Segment One Basic Skills Coach Training

July 10, 2023 - December 4, 2023
Two course times offered: July 10-September 11 6:30-8:30 Central (skipping Labor Day, September 4) October 9 – December 4, 6:30-8:30 pm Central
Offered by Luther Seminary
St PaulMN

Learn new methods and gain the skills needed to empower the people around you.

It might not have been included in your job description, and no one may think to acknowledge it during staff meetings, but when there’s a problem, you are probably who people – from your staff to the congregation – look to for the solution.

That’s not all bad. Most faith leaders have been trained to solve problems, so this work may come naturally. You can’t solve every problem, though. There will be times when you’ll need to empower the people around you to solve their own. Are you ready?

In Segment One Basic Skills Coach Training, you’ll experience hands-on training and practical wisdom that includes:

  • Skills and methods – like powerful questioning and affirming language – that empower and equip the people you’re coaching
  • A framework for helping people clearly identify where they are, where God is calling them, and the steps they will need to take to get there
  • Real-life coaching practice within your cohort
  • Ways to develop a client base
  • Credit towards your ICF credential upon successful completion

Meet the Instructor

  • Rev. Dawn Alitz, Ph.D., Director of Coaching at Faith+Lead

    Dr. Alitz’s expertise is in the area of adult faith formation, coaching, and program coordination. Before joining the Luther staff in 2016, she had over twenty years of experience in congregational leadership in both mission-start and established congregations. She has her ACC credentialing with the International Coaching Federation, trained with the Global Team Coaching Institute, and is well-known within ELCA and ecumenical circles for her work with adaptive leadership, developing online learning opportunities, and collaborating with various networks of educational and synodical professionals. Dr. Alitz’s role at Luther places her in a unique position to equip leaders to engage the Gospel in the 21st century by designing, piloting, and building out new business models for theological education and congregational leadership