All Cohort Training

June 14, 2017 – Register Now!  Michigan Wildlife Conservancy (Bengal Wildlife Center), 6380 Drumheller Rd, Bath Twp, MI 48808

Join your coaching colleagues from Cohorts #1-5 for a day of learning. The training topic will be, Using Your Coaching Skills to Promote Communication. We will explore ways to have conversations that can bridge gaps and creating safe space for varying opinions. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., the training will begin at 9:30 a.m., lunch will be provided, and we will end at 3:30 p.m.

Coaching for Community Transformation (formerly Coaching for Behavior Change) provides training and coaching for staff who are implementing SNAP-Ed or leading SNAP-Ed programs. The coaching skills taught include asking empowering questions, coach’s stand, listening, requests, challenges, acknowledgement, accountability, moving into action, self-management, visioning, and values. The training also includes discussions on how to incorporate the newly-learned coaching skills in SNAP-Ed settings. At the end of the training, participants will have a strong set of basic coaching skills to use in SNAP-Ed programming. Participants do not become certified coaches. If you have questions about Coaching for Community Transformation, contact Mary Grill at mgrill@michiganfitness.org.

Cohort #6 (FY 2018) will include:

  • A three-day training that will take place in November or December. On day one, registration begins at 9:00 a.m., the training begins at 9:30 a.m. and we end at 5:00 p.m. On day two, the training starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. On day three, the training starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
  • two-day follow up training will take place in January or February. On day one, registration begins at 9:00 a.m., the training starts at 9:30 a.m., and we end at 5:00 p.m. On day two, the training starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
  • Three individual sessions with a coach (by phone; arranged at a mutual time).
  • Evaluation will involve, at a minimum, online surveys and written reflection activities.

Hotel

If you are coming from a distance and require overnight accommodations, you need to reserve your own hotel rooms at the designated hotel. This will include providing a credit card to hold your room. When you check in, your room charge (not incidentals) will be moved to the MFF Master Bill. If you are a “no show” for your room, your credit card will be charged and this expense cannot be reimbursed through SNAP-Ed. If you choose to stay at an alternate hotel, your organization may be reimbursed through SNAP-Ed for up to $75/room plus applicable taxes.

Dinner

Dinner at the trainings will be on your own and should be reimbursed by your local SNAP-Ed program for up to $19, the allowable dinner rate.

About Coaching for Community Transformation

The basic coaching skills taught include asking empowering questions, coach’s stand, listening, requests, challenges, acknowledgement, accountability, moving into action, self-management, visioning, and values. The training includes a lot of practice to ensure a solid understanding of the skills. It also includes discussion on incorporating the newly-learned coaching skills in SNAP-Ed settings. At the end of the pilot, participants have developed a strong set of basic coaching skills to use in SNAP-Ed programming. Participants do not become certified coaches.

The training content for Coaching for Community Transformation was developed by Leadership That Works (LTW). LTW trains people all over the world to fully empower themselves and others. They have deep roots in organizational coaching and extensive experience with nonprofit organizations. They are committed to helping people awaken to their personal power, no matter what their sphere of influence.

LTW has developed their training model using both traditional coaching and training models (built on psychology, therapy, management theory, the self-help movement, adult learning theory, support networks, and the holistic movement). In addition, it draws on the following theoretical frameworks: Appreciative Inquiry, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).


Trainings hosted by the Michigan Nutrition Network at the Michigan Fitness Foundation welcome participants from MFF Partners, projects and others who work with SNAP-Ed. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in our trainings, please contact Mary Grill at (517) 908-3846 or mgrill@michiganfitness.org.