Group Reconciliation Assistance - Team Member Practicum - Online!
Learn To Be Part of a Team Serving Conflicted Groups
Satisfies requirements for Christian Reconciler - Specialized Certificate!
"I've never met people so willing to pick up a hose and run toward the fire!"
Member of church being served by a Group Reconciliation Assistance team
At a Glance
Sharpen and expand your coaching and mediation skills while learning how to handle challenging cases involving highly conflicted groups such as church-wide or school-wide conflicts.
“The process of helping people see their brother or sister as valuable and to see that sin in idolatry comes in many ways is a game changer for people to learn the love of God and how to love their neighbor.”
Who Should Attend?
Trained Christian Reconcilers! This is an advanced reconciliation practicum-style training and requires Coaching People through Conflict and Mediating People through Conflict (or equivalent training from Peacemaker Ministries) as pre-requisites. If you are a trained reconciler who is approached for advice or for help with these complex group-conflict cases, then this course is for you!
Large group conflict is the most complex type of case for a reconciler. This course will stretch you just as serving on a Group Reconciliation Assistance team will stretch you. You will experience a “real” case in the course with hundreds of pages of preparatory reading and analysis. The case study is based on an actual case with names and facts altered to protect confidences. Just as in real life, you will experience the feeling of being overwhelmed as the course is intense. At the same time, you will also experience how the Gospel can transform seemingly impenetrable hearts, underscoring that we are but His instruments in this ministry of reconciliation.
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 and practice role plays 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!
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Audit/Review Foundational Courses
This is an advanced course and assumes you are familiar with the foundational elements of coaching and mediation. If you have not experienced AoR's Coaching Practicum since 2016, is is highly recommended that you audit these courses prior to attending this course. Even if you have taken them recently, you are welcome to review again.
Valued $650 but FREE with this course!
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The Same Instruction as our Live Practicum
But it's Available Anytime (by appointment) & Anywhere!
Join a cohort from around the country (& world) expanding their reconciliation skills! 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 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 Zoom. 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. You may test your Zoom connection here.
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 online discussion forums the Text/Chat feature of our website. You access this feature through almost any browser.
“Another fantastic experience of being equipped as a reconciler! The training manual - outstanding! Great layout, content, and examples. I thought the course was paced very well. Great use of small groups - starting with discussion, then teaching and coaching, finally the oral report. I was very pleased.”
A Former Participant
How Is This Training Different from Foundational Conflict Coaching and Mediation Courses?
These foundational courses prepare you to assist individuals or small groups to reconcile their relationships, but they do not prepare you for the complexities and dynamics of large-group reconciliation. This course will build on your foundational training to include:
This is not a repeat of the foundational training. The basics will only be quickly referenced. The manual will have materials people can use as a refresher. Instruction will focus on applying the basics to difficult cases and expanding skills, especially on coaching.
The importance of involving as many as possible in the healing process
The necessity of Biblical teaching on reconciliation
Facilitating and coaching larger groups
Process for coaching as many as 15 appointments in a day
A multi-visit process involving preparing homework, teaching, data gathering, coaching, mediation, reporting and follow-up
Data gathering and analysis techniques
Working as a team under a team leader
Identifying potential reconciliation team members
For More Information
Ted Kober, Senior Ambassador presented a workshop about this training at our Built on the Rock Reconciliation Conference in April, 2018. You may download the workshop handout here. You may also listen to the workshop at the link below.