process 
  • Resolve conflict between different types of people
  • Provide productive solutions in difficult situations

Course Format

  • Progress expectations: Self-paced 
  • Typical timeframe for completion: 8 weeks
  • Learning materials: Videos, books, articles 
  • Assignments include practical assignments related to fairness, compromise, conciliation, and cooperation, and responses to question/essay prompts. 
  • Professor interactions: Weekly (live and recorded online sessions)

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