FEB/MAR 2022

See schedule below




Foundations of Coaching

Facilitated by the Butler Institute for Families

Coaching is an essential professional development tool.  Coaching promotes professional development and helps to retain a highly skilled workforce. This series offers an approach to learn coaching fundamentals and begin integrating it into your organization.

Through this virtual, 5-module series, you will:

  • Learn how coaching can transform your organization and workforce.
  • Engage in individual and collaborative learning with other professionals, and with the series facilitators, who are certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
  • Gain the foundational knowledge and skills to begin coaching others.

Each module includes:

  • Pre-work (30 min)
  • Virtual Learning Session (120 min)
  • Try-it exercises (30 min)

Who Should Attend: Staff of family resource centers (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child- and family-serving organizations who would benefit from learning and practicing foundational coaching skills for the purpose of workforce development.

Important registration information!

  • Due to limited capacity, priority will be given to staff working in California. Any remaining seats will be made available to child and
  • Applicants will receive confirmation of registration by January 19, 2022. All remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list and contacted for future training.
  • If you are not able to attend all modules and/or training registration is full, please contact CalTrin to be placed on the waitlist.


Course Schedule


February  2022

Module 1: Foundations of Coaching

9:00-11:00AM PST 

Pre-work assigned: 2/03/2022

 By exploring the differences between coaching, consulting, and mentoring we will define what a coaching mindset is, as well as explore the principles and assumptions of coaching and how it is used to support an individual’s growth and self-awareness.


February 2022

Module 2: Skills and Techniques of Coaching

9:00-11:00AM PDT 

 Pre-work assigned: 2/17/2022

This module focuses on the phases of a coaching conversation, dives deeper into the skills and techniques used when coaching, and explores how questions can evoke discovery, insight, and commitment or action.


March 2022

Module 3: Incorporating the Coaching Mindset

9:00-11:00AM PDT 

Pre-work assigned: 3/03/2022

This module explores how the different levels of listening influence our coaching and allow us to be present and flexible while coaching. Further, we will explore how values and beliefs create context for actions and behaviors.


March 2022

Module 4: Gauging Growth

9:00-11:00AM PST 

Pre-work assigned: 3/17/2022

This module brings into focus how to use the coaching relationship to support goal development and achievement, while tapping into the client’s ideas, suggestions, and desired outcomes. The coach’s role in holding accountability will also be explored.


April 2022

Module 5: Concluding the Coaching Relationship

9:00-11:00AM PST

Pre-work assigned: 3/31/2022


The closing session brings everything together to conclude your learning journey. This session will provide examples of how to conclude a coaching relationship.


June 2022

Learning Exchange

9:00-11:00AM PST 

Foundations of Coaching participants will reflect on how you have been incorporating the 7 Essential Coaching Skills into your work. We will share with each other our successes and challenges, as well as have opportunities to dive into the nuances of each skill.