Community Coaching Learning Circle
Community coaches work with local groups to support asset-based community development. Coaches empower community groups to reach their goals, connect the community with resources or expertise, provide opportunities for reflection, and build capacity for community work. Community coaches often work as an intermediary between funders or service providers and the community, helping them to navigate these relationships. Community coaches employ a variety of skills to guide their groups including facilitation, conflict management, relationship building, and project planning. They also rely on a deep understanding of human and group dynamics and the community change process.
The Community Coaching Learning Circle is a 13-week online course that provides both asynchronous learning and live online sessions for participants that have experience working with community groups/teams, in particular guiding these groups/teams through the process of achieving their goals.
Through participating in this learning community, you will:
- Increase your knowledge of the principles and practices of community coaching
- Reflect on and increase your self-awareness of your role in different groups
- Identify your community coaching style and personal philosophy
- Deepen your capacity to coach community groups in a variety of situations
- Build a network of colleagues to support continued learning and practice
After completing all course work and attending live sessions, participants will receive a certificate.
This learning community will meet every other Monday, 2:00-3:30 pm ET through Zoom from August 28 - November 6, 2023. The meetings will include small group discussions. To be fair to fellow group members, participants must be available to attend all meetings. Participants will have approximately 1.5 hours of online coursework between meetings consisting of reading, videos and self-reflection exercises. Space is limited.
Cost $450 per participant. Discount available for group registration of 4 or more.
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