Develop coaching skills to launch thriving, focused, and impactful DTS students.

DTS students can feel lost after graduation, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As a Student Journey Guide, you will be equipped to help students find their direction, navigate transition, and land in their next environment with focus, and impact.

We know that DTS students can go on to change the world, it hurts when they go home and flounder – or worse. What if each student found where they were called to serve, transitioned well, and created real kingdom impact in their next environment? As a Student Journey Guide, you can help make that happen.

Student Journey Guides play a unique role on a YWAM Campus. Unlike regular one on ones, a Student Journey Guide helps students learn to think for themselves, hear the Holy Spirit, and take responsibility for their lives. Using coaching skills they help students plan, prepare, and get excited about their future after DTS.


What do Student Journey Guides do?

1. Facilitate Monthly Journey Guide Sessions

    • Three times during Lecture Phase
    • Once during Debrief Week
    • Three times post-graduation

2. Track Progress and Provide Accountability

Log students’ goals, note progress, and track change.

3. Monitor Health

Check students’ mental and emotional health and refer them to additional help when needed.

4. Uncover and Unlock Potential

As a Student Journey Guide you will help students

    • Discover their unique giftings
    • Identify the leading of the Holy Spirit
    • Think clearly for themselves
    • Choose a direction
    • Make an actionable plan
    • Take responsibility for their lives
    • Integrate new learning

Student Journey Guide Certification is designed around Tony Stoltzfus book, Leadership Coaching, and is aligned with the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

The training is taught live, via the Zoom video conference platform, and is supplemented with home study and weekly interactive peer coaching group meetings.

Weekly Time Commitment:

    • 2 hours of live zoom class
    • 1.5 hours of peer coaching practice
    • 2-3 hours of independent study

Through this certification course you will learn

  • Learn the Biblical basis for coaching
  • Know the 8 core competencies of coaching according to the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Understand the difference between coaching, counseling, mentoring, and consulting
  • Learn how to help students identify the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Understand how to help students identify their unique strengths and gifts
  • Learn strategies to help students think for themselves and take personal responsibility for their lives
  • Know how to help students make future plans, even if they are hesitant to do so
  • Understand how to turn students’ processing and complaining into motivated action
  • Recognize the common unhealthy mindsets students hold and learn strategies to develop new thought patterns
  • Learn an effective coaching pathway for the DTS lecture phase
  • Understand the unique nature of the coaching conversation during debrief week
  • Know the coaching strategies to use when a student is transitioning into their next environment
  • Learn to spot signs of unhealth as a student transitions home, and learn to give timely and effective support.
  • Learn the practical steps to begin working as a Student Journey Guide on your YWAM base

$450 Total Cost

Upcoming Dates

June 6- August 22, 2024

Thursday, 3pm - 5pm PST


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