An intensive coaching skills course for Church leaders integrating antiracist practices, heightened identity awareness, and change theory. The training will be co-led by Coach Approach Skills Training (CAST), Crossroads Antiracism Training, and NEXT Church. Topics will include: power analysis, continuum/change theory, racial identity development, approaches to coaching, group and team coaching, and moving individuals/teams toward change and transformation. The training results in 60 hours required for credentialing through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Overall, the training will be 75+ total hours of learning, including work outside of group sessions, resulting in a combined CAST and NEXT Church certificate.
Participants commit to individually and communally integrating learning to disrupt systems of white supremacy as they lay the foundation for their own work as coaches. Participants will be expected to consistently disrupt their default practices and implement an intersectional approach, both individually and in communal contents.