Cohort #6

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 empowering questions, coach’s stand, listening, requests, challenges, acknowledgement, accountability, moving into action, self-management, visioning, and values. The training also includes practicing the skills and discussing how to incorporate the newly-learned 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 Moomaw at mmoomaw@michiganfitness.org.

Cohort #6 Schedule:

  • A three-day training will take place December 12-14, 2017, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. On day one, registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the training begins at 10:00 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 February 6-7, 2018, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. On day one, registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the training starts at 10:00 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

Overnight accommodations are provided for the multi-day trainings. On the first day, the training will begin at 10:00 a.m. to give those traveling 2.5 hours or less ample travel time on the morning of the first day. If you are traveling from a further distance, you may spend the night on Monday, December 11th. See the Cohort #6 Schedule above for additional information about the schedule.

For hotel accommodations, please make your own hotel reservation at the Kellogg Center by calling (800) 875-5090 and identifying yourself as part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation group. You will need to provide a credit card to hold your room. During your stay, your room charge and parking (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 organizations may be reimbursed through SNAP-Ed for up to $75/room plus applicable taxes.

Dinner

If you are spending the night, dinner will be provided.

 

About Coaching for Community Transformation

The basic coaching skills taught include 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 and discussions on using the skills in SNAP-Ed settings. At the end of the training, participants will 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 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).


Michigan Fitness Foundation SNAP-Ed trainings welcome participants from MFF Partners, projects, and others who work in SNAP-Ed. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in training (in-person, online, etc.), please contact Mary Moomaw at (517) 908-3846 or mmoomaw@michiganfitness.org.