Raleigh, North Carolina
This workshop takes place over two weekends: June 30 – July 2 and July 21 – 23
Both weekends are required.
Hours for both weekends: Fridays 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Location: Homewood Suites Raleigh-Crabtree-Valley, 5400 Homewood Banks Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612. For reservations call (919) 785-1131.
Class size is limited. The workshop fee of $475.00 per couple includes a one-year membership in Better Marriages and training materials. A deposit of $100.00 is required by May 15, 2017. Contact the Better Marriages office at 800-634-8325 to register. Deadline to register is May 15, 2017.
Goals and Objectives
Over its 37 year history, Better Marriages has trained thousands of couples to lead marriage enrichment and marriage education events. Comprehensive training (40 contact hours) equips couples to lead as a team. They are trained in the methods of group process and experiential, hands-on learning. Couples are prepared to lead retreats, small groups, workshops and couple classes. Though couples receive pages upon pages of resources, they are not limited to any specific curriculum. This broad-based training empowers couples to lead any program, class or event and to do so more effectively. Leadership Training is highly recommended for lay couples in organizations that want to develop programs to effectively reach couples.
Goal of Leader Couple Training
Assess, develop and increase individual and couple leader skills through a combination of participation and observation, mini-lectures, reading, interaction, couple dialogue, and leadership skill practice
Leader Couple Trainees will:
a. Discuss the scope and requirements for several kinds of CE events,
b. Agree on their goals and objectives for the event they will plan,
c. Develop a complete outline for a CE event using all of the components of a CE event, and
d. Present the outline to the group
Demonstrate ability to plan and present a Marriage Enrichment segment to other Leader CoupleTrainees and Trainer Couple
Explore the growing edges of their relationship and leadership style through an in-depth couple dialogue in a small group with a Trainer Couple for approximately 45 minutes
Complete a self evaluation and discuss privately with a Trainer Couple; identify areas of strength and improvement and develop a plan for post-event training
Chosen from among the best of certified leader couples throughout the world, Better Marriages Trainer Couples have a wide variety of leadership experience. The trainer/couple ratio is low, with events having no more than eight couples per Trainer Couple. This allows for plenty of one-on-one time with the Trainer Couple in order to benefit from their encouragement, wisdom and insight. Bill and Linda McConahey are the Trainer Couple for this LTW. In addition to leading Leadership Training Workshops (LTWs) the McConahey’s are Supervisors of Trainer Interns. Bill and Linda McConahey have also served on the National Better Marriages Board as well.
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