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Instructor Training Workshop for Core Communication

The instructor workshop for Core Communication is combined with that of Couple Communication. It is a 2-day workshop.

Who Should Attend

  • Counselors who provide personal development groups with an educational component
  • Clergy
  • Personal Coaches
  • Family Life Educators
  • Leaders of Men’s Groups or Women’s Groups
  • Teachers in Singles or Single-Parent Ministries
  • College/University/Technical Institute Educators in the following departments, including:
        Communication (with interpersonal emphasis)
        Family Studies
        Occupational Therapy
        Social Work
        “Core Curriculum” Programs that focus on applied communication
         and interpersonal competence for Graduation Requirements

Workshop Goal

The workshop goal is to equip you to teach others the CORE COMMUNICATION frameworks,
skills, and processes.


By attending this workshop, you will:
• Identify the competencies for successful instruction of the frameworks, skills, and processes.
• Gain experience using teaching/learning materials and tools.
• Practice skill/process coaching methods with real and simulated issues.
• Identify ways to support the transfer and extended use of the skills and processes in daily life.
• Integrate the program with historical and contemporary theories.
• Choose instructional designs for your setting — education, congregation, community, clinic.

Workshop Learning Methods

The instructor workshop incorporates all Core Communication learning modes - presentations, demonstrations, skill practice using skills mats, assessments, and application/transfer exercises. Special attention is focused on how to coach and give feedback effectively. As in the Core Communication course itself, you practice and coach with real issues of your own choosing (appropriate for the setting). In addition, you use simulated issues and situations for certain exercises.

Instructor Workshop Materials

Because the instructor workshop combines instruction for both the Core Communication and the Couple Communication programs, participants use one or the other of these instructor manuals. Participants also use Couple Packet materials and the Core Communication workbook.

Workshop Schedule and Topics

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Workshop Cities and Dates
Click here for the upcoming two-day workshop cities and dates.

College/University/Technical Institute Educators

Click here for information on teaching Core Communication, an applied communication course, in your school.

September 2015