Segment One Basic Skills Coach Training

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


April 25

Start Date


Contact Hours

What you will learn

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?

“The breakouts in the course were so meaningful. To listen to others, and be listened to was so nice.”
Segment One training

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

A Time to Coach…

“If it is to be, it’s up to me” is a phrase that takes some well-deserved heat, but how often do we live our lives – or do our jobs – as if it’s true? Maybe too often. The evidence, like always, isn’t in what we believe, but in what we do. Better still, it’s probably most evident in what we overdo.

Never learning to coach – to actually affirm and empower the people around you – is a recipe for burnout, frustration, and even bitterness. The Segment One Basic Skills Coach Training is a chance to prevent that. If you feel headed in that direction already, this is an opportunity to change direction.

Course Agenda

Participant introductions and a coaching demonstration – what is coaching?
A plan, a purpose, and a practical agreement is crucial to the coaching relationship.
Learn why active listening is one of the keys to successful coaching.
Help your clients grow by knowing how, when, and what to question.
It’s time to put what you’re learning into practice by coaching each other. Attendance is required at this session.
Learn why successful coaching requires the right environment.
Successful coaching requires awareness – of self and others.
Now, with even more knowledge, continue to practice coaching within your triad. Attendance is required at this session.
Before coaching actual client, enjoy one more opportunity to practice and develop. Attendance is required at this session.

Meet the Instructor

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

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

Registration Info

Get access for $375

Upcoming Course Dates:
April 25 – June 20, 9-11 am Central
July 10-September 11 6:30-8:30 Central (skipping Labor Day, September 4)
October 10 – December 5, 9-11 am Central

  • Nine online sessions live with an instructor
  • Live meeting recordings to view again on-demand
  • Course videos, study materials, and instruction
  • A safe place to learn and a community for support
  • 20 Contact Hours

Pay all upfront, or in four monthly installments. Select your payment plan on the next page.

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