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The Clergy Coach

Rob Voyle

The Rev. Dr. Rob Voyle is a leader in the development and use of appreciative coaching in his work with clergy.

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Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope

Practical Appreciative Inquiry based strategies to effectively resolve grief and resentment.

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The Appreciative Way

The Appreciative Way
Discover the essentials of the
Appreciative Way in this fast
read format book by
Rob and Kim Voyle.

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Teaching Congregations
How To Forgive

Teaching Forgiveness

Teaching Forgiveness

  • Practical Processes to Teach People How to Forgive
  • Five Sermon Outlines
  • Five Adult Forums with Exercise Protocols and Scripts

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Creating Cultures
of Excellence

Assessing Skills and Discerning Calls

Appreciative Inquiry Based Guide to Mutual Ministry Reviews

  • Templates and Worksheets
  • For Congregations
  • Individual Performance
  • Coaching Strategies

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Welcome to Yes!3

The Appreciative Way

Yes!3 is designed to help you
grow an appreciative culture
within your congregation by
helping parishioners create
a purpose centered life
in which they can say:

  Yes! To God
  Yes! To Their Neighbor
  Yes! To Them Self

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Coaching Competent, Transformational Leaders

We define a leader as:" someone other people choose to follow."

This leades to three coaching questions that are asked and answered during this training:

  • Why would someone follow you?
  • Where would they end up if they did follow you?
  • How would they be treated on the way?
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Training Schedule: Appreciative Leadership for Transformation

No Appreciative Leadership for Transformation workshops are scheduled at this time.

Please see training schedule for a complete listing of all training programs and locations.

Coaching Competent, Transformational Leaders

This 5 day program is part of the Certificate in Appreciative Coaching.

This five day program is also presented as:

Leadership Development

The ability to lead groups of people through change is rapidly becoming a core requirement of successful ministry. Research on leadership development has shown that leadership is:

  • Not simply an innate ability of extraordinary people
  • The things ordinary people do to get groups of people to achieve extraordinary things
  • Leadership can be taught and learned as a series of specific competencies

Executive Coaching has proven to be one of the most effective means of developing leadership competencies. The Coaching Competent Leaders program is a unique blend of:

  • Theological reflection
  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Organizational psychology
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership theory
  • Executive coaching

Training Objectives

  • To provide participants a background understanding of the theory and dynamics of leadership as a distinct behavior in contrast to other ministry and pastoral skills.
  • To provide participants an understanding of organizational change dynamics and the role of the leader in facilitating and coaching change.
  • Participants in the coach training program will be able to use these understandings when coaching clergy and executives to become competent leaders.

Training Outcome

Following training participants should be able to positively and uniquely answer the three coaching questions: 

  • Why would people get coaching from me?
  • Where would people end up if they did get coaching from me?
  • How would they be treated on the way?

Who Should Attend This Program

  • Clergy
  • Psychologists, Consultants and Counselors who are also clergy or who work with clergy and churches
  • Leaders who coach or mentor staff and volunteers
  • Executive coaches who work in the area of leadership development

This program will have a mix of people including:

While primarily oriented toward coaching clergy in their leadership competencies this program is also open to those who have substantial experience as a Coach or mentor and who are interested in working with clergy or are interested in Executive Coaching and who can reflect theologically and psychologically on their coaching.

Continuing Education Credit

This program qualifies for 30 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Pre-Training Leadership Assessment

Upon registration for the training participants will receive instructions and access codes to complete several online assessment inventories that are commonly used in the executive coaching and leadership development field.

The results will be incorporated into the intensive training session. One of the instruments the "Leadership Practices Inventory" is a 360 degree instrument and will require several members of the clergy person's congregation or the coaches work environment to also complete the inventory.  Because this will take time to accomplish early registration and planning is essential.

Workshop Format

The workshop will typically be conducted in a retreat setting with:

  • Didactic presentations
  • Personal practice and experience of coaching exercises
  • Time for personal reflection and synthesis

Daily Schedule

In general the daily training schedule is:

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm   Morning Session
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm   Lunch
  • 1:30 pm-3:15 pm     First Afternoon Session
  • 3:15 pm-3:45 pm     Walking Meditation
  • 3:45 pm-5:30 pm     Second Afternoon Session

Optional evening programs to focus on participant interests may also be organized.

Some variations in the daily schedule may occur depending on the training location.
The specific schedule will be included in your registration material.

The above schedule includes lunch for commuters. When residential accommodation is provided, residential participants will also be provided with Breakfast and Supper during the course of the week.

Attention is paid to managing personal energy during the training program while maximizing participants opportunities to learn. Because this training is intense we recommend people make appropriate travel plans and can begin the first days training rested so as to get the best possible return for your tuition expenses.


  Tuition Fee    Early Bird 4 weeks before session:
Within 4 weeks of session:

Accommodation costs are extra and depend on the location.
See the training schedule for specific location and event costs

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Rob Voyle is an ordained Episcopal priest, psychologist, and executive coach. He is the Director of the Clergy Leadership Institute. Rob was an original faculty member, and taught for five years at the College of Executive Coaching where he taught and coached hundreds of personal and executive coaches how to use appreciative inquiry as a basis for their coaching work.

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