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.





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

Continuing Education

Designation Statement:

CMDA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement:

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations is accredited by the   Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide          continuing medical education for physicians.



Educational Objectives:

  • Define coaching
  • Describe the difference between coaching and other helping professions
  • Identify the top challenges for healthcare professionals
  • Identify applications of coaching in the life of a healthcare professional
  • Describe the characteristics of a coaching conversation
  • Observe and evaluate a live coaching session
  • Define active listening
  • Identify barriers to active listening
  • Define the characteristics of a powerful question
  • Utilize statements that express understanding and encouragement
  • Identify the characteristics of a concise message
  • Define the purpose of delivering a concise message
  • Practice the use of coaching skills
  • Identify individual characteristics that make for a good coach
  • Assess personal preparedness to be a coach
  • Discuss the purpose of using a coaching model
  • Select a coaching model for personal use
  • Define the concept of limiting beliefs
  • Identify several models that can help a client gain new awareness
  • Describe excellent coaching skills
  • Describe poor coaching skills
  • Identify next steps in the application of newly learned coaching skills