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Travel a new road with coach training

Training on the road to change

Step up your effectiveness as a leader and help others do the same. Basic Coach Training is your road to fresh insights and new action.

Basic coaching skills can dramatically step-up a leader’s effectiveness and increase one’s impact in the church and the local community. These skills are also ideal for supporting friends, ministry partners, helpers, and supervisors.

So, what is coaching? It’s not counseling. Counseling focuses on past experiences and how they influence behavior; coaching focuses on the here and now with an action-based approach for the future. Coaching is not mentoring. Mentors tell their own stories. Coaches focus on the experiences, needs, and goals of the one being coached. Coaching is not advising. Coaches do not provide answers, they ask questions, empowering the one being coached to discover their strengths to solve their own problems with the support of an active listener.

Coaches use deep listening techniques, ask questions aimed to trigger deeper contemplation, and provide a sounding board. Coaching challenges the coachee to think differently to discover new perspectives. These perspectives empower movement toward action. 

Basic Coach Training gives you all you need to start coaching right away. Train now. Coach tomorrow.  Two training opportunities are being offered this summer by the Michigan Conference in partnership with Coaching4Clergy.

Choose one of these two online options at a cost of $30. Cost includes an e-book. The training counts toward professional certification as a coach. 

  • Three Session Option … offered three Saturdays. June 13, 20, and 27 from 9 am to 1 pm;

  • Two Session Option … offered back to back on weekdays. Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Click here to register for either the 3-day or 2-day option.

Learn more about coaching at MichiganUMC.org/coaching-faq. Have questions? Contact Naomi García ngarcia@michiganumc.org.