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Coaching at a Glance
Almost everyone can benefit from this training, since all of us at times give advice to others on responding to conflict. This training is especially helpful for church leaders, since the church is meant to be a place where its members can seek help in applying God’s message of reconciliation to their personal conflicts.
The Same Instruction as our Live Practicum
But it's Available Anytime (by appointment) & Anywhere!
Join a cohort from around the country (& world) to learn how to coach others to reconcile! We utilize our webinar platform for teaching, and also use our exclusive Coach's Corner and Reconciler Chat technologies to provide world-class learning through lecture, demonstration and practicum experience. All the benefits of our live practicums without the travel!
Join the course from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is an internet connection and the ability to use Zoom! You can test your Zoom connection here.
We understand, this isn't for everyone
The successful student in this course will be familiar with and comfortable with these online technologies. Throughout the course we will switch between these various modes of presentation and connection. Your proficiency with these will be valuable to your learning experience. You are encouraged to try out each below. The backbone of them all is your internet connection. You can check your internet speed here.
The other requirement for a successful online learning experience is a sufficiently fast tablet or laptop because it will be processing a lot of video data. If you're not sure about your setup, please call us and we can help you test it out! If you can easily watch Youtube and other video streams, then you're probably okay.
Lecture & Demonstration
During plenary portions of the class, we will be connected via our webinar platform. There, you will be able to see and hear the instructor, as well as view the presentation slides. You can listen with your computer or through a phone call. You can raise your hand to ask questions and participate in plenary debrief discussions. You will view the coaching demonstrations through this platform as well.
Role Play Practice
The role play experience is one thing that sets this training apart. We will utilize Coach's Corner, AoR's video chat room customized for reconcilers. This facilitates your working with another student and allows the instructor to observe and offer feedback. It requires a camera, mic and speakers on your computer. Check it out here. Be sure to try the video connection to ensure your mic and camera are connecting.
To facilitate discussion among students, you will be able to message one another through the webinar platform while class is in session and you can also message one another outside of class through the Text/Chat feature of our website. You access this feature through almost any browser.
Special Feature of This Online Course
Cohort Resource Page - Always Available!
An integral part of this course experience is your cohort resources page. This is a special page of our website reserved for you and the rest of your cohort. This course is not the firehose experience of many in-person training courses. It is immersive and gives you access to all of these resources on-demand throughout the course and for future reference! You can always come back for a refresher! Your cohort page includes:
Each recorded lesson, including student Q&A from your cohort
All course manuals, resources and handouts
Discussion forums with everyone in your cohort
Opt-in cohort roster to stay in touch with your peers
A terrific reference for you even AFTER the course!
“I put this training to use that very week!”
Feedback From Most Students
Who Should Attend?
Everyone will Benefit!
This practicum is ideal for anyone who advises others in conflicts. Thus, pastors, principals, elders and other lay leaders, teachers, business owners, executive and mid-level managers, counselors, social workers, human resource managers, and parents all benefit from this training. But in reality, anyone who has the opportunity to advise others on dealing with a specific conflict will enjoy this training.
You will learn how to assist people in conflict. You’ll study key Scripture passages and acquire new tools for remembering the basic principles and applying them in everyday conflicts. Past participants report how they used these tools and principles to help others resolve everything from family squabbles to complicated lawsuits.
Getting to the Heart
A Special Training Feature
A special feature of this training includes “Getting to the Heart of Conflict,” wherein participants will learn how to recognize the idolatry that often underlies conflict. As part of this module, students do an actual self-examination to learn about their own idolatrous temptations, and are invited to take part in a private confession and forgiveness exercise. Ministry leaders will find this training extremely practical and useful for coaching others.
The Coaching Process
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The coach assists the person to check his mindset in three ways:
First, the coach draws out the person’s story through active listening.
Second, the coach notes emotional responses and repeating themes and patterns that give insight to a person’s heart.
Using what he learns, the coach then leads the person to embrace a Christ-centered perspective about himself, the other person, and the situation.
Under Be Reconciled to God, the coach applies 2 Corinthians 5:20, where the Apostle Paul writes: “We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
Here the coach guides the person to be reconciled to God using three approaches:
First, the coach applies appropriate Scripture verses. He doesn’t depend on his personal wisdom, but instead points to God’s Word for direction.
Next, the coach helps the party to uncover his or her idols. With patience, the party is then moved to repent before God.
Third, the coach proclaims God’s forgiveness. This good news from the Gospel provides comfort and encouragement to the party, empowering him or her to live out reconciliation with others.
The coach prepares the party for reconciliation to others.
He teaches and encourages the person to initiate contact with the other person and go for reconciliation.
Next, he prepares the party to confess, to forgive, or to restore the other person.
Before sending the person off to reconcile, the coach prays with the person and encourages him or her for reconciliation.
Immediately upon registration you may begin your study with Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation Self-paced Study. Approximately 2 weeks before the practicum participants will be provided the following resources to continue their learning:
Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation by Ambassadors of Reconciliation
Coaching Practicum Manual (130 page manual for use during the course)
These books provide practical guidance on personal peacemaking and living a lifestyle of reconciliation. The practicum builds on these basic teachings, helping students understand more fully how to apply these concepts to their own relationships as well as helping others.
Attend This Event
Visit our Training Calendar to find when this event is offered. Registration is $424 but with Ministry ($100) and Early-bird ($50) discounts is as low as $274 which includes:
$234 Registration Fee (discounted from $384)
$40 Materials Fee
Need a customized time for your team or group? Call us! We'd love to have a special online practicum event just for you!