Becoming a Coach

PC STN logoSo, how do you become a “coach”?

The Support Team Network often holds sessions designed to teach persons how to start, train, and sustain Support Teams for patients leaving their inpatient units, in their communities, organizations, or congregations.

The training goes into depth regarding:

    • How to introduce the team approach to a patient (Support Team Friend);
    • How to make it easier for the “Support Team Friend” to accept the team;
    • Discover where to find persons who would love to be on the team;
    • Provide orientation for the team to get off to a great start, and . . .
    • How to offer follow up support to the team and team leader.

Drexel Pointing1bWe help participants understand how to set expectations and boundaries for the team, how to run the most efficient 59 minute monthly team meetings, and how to sustain and support the team to be successful. A coach can lead and organize a Support Team in 59 minutes or less.

Support Team Coaches Training:

We will offer periodic coaches training events at UAB Hospital.  These events will be posted in the “upcoming events” tab on the right side of our webpage.  We welcome to these events anyone who desires to work more actively in starting support teams, whether for persons soon to be discharged from their inpatient units, or in the congregation, organization, or individual relationship in which they’re involved.  If you’re interested in attending one of our posted training events, please call and inform us that you’re coming.  There is no charge for this service.

We also offer to conduct training events at your business, community, or congregational gathering place.  If you are from out of state, we will bring Coaches Training to you for 50 or more persons from a community.  (There is a negotiable fee for traveling out of Birmingham.)

Please contact us with questions by email, supportteams@uab.edu, or call 205-934-1234.  You can also use the following form to get in touch with us about leading a coaches training event in your locale.

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