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Learning Design Program: Coaching Conversations

January 22nd, 2021

Edvance Learning Design Programs are open to any K-12 educator to join an intentionally sized cohort of other Edvance affiliate educators who share a commitment and passion for the program’s topic of learning and design.


This learning design program, “Coaching Conversations,” is meant for educators who have a heart for people to be seen and heard; a heart to help both students and colleagues see movement in their lives through facilitating intentional conversations.

In this time of COVID, teachers can play a pivotal role in the mental health of their students and colleagues. They can not only help students and their colleagues understand and accept their feelings and thoughts, but they can also assist in developing healthy habits towards mental wellness. By asking constructive questions and holding up a “mirror,” the educator can help their students and colleagues can dig into their heart and mind, questioning patterns of emotions, thoughts, and behaviour.

Coaching…

…honours the individual and sees them as image bearers of God affected by depravity but created with potential and gifts that bring healing and restoration.

…calls forth the greatness that God has placed into each one of us, allowing us to see life from the lens of what is possible and the choices we have.

…allows recipients to develop the skills necessary to become more self-aware.

…integrates the skills of listening, curiosity, self-regulation, forward movement and “being with” another that allows the client to feel seen, heard, and understood.

…equips individuals to realize they do not need to be stuck.

…empowers the individual to create an action plan that resonates with their unique skills, abilities, and experiences.


Session Dates and Overview:

“Coaching Conversations” will be led by Ron Masengi and Adrienne Reid of King's Christian Collegiate. Sessions will take place online, on four consecutive Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern:  

  • Monday, January 18, 2021: Introduction and Constructive Questions: defining coaching, developing the skill of asking questions
  • Monday, January 25, 2021: Listening and Sensing: understanding the importance of hearing what is said and what is not said
  • Monday, February 1, 2021: Values, Voice, and Vectors: identifying values, voice and the direction we desire to move towards
  • Monday, February 8, 2021: Adding to the Toolbox: coaching format, additional helpful skills, closing Q and A

 

Registration Cost: $100.00 +HST per person for all four sessions. Open to Edvance affiliate schools only.

Registration is now closed for this program. To get on a list to hear about future programs on this topic, please email us at events@edvance.ca.


The King’s Christian Collegiate Coaching Core Values:

We are made in God’s image – sinful by nature, redeemed by Christ 

  • Psalm 139:14 (NLT), “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it!”
  • Ephesians 2:5 (NLT), “that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)

Two are better than one – it is in community that we can work through challenges and celebrate victories

  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT), “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”
  • Proverbs 27:17 (NLT), “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”

Wholistic Focus – the individual is created with a heart, mind, soul; coaching focuses on the whole person. When we understand our “wholeness” we live into our created order and have the capability of loving and serving God more fully.

  • Matthew 22:37 (NLT), “Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind’.”

Coaching Conversations Program Facilitators

Ron Masengi teaches at King's Christian Collegiate where he is a Bible teacher, Guidance Counsellor, and Vice-Principal of Christian Leadership. Coaching is a part of his daily work whether it is incorporated within the classroom as a form of pedagogy, used for specific student leadership training, or incorporated during one-on-one sessions with students and teachers who desire to grow and develop themselves. He believes coaching is a vehicle for humans to be heard, seen, and understood as it incorporates the skills of listening, curiosity, and being present with one another. In 2015 he completed his M. Ed. from Calvin College and this past year received his CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) credentials from the Co-Active Training Institute. He lives in Burlington with his wife Nadine and three daughters.  

Adrienne Reid has been a teacher at King’s Christian Collegiate for 17 years. At King’s, she is the Director of Coaching and teaches math and science. Adrienne earned her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Cornerstone University in 2017. In September of 2020, she completed her coaching certification program through the Co-Active Training Institute and received her CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) credentials. Adrienne believes that coaching conversations are a form of communication that honour the God designed uniqueness of each human and have the potential to empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential. Adrienne lives in Troy, ON with her husband and three kids.

 

 “Meeting with Adrienne and Ron to learn about coaching over the last five weeks has been life changing and life giving. They are passionate, knowledgeable, and clear communicators. Each session was thoughtfully prepared, well organized, packed full of information, and fun. I learned new skills about how to listen, how to ask good questions, and how to help others and myself flourish as image bearers of Christ. Their encouraging, non-intimidating demeanor, and gentle, direct feedback allowed me to feel comfortable practicing the new skill of coaching comfortably. I highly recommend this course to others. The skills being offered through coaching are foundational to transforming people and communities.”