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Office Location

MCC-Penn Valley      
Francis Institute      
3201 Southwest Trafficway   
Kansas City, Mo., 64111      

Phone: 816.604.4700
Toll Free: 1.866.676.6224
Fax: 816.759.4527

Strengths-Based Coaching®is a practical approach for working with adults that will fundamentally change the way individuals support others to achieve and sustain quality improvements in care and education. It is designed to build on the strengths, knowledge and skills of technical assistance professionals and leaders who work with early childhood, school-age, and youth programs.

What you will learn:

  • Coaching basics for effective leadership
  • Techniques to create an environment of positive intent
  • Approaches to develop partner-based relationships
  • Skills to use existing strengths to enhance performance
  • Strategies to meet personal and organizational goals
  • A step by step process for support others through change


There are two ways to access this training:

Face to Face Training Learn more

This twelve-hour training is available with a focus on technical assistance, or a focus on directors, supervisors, and others in leadership positions. The training is highly interactive and provides opportunities to practice strategies presented throughout the two days. A workbook is included in the price of the training. Join us for training in Kansas City bi-annually, or book training for your area.

Online Blended Learning Learn more

Called “Improving the Quality of Child Care Programs Through Coaching” this is Strengths-Based Coaching® in a combination of six self-paced online lessons and nine webinars. Each self-paced lesson will have a scheduled release date. These lessons are available 24 hours a day during the release. You may login and out anytime at your convenience to finish the lesson. The webinar sessions will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern. With this course you will receive the workbook, Strengths-Based Coaching®. Please note: this is for individual sale only. To check availability go to Child Care Aware Training Academy.

Please note that derivatives and other introductory opportunities are available in breakout sessions and workshop opportunities under our training offerings. Strengths-Based Coaching® training can also be customized to fit your needs. For more information about contracting for services or our biannual Strengths-Based Coaching® training, call 816.604.4347 (office), or 866.676.6224 (toll free).

Last Modified: 2/22/16