Free Financial Coaching Training for Community Sector workers: Module 1, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Tuesday, 08. December 2020

Our Financial Capability Coaching Training offers a range of practical coaching tools for Community Sector Workers to:

Support your own money wellness
Be confident about having meaningful and productive money conversations with the people and communities you work with

This training has been developed and trialled by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand over two years. It is based on our research and evidence-based outcomes in supporting women to create and sustain a productive relationship with money. It is supported by our approach and findings in our Firmer Foundations® program.
Financial Capability Coaching
We define financial capability coaching as: “…a process by which people determine their financial goals and the pathways and tools they need to achieve these goals. Coaching recognises that people are experts on themselves, their lives and the outcomes they are seeking. Through the coaching process, people maintain ownership of their goals to create sustainable change and greater self-determination.”

Training background and rationale
This training provides both personal and professional development.

Personal development: the course will support you to understand your own relationship with money and how to set and reach financial goals as an essential building block to money wellness
Professional development: People who participate in our services commonly **** financial challenges: in particular, women who have experienced economic abuse or family violence. This course will provide you with confidence and skills to hold strengths-based money conversations with women as a way of increasing their money wellness and confidence, and decreasing their vulnerability to economic abuse or family violence.

Training delivery
Training is delivered through two interactive modules, over 2.5 days. Participants can elect to do Module One only if they wish. Both modules are recommended for people working intensively with women and their families who are experiencing financial stress and disadvantage.

Cost: The program is completely free
Registration is essential
If you have any questions, please call Emily Ninneson 02 8571 7800 or email

Module One (1 day) – My Money Wellness
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This module will equip participants to have simple financial capability coaching conversations with clients, using a strengths-based approach that is collaborative and respectful of people’s personal experience.At the end of My Money Wellness, participants will be able to:

Tell their own money story and understand the money stories of others
Identify the signs of economic abuse
Understand 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”
Use simple coaching tools with confidence
Have simple financial coaching conversations

Module Two (1.5 days) – Financial Capability Coaching Conversations
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Day One: 9:30 am – 4.30 pm
Day Two: 9:30am – 2.00 pm
This training builds on the material in Module One: My Money Wellness with a focus on practice and technique. On completing Financial Capability Coaching Conversations participants will be able to:

Better understand the money stories of others, including the effect of economic abuse, trauma, intergenerational poverty and family violence on a person’s money story
Understand how our own money stories can influence the money conversations we have
with others
Understand and confidently use financial capability coaching tools, techniques and practice, including what it feels like to “coach”
Have productive and meaningful financial coaching conversations

Free Financial Coaching Training for Community Sector workers: Module 1

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