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Basic eCoach Training
Our Basic eCoach Training teaches mentors/trainers/coaches to be successful eCoaches. Our Basic eCoach Training is a perfect match for people who want to:
  • have an online presence
  • coach their organizations
  • transfer courses to online coaching programs 
  • add coaching to presentations they have done several times
  • develop an online community with people from all over the world
  • work with a reputable group of coaches without having to start from scratch
Our Basic eCoach Training is a great fit for:
  • anyone who is passionate about something
  • teachers, university faculty, and trainers
  • life, executive, or sports coaches
  • after-school and club leaders
  • senior center leaders
  • non-profit directors
  • business leaders
  • anyone retired

Details About Being an eCoach
An eCoach can be one of the following:
  • someone who has been assigned to be an eCoach by an organization who pays for their training and the team memberships
  • an eCoach member who would like to set up and pay for their own team and/or their team memberships.
  • a member who may not have a team yet but would like to learn basic eCoaching skills as the first step in eCoach Certification
An eCoach:
  • does not set up the team. My eCoach creates the team and provides the account code
  • has access to more features including eCoaching and reporting tools
  • has training and support from My eCoach staff or a Certificated eCoach
Expectations as an eCoach:
  • knows and uses most of the features in My eCoach
  • logs into My eCoach at least twice a week
  • showcases their team and examples of work in My eCoach
  • if they have a team, nudges team members using eCoaching tools

What does eCoach Basic Training Include?
The Basic eCoach Training is a four day face-to-face course or a six week online course that teaches you to be an online facilitator who can foster group engagement based on motivation to meet learning goals. Training includes at least 2 hours of virtual coaching depending on experience and skills, 100MB of space in the My eCoach online community, full eCoach access to My eCoach tools and features, and the right to use My eCoach resources and materials. eCoaches will learn about:
  • planning direction
  • learning best practices
  • prioritizing goals
  • creating timeline of activities
  • understanding adult learning
  • practicing online facilitation skills
  • developing team pages
  • creating activities, blog, forum, and calendar
  • how to add people to team
  • designing appropriate coaching strategies for a team
  • scheduling launch and ongoing support

Requirements and Skills
The minimum requirements to become an eCoach are:
  • be over 18 years of age
  • basic computer knowledge
  • experience using the Internet
  • have an Individual Lifetime or Team Membership to My eCoach
Recommended skills include
  • careful observation before reacting
  • empathy for diverse learners
  • active listening skills
  • sensitivity to overall group dynamics
  • background in design of online communities
  • how to foster engagement and determine motivation
  • courage to allow the group to move into areas where the facilitator may not feel comfortable
  • experience using social networks
Organizations can contact us for an on-site workshop customized for your program. If you are already an existing eCoach who has been through the Basic eCoach training, visit our Certificated eCoach Program to see if it may be an appropriate next step for you.

Funding

Comprehensive professional development integration, technology coaches/ integration specialists, virtual learning, and professional learning communities are just a few facets of My eCoach that are eligible for stimulus money through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and other funding sources. Learn more...
"I am a teacher at 107th elementary school in LAUSD, an inner-city school. Everything good that is given to us - is then taken away. The CADRE has brought art, music, dance, drama and light to a very difficult academic community. The Cadre is the only wonderful experience happening at 107th street school - this program needs to be continually funded. As well as encouraging students to find new areas of expertise, the teachers participate and learn about programs new to them as well. The Kathryn Dunham Dance Company was totally inspiring and intriguing as I got a taste of the dance the students would learn. The Marchall Dance Company was the only HOLIDAY PROGRAM my 1st graders received this year - and it was a dandy! Just Great! Samuel, a 1st grader in my class, was called to join in the welcoming dance and my whole class was proud of him and he was elated. Please, continue the funding for the CADRE. Thank you. Rosemary Pluskat"

Rosemary Pluskat
We need you!
LAUSD - Los Angeles, California








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