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  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018
    Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018
    1:00 pmCenter for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

    Intro to coaching:  (offered on-site at the Center for Congregational Health in Winston-Salem, NC)

    What is coaching?  How might I use coaching to strengthen my performance as a leader? Participants are introduced to the structure of coaching relationships, plus an introduction to a variety of coaching resources and tools. Also, participants will experience an introduction to group coaching and leadership with groups.  Special attention will be given to leadership in team settings and in ministry settings, as well as being attentive to leadership connected with faith and spirituality.  Coaching principles and practiced are disseminated through experiential practice.  Attention is given to how one can strengthen his/her everyday leadership role by using the skills and perspective of the art of coaching.  The International Coach Federation Core Competencies and Code of Ethics are presented and utilized in this session.  This is a prerequisite for Coach Training 2 Residential Lab.  A certificate and description of the hours will be issued for use toward certification.

    On-site Format:  Intro to Coaching (16 hours)

    Dates/Times: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM – Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at noon

    Cost:  $595

    The Center for Congregational Health

    1920 Queen St., Winston-Salem, NC  27103

    (Participants will be responsible for their lodging.  We are happy to suggest discounted lodging offerings.  Snacks and lunch on Tuesday will be provided.  For more information, please call 336-716-9722.)

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  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018
    Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018
    2:00 pmFamily Resource Center - Baptist Children's Home - Thomasville, NC

    Coach Training 2: Residential Lab: (36 Hours)

    Before signing up for this training, one must have completed Coach Training 1.

    Building on the skills and practices from Coach Training 1, the Coach Training 2 Residential Lab will continue to utilize the structure of the core competencies and increase knowledge and skill on the practice of coaching.  The residential lab will focus on using assessment tools in coaching, working with groups and teams, and other approaches to coaching--including adaptive leadership, appreciative inquiry, and asset/strengths based awareness.  It is expected that participants will have a thorough working knowledge of ICF Core Competencies and be able to exhibit those competencies through application and experiential exercises throughout this lab.  Participants will receive coaching feedback, supervision and suggestions regarding application to their own setting. These hours are applicable for ICF and Board Certified Credentialing.

    Coaching Practicum follows the Residential Lab, and is included in the cost for the course.  The Practicum consists of a series of teleconferences and/or webinars (90 minute sessions) scheduled one per month, for 6 months.  We've designed the Practicum to accommodate each participant in coaching another participant from the group, and to receive written core competency based observation and feedback from their fellow participants and the facilitator.

    Start Date/Time: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    End Date/Time: Friday, February 9, 2018 at noon

    Location: Family Resource Center on the campus of the Baptist Children's Home in Thomasville, NC

    Cost: $1,865 (includes tuition, materials, single room, meals, breaks); or for commuters, the cost is $1,635 (includes tuition, materials, meals, breaks)

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  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018
    Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 amCamp Paron, Paron, Arkansas

    The time between permanent pastors is an important time for a faith community.  Members often operate at maximum capacity as they make crucial decisions about the future direction of the congregation. Their experience is enhanced by engaging a leader specifically trained in the dynamics of transition.

    This conference will prepare participants to:

    • Develop a covenant with a congregation that clearly describes the responsibilities of the interim minister and the congregation.
    • Enter a congregation in order to more quickly join with them in ministry.
    • Study the health of a congregation and determine where they might need assistance.
    • Articulate the role of the interim pastor in planning for the congregation’s future, including appropriate contact with the Pastor Search/Call Committee.
    • Prepare the congregation for the coming of a new minister.
    • Exit a congregation in a way that models good closure for ministry and the opening of a new chapter in the faith community’s life.

    Interim Ministry 1 is designed to meet the basic needs of traditional interim ministers. For those who want to apply for advanced training in intentional interim ministry (Interim Ministry 2), this introductory course qualifies as 17 of the 85 required hours.

    The conference begins on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Wednesday,February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

    This training event is sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.  However, non-ABSC pastors are welcome to participate.  The total cost for ABSC pastors (and staff) is $255 (for single accommodations, meals, and breaks), or $215 (for commuters; meals and breaks included).  The total cost for non-ABSC pastors is $700 (single) or $660 (commuter).  

    Please note: a quality learning experience is dependent upon a minimum number of active participants.  The Center reserves the right to cancel any training event that does not reach a minimum of 10.  Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018
    Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    1:00 pmFamily Resource Center, Baptist Children's Home, Thomasville, NC

     

    In spring 2018 (April 23-27), the Center will pilot a “combo event” that will combine IM1 and IM2 classroom work, followed by individual fieldwork. This 5-day course will begin on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:15 p.m. on Friday. This course is designed for those individuals who have already discerned God’s call to interim ministry.

    Participants are required to submit assignments in advance of the class time and/or bring completed work to the event. It will be an intensive learning experience that will prepare attendees to serve in the role of IIM, but will be a more cost effective format for the student, eliminating the additional travel, lodging and meals involved with two separate courses.

    Applicants who previously completed IM1 and who now wish to complete IM2 can join the on-going class at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and will finish at 4:15 p.m. on Friday.

    The conference begins on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. and will end on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:15 p.m.

    The cost of tuition/materials is $1,690.  This cost includes a $100/person discount for this pilot event.  The TOTAL cost to attend is $2,075 (includes a single on-site room for four nights, meals, and breaks), or $1,845 (for commuters; meals and breaks included).

    Please note: a quality learning experience is dependent upon a minimum number of active participants.  The Center reserves the right to cancel any training event that does not reach a minimum of 10.  Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018
    Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    2:00 pmCamp Paron, Paron, Arkansas

    This 5-day course focuses on the work of the congregation, and how the interim minister facilitates this work.  There is a concentration on learning about the formation, orientation, and facilitation of a team to work on the five focus points of an interim congregation.  The classroom work is followed by fieldwork, and leads to recognition as an intentional interim minister.

    The conference begins on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., and will end on Friday, April 27, 2018 before noon.  All sessions will take place at Camp Paron in Paron, Arkansas.

    This training event is sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.  However, non-ABSC pastors are welcome to participate.  The total cost for ABSC pastors (and staff) is $633.25 (for single accommodations, meals, and breaks), or $498.25 (for commuters; meals and breaks included).  The total cost for non-ABSC pastors is $1453.25 (single) or $1318.25 (commuter).  

    Please note: a quality learning experience is dependent upon a minimum number of active participants.  The Center reserves the right to cancel any training event that does not reach a minimum of 10.  Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018
    Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018
    2:00 pmFamily Resource Center - Baptist Children's Home - Thomasville, NC

    Coach Training 2: Residential Lab: (36 Hours)  POSTPONED

    Applications for this training will be reviewed AFTER the applicant has completed Coach Training 1.

    Building on the skills and practices from Coach Training 1, the Coach Training 2 Residential Lab will continue to utilize the structure of the core competencies and increase knowledge and skill on the practice of coaching.  The residential lab will focus on using assessment tools in coaching, working with groups and teams, and other approaches to coaching--including adaptive leadership, appreciative inquiry, and asset/strengths based awareness.  It is expected that participants will have a thorough working knowledge of ICF Core Competencies and be able to exhibit those competencies through application and experiential exercises throughout this lab.  Participants will receive coaching feedback, supervision and suggestions regarding application to their own setting. These hours are applicable for ICF and Board Certified Credentialing.

    Coaching Practicum follows the Residential Lab, and is included in the cost for the course.  The Practicum consists of a series of teleconferences and/or webinars (90 minute sessions) scheduled one per month, for 6 months.  We've designed the Practicum to accommodate each participant in coaching another participant from the group, and to receive written core competency based observation and feedback from their fellow participants and the facilitator.

    Start Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM   POSTPONED

    End Date/Time: Friday, November 16, 2018 at noon

    Location: Family Resource Center on the campus of the Baptist Children's Home in Thomasville, NC

    Cost: $1,865 (includes tuition, materials, single room for four nights, meals, breaks).  For commuters, the cost is $1,635 (includes tuition, materials, meals, breaks)

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