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.

 

Other Options. CAM offers additional opportunities for you to grow and deepen your ability as a coach.  These opportunities include The Coaching Exchange, which provides you the opportunity to gain real coaching experience.

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

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – December 11 & 12 (Wed/Thurs) – Onsite in Lubbock, TX (Mary Selzer)

CAM 507 Coaching Teams – December 13 & 14 (Fri/Sat) – Onsite in Williamsburg, VA (Travis Guse)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – January 28 & 29 (Tues/Wed) – Onsite in Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 502 Establishing Dynamic Relationships – Starting Monday, January 13 @ 3pm EST – Online (Julie Markese, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

Group Mentor Coaching – starting Tuesday, January 14 @ 9pm EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx. 10 sessions)

Group Mentor Coaching – starting Tuesday, January 14 @ 7:30pm EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx. 10 sessions)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – Starting Tuesday, February 4 @ 1pm EST/EDT – Online (Brian Miller, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 503 Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation – Starting Wednesday, February 12 @ 3pm EST/EDT – Online (Brian Tracy, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 504 Coaching and the Brain as a Learning Catalyst – February 25 & 26 (Tues/Wed) – Onsite in Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 510 A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing – Starting Monday, February 10 @ 8:30pm EST/EDT – Online (Brian Tracy, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 508 Coaching for Spiritual Growth – Starting Wednesday, March 11 @ 11am EDT – Online (David Cooke, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

Group Mentor Coaching – Starting Wednesday, March 25 @ 1pm EDT – Online (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx. 10 sessions)

CAM 502 Establishing Dynamic Relationships – June 1 & 2 (Mon/Tues) – Onsite in Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 501 Foundations For Christian Coaching – August 24 & 25 (Mon/Tues) – Onsite in Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 504 Coaching and the Brain as a Learning Catalyst – Starting Wednesday, September 9 @ 7pm EDT – Online (David Cooke, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 507 Coaching Teams – October 26 & 27 (Mon/Tues) – Onsite in Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

CAM 502 Establishing Dynamic Relationships – December 1 & 2 (Tues/Wed) – Onsite in Richmond, VA (Ken Kessler)

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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 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 : Coaching for Spiritual Growth

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.

In CAM 508 you’ll learn how coaching can be used to help others grow spiritually.  The course introduces several spiritual growth models and coaching frameworks that support spiritual growth as well as insights on how to apply coaching informally and in challenging conversations.

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

Asking Powerful Questions

Creating Client Value Through Awesome Coaching Questions

This on-demand video course is designed to help powerful questions become second nature. You can improve the quality of your questions: We’ll teach you how!

Strong Starts

The low-stress, high-results way to get started with every coaching client

This on-demand video course will give you the confidence to consistently create coaching relationships that are headed in the right direction and lead to fabulous results.

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

Faith Coaching Toolkit

A 13 week training guide to the Faith Coaching book

FaithCoaching

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

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.

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 500-level training course or the GMC process.

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 500-level training course or the GMC process.

CCLC Renewal

Renew your CCLC credential

Each 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’ Group Mentor Cohort

CAM Trainer Renewal

Renew your CAM Training License

Each year, CAM Trainers are required to maintain their training license by completing the Coach Training Licensing Agreement — Annual Renewal form and submitting the renewal fee.