Good Shepherd trains sector to manage tricky money conversations

20 July 2017

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Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand announces the launch of a new professional development course – Coaching for Money Wellness – to guide community services workers through tricky money conversations.

Based on research findings that money conversations improve financial capability, Coaching for Money Wellness provides practitioners with the skills to coach clients towards a healthier relationship with money.

Sandy Milne, National Manager Financial Security – Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, played a critical role in developing the program and believes it will fill a gap in sector professional development.

“Using coaching techniques to have a conversation about money is a simple yet effective way to improve outcomes for people experiencing financial hardship or economic abuse,” she said.

“The course has been developed and trialled for over two years, and has had input from volunteers and program participants.

“We’re confident that Coaching for Money Wellness will provide practitioners with the tools they need to support clients to develop a healthy relationship with money, and identify and achieve their financial goals.”

The first training module, My Money Wellness, takes a strengths-based approach to supporting practitioners to reflect on their own attitudes towards money and have simple financial capability coaching conversations with clients.

Practitioners can register their interest for training module two, Financial Capability Coaching Conversations, which will build on module one and explore personal and systemic barriers to money wellness, especially for women, and how practitioners’ own money attitudes and behaviours may inform the ways they coach clients.

New course dates announced!

Financial Capability Coaching – Module One “My Money Wellness”
Thursday 18 August
10am – 4pm
Centre for Excellence in Child, Youth and Family Welfare – Level 50, Market Street, Melbourne
$300 members, $355 non-members

Module One – My Money Wellness

Research shows that financial independence and capability is one of the many complex issues that interrelates with family violence. The Centre is teaming up with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand to run Coaching for Money Wellness, a training program on 18 August.

This program will help practitioners to work with others to support them to manage money, protect themselves from financial abuse and make positive financial decisions. Following the strategies learned in the first session, practitioners can register their interest to return for training module two, Financial Capability Coaching Conversations, which will build on module one and explore personal and systemic barriers to money wellness, especially for women, and how practitioners’ own money attitudes and behaviours may inform the ways they coach clients.

The training program will equip participants to have simple financial capability coaching conversations with clients, using a strength-based approach that is collaborative and respectful of people’s personal experience.

Module One – “My Money Wellness” will help participants to develop:
• A greater understanding of their own money story and the money stories of others
• A greater understanding of the foundational concepts of financial capability coaching and how to apply them to their life and work, including what it feels like to be coached
• An understanding of simple tools and techniques to support financial capability coaching
• The confidence to have simple financial coaching conversations

If you are unable to attend this session, please contact training@cfecfw.asn.au to discuss holding this training onsite at your organisation.

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