The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation has become an educational leader addressing the growing need for advanced financial education, development of best practices, and refining practical skills for the development of faith based financial leaders. The comprehensive educational approach created by the MAUMF encompasses advanced stewardship education, leadership training, and the enhancement of clergy financial literacy. Through innovation and refinement the MAUMF now offers an effective approach to advanced financial training with demonstrated results and documented improvement.
One unique component deployed by the MAUMF has been to supplement all large group classroom learning sessions by adding small 7-9 person cohort learning groups. These small groups are motivated and mentored by a skilled Coach Facilitator to assist the students in dialog and discussions in learning with the final goal being each student developing and deploying an effective “Personal Action Plan.” Through this “Personal Action Plan,” necessary steps are identified leading toward effective change results. These small groups are continually supporting one another throughout the education process.
Need for Coach / Facilitators
To expand this training approach to meet an anticipated growing demand, the Foundation will be required to recruit, develop, and deploy additional coaching staff. This additional staff will need to understand the essential role coaching plays in taking knowledge gained in coursework and moving this to personal action.
Thus “Coach Approach Skills Training CAST 1-3” is being adapted for Finance and Clergy Professionals so that participants in this course can work as coaches of clergy and laity around local church finances.
Both Clergy and Lay are invited to attend all-day sessions and all sessions must be attended.
Training Offered Includes:
- International Coaching Federation (ICF) “Coach Approach Skills Training CAST 1-3”
- ICF Certified Course Created and presented by Holmes Coaching
- One Week Intensive Study, 45 hours, Continuing Education Credit Eligible
- Additional Requirement of 15 hours “CAST 4,” can be acquired
To become an ICF certified coach, a total of 60 hours of education is required along with coaching hours, a test, mentor coaching, and examination. All details of these requirements can be found on the International Coaching Federation website: https://coachfederation.org/
The centralized location of Fallston UMC has been selected to provide the meeting space for this one week course. It is located at 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and there are three hotels located within a short ride of the church training site.
$1,500 per student.
For current Foundation staff and employees MAUMF will pay for the student.
For persons interested in becoming a part of the Foundation coaching staff, limited scholarships will be offered.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to all students. Dinner will not.
Hotel Room costs will be supplemented by the MAUMF.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail or if you feel you have a person the Foundation should consider for this program or to become a MAUMF Coach, please contact:
Jack Brooks, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation, 610-952-4002 Direct