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Converge College Coach Certification Program

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As the demand for equity within organizations increases, we devised a unique solution to equip organizations and their external advisors with a system to implement equitable practices and policies in their work.

At Converge College, we are pleased to introduce a coaching certification to allow experienced non profit professionals and consultants to add to their existing skillsbase. The Coaching Certification program is a three-week certification that focuses on coaching leaders toward equity change, organizational management, and community engagement.

Under the Racial and Intersectional Equity (R.I.S.E.©) track, upon successful completion of certification program, leaders will:

  • Advance your knowledge of equity gaps that exist in the non-profit ecosystem
  • Expand your ability to coach organizational leadership towards operationalizing and actualizing equity work.
  • Enhance your facilitation skills to support decision-making and change management that guides leaders towards results.
  • Obtain a one year license to coach leaders utilizing the R.I.S.E.© coaching model.

Under the Power in Place© track, after weeks of modular courses and live trainings, consultants and leaders will be able to:

  • Deepen knowledge about power and best practices of power-sharing with community residents among the key stakeholders  
  • Learn to identify inequitable policies and practices and utilize community-centered approaches to mitigate adverse effects of change on current residents
  • Gain skills to facilitate collaborative capacities across all stakeholders based on a strong foundation of deepening power-sharing practices 
  • Lead in work of building organizational capacity to connect with and be accountable to community constituencies 

For questions regarding the Coaching Certification program, please contact [email protected]

Future opportunities

Successful certification completers may have the opportunity to serve as coaches for learners enrolled in Converge College’s future courses. Converge also plans to consider Certified Coaches for paid opportunities to serve client partners in the future.

Certified process

The certification training will be delivered in a blended model that consists of self-study and weekly live interactive sessions via Zoom. Participants must attend all sessions to earn their certification.

Ideal participants

The ideal participant is an experienced nonprofit professional or consultant who is seeking to add an additional income stream to their existing portfolio of services. This person is also well versed in two or more of the following areas of nonprofit management: organizational development, strategic planning, governance or human resources. In addition, this candidate has the capacity to provide equity training, support and coaching services​.

Application process and timeline

The application timeline for the 2023 cohort of the Coach Certification for both Racial and Intersectional Equity (R.I.S.E.©) and Power in Place© is forthcoming. Please complete the interest form below to receive the announcement for the 2023 recruitment cycle.

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Converge College’s Coach Certification Program Interest Form

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