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All Upcoming Events and Classes

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020
    2:00 pmWebinar

    This FREE webinar provides participants an opportunity to experience an introduction to coach training, and to raise questions and awareness to help with discernment about pursuing Coach Training.  We will explore coaching and Coach Training...What does it involve?  What, exactly, is coaching?  How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training?  How might one work as a coach?  After completing one of our 2-hour introductions, participants are invited to register for any of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings.  This is a personal enrichment opportunity offered at NO COST to the participants!

    Dates: January 9, 2020

    Location: web-based

    Total Cost: NO CHARGE

    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 this minimum.

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  • Mon
    13
    Jan
    2020
    Tue
    14
    Jan
    2020
    8:00 amCenter for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, NC

    A team is characterized by shared vision and leadership, definable goals, clear roles/responsibilities and an effective process.  Strong distinction is drawn in this module between the group as board or committee, and the differences from the qualities of a team.  Relationships displaying respect, trust, and enjoyment for one another are essential to a team.  A team also has a positive plan for addressing conflict.  Coaching teams requires the ability to build a strong sense of consensus, and the ability to handle such distractions as monopolizers, the withdrawn, and the angry.  Using ICF Core Competencies , this module addresses and supports the development of specific skills and tools for working most effectively with teams.

    Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 (beginning at 8:00 AM Eastern Time) - Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (ending at 5:00 PM)

    Location: Center for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC

    Total Cost: $575 (includes tuition, materials, lunch and snacks)

    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 this minimum.  Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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  • Mon
    10
    Feb
    2020
    2:00 pmWebinar

    This FREE webinar provides participants an opportunity to experience an introduction to coach training, and to raise questions and awareness to help with discernment about pursuing Coach Training.  We will explore coaching and Coach Training...What does it involve?  What, exactly, is coaching?  How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training?  How might one work as a coach?  After completing one of our 2-hour introductions, participants are invited to register for any of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings.  This is a personal enrichment opportunity offered at NO COST to the participants!

    Dates: February 10, 2020

    Location: web-based

    Total Cost: NO CHARGE

    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 this minimum.

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  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2020
    9:00 amWebinar

    This FREE webinar provides participants an opportunity to experience an introduction to coach training, and to raise questions and awareness to help with discernment about pursuing Coach Training.  We will explore coaching and Coach Training...What does it involve?  What, exactly, is coaching?  How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training?  How might one work as a coach?  After completing one of our 2-hour introductions, participants are invited to register for any of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings.  This is a personal enrichment opportunity offered at NO COST to the participants!

    Dates: March 10, 2020

    Location: web-based

    Total Cost: NO CHARGE

    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 this minimum.

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  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2020
    Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020
    8:00 amWeb

    Participants are introduced to the structure of coaching relationships, plus a variety of coaching resources and tools, as well as creating models and frameworks for coaching conversations.  Coaching principles and practices are disseminated through experiential practice.  The International Coaching Federation Core Competencies and Code of Ethics are also reviewed in this session.

    Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 (beginning at 8:00 AM Eastern Time) - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (ending at 5:00 PM)

    Total Cost: $575

    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 this minimum.  Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2020
    1:00 pmWebinar

    This FREE webinar provides participants an opportunity to experience an introduction to coach training, and to raise questions and awareness to help with discernment about pursuing Coach Training.  We will explore coaching and Coach Training...What does it involve?  What, exactly, is coaching?  How might one benefit from coaching and/or coach training?  How might one work as a coach?  After completing one of our 2-hour introductions, participants are invited to register for any of the Center for Congregational Health's Coach Training offerings.  This is a personal enrichment opportunity offered at NO COST to the participants!

    Dates: April 7, 2020

    Location: web-based

    Total Cost: NO CHARGE

    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 this minimum.

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  • Mon
    13
    Apr
    2020
    Fri
    17
    Apr
    2020
    1:00 pmFamily Resource Center, Thomasville, NC

    This 5-day course combines the Interim Ministry 1 (the work of the leader) and the Interim Ministry 2 (the work of the congregation) courses.  It is designed for those individuals who have already discerned God’s call to interim ministry.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments.  Class begins on Monday at 1:00 PM (ET) and ends at 4:00 PM on Friday.  Fieldwork starts about 30 days after the last day of class and consists of five conference calls conducted in approximately 30-day intervals.  Fieldwork expectations are explained in-depth during the training event.  Note: Applicants who previously completed IM1, and who now wish to complete their training in order to be recognized as an Intentional Interim Minister, can join the on-going class at 8:30 AM on Wednesday and will finish at 4:00 PM on Friday.

    Date: Monday, April 13, 2020 (beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern Time) - Friday, April 17, 2020 (ending at 4:00 PM)

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

    Total Cost: $2,175 for on-site students (includes tuition, materials, single accommodations, meals/breaks); OR $1,945 for commuters (includes tuition, materials, meals/breaks)

    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
    04
    May
    2020
    Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    1:00 pmFamily Resource Center, Thomasville, NC

    Have you ever considered serving as a guide and encourager for a faith community in a role other than pastor or staff member? Have you looked for a different way to utilize your previous education, training and ministry experience to positively impact faith communities? Do you believe that you would find such work a meaningful ministry? If you can answer “Yes” to these questions, then you should consider training to become a consultant.  To meet this growing need for qualified consultants, the Center for Congregational Health has designed a process to train and develop consultants to work with faith communities.  The training seeks to integrate and utilize the best of biblical wisdom, spiritual insight, and healthy group dynamics in order to help faith communities and their leaders enhance their effectiveness in ministry.  The training consists of a five-day classroom experience, followed by individual fieldwork and a series of teleconferences.

    Date: Monday, May 4, 2020 (beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern Time) - Friday, May 8, 2020 (ending by noon)

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

    Total Cost: $1,765 for on-site students includes: tuition, materials, single accommodations, meals/breaks; OR $1,535 for commuters includes: tuition, materials, meals/breaks.  (AIIM or IMN members: ask about tuition discount.)

    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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  • Thu
    07
    May
    2020
    Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    8:00 amCenter for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, NC

    Coaching is about empowering the other person or group and enabling them to discover and fulfill their goals and dreams. Coaching is committed to helping others become self-fulfilled in their work and their lives.  It is leading others to discover their fullest potential.  This module addresses the incorporation and use of a wide variety of assessment tools when coaching.  It also include a review of, and connection to, ICF Core Competencies.

    Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 (beginning at 8:00 AM Eastern Time) - Friday, May 8, 2020 (ending at 5:00 PM)

    Location: Center for Congregational Health, 1920 Queen Street, Winston-Salem, NC

    Total Cost: $575 (includes tuition, materials, lunch and snacks)

    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 this minimum.  Please take this into consideration when making travel arrangements.

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  • Tue
    02
    Jun
    2020
    Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020
    1:00 PM ETWebinar

    Coaching is an art.  It is developed over time.  The essential principles and practices are useful for a wide variety of settings.  Continued growth and development of Coaching skills is necessary.  Many in the church, business, or non-profit world have the responsibility to lead and work with a large cast of participants from wide and diverse backgrounds.  It is expected that participants will have a thorough working knowledge of ICF Core Competencies and be able to exhibit those competencies and ethical guidelines through application and experiential exercises in coaching, observation and feedback.

    Webinars will take place on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons, between 1:00 - 3:00 PM (ET), beginning on June 2, 2020.  Instructions for connecting to the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to the event.  The cost to participate in this 10-hour web-based practicum is $375.

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  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020
    Fri
    28
    Aug
    2020
    9 am - 4 pmOn-line

    This 5-day course combines the Interim Ministry 1 (the work of the leader) and the Interim Ministry 2 (the work of the congregation) courses.  It is designed for those individuals who have already discerned God’s call to interim ministry. Interim Ministry Training focuses on the work of the interim minister as he/she leads a congregation through the time of transition, as well as on the work of the congregation during this journey.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments.  Class begins on Monday at 9:00 AM (ET) and ends at 4:00 PM on Friday.  Fieldwork starts about 30 days after the last day of class and consists of five conference calls conducted in approximately 30-day intervals.  Fieldwork expectations are explained in-depth during the training event.  Note: Applicants who previously completed IM1, and who now wish to complete their training in order to be recognized as an Intentional Interim Minister, can join the on-going class at 8:30 AM on Wednesday and will finish at 4:00 PM on Friday

    This is a virtual course.  The course consists of a 5-day classroom experience followed by individual fieldwork.  The fieldwork entails completing a project related to one of the focus points covered in class, and participating in a series of teleconferences.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments. Class begins on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Each day class begins at 9 am and ends at 4:00 p.m. Fieldwork calls start about 30 days after the last day of class and consist of five conference calls, conducted in approximately 30-day intervals. Fieldwork expectations are explained in-depth during the training event.

    Cost of this training is:  $1790

     

    Training Facilitator is the Rev. Dr. Les Robinson.  Les worked with the Center for Congregational Health for 21 years before he retired in June, 2017. Not only has Les written the training curriculum for Intentional Interim Ministry, his curriculum has been adapted by many trainers for educating Intentional interim Ministers across the world.

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  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2020
    Fri
    02
    Oct
    2020
    9 am - 4 pmVirtual

    This 5-day course combines the Interim Ministry 1 (the work of the leader) and the Interim Ministry 2 (the work of the congregation) courses.  It is designed for those individuals who have already discerned God’s call to interim ministry. Interim Ministry Training focuses on the work of the interim minister as he/she leads a congregation through the time of transition, as well as on the work of the congregation during this journey.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments.  Class begins on Monday at 9:00 AM (ET) and ends at 4:00 PM on Friday.  Fieldwork starts about 30 days after the last day of class and consists of five conference calls conducted in approximately 30-day intervals.  Fieldwork expectations are explained in-depth during the training event.  Note: Applicants who previously completed IM1, and who now wish to complete their training in order to be recognized as an Intentional Interim Minister, can join the on-going class at 8:30 AM on Wednesday and will finish at 4:00 PM on Friday

    This is a virtual course.  The course consists of a 5-day classroom experience followed by individual fieldwork.  The fieldwork entails completing a project related to one of the focus points covered in class, and participating in a series of teleconferences.

    To enhance the learning experience, participants are required to complete six pre-work assignments. Class begins on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Each day class begins at 9 am and ends at 4:00 p.m. Fieldwork calls start about 30 days after the last day of class and consist of five conference calls, conducted in approximately 30-day intervals. Fieldwork expectations are explained in-depth during the training event.

    Cost of this training is:  $1790

     

    Training Facilitator is the Rev. Dr. Les Robinson.  Les worked with the Center for Congregational Health for 21 years before he retired in June, 2017. Not only has Les written the training curriculum for Intentional Interim Ministry, his curriculum has been adapted by many trainers for educating Intentional interim Ministers across the world.

     

    Register for this course