CMDA 501 – Foundations for Christian Coaching 2019

January 23, 2019 – January 24, 2019

Cannon Beach, Oregon

CMDA’s Life & Leadership Coaching ministry will deliver a 2-day coach training course in conjunction with the West Coast Winter Conference, on Jan. 23-24 in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon. Whether you’re a physician, dentist, PA, NP, a student/resident, or a spouse, you’ll love the interaction and learning that takes place in this highly interactive training. Participants consistently comment that they came away from the two-day intensive with new skills; skills that are universally beneficial in any aspect of life. Our training is healthcare-specific, and participants learn coaching techniques in critical listening, asking powerful questions, and practicing skills that help people move forward and achieve goals. If you’re interested in growing and developing your communication skills, or you’d just like a new perspective in your personal or professional life, this course should provide what you are looking for.

Registration Information

Registration Fees:

$575 – Member (MD, DO, DDS, DMD)

$675 – Nonmember (MD, DO, DDS, DMD)

$475 – Other healthcare professional

$475 – Retired

$375 – Missionary

$375 – Spouse

$275 – Resident

$100 – Student

$100 – CMDA staff


Registration deadline

Friday, January 11, 2019



Ken Jones,, 925-788-2561

Ann Tsen,, 503-888-1226

Venue Information

Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center

289 N Spruce St, Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110

(503) 436-1501


Securing your lodging and meals:

First register for the conference online, and then call the conference center (503-436-1501) to secure your lodging and meals. Accommodations include two nights lodging (Tuesday and Wednesday) and five meals (three meals Wednesday, two meals Thursday).

Price for room and board will range from $140 – $197 depending on room selection.

For those arranging their own lodging who want to eat at the conference center, the price for five meals is $60.45.


Ken Jones, PCC, is the Director of Life & Leadership Coaching for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). He is an ordained pastor and a certified Physician Life Development Coach. In addition to teaching and developing courses on coaching for CMDA, he spends significant time coaching doctors across the United States every week. He has written four books and numerous articles on topics ranging from parenting and spiritual life to leadership development and marriage issues. He and his wife Randee have three sons and six of the most amazing grandchildren on the planet. He loves to read, write and watch…St. Louis Cardinals baseball.





Steve Sartori, MD, ACC, is the Director of the Center for Well-being for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA). As a professionally certified coach, he helps physicians align with their values and strengths, optimize their well-being, and maximize their influence. He is a family physician with experience as CEO of a private group practice, chief of staff at two hospitals, faculty member for a family medicine residency program, and chief medical officer for a faith-based community health center. He has served as a board member and treasurer of CMDA, and has participated in short-term mission trips to Jamaica, Thailand, Romania, Kenya, and Swaziland. He is married, with two adult children, and enjoys traveling and sports.





Ann Tsen, MD, ACC, is a board-certified internist and life and leadership coach. She serves on the advisory councils for Life & Leadership Coaching and Women Physicians in Christ, ministries of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA).  She has served as a campus advisor for the local CMDA student chapter along with her husband, who is also a physician.  She has experience in domestic and international missions, and currently practices part-time at a faith-based charity clinic where she incorporates coaching into her medical practice. Ann is passionate about using coaching to help women in healthcare move forward in their personal and professional lives. She enjoys working in her garden, playing her guitar, and being a mom to her two young adult children.


Event Schedule

Day 1

7:00 AM                 Breakfast

8:00 AM                 Welcome, Announcements, Devotions

8:30 AM                 Course Overview & Objectives, Introductions

9:00 AM                 Coaching – Definition & Distinctions

10:00 AM              Break

10:30 AM              Coaching in the Healthcare Context

11:00 AM              The Coaching Process

11:30 AM              Coaching Demo

12:00 PM              Lunch

1:00 PM                 Coaching Skills – Part 1

2:00 PM                 Coaching Skills – Part 2

3:00 PM                 Break

3:30 PM                 Coaching Skills – Part 3

4:00 PM                 Skills Lab

4:45 PM                 Wrap-Up

5:00 PM                 Adjourn


Day 2

7:00 AM                 Breakfast

8:00 AM                 Announcements, Devotions

8:30 AM                 Review, Preview

9:00 AM                 Being A Coach

9:30 AM                 Coaching Models – Part 1

10:00 AM              Break

10:30 AM              Coaching Demo

11:00 AM              Skills Lab

12:00 PM              Lunch

1:00 PM                 Coaching Models – Part 2

2:00 PM                 World Café

3:00 PM                 Break

3:30 PM                 Skills Lab

4:30 PM                 Wrap-Up

5:00 PM                 Adjourn