Coach Training Schedule

Western Seminary offers 10 unique classes, each tailored to grow your understanding of coaching and your competency as a coach.

On-campus classes are held in two-day intensive formats, starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 4:30 PM on both days.  Classes in Portland and Sacramento are  taught on a Friday – Saturday format, while San Jose classes typically follow a Thursday – Friday format. 

Online workshops are taught via GotoMeeting over 8 consecutive weeks, with each session lasting 90 minutes. 

Instructions ON RegisterinG for ON-campus classes

NOTE: Intro to Coaching is a pre-requisite course for all other coaching courses. For a description of classes, visit our Course Description page. You must complete the feedback coaching assignment (where required) in order to recieve the ICF 20 hours of approved coach specific training hours (ACSTH) certificate.

New for 2017-2018 school year! Due to Western Seminary curriculum changes, our courses have a new prefix and number. Now instead of MCS look for CO and the 200 or 500 level course number. Rest assured, the class title and content is the same as before and all MCS eligible classes will count toward the CTC program. 

Portland Course Schedule

2017 Dates
Course ID
Course Title
Instructor
March 10-11  MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching Hall
February 10-11  MCS 211/511 Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation Hall
February 24-25 MCS 215/515 Coaching and a Brain-based Approach to Learning L. Miller
March 24-25 MCS 212/512 Life and Personal Coaching Essary
May 12-13 MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching Graybill
June 9-10 MCS 217/517 The Language of Coaching Essary
July 14-15 MCS 213/513 Coach Approach to Leading and Managing L. Miller
July 28-29 MCS 218/518 Growing Your Coaching Practice Hall
September 8-9 CO200/500 - formerly MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching Hall
September 29-30 CO201/501 - formerly MCS 211/511 Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation B. Miller
November 9-10 CO204/504 - formerly MCS 214/514 Coaching for Spiritual Formation Thome
December 1-2 CO206/506 - formerly MCS 216/516 Using Assessments in Coaching Hall

San Jose Schedule

2017 Dates
Course ID
Course Title
Instructor
January 26-27 MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching Graybill
February 23-24 MCS 212/512 Life and Personal Coaching Essary
March 23-24 MCS 217/517 The Language of Coaching L. Miller
May 4-5 MCS 215/515 Coaching and a Brain-based Approach to Learning L. Miller
May 18-19 MCS 214/514 Coaching for Spiritual Formation Thome
June 1-2 MCS 218/518 Growing Your Coaching Practice Hall
September 14-15 CO200/500 - formerly MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching L. Miller
September 28-29 CO201/501 - formerly MCS 211/511 Coaching for Change, Transition and Transformation Hall
October 12-13 CO203/503 - formerly MCS 213/513 Coach Approach to Leading and Managing L. Miller
November 2-3 CO206/506 - formerly MCS 216/516 Using Assessments in Coaching Hall

Sacramento Schedule

2017 Dates
Course ID
Course Title
Instructor
January 20-21 MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching Hall
February 3-4 MCS 211/511 Coaching for Change, Transition and Transformation Essary
March 3-4 MCS 213/513 Coach Approach to Leading and Managing L. Miller
March 17-18 MCS 216/516 Using Assessments in Coaching Hall
May 5-6 MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching B. Miller
May 19-20 MCS 561J Positive Psychology and Coaching Hall
June 9-10 MCS 214/514 Coaching for Spiritual Formation Thome
July 14-15 MCS 217/517 The Langage of Coaching Essary
September 8-9 CO200/500 - formerly MCS 210/510 Introduction to Coaching Cooke
October 20-21 CO202/502 - formerly MCS 212/512 Life and Personal Coaching Hall
November 17-18 CO205/505 - formerly MCS 215/515 Coaching and a Brain-based Approach to Learning L. Miller

Online Workshop Schedule

2017 Start Dates Workshop Title Instructor Details and Registration
January 24
Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation Hall Workshop Details
February 13 Introduction to Coaching B. Miller Workshop Details
March 6
Coaching and a Brain-based Approach to Learning B. Miller Workshop Details
May 2
The Language of Coaching Hall Workshop Details
August 21
Coach Approach to Leading and Managing
B. Miller Workshop Details
September 11
Using Assessments in Coaching
Hall Workshop Details
October 16
Introduction to Coaching B. Miller Workshop Details
To register for online version, use the "Workshop Details" link above. Online workshops meet for 8 consecutive weeks, 90 minutes per session. Click workshop details to see exact meeting dates and times.

NOTE: 2018 courses will be posted soon. All courses are tentative dates until officially posted on SIS for registration.

Supervision Class (CO230/530 - formerly MCS 219/519)

The Supervision is a 13 week teleconference class and is available to every campus, three times a year. Generally the meeting times are set for Mondays at 10AM Pacific Time. Start dates are in January, May and September. Prerequisites: CO500 (formerly MCS 510) plus two additional coaching courses, and at least 25 hours of documented coaching experience. To register on SIS, select the "Portland campus" and look for CO230 or CO530 to add to your cart. Contact the Campus Coaching Coordinator for more information.  

Three Campuses + Online = One Program

Western Seminary conducts world-class Christ-centered coach training at each of our three campuses: Portland, San Jose, and Sacramento. We also offer this same training via online workshops that can be applied toward the Certificate in Transformational Coaching. No matter where you choose to attend, your training will be conducted to the same high standards that we provide throughout the program.

When you choose Western Coaching, you get the flexibility of three West Coast locations (each located within an easy drive of an international airport and near hotels and restaurants) as well as the convenience of learning from anywhere you have an internet connection. Best of all, you can mix up your training by taking some classes on campus and others online -- whatever works best for you.

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