People Care Course

loving and valuing people with grace and integrity

We want to equip workers, leaders and people-care providers all over the world to become more effective in their areas of service

When Christian workers receive and give good quality people care, they remain healthy, resilient, empowered and fruitful in their personal lives, working relationships and in sharing the love of Jesus with the peoples of the world.

The People Care Course (PCC): Level 1, 2 & 3

Each of the People Care Courses are founded on the importance of the spiritual formation of each member of our community. From that foundation we desire to develop and enhance a People Care Culture that protects and develops our greatest asset: our people!

Both the Level 1 and Level 2 courses are designed to optimize both immediate and long-term people care skills development. The Level 3 course is more specialized, specifically designed to teach advanced debriefing skills.

The teaching style of all of the courses accesses the dialogue learning method, actively engaging participants with the material and other participants in order to gain maximum skill development. Personal awareness and growth form an integral part of each course. The courses build upon and are recommended for those who have completed OM’s Face to Face course or have had similar personal and interpersonal development training and experience.

The People Care Courses are designed for all those who are interested in improving their ability to support colleagues’ personal and interpersonal growth and their own self-care as they serve in ministry. The PCC is specifically designed to benefit leaders and those with people care or personnel roles.

 


PCC course

Level 1

This 10-week online course is designed to be an introduction to basic people care skills. It prepares the participant to care for and support community members, team members, colleagues and friends facing the regular ups and downs of life prevalent in any environment and intensified in cross-cultural living and service. Session topics include:

  • Overview of People Care
  • Qualities of a People Care provider
  • Listening and Empathy Training
  • Personal Debriefing Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Intercultural People Care
  • Transition and Change
  • Maintaining Healthy Margins

This course is in a 1-day per week format. Extra time is needed during the week for additional reading and completion of tasks (± 1-hour per week).

 

Upcoming Courses

Date Time Venue Cost*
Tuesdays:
29 March-31 May
Time zone 1
(UTC -7)
Online Free
Wednesdays:
30 March-1 June
Time zone 2
(UTC +2)
Online Free
Fall 2023 Time zone 1
(UTC -7)
Online Free
Fall 2023 Time zone 2
(UTC +2)
Online Free

 

PCC course

Level 2

This 10-week online course builds on Level 1 topics as well as adding more complex topics that PC providers encounter in their ministries such as:

  • The Ethical Foundations of People Care
  • Advanced Listening Skills
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Supporting Teams, Families, Marriages, and Singles
  • Supporting Trauma Survivors
  • Supporting Good Emotional and Mental Health on the field — including recognizing disorders and addictions
  • Advanced Debriefing Skills

This course is in a 1-day per week format. Extra time is needed during the week for additional reading and completion of tasks (± 1-hour per week).

 

Upcoming Courses

Date Time Venue Cost*
Spring 2024 Time zone 1
(UTC -7)
Online Free
Spring 2024 Time zone 2
(UTC +2)
Online Free

PCC course

Level 3

This 10-week online course builds on Level 1 and 2 topics as it teaches advanced debriefing and trauma care topics. The course provides training on:

  • Critical Incident Debriefing (CID)
  • Group Debriefing
  • Debriefing Families and Children
  • In the context of these three debriefing models the participants will
    • Learn the differences between and interconnectedness of crisis & trauma.
    • Learn how to recognize normal reactions to trauma and consider resources of care & support.

This course is in a 1-day per week format. Extra time is needed during the week for additional reading and completion of tasks (± 1-hour per week).

 

Upcoming Courses

Date Time Venue Cost*
Tuesdays:
13 Sep-15 Nov
Time zone 1
(UTC -7)
Online Free
Wednesdays:
14 Sep-16 Nov
Time zone 2
(UTC +2)
Online Free
Spring 2023 Time zone 1
(UTC -7)
Online Free
Spring 2023 Time zone 2
(UTC +2)
Online Free

 

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* €20 surcharge on all PCC applications completed within two months of start of course.

When can we expect you?

For more information or an application form, please complete the form below

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT & COACHING

Coaching is a one-on-one intentional relationship designed to promote personal growth and skill development. For the ongoing development of the participant’s people care skills, the PCC offers six monthly coaching sessions following the course. Coaching is provided by PCC staff to support the course graduate as they seek to implement the skills and knowledge they gained in the course in real life settings and ministry experiences.

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