CBMC Invests in the future!

CBMC Leadership Coach Teaching by Roger Erdvig
CBMC Leadership Coach Teaching by Roger Erdvig

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Regional Headquarters Office of CBMC-Maryland in Hunt Valley, eight CBMC leaders participated in an all-day Training in CBMC’s Leadership Coach Training Curriculum presented by Chuck Whitmore and Paul Lantz  The training took place under the Legacy Leadership Initiative that is designed for “Preparing the next generation of marketplace leaders.”

Following the day-long seminar each participant will take part in 8 weekly 60 minute conference calls to build upon and deepen the principles that were introduced during the seminar.  Through this application oriented weekly encounter, each participant will have the opportunity to practice coaching skills leading to certification.

If you would like to know more about this dynamic new ministry tool, contact Chuck Whitmore at cwhitmore@cbmc.com

CBMC is passionate about developing the leaders within our movement.  Preparing the next generation is a key component of our long-term strategy to extend our influence well into the future, and to increase our effectiveness as we equip men to present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men; and develop them to carry out the Great Commission.

written by Larry Russell of the CBMC Timonium Team

John Sheppard shares his insight with the group.
John Sheppard shares his insight with the group.Small Group Break-out Don McGonigel, John Sheppard, Mike Oldham
Small Group Break-out Dave Thomas, Bill Clark and Larry Russell
Small Group Break-out Dave Thomas, Bill Clark and Larry Russell
Small Group Break-out Don McGonigel, John Sheppard, Mike Oldham
Small Group Break-out Don McGonigel, John Sheppard, Mike Oldham

John Wynn, Chairman of the CBMC Timonium Team writes: Some gave up a round of golf. Others, family time. Some travelled a great distance to learn something new. On Saturday, September 26 eight men involved in CBMC leadership convened at the CBMC Regional Office in Hunt Valley, MD to embark on an adventure of learning, enrichment and empowerment. With workshop modules moderated by Chuck Whitmore, Paul Lantz and Larry Russell these eight embarked on a eight week CBMC program Leadership Coach Training. Spearheaded by CBMC’s Leadership Legacy Initiative, these men will learn the principles of Christ Centered coaching.

The coaching relationship involves the coach and the coachee who seeks change or growth in an area of their life. The two would agree to meet, either by phone or in person, discuss and agree upon the area of change or growth, set an agenda and execute it. What makes Coaching different than counseling, mentoring or even discipleship, the Coachee is in control and in charge of the outcome. The Coach works with the coachee to facilitate his client’s change by asking pointed and specific questions designed to have the coachee search for answers in his own life. Once the coachee sets the goal, they are held accountable and are encouraged on the path of change. Both parties keep everything in writing to assure all items are covered.
This class involves the reading of Tony Stoltzfus’ coaching classic Leadership Coaching and completing eight units of study, Leadership Coach Training developed by CBMC. There are weekly Peer to Peer calls, a weekly teleclass with all class members participating and Coach observation of Peer relationships through Paul Lantz or Chuck Whitmore and two other CBMC Leadership Coaches from other areas of the country.  The course is a challenge and will surely be life changing even if the coaching skills are not applied outside of family relationships.