TCN Coach Certification Process
TCN Coach Certification is a declaration of one being fully prepared as a TCN Coach through training and practice and evaluation. A TCN certified coach is endorsed as equipped to work with a variety of Coach clients for the benefit of the person being coached, the church involved in the revitalization process and the wider church.
The following summarizes the three components of TCN Coach Certification and the process involved for attaining such a designation.
I. Successful completion of the Basic TCN coach-training course.
This is a level one course that includes both basics and best practices of coaching. Elements covered include: proper understanding of the uniqueness of coaching as compared to other helping relationships, proper foundation building for the coaching relationship, input skills such as listening, output skills such as powerful questions and an understanding of basic coaching conversational models.
II. Successful completion of the TCN Directional Coaching course.
This is the level two course that builds upon the first course. It will include internal shift models to augment the coaching conversation models and assist the person being coached, a review and practical coaching toward the five prescriptions and the eight core competencies and a further refinement of coaching skills especially regarding coaching through changes and transitions and adaptive challenges.
III. TCN Coaching Practicum
A coaching practicum for those seeking TCN coach certification status will consist of three ingredients:
- Logging at least 15 total coaching hours with a minimum of two separate TCN coach clients.
- Undergo a coaching debrief and mentor coaching with TCN’s director of Coaching for two sessions. This is customized learning where the coach meets with the director of coaching by telephone to work through their particular learning issues they are facing as a coach. Upon completion of step two, the coach may submit an application for certification and schedule an appointment for feedback coaching in step three.
- Finally, in conjunction with an application submission for certification they will undergo feedback coaching with TCN’s director of coaching. (Note: Feedback coaching is a single coaching session where the applicant will coach the director of coaching for one half hour and then during the remaining time their coaching will be debriefed for further learning.) Then after reviewing the application and coaching practicum the executive committee of TCN will award certification status or prescribe further steps to continue to develop their skills.
Mentor coaching and feedback coaching will require customary coaching fees associated with the time involved. The outcome will be delivered on a case-by-case basis granting either final approval or specific directives for further work to achieve certification.
For further information please contact TCN’s Director of Coaching, Rev. C. Scott Gress at [email protected]