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PERSONAL QUEST TRAINING LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING

240 Hour Program (includes 147 hours classroom @ CNC Campus in Prince George) plus practicum arranged through instructor This course is held over 5 months – at weekends as detailed below (Friday 6–9:30 pm; Saturday 8:00 – 5:30pm; Sunday 8:00– 5:30 pm) Week #1 March 5, 6pm to 9:30pm March 9, 10, 11, 2012 Weekend #2 April 20, 21, 22, 2012 Weekend #3 May 4, 5, 6, 2012 Weekend #4 May 25, 26, 27, 2012 Tuition Fee: $2620.00 plus textbooks Some added materials and resources as the course progresses Course registration through CNC, Prince George. Student package provided at time of registration. Questionnaires in package must be completed and returned to CNC, Continuing Education department prior to course start. Life Skills Coach Training is registered and certificate awarded by Personal Quest Training. -1Weekend #5 June 8, 9, 10, 2012

Weekend #6 June 22, 23, 24, 2012 Weekend #7 July 6, 7, 8, 2012

bc.CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION For any added information please do not hesitate to contact Dianna Mould 250~614-9003 or Email: diannamould@telus. Program Coordinator – Continuing Education at floreyl@cnc.net or contact Lynn Florey.ca LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE -2- .

CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION PERSONAL QUEST TRAINING LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Course Purpose Course Goals Course Prerequisites Recommended Trainee Characteristics Course Design and Activities Course Resources Outline of Course Sessions Course Evaluation Questionnaire …………………………………4 …………………………………5 …………………………………6 …………………………………6 …………………………………7 …………………………………8 …………………………………9 …………………………………10 …………………………………11 -3- .

CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION PERSONAL QUEST TRAINING LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE COURSE PURPOSE The Life Skills approach to experiential training has proven to be a well received and an effective training method that empowers individuals to take control of their lives both personally and professionally. It also offers the opportunity. -4- . This training program has been designed and developed using a holistic approach and addresses the changing dynamics and challenges of both urban and rural communities of Northern British Columbia. This training offers a Coaching Certificate based on the Saskatchewan NewStart Model. to enroll in a nationally recognized accreditation process. This 240 hour intensive training program is presented in three phases and gives the Coach trainees the personal awareness. which is provided through Personal Quest Training. upon obtaining the Life Skills Coach certificate. theory and skill practice to effectively coach in organizations in a wide variety of areas.

and learning styles. d) have learned a number of group dynamic theories and related them to the group experience. e) have designed and delivered a lesson using the NewStart model. f) have practiced a number of group counseling techniques. g) have learned the basics of curriculum and program development and proposal writing. the NewStart model. h) have learned about community development theory and related it to his/her own community experience. obtaining peer group feedback. b) have learned a number of problem solving techniques and practiced teaching them to peers. -5- .CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION Personal Quest Training LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE COURSE GOALS By the end of the program. c) have learned the theory behind adult education. the trainee will: a) have completed a number of self assessment tools to identify his/her own leadership and counseling skills. responsibilities and ethics of life skills coaches. i) have presented research finding on a specific theory or related theory and how it relates to life skills. j) understand the professionalism.

“All human beings have the capacity to grow and change. the emotional.” -6- . and the spiritual) can be developed when we have a vision of what is possible and when we use our volition to change our actions and our attitudes so that they will be closer to our vision of a happy healthy human being. The four aspects of our nature (the physical.CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION Personal Quest Training LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE RECOMMENDED TRAINEE CHARACTERISTICS Grade 12 or equivalent reading ability Personal maturity and stability Completed Questionnaire (in Student package – must be returned to CNC Continuing Education Department prior to course start) Copy of Current Resume (bring to first day of class) Personal Autobiography (bring to first day of class) Character References (3) (bring to first day of class) *All applicants require a personal / telephone interview to fully determine their understanding of the course requirements. the mental.

Specific teaching and learning activities include individual and group projects. The classroom hours are as indicated on the front page. Course Activities Instructional design is experiential learning. The trainees are required to complete a learning journal for the duration of the program. There is a practical experience component to the program and trainees are required to complete this expectation between the second and third parties. There may be some evening sessions and the trainers are available evenings for personal and professional development and review. community development activities. The training opportunity is designed using the above three phase model to allow trainees to attend and maintain their current employment with as little disruption as possible. The use of video tape recordings and role plays are instructional tools that are used throughout the training experience. participation based and developed using the Saskatchewan NewStart Model.CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION Personal Quest Training LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE COURSE DESIGN AND ACTIVITIES Course Design This training program is presented in three phases over a period of 5 months. cooperative learning activities and include content specific workshop presentations. -7- .

Training and Labor and the Centre for Curriculum and Professional Development Discovering Life Skills Series – Volumes 1-V11 The YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto 1976-1997 The NEW Dynamics of Life Skills Coaching & Core Lessons for Life Skills. -8- .CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION Personal Quest Training LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE COURSE RESOURCES The NEW Dynamics of Life Skills Coaching Published by the YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto. (REQUIRED PURCHASE AVAILABLE AT CNC BOOKSTORE) The Discovering Life Skills Series is available for purchase at the YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto. 1995 (REQUIRED PURCHASE AVAILABLE AT CNC BOOKSTORE) Core Lessons for Life Skills Programs Province of British Columbia Ministry of Skills.

CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION Personal Quest Training LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE OUTLINE OF COURSE SESSIONS PHASE ONE Personal Awareness and Self Development Orientation & Expectations Learning Journals Principles & Values Learning Styles & Learning Theory Self Portraits NewStart Model Life Skills Theory PHASE TWO Human Relations Skills and Group Development Johari Window Feelings Identification Assertiveness Training Transactional Analysis Reframing Paradigms Intro to Reality Therapy Helpful / Harmful Group Behavior PHASE THREE Community Development Consensus Decision Making Communication Blocks Native Culture and Heritage Circle of Strength Wholistic Health Community Healing Skill of Encouragement Professional Ethics Proposal Writing Contracting and Negotiating Skills Warm-Ups and Exercisers Program Planning & Evaluation Research Project Presentations Dealing with Loss Closure of Groups Participation & Program Evaluations Conflict Resolution Group Roles Group Stages & Development Managing Ethnostress Using AV Resources Peer Lessons Presentations Community Presentations Needs in Groups Communication Skills Giving & Receiving Feedback Self – Disclosure Personal Style Inventory Introduction to Research Project Orientation -9- .

10 - . . Design and Deliver Life Skills Session(s) for trainee group. Participate in evaluation process. Gather information for research project and present findings.CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION Personal Quest Training LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDE COURSE EVALUATION Life Skills Coach Training Certification Requirements for Completion Maintain full attendance and participation. Trainee Evaluations will be completed at the completion of each Phase of Training and upon completion of requirements as listed above. Complete learning journals through out training.

CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION PERSONAL QUEST TRAINING LIFE SKILLS COACH TRAINING QUESTIONS NEEDING TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE INTERVIEW OF ACCEPTANCE !. What do you hunger for in Life? 5. What does it mean to you to be a Life Skills Coach? 3. How do you handle conflict? 7. Where do you think Life Skills Coaching will take you in the future? .11 - . Why do you want to be a Life Skills Coach? 2. How do you feel taking this course will benefit you? 6. What is your Passion in Life? 4.

What do you think are the three main issues facing Rural Aboriginal People? .12 - . What’s your understanding of the history of Aboriginal People? 10. What do think are the three main issues facing Urban Aboriginal People? 11. Describe how your employment training will assist you as a coach? 9.CON T INU ING EDUC AT ION 8.

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