Coach Training For Leaders

Full Training Catalog

All training modules are approved as Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) by the ICF (International Coach Federation). Coach Training for Leaders is an accredited training program by the ICF (International Coach Federation).

  • 60 contact hours of training are required to apply for certification at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level through ICF. Additional requirements also apply.
  • 125 contact hours of training are required to apply for certification at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level through ICF. Additional requirements also apply.
  • Each module may be used for CEU requirements and/or movement toward the next level of certification.
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching are required for ACC or PCC certification. See description below.

Following the completion of Module 1 (see below) participants in the Coach Training for Leaders program may choose (mix and match) modules that most closely relate to their specific area of interest.

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Module 1:   Coaching Foundations  (20 hours)
(This module or equivalent is required as a prerequisite for all other modules.)

The coaching foundations module equips the coach with the skills and coaching methods for successful leadership and coaching practice.


  • Session 1: Introduction to Coaching
  • Session 2: Coaching Skills Set
  • Session 3: Establishing the Coaching Relationship

  • Session 4: Code of Ethics
  • Session 5: Coaching Models

Training includes conversation around the book Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives, by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, and Phillip Sandahl.


Module 2: Coaching for Leadership (20 hours)
This module partners with pastors and church leadership to provide development of leadership skills and practices.


  • Session 1: Advanced Coaching Skills
  • Session 2: Coaching Leaders
  • Session 3: Coaching for Personal Foundations

  • Session 4: Coaching for Call and Vocation
  • Session 5: Coaching for Leader Multiplication

* Training includes group conversation around the books Leadership 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves and Tom Parks, and Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger.


Module 3: Coaching for Congregational Transformation (20 Hours)
This module introduces the coach to a clear process for partnering with local congregational leaders/pastors in congregational redevelopment. Includes an extensive toolbox of assessment tools and best practices for effective ministry.


  • Session 1: Team Coaching
  • Session 2: Building the Relationship
  • Session 3: Assessing the Current Reality

  • Session 4: Exploring the Possibilities (Dimensions of Congregational Development)
  • Session 5: Action Planning/Leading Change

* Training includes group conversation around the book Shift 2.0: Helping Congregations Back Into Effective Ministry and Shift 2.0 Activation Guide by Phil Maynard.


Module 4: Discipleship Pathway Coaching (20 Hours)
This module provides a model for leading local church discipleship teams/pastors through the building of an intentional discipleship process and the development of discipleship coaching skills.


  • Session 1: Setting the Foundation
  • Session 2: Advanced Coaching Skills
  • Session 3: Individual and Group Discipleship Coaching
  • Session 4: Determining the Current Reality
  • Session 5: Considering the Possibilities

  • Session 6: Creating the Educational Track
  • Session 7: Creating the Relational Track
  • Session 8: Creating Individual Discipleship Plans
  • Session 9: Flow of a Discipleship Process
  • Session 10: Resources for Building a Discipleship Process

* Training includes group conversation around the books Membership to Discipleship: Growing Mature Disciples Who Make Disciples by Phil Maynard and Disciple Like Jesus: Making Disciples Like Jesus Who Make Disciples Like Jesus by Phil Maynard and Eddie Pipkin.


Module 5: Coaching Groups and Teams (20 Hours)
This module provides a foundation of group coaching through practicum sessions (first hour) and related content discussion and dialogue in the second hour.


  • Session 1: Foundations of Group Coaching
  • Session 2: Foundations of Groups
  • Session 3: Design Elements
  • Session 4: Core Skills and Approaches

  • Session 5: Exercises
  • Session 6: Logistics, Tricky Issues, & Co-Facilitating
  • Session 7: Dynamics of Coaching Teams
  • Session 8: Practicum

* Training includes assignments and discussions around Effective Group Coaching by Jennifer Britton.


Module 6: Coaching for Personal Transformation (20 Hours)
Learn how to identify and release the client’s blocks to transformation in 5 steps, with HEART.


  • Session 1: Introduction to Transformational Coaching
  • Session 2: Benefits of Exploring Beliefs

  • Session 3: Obstacles to Transformational Coaching
  • Session 4: Transformational Coaching with HEART

* This module includes conversation about the book Beyond Beliefs: Transformational Coaching with Heart by Vicki Escude, MA, MCC. ICF approval in process.


Module 7: Authentic Relationships (5 Hours)
 

This module equips the coach to partner with local congregations in the development of authentic relationships in the church, in the neighborhood, and in the community.


  • Session 1: Make a Friend, Be a Friend
  • Session 2: Love Your Neighbor
  • Session 3: Wherever You Go

  • Session 4: Be My Witnesses
  • Session 5: Engaging the Community

* This module includes conversation around the material from the book Connect! Creating a Culture of Relationships that Matter by Phil Maynard. ICF approval in process.


Group Mentor Coaching
 

We offer the 10 hours of mentor coaching as a group experience at least twice per year. Seven of the 10 hours are in a group setting over three months with each person coaching once and receiving in-depth feedback in a collaborative, appreciative, and dialogued process to increase the coach’s capability in coaching. There are three one-hour individual sessions with one of our mentor coaches, one of which is focused on a recording and transcript of a coaching session done by the student.

Winter/Spring 2021 Mentor Coaching Groups

  • 3rd Tuesdays: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, 2021 (3 groups available)
    • 9:00-11:00 am (ET)
    • 12:00-2:00 pm (ET)
    • 3:00-5:00 pm (ET

*Additional groups may be added if the need arises; if these dates do not work with your schedule, you may indicate interest in another option on the registration form.

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