United Front: Internal Communication Group Coaching Course
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Course Enrollment is Now Closed. We are not accepting more students into the course.
Live meetings 6 Fridays 11:30am – 1:00pm EDT
Course runs from September 23rd through October 28th, 2022
We will accept between 4-10 students. If there are less than 4 student applications submitted for consideration we will reschedule or cancel.
How to Find the Application & Schedule the Interview
If you’re not sure how to apply, please watch the video for how to apply for this coaching group (under 20 minutes).
About this Course
Join us in this 6-module coaching group to help you& explore & discuss what works, does not work, and what’s getting in the way of internal communication. We’ll break this important topic down, try out many exercises and see what works best for y’all now, but also increase your internal communication tools and skills so that as your communication needs or abilities change, you’ll be aware of other things you can try. We’ll also work on “system maps” and allowing folk to describe themselves as part of learning to listen and feel around internally. Students will also bring ideas for what works or has worked for them in the past.
This is a “flipped classroom” model 1 coaching course to learn and practice how to:
- listen for & better recognize different types of communication attempts
- work with inner world assets to improve internal communication
- conduct system meetings and improve group communication & brainstorming
- beginning collaboration with teams of headmates to improve communication and trust
- working as a system on agreements such as how to govern, safety rules, boundaries, and decision making
- & more…
This will be an assignment-heavy coaching group where we will discuss what works, does not work, and what’s getting in the way of internal communication. Bring ideas for what works or has worked for you in the past, and we’ll break this important topic down to try out many exercises and see what works best for y’all now, but also increase your internal communication tools and skills so that as your communication needs or abilities change, you’ll be aware of other things you can try.
Suitable candidates for this course should:
- Bring an attitude of exploration and curiosity.
- Consider doing the System Safety Plan course &/or System Trust Issues podcast series (all episodes have transcripts available) before taking this course. (Not required)
- Commit to the full 6 weeks, including exercises, to help develop skills. This course is progressive and you will get the most from it if you make space to complete the exercises and to digest the information as you& go along.
For an overview of how our offerings weave into each other, and flowcharts to help pick where y’all would like to go next, see the United Front System Self-Help Flowchart/Decision Maker.
This course is a mix of text-based lectures, recorded presentations, audio recordings, and written materials/suggested assignments. Live meetings allow voice, text chat and screen sharing at this time. We are not asking participants to be on camera, and cameras should start “off” but please cover your camera anyway.
To get the most from the course students will need to take advantage of all the provided materials unless they are marked as optional or suggested. If you have any accessibility needs, please make that clear during the application process and we will make every attempt to accommodate you&.
Note: no fee is required for this course. You must fill out an application and be interviewed for access to the course which includes a live coaching group.
Deadlines: Applications are due before September 7th, 2022; those who have already filled out an application must schedule their interview to be held before September 14th, 2022 (except alumni whom may opt out of the interview).
- In a flipped classroom, lectures are prerecorded or provided before live class time — students are expected to work through the lecture materials on their own time and bring questions and topics for discussion to the live class groups.
Internal Communication: Course Introduction
Module 1 - Foundations of Communication - September 17-23
Module 2 - Internal & Non-Verbal Tools - September 24-30
Module 3 - External Tools, Technology & communication techniques - October 1-7
Module 4 - Intermediate Communication & Barriers - October 8-14
Module 5 - Advanced Communication & Collaboration - October 15-21
Module 6 - Review and a Q&A - October 22-28
Going back over topics throughout the whole group or bringing up new topics.
We believe in inclusive community, and strong advocacy and support for struggling, disabled and stigmatized community members. We advocate for faster diagnosis, better therapies, adjunct & complementary offerings that can help boost the efficacy of recovery efforts on behalf of disordered, dysfunctional and struggling plural & DID systems. For our full background pertaining to creating courses on this site please see Instructor Background: The Crisses. We are an autistic, disabled, non-binary, gender-fluid, plural-identified quoigenic DID-diagnosed polyfragmented modular system with about 157+ system members of a wide variety of types. We are geeks, authors, content creators, instructors, healers, coaches, and mental health advocates. We have hEDS, CIDP, Reynaud's syndrome, several other related issues, and are transition opportunists. We live in upstate New York in the USA, and we moonlight as a pet sitter. For our full CV, please see https://Crisses.org.
Internal CommunicationWe will come back to this course material over and over again. It has been so helpful with identifying some of our most common blocks around communication and getting into the practice of talking more freely