Peer Coaching Training
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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MN Church Center, 1st Floor
122 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, 55404

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Jody Thone

Peer Coaching Training involves a 1-day preparatory workshop, followed by the option for six or nine months of peer coaching via the C3 Circle model (circles meet once a month for 1.5 hours). Participants receive coaching in this format, and also serve as peer coaches for their colleagues. In general, participants use the tool of coaching to enhance their ability to take initiative, lead adaptive change, problem-solve with confidence, address blind spots and learn how to use their strengths to do their best work. 
The session is led by Debbie Okerlund, Executive Coach and Trainer, to pilot Peer Coaching Training and C3 Circles. Debbie is a Lay Leader at Park Avenue UMC, she has been delivering this training experience for the past 4 years for The University of St. Thomas. Please see testimonials below for examples of what you can gain from participating.

Here’s more on what you will learn and gain. Participants will:
  • Learn the skills and framework of using a coaching approach with colleagues and staff.
  • Gain confidence in their ability to lead, communicate with others, and support staff.
  • Develop new ways of resolving problems in a supportive, confidential environment.
  • Clarify their understanding of the strengths and values that motivate their leadership goals.
WHEN:    Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 to 3:00pm (includes lunch)
WHERE:  Conference Offices, 122 West Franklin Avenue, Mpls.
COST:      $45 (includes lunch)

“I now bring the ‘coaching’ skills I've learned to interactions with students, faculty, and others with whom I work -- I see the difference it makes on a weekly basis -- not just in better outcomes, but in reduced stress about how to handle issues.” (Twin Cities department chair)
“Even veteran leaders can benefit from the C3 Circle process. I think the circles have helped me build better relationships with key staff and faculty which will lead to future ‘wins’.” (Twin Cities department chair)
“C3 Circles led by Debbie are potent, transformative experiences. Having participated in these circles for two years, with colleagues who are also department chairs, I now carry around in my head the wise voices and helpful questions of my circle-mates, even when we aren't together.” (Twin Cities department chair)

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058