Emotional intelligence and human relations skills are often the foundation of a healthy congregation and ministerial service. Self-awareness, sensitivity to others, and the ability to recognize and transcend particular personalities and leadership styles are some of the key tools that will be practised in this 4-day intensive workshop. Create goals that lead to results, improve your ability to connect and sustain relationships, and gain confidence in your abilities.

Leading in congregations and communities of faith means you are “among the people”. Knowing your own emotional reactions and trigger points and being able to read people’s emotion cues and respond appropriately can greatly improve pastoral relationships and enhance your leadership effectiveness. This course is a deep dive into emotional intelligence and human relation skills. The course will give you deeper insight into your own emotional body and reactions, help you understand the perspectives of others, and strengthen your ability to empathize and connect with others.

Trainers from the US Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human relations skills bring decades of experience working with church leaders in North America to strengthen their leadership gifts.

Registration Information

Cost: BC United Church participants will receive a subsidized rate for the EQI training, EQI test, and accommodation and food of $1,100 CAD. The fee for all other participants is $1,600 CAD.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the LeaderShift website or contact

  • Rhian Walker
    Toll-free: 1-800-934-0434
    E-mail: leadershiftinfo [at] gmail.com