Peer Coaching Program
Peer Coach Training Resources
What would happen if everyone in your small group or team created a personal growth goal, developed concrete action steps to move toward it, and met every week with a peer partner for support and accountability along the way? That's what Peer Coach Training does: it's a structure for building the lasting, authentic, purposeful peer relationships that produce transformed lives.
You can also use the Peer Coaching Materials to offer eight top-notch coach training sessions to small group or lay coaches--or do both at once: provide coach training while you build healthy peer accountability!
This eight-session, online course creates a greenhouse environment for growing accountable relationships while training participants in basic coaching skills. A unique feature of this program is that it is designed to launch ongoing peer coaching relationships. Four weeks into the training, participants begin weekly one-on-one meetings with their peer outside the group sessions. By the end of the course, each peer pair will have met four times, be actively pursuing personal growth goals they’ve chosen, and be well-positioned to keep working together long-term.
What You'll LearnDuring the training sessions, you’ll also learn a powerful coaching toolkit that includes:
- Creating SMART growth goals
- Asking powerful coaching questions
- Developing concrete action steps
- Providing healthy accountability
- Creating a Peer Covenant
- Sharing authentic stories
- Problem-solving without giving advice
- Offering genuine encouragement and support
If you are looking for a way to move people from basic discipleship to greater maturity, to build a coaching culture in your organization or to provide some healthy personal accountability for your leaders, Peer Coach Training could be the answer!
Resources: FAQsWe have four sections of FAQs that answer the most commonly asked questions about peer coaching:
- What is Peer Coaching?
- The Uses and Benefits of Peer Coach Training
- Peer Coach Training Logistics
- Leading and Promoting Peer Coach Training
Samples of MaterialsClick here to view our page of Peer Coaching Materials, or follow one of the specific links below:
- Coaching Demonstration. Here’s a short coaching demo from the Peer Coaching Online Course. Learn more.
- Peer Coaching Workbook Sample. Each participant gets an 80-page workbook. Learn more.
- The Peer Covenant. Here’s an example of the covenant peer’s make with each other.
- Facilitator’s Guide Sample Lesson. It’s easy to prepare for the course with this thorough guidebook. Learn more.
- Leadership Coaching Sample Chapter. A copy of this coaching reference book is included in the Facilitator’s Package. Learn more.
Free Promotional ResourcesThe Facilitator’s Package includes a section on how to promote your peer coaching program, as well as 10 printed peer coaching brochures. Below are some additional free promotional resources:
- E-brochure. An electronic copy of the printed Peer Coach Training Brochureyou can e-mail to prospective participants.
- Promotional Video #1: A 60 second announcement in mpeg format you can use to promote the training.
- Promotional Video #2: A 4-minute description in mpeg format of what peer coaching is all about.
- Announcements. Sample bulleting announcements for promoting the your Peer Coach Training program. Just copy and paste into your bulletin.
Free Training ResourcesBelow are some electronic resources to help your peer coach training go smoothly.
- Peer Covenant. Here is an electronic copy of the Peer Covenant you can duplicate after people have used the three copies in their workbook.
- Commitment Form. Use this to have people sign up for the course.
- Weekly Reminders. Sample e-mails you can send out each week to remind people of the session as well as that week’s action steps. Just copy and paste into your e-mail program.