Coach Training from CAM

We offer three types of training…

 

yellow-circleCore Curriculum Live Training classes are taught either online or onsite. Our online courses meet for 1.5 hours once/week for 8 weeks. Four hours of coaching practice are required beyond the time online. The day and time are determined per class. Our onsite courses meet for 16 hours over two days at various sites across North America.  Our live training also includes mentor coaching.

 

On Demand Video Courses are available to let you work at your own pace. These are not ICF approved coursework but are available to help you prepare for a certification path or to learn about coaching when taking a live course isn’t an option.

 

Continuing Education courses offer a way to expand your knowledge and help you maintain your certification.  Our Con Ed courses cover a variety of topics related to the practice of coaching and are offered in an online format, typically over a four week period.

All CAM training is designed and delivered by our team of coaches who are pioneers in the field of Christian coaching.  You can trust that all courses are based on a solid Christian foundations and are fully aligned with the standards for coaching as outlined by the ICF.

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Core Curriculum Course Schedule

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CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – May 1-2 (Mon/Tues) @ Black Mountain, NC (Eddie Hammett)

CAM 505 The Language of Coaching – Starting Tuesday, May 2 @ 11:30am EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 513 Coaching Church Planters – Starting Tuesday, May 2 @ 2pm EST – Online (Brian Miller, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – June 19-20 (Mon/Tues)  @ Mt. Morris, IL (Mary Selzer)

CAM 502 Establishing Dynamic Relationships – June 8-9 (Thurs/Fri) @ Black Mountain, NC (Eddie Hammett)

CAM 502 Establishing Dynamic Relationships – Starting Monday, June 12 @ 2pm EST – Online (Brian Miller, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 503 Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation – June 2-3 (Fri/Sat) @ Brentwood, TN (Janet Walls) FULL!

CAM 510 A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing – June 5-6 (Mon/Tues) @ Roanoke, VA (Chad Hall)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – Starting Wednesday, July 5 @ 1pm EST – Online (Bill Copper, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions over 12 weeks)

Group Mentor Coaching – Starting Tuesday, July 11 @ 2pm EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx 10 sessions)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – August 28-29 (Mon/Tues) @ Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 506 Personal Coaching – Starting Wednesday, August 23 @ 10am EST – Online (Bill Copper, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 510 A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing – Starting Monday, August 14 @ 3pm EST – Online (Brian Miller, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions over 9 weeks)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – September 8-9 (Fri/Sat) @ Brentwood, TN (Tom McMinn)

CAM 502 Establishing Dynamic Relationships – Starting Wednesday, September 27 @ noon EST – Online (Bill Copper, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 503 Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation – Starting Tuesday, September 5 @ 11:30am EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 509 Using Assessments in Coaching – Starting Monday, September 11 @ 1pm EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

TCE (The Coaching Exchange) – Starting week of September 4 – 40 hrs of Coaching Experience

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – Starting Monday, October 16 @ 3pm EST – Online (Brian Miller, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 503 Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation – October 6-7 (Fri/Sat) @ Brentwood, TN (Janet Walls)

CAM 507 Coaching Teams – Starting Tuesday, October 31 @ 11:30am EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 508  Coach Approach to Evangelism and Discipleship – October 16-17 (Mon/Tues) @ Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 513 Coaching Church Planters – Starting Tuesday, October 17 @ 3pm EST – Online (Brian Miller, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

Group Mentor Coaching – Starting Tuesday, October 3 @ 2pm EST (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx. 10 sessions)

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CAM 501: Foundations For Christian Coaching

This course provides the basic foundation for understanding and practicing coaching.

CAM501Topics covered include: core coaching skills, coaching conversation model, the biblical basis for coaching, how coaching is distinct from counseling and mentoring, and how can use coaching in their ministries or workplace. You will finish the course ready and able to use coaching at a basic level.

**CAM 501, Foundations For Christian Coaching is a pre-requisite for all other Core Curriculum Live Training.

CAM 502 : Establishing Dynamic Relationships

What does it take to develop a strong professional coaching relationship?

CAM502It takes attention to the essentials and going beyond expectations. In CAM 502, we teach you to do just that. In this ICF-approved course, you will learn: ICF ethics and standards, how to help PBC orient around areas of strengths and high performance patterns, the ingredients for a strong first session, and how to go beyond just the doing of coaching in order to really be a coach.

CAM 503 : Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation

Coaching is all about change.

CAM503Coaching is all about change, but not all change is the same and coaches need to be able to support three types of change: proactive change, transitions, and deep transformation.

CAM 504 : Coaching and the Brain as a Learning Catalyst

Coaching works because of how the human brain works.

CAM504In the coaching relationship the coach is a learning partner with the person being coached (PBC) and by understanding the neurological dynamics involved in learning, you can be a more effective coach.

CAM 505 : The Language of Coaching

God did not think the world into existence, God spoke the world into existence.

CAM505Words matter! And the words and other language elements used in coaching matter to the growth of those you coach.

CAM 506 : Personal Coaching

Practical tools that can be used when coaching clients in a wide range of personal, life and family issues.

CAM506Special attention is given to helping the you develop the six basic components of personal coaching: goals, toleration, needs, values, boundaries, and standards.

CAM 507 : Coaching Teams

Coaching isn't just for individuals -- it's also ideal for teams.

CAM507In this course, you will gain an understanding of the difference between a team and other types of groups, learn how to develop authentic teams, learn the skills needed to coach teams, how to support teams in overcoming dysfunction, use team covenants, and create alliances.

CAM 508 : Coach Approach to Evangelism and Discipleship

This course provides you the knowledge and skills necessary to apply coaching to faith conversations so you can use coaching to support people moving closer to God and deeper in their commitment to Christ.

CAM508Attention is given to how a dialogical approach can be effective for evangelism and discipleship, how coaching can be expressed in the ministries of a local church, and the relationship between coaching competencies and Christian practices.

CAM 509 : Using Assessments in Coaching

This course provides an overview of various assessments, inventories, and tools for creating awareness with coaching clients.

CAM509Among the instruments addressed will be the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Leadership Practices Inventory 360 (LPI 360), Strengths Finder 2.0, and DiSC. Attention will be given to discerning which instruments are most useful in which client situations, what steps are necessary for utilizing various instruments, and how to promote effective client engagement with instruments.

CAM 510 : A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing

You know how to coach, and you know how to lead, but how do you incorporate coaching into your leadership?

CAM510This course provides the knowledge and skill necessary for taking a coach approach to working with teams, managing direct reports/volunteers, and leading within a church or other organization.

CAM 511: Growing Your Coaching Practice

Too many great coaches have far too few clients.

CAM511This course aims to help you create dynamic coaching relationships in order to help you grow your coaching practice — both in terms of quality and number of clients served.

CAM 512: Coaching and Positive Psychology

Start Coaching What's Right With People

512CoachingPositiveThe field of psychology has broken its 100-year focus on pathology in the past decade by turning attention to what’s right with people.  This field explores topics such as happiness, well-being, strengths, optimism and character and it is ripe for coaches. In this 16-hour course coaches will learn the basics of positive psychology, including the PERMA model, and get equipped with insights and tools to help clients live lives of greater well-being.

CAM 513: Coaching Church Planters

Your Planters Deserve Trained Coaches

Coaching church planters has its own distinctions. Planters are fundraisers, recruiters, communicators, and more. In this class, CAM 513 Coaching Church Planters, we will give 16 hours of live training (onsite or online) that give coaching models and skills specific to coaching church planters. This class is laid out with the foundation of current Church Planting best practices in mind.

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Mentor Coaching (Live Training)

Group Mentor Coaching

This is a mentor coaching process that includes ten hours of mentor coaching

GMCThis is a mentor coaching process that includes ten hours of mentor coaching – seven hours through a group coaching/supervision cohort and three hours of one-on-one feedback coaching with at least two mentor coaches. This process is specifically intended to satisfy the mentor coaching requirement for ICF credentialing, prepare clients to successfully complete the ICF performance evaluation, and provide ongoing support as you complete the ICF Credentialing application.

On Demand Training – Video Courses

CAM 101: Introduction To Coaching

In this course, we will lay a solid foundation for you as a Christian Coach.

CAM101The course is divided into three sections: An introduction to the concept of coaching, an introduction to the skills of coaching, and a primer on how to get started as a coach

CAM 102: Mastering Core Strengths

Overview of Eleven Core Competencies

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This online tutorials provides an overview of the eleven core competencies as identified by the International Coach Federation, with an eye for helping you develop each competency to the level expected of an ICF credentialed coach.

The course is taught using the Udemy learning platform.  Once you purchase the course, you will be sent a link to file with information for accessing the course, which you can take at your own pace.

Faith Coaching Toolkit

A 13 week training guide to the Faith Coaching book

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The Faith Coaching Toolkit is a 13-session curriculum for training others to use coaching in faith conversations.  You will receive a leader’s guide as well as reproducible participant materials.

Once you purchase the toolkit, you will receive a link to the online video training. You can download the leader and participant guides at the end of the video.

Continuing Education – Live Training

CAM Continuing Education: Three Books on Performance & Productivity

Three essential books that help you to manage your own performance/productivity as well as to support clients in this important area.

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We will summarize and discuss the important concepts from each book and help you apply the books in your own coaching.  Get ready to boost your effectiveness as you help your clients boost their performance and productivity.

CAM Continuing Education: Three Books on Positive Psychology

Three essential books that introduce you to the world of positive psychology

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This online coaching course introduces you to the world of positive psychology via three important books on the subject that every coach needs to read and apply.

CAM Continuing Education: Three Books on Personal and Organizational Change

Three essential books that introduce you to the best practices for successful change

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This online coaching course introduces you to the best practices for personal and organizational change.

CCLC Application Fee (Does not include training)

This is an application fee for the CCLC certification.

When you earn the Certificate in Christian Leadership Coaching (CCLC), you signify your preparedness for coaching others forward in life, ministry, leadership and success.  This certificate is issued to students who meet the following requirements.

Requirements

  • CAM 101 – Intro to Christian Coaching (6 hours of self-paced online learning)
  • CAM 501 – Foundations of Christian Coaching (2 days in person or 16 hours online over 8 weeks)
  • CAM 502 – Establishing a Dynamic Coaching Relationship (2 days in person or 16 hours online over 8 weeks)
  • 10 hours with a qualified ICF-credentialed mentor coach or completion of the Group Mentor Coaching.
  • Certification Fee of $375 (reduced to $75 if you’ve completed the GMC process with CAM)

Annual Continuing Education: completion of a CAM training course, the GMC process, or other qualifying CE (see note at bottom of page.)

CCLC Application Fee (GMC Version)

This is an application fee for the CCLC certification.

When you earn the Certificate in Christian Leadership Coaching (CCLC), you signify your preparedness for coaching others forward in life, ministry, leadership and success.  This certificate is issued to students who meet the following requirements. This discounted version is only available to students who have completed our Group Mentor Coaching (GMC).

Requirements

  • CAM 101 – Intro to Christian Coaching (6 hours of self-paced online learning)
  • CAM 501 – Foundations of Christian Coaching (2 days in person or 16 hours online over 8 weeks)
  • CAM 502 – Establishing a Dynamic Coaching Relationship (2 days in person or 16 hours online over 8 weeks)
  • 10 hours with a qualified ICF-credentialed mentor coach or completion of the Group Mentor Coaching.
  • Certification Fee of $375 (reduced to $75 if you’ve completed the GMC process with CAM)

Annual Continuing Education: completion of a CAM training course, the GMC process, or other qualifying CE (see note at bottom of page.)

CAM Continuing Education: CCLC Renewal

Renew your CCLC credential

Certificate in Christian Leadership CoachingEach year, certificate-holders are required to complete one of the following continuing education options to renew certification:

  • Complete one of Coach Approach Ministries’ 500-series courses.
  • Participate in Coach Approach Ministries’ PPP Group Mentoring Process

CAM Continuing Education: The Coaching Exchange

Gain 40 Hours of Paid Coaching Hours

One of the biggest challenges facing new and developing coaches is how to gain real coaching experience.  After you coach your spouse, your friends, and maybe a few coaching classmates, you start wondering if coaching your dog is a good idea.  It’s not. This is where The Coaching Exchange (TCE) comes in.  TCE is a way for you to gain 40 hours of real coaching experience with real clients and count those hours of experience toward ICF credentialing.