Our CM team is Untrained

Your Question:

“How do I improve the training process for those who serve on our CM team?”

The Issues:

Some on your CM team may want more training, while others may view more training as “punitive,” or “restrictive.” From your perspective, as a CM Director or Pastor, consistency is critical!  Getting your team to participate in your training process is another challenge.  You will be forced to consider the training options you provide (meetings, videos, online, etc.), and how to respond to those who don’t engage in the training.

Scripture Foundation:

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.”  Luke 6:40

Short Answer:

Training unifies and protects the entire CM.  The process of training those on your CM team should be an ever-improving, year-round process. Your training should eventually include every aspect of the CM process (supporting parents, working together as a team, affirming the children, dealing with “hot topics,” using the curriculum, classroom management, creative teaching, keeping the children safe, communication, using the CM facilities, etc.).  The process of training should include actual physical meetings, the use of social media, “refresher” reminders before services or programs, printed reminders, etc.  Most CM team training involves the use of the curriculum; beyond that view training in the safety of children most important, classroom management, and how to support and build relationships with the children and their parents as the next in the line of training priorities.  Remember to “shine the light” on those on your CM team who are good at certain aspects of the CM process.  This inspires others to improve as well. For more help, click on the links below.

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