Center for Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development

The Center for Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development at Grand View provides a unique opportunity to receive high quality training in compassionate listening, mentor-coaching skills and leadership development. The Center was launched in February of 2021 and provides seminars, workshops and certifications through the Adult Education Department.

Available Certificates

Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development Certificate

The primary purposes of the certificate process are to help you become a better version of yourself and a more effective leader by introducing you to the concepts and practices of compassionate listening, discovery learning and the IDEA method of individual mentor-coaching and small group facilitation.

Those who have completed the certificate have benefited in their interpersonal communications skills, team building and management abilities.

Some of our certificate recipients have gone on to do one-on-one coaching, training others in compassionate listening and doing mentor-coaching in their business or non-profit settings. Most have found that participating in a certificate cohort has helped them grow personally and led to healthier connections with other people. 

Certification Process

Prerequisites

Mentor Coaching Seminar

To access FREE Udemy course click here.
(Note - a free Udemy account is required to access this course)

You have probably heard the word "mentor" and "coach" talked about from time to time. What are they, really? This interactive seminar is designed to help clarify this question by defining, comparing and contrasting the concepts, describing what healthy mentoring and coaching looks like, discussing the concept of discovery learning and practicing fundamental "active listening" skills for effective mentoring and coaching.

 

Coaching Skills Training

Check "Upcoming Events" to find and register for the next training. This course is an online training process that takes four weeks including two non-required Zoom meetings. The cost is $100 non-refundable.

 

Individuals often deny or resist what they are told. But, when they make a discovery on their own, they embrace it. Coaching is all about the power of discovery. Coaching empowers individuals to discover the way forward. Coaching has also become an essential skill and paradigm for leaders in the workplace, non-profit sector, and church ministry context.

In order to earn a Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development Certificate, you must first apply to the program.

CMCLD Online Application

 

Online MCLD Certificate Process Overview

Prerequisite requirements must be completed before applying to the CMCLD process.
Following acceptance into the program, you must complete three segments:

 

Focused Life Workshop
(video link)

Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development Workshop
(video link)

Mentor Coaching Practicum

Order of Completion First Second Last
Total Cost $750 non-refundable
Program Length Five weeks + Zoom meetings Five weeks + Zoom meetings Four mentor-coaching sessions with four separate individuals
Other Requirements Homework and coaching appointments Homework and coaching appointments Two supervisor appointments, evaluation for competencies

Supplemental Certificates

These certificates first require completion of the Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development Certificate program.

Facilitating Small Discovery Learning Groups Certificate

1. Facilitator Skills Training (FST)

Overview: This training is an introduction to and personal experience in the IDEA method of mentor-coaching in a small group context. The IDEA approach is useful for individual mentor-coaching and small “discovery learning” groups. Both situations can facilitate relationally empowering opportunities for personal insights and transformational growth.

Cost: $250 (includes manual, snacks/lunch, and supervision)

Length: 1 day or two 3 ½ hour segments

Requirements: Completion of Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership Development Certificate

Target Group: Certificate holders who have the potential and desire to learn how to facilitate small discovery learning groups

2. Practicum

Overview: Supervised small discovery learning small group co-facilitation with current MCLD facilitator. Participants recruit, develop content, and co-facilitate with a supervisor who assesses facilitator competencies.

Cost: Included in FST fees

Length: 3 months

Requirements: Successful completion of FST

Target Group: Certificate holders who have the potential and desire to learn how to facilitate small discovery learning groups

MCLD Consulting Certificate

Overview: The MCLD Consulting Certificate is the capstone of the center's training providing the recipient the skills and resources to train others in compassionate listening, compassionate leadership, and building compassionate communities.

Requirements: Successful completion of the certificates in MCLD and small group facilitation

COST: $250 PLUS $25 to purchase The Innovation and Change Workbook
 

COMPONENTS:

1. Certificate Preparation: The Innovation and Change Workbook

This discovery learning workbook will focus on innovation, change, and interrelated systems and functions within the organization. This pre-work process of reading and responding to Discovery (D) and Application (A) sections in Chapters 1-9 in The Innovation and Change Workbook will provide students with the opportunity to gain information and insights about organizational processes and environments that foster creativity and innovation.The participant will gain an awareness of how the impact of innovation and change in one system has on other systems within the organization. Finally, the participant will gain various skill sets to help generate overall organizational effectiveness in regard to innovation and change.

2. MCLD Consulting Certificate

This 1-day (8:30 am until 4:30 pm) workshop will focus on activating the skills necessary for the assessment of an organization's readiness for change and systematic strategies for initiating/implementing healthy change within an organization. The participant will gain an understanding of how the impact of innovation and change affects individuals and groups of people in an organization. The training will provide participants with the opportunity to develop organizational change processes that foster systematic and healthy change and gain various skill sets to help generate overall organizational effectiveness in regard to healthy change.

3. Practicum
This involves developing a change process (assessment, strategy, initiation/implementation, and evaluation) proposal for training in compassionate listening, compassionate leadership, or building compassionate communities based on the strategy outlined in Chapter 10 of The Innovation and Change Workbook and implementation of  a "pilot" micro group in an organization with a supervisor who acts as a resource while assessing consulting competencies to be completed within six months after completion of the Consulting Workshop.


2024 Center Training Calendar

MCLD Certificate Online Cohort:

  • Begins January 1
  • Zoom meetings: January 2, February 1, 6, and March 7

MC Skills in person at GVU:

  • January 31 and February 14
  • Begins March 4
  • Zoom meetings: March 5, March 21, April 2

MC Skills in person at GVU:

  • April 11, 18
  • September 19, 26

MCLD Certificate Online Cohort:

May Session

  • Starts May 6
  • Zoom meetings: May 7, June 6, June 11, July 11
September Session
  • Starts September 23
  • Zoom meetings: September 24, October 24, October 29, December 3

Grand View Student Leadership Trainings:

  • May 6 Morning and August 16 Afternoon
  • October (TBA)

Facilitator Certificate in person at GVU:

  • July 12

AEA/Introduction to Compassionate Listening for Educators Course:

  • Opens July 15
  • Orientation - Tuesday, July 16, from 7-8 pm (CENTRAL)
  • Office Hours - Tuesday, July 30, from 7-8 pm (CENTRAL)
  • Wrap-Up - Thursday, August 8, from 7-8 pm (CENTRAL)

Note: For public educators only

MC Skills Online

  • Opens July 15
  • Orientation - Tuesday, July 16, from 7-8 pm (CENTRAL)
  • Office Hours - Tuesday, July 30, from 7-8 pm (CENTRAL)
  • Wrap-Up - Thursday, August 8, from 7-8 pm (CENTRAL)

Consultant Certificate in person at GVU:

  • August 9

Center Update

Grand View University Establishes The Center for Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development:

In February of 2021, The Center for Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership Development was officially established as part of Grand View University with Dr. Paul Leavenworth serving as the volunteer Director, Mark Hicks as the volunteer Director of Operations, and Alex Krumm as the part-time staff Director of Campus Outreach and Online Training.

The purpose of The Center is to help people become compassionate listeners by training them in active listening, discovery learning, and the IDEA methodology in mentor-coaching and small group facilitation. A compassionate listener “cares enough about another person to hear the story in their story” in order to help them “become better versions of themselves and better leaders in their spheres of influence.”

The Center accomplishes this by providing high quality training at a reasonable cost so that a broad variety of people can have access. They currently offer two prerequisite training events:

· The Mentor-Coaching Seminar: in-person and online via Udemy

· The Mentor-Coaching Skills Training : in-person and online via Blackboard

And one primary and two secondary certificate processes:

· Primary: The Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership Development Certificate: in-person and online via Blackboard

· Secondary: The Small Group Facilitation Certificate and MCLD Consulting: in-person

To date, The Center has successfully trained over 100 individuals through the Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership Development Certificate cohort process at GVU and other off-campus training cohorts. The Center is offering the Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership Development Certificate Process each spring and fall at GVU and at additional off-campus sites. In addition, The Center is offering the MC Seminar online for free via Udemy and has developed online blended training in MC Skills and the Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership Development Certificate via Blackboard and Zoom.

Additional Resources

Grand View Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

The Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Development Workbook

The Compassionate Trilogy