About Coaching for Community Transformation

Coaching for Community Transformation provides training and coaching for staff who are implementing SNAP-Ed or leading SNAP-Ed programs. Each year, a Cohort of SNAP-Ed staff participate in a 3-day training, a 2-day training, and individual coaching sessions. The coaching skills taught include empowering questions, coach’s stand, listening, requests, challenges, acknowledgement, accountability, moving into action, self-management, visioning, and values. Participants are given many opportunities to practice ensuring a solid understanding of the skills and they discuss using the skills in SNAP-Ed and other settings. Participants do not become certified coaches. At the end of the training, participants will have developed a strong set of basic coaching skills to use in SNAP-Ed programming.

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).

If you have questions about Coaching for Community Transformation, contact us at .


If you are traveling from a distance and require an overnight room, contact Pamela Bartig, . 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.

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 us at (517) 347-7891 or .