I remember back in 2004 when God gave me the vision of a professional-length coaching training program for ministry people. So scary! Now, more than 1,000 people from 54 countries and more than 350 organizations have taken CORE. I'm deeply grateful.
As our programs morph and change and we will no longer offer CORE, know that CORE was there first. All our other programs stand on your shoulders.
I want to share with you some next steps you can take to continue your coaching training. You already know how effective coaching is in ministry. We now offer a bunch of Elective Courses to allow you to build on your CORE training. On this page I'll share with you:
If you haven't participated in the Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program, then you'll want to check out our current certificate programs here.
There are a number of benefits and advantages of graduating. Here are a few:
From July 1, 2014 we began to charge a $250 administration fee for anyone who wants to graduate after their 18 months are up. I hate charging fees, but it costs us to process graduations - especially ones outside the 18 month window.
The good news is you can still graduate after your 18 months is up. I'll show you. Here are the first couple of steps:
Find out what you have left to do to complete CORE. Here's how:
Once you know what you need to do, you can go to the CORE Program Materials page and download templates and instructions. Here's how:
Avoid the administration fee by graduating soon!
We are launching 9 Elective Courses. These are live teleclass series on topics you have requested. Build your skills as a coach with a course such as Group Coaching or Strengths-Based Coaching, or Cross-Cultural Coaching.
The ICF has approved all our courses. You can take any of them. When you take an Elective Course as a live teleclass, you will receive ICF training credit. Use these training credit to earn or renew your ICF credential.
Here's a chart to show you how Elective Courses fit together with the Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program.
You also need 10 mentor-coaching hours. We provide that through Coaching Excellence (Mentor-Coaching). This course helps you take your coaching skills to the next level. It focuses on sharpening your coaching ability around the 11 ICF Core Competencies. You will earn 12 more coach-specific training hours as well as 10 mentor-coaching hours.
Take any other Elective Courses that you are interested in. Each one is 7.5 Continuing Coach Education hours in core competencies. In the chart above you can see how you can build enough training hours to get your Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the ICF.
The COACHING Workshop for Christian Leaders Trainer License v. 2.0 provides an individual trainer with all the tools needed to successfully provide high-quality, interactive coaching training.
I've created a new training model in order to reach more people. One that has the ICF clout of a centralized approach, as well as the freedom of a decentralized approach.
There's new training track in Creative Results Management called the Coaching Workshop Certificate Program. I can provide International Coach Federation approved training hours for some 3 day Coaching Workshop events (see above).
If you have a Trainer License and become an Approved Instructor, with this new track your participants can take your training and then upgrade to get ICF credit for it. Your upgraded participants can take additional training with us and progress all the way to their ICF ACC - starting from your training.
Not all Coaching Workshop for Christian Leaders Licensees are eligible to be an Approved Instructor. The International Coach Federation has additional requirements to grant approved training hours. I've kept it as simple as possible. I even provide free training. Click over here to find out what it takes.
Up to now, we only offered one main coaching training, CORE. Five days, teleclasses and $1200 was a big commitment for many.
With the new programs: The 21-hour Coaching Workshop Certificate Program, and the 73-hour Coaching Mastery Certificate Program, more people will be able to grow in coaching skills with the time and financial investment that better fits them.
People now have a choice to go to a 3-day training and build from there. The barriers to entry are less than before.
For those who want an all-in-one professional-length coaching training, The Coaching Mastery Certificate Program provides everything a person needs to get an ICF ACC - 73 training hours and 10 mentor-coaching hours. Coaching Mastery is basically 2 programs in one: CORE + EXCEL. The Early Registration price is $2997.
When you add up the costs of what's in it, the new price a bit higher than before. In order for us to keep serving the ministry community we needed to increase our prices. In doing so, I made sure that we were also adding value.
Thanks again for being one of the pioneers in ministry coaching!
I would love to hear about how you are using coaching in your ministry. And feel free to send any comments or questions directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace and Peace,