Peer Coach Training MaterialsOur complete selection of Peer Coach Training resources is found below. Visit the Peer Coaching Resource Page for free articles on peer coaching and course promotional materials, or see the FAQ page for questions about how to run this program for either coach training or to create peer accountability groups.
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Peer Coach Training is designed to build accountable, growth-centered peer relationships in groups. The Peer Coaching Independent Study makes it easy for as few as two people to go through the training without having to recruit an entire group to do it. It is also a great way for you and a friend to learn the fundamentals of the coaching approach by watching a great coach at work. Simply listen to the DVDs together and follow the schedule in the Workbook to go through the course. It takes only an evening a week for nine weeks to gain a significant, authentic friendship that will help you grow.
Your trainer for these sessions, Tony Stoltzfus, is a master coach with years of experience working with ministry leaders and a coach trainer who has worked with hundreds of professional Christian coaches. Click Here for more resources from this author.
80 pages, lay-flat wire binding
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The Peer Coaching Workbook gives each participant in peer coach training the resources they need to build a lasting, accountable, authentic peer relationship. Peer coaching is a growth-centered relationship between two or three peer partners who meet regularly to set personal growth goals, develop action steps, and provide the support and accountability needed for maximum progress. This Workbookincludes covenants, peer exercises, session outlines and more to build that relationship, plus a set of tools for helping others grow using the coaching approach.
In each of the eight highly interactive weekly training sessions, participants listen to a brief teaching from the DVD Set, watch a demo of a coaching skill, discuss what they saw, then practice with a peer. In week four peers begin meeting on their own to set growth goals, develop their own action steps, and cheer each other on to growth.
What to Do When People Don't Follow Through
You've just started a coaching appointment, and the first thing you discover is that the person sitting across from you didn't do half of his action steps—for the second week in a row. Do you confront, cajole, encourage, get frustrated, or just let it go by?
A challenge all coaches face (and they face it often!) is what to do when people don't get their action steps done. The key to handling a failure to follow through is maintaining the grace vs. truth balance. You want to continue to offer unconditional acceptance without just letting people slide completely off the hook. A guiding principle I use in these situations is, "Give grace but don't lower the standard." That means that I don't go negative when people fail—like showing disappointment in them, or pointing out that they blew it, or getting prickly about doing it right. However, I do keep expecting that they will complete the task. In other words, don't punish people when they fail, but do help them recommit, and then nail down what they intend to do. Give grace, but maintain a high expectation that if we set out to do something, we're going to get it done...
Books, DVDs and Promotional Materials
Peer Coach Training can help you build lasting, accountable peer relationships in your church, small group or team. Or, it can be the perfect way to offer introductory Christian coaching skills training. This Facilitator's Package includes everything a leader needs to offer Peer Coach Training in his or her group. The course includes an orientation plus eight 60- to 75-minute coach training sessions. A typical session features a short teaching segment plus a demonstration of a coaching skill, a debriefing time, and an application exercise where peers practice with each other. Several flexible schedules are provided for various workshop or classroom formats. (The workshop options eliminate the peer relationship component and focus solely on developing Christian coaching skills.)
Two-Disc Set - 150 Minutes
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The Peer Coaching DVD Set includes 2.5 hours of high-impact teachings and live demonstrations of peer coaching skills. Sit in with a master coach trainer as he explains key coaching techniques like asking powerful questions, developing action steps, and providing accountability that offers grace but doesn’t lower the standard. Then you’ll see those skills demonstrated in actual peer coaching situations using real life issues.
Peer Coach training is much more than just sitting and listening to a lecturer! Instead of packing everything into teachings, we also show you how these skills works in live coaching demos, and then draw out the principles you saw in the debriefing that follows. It’s a fun, interactive process that will get everyone involved. Your trainer for these sessions is Tony Stoltzfus, a master coach with years of experience who has trained hundreds of professional Christian coaches. The art of coaching is as much caught as it is taught –- and on these videos you’ll get to learn by watching a really great coach at work.
The Peer Coaching Facilitator’s Guide is the leader’s handbook for offering peer coach training to your small group, mens' or womens' ministry, house church, leadership team or other group. (Note: to offer the training, each facilitator should have a Peer Coaching Facilitator’s Package, which includes a copy of this guide plus the DVDs and other required resources. Only purchase this guide separately if you need extra copies). We’ve made it easy to offer this course by doing most of the preparation work for you. For example, everything you need to reference during a training session is laid out in one four-page spread (click here to see a sample).
10-Pack Tri-fold Brochures
We've provided a full-color Peer Coaching Brochure to help you get people excited about peer coaching. Sold in packages of 10, these colorful tri-fold brochures explain what peer coaching is all about, what's involved in the training, and how to turn peer coaching from a course into a movement.
Build authenticity and provide a concrete growth strategy for your small group with this special peer coaching bundle. This Small Group Package includes everything you need to offer Peer Coach Training in your small group or team.
Each of the 9 course sessions features a short teaching segment plus a demonstration of a coaching skill from the DVD, a debriefing time led by the facilitator, and an application exercise where group members practice that week’s coaching skill with a peer. By the end of the course, everyone in your group will be meeting regularly with a peer partner to support and encourage each other in their Christian growth.