GBHEM – 2019 UMC Clergy Coach Training: Preparation for ICF Certification

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Welcome and Congratulations!

We are excited about partnering with The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) in offering the 2019 UMC Clergy Coach Training Program.

This webpage contains important information.  In addition to providing you with your registration and payment options, this page also includes a more detailed description of your upcoming coach training.

Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions.  Here is our direct contact information:

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      Rev. Dr. J. Val Hastings, MCC – Val is a Master Certified Coach and an elder in the UMC.

      For questions related to coaching or classes, contact:

    • For questions related to the program and IT issues, contact:
    • For questions related to application for the program, contact:
      • Clergy Lifelong Learning Office at GBHEM

        Course Requirements:

            • Core-Training and Practice lab (40 hours)
            • Asynchronous/Self-Paced Recorded Webinars
            • Three Elective Classes (12 hours)
            • Group Mentor coaching (8 hours)
            • Individual Mentor Coaching (3 hours)

        For a description of classes, please refer to our Course Catalog.

        General Program Information:

            • Your primary instructor for your core training will be Val.  Your elective classes will be taught by one of Coaching4Clergy’s faculty members.
            • Your primary instructor for Group Mentor-Coaching will be Val.  Your three individual mentor-coaching sessions will be facilitated by Val and Coaching4Clergy-approved mentor coaches.
            • Your coach training curriculum includes:
              • Three textbooks (These will be mailed to you after you register.)
                • The Professional Coach Training Textbook:  Coaching4Clergy
                • Change Your Questions, Change Your Church
                • Ministry 3.0
              • Five coaching audios (The link for these will be emailed to you after you register.)
              • And various Ebooks. (These will be placed in our learning portal.)
              • The fee for the textbooks and class materials is $249.00
            • Coaching4Clergy utilizes a Learning Portal called EDU2.0.  We also use a learning platform called Zoom. You will receive additional information about these resources once you have registered.
            • Please note that you are allowed to miss up to 20% of class time, and classes are recorded for you to view on missed days.
            • Upon completion of the program, you will be required to submit an application for graduation from Coaching4Clergy, including a recording of one of your coaching sessions with a written transcript, along with a graduation application fee of $350.00. Upon successful completion of the graduation requirements, you will receive your graduation certificate which you can then submit to the ICF when applying for your coaching credential.

        Asynchronous/Self-Paced Recorded Webinars:

        There are two recorded webinar courses to be completed at each student’s convenience.   Successful completion includes a two page reaction paper on each course.  You will find these in our Learning Portal.

            • 100: An Overview of the Core Coaching Competencies
            • 202: Creating New Awareness

        Elective Courses*:

        Each participant is required to complete three electives.

            • Students select three elective classes from a list of eleven elective offerings.
            • Elective classes are offered at various times and dates.
            • Elective classes include students from various Coaching4Clergy offerings.

        Group Mentor-Coaching Dates*:

        There are two options.  After you register, you will select your mentor-coaching group.

            • Group 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12noon Eastern Time Zone – March 19, 21, 26 & 28, 2019
            • Group 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5pm Eastern Time Zone – March 19, 21, 26 & 28, 2019

        Individual Mentor-Coaching:

        The requirement is 3 hours of individual mentor-coaching.

            • You will schedule your individual mentor-coaching session with your individual mentor-coach.

        *Upon registration, you will be directed to a form so that you can choose your electives and your Mentor-Coaching Group.

        Course Dates and Times: Please place these dates in your calendar.

        The Core Coach Training and Practice Lab Dates are:

        Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5pm Eastern Time

        January 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
        February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
        March 5, 7, 12, 14

        The Mentor-Coaching Dates are:

        Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm or 3-5pm Eastern Time

        March 19, 21, 26, 28


        Step 1:  Please register for the upcoming 2019 UMC Clergy Coach Training: Preparation for ICF Certification program.

        button_register1One Payment:   $1700.00
        (A fee of $249.00 for required class materials will be added to your cart upon checkout.)

        button_register1Payment Option: $187.00 per month for 10 months
        (A fee of $249.00 for required class materials will be added to your cart upon checkout.)

        Step 2: Attend the Online Student Orientation Meeting. Upon registration, you will receive an email with a log-on link for the orientation.

        Online Student Orientation

        Please join us for a Student Orientation session on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 2:00-3:00pm Central Time. (Click here for the time in your local time zone.) During this meeting we will provide you with valuable information about the 2019 UMC Clergy Coach Training Program. We will also address your questions.

        This session will be recorded so that you can refer to it for future reference.