Writer's Learning Community:
Empowering the Writer Within
Special Opportunity to Grow as a Writer!
Dr. Rich Weigel, President of CCNI, will be hosting a Learning Community for writers. This is an opportunity for Christian Coaches who feel they have been called to write – to find a community of other believers who also feel that calling. This learning community will meet one time each month for three months commitment. (August-October). You will need to register for EACH month.
Our CCNI Writer’s Learning Community (WLC) is a project that is the embodiment of what we as Christian Coaches believe. We all need a coach to help us to reach our potential. We need someone to will help us to discover what we want and then walk along side to help us build our motivation and accountability. So it is with our writing.
Quoting from Mark Batterson in his book Chase the Lion, “We don’t get where God wants us to go by ourselves! If we go it alone, we’ll get lost somewhere along the way. Then who’s going to pick you up when you fall down? And who’s going to push you to your potential.”
If you believe that God has called you to write, then this may be just the venue for you. As a Writer’s Learning Community, we meet monthly for just one hour. During that time there will be one person who shares something they do for writing. (Like the person who says they take their shoes off to write because they believe that it’s like holy ground.) We will talk about accountability, set a goal for what we will have done by the next time we meet, and we will do breakout rooms, so you’ll talk to other writes in a small group.
What have you been writing? Are you ready to take it to the next level. That is another facet of what we’re going to do.
Like the Inklings of old, (the writer's group that included C.S Lewis and J.R. Tolkien), we are bringing together people who feel the need to share what we are writing. But unlike them or any other form of a writer’s community, we are Christian brother and sister coaches who have the skills to encourage, critique, correct, argue, advise, and push each other to get our writing done always with the view of giving God the glory.
If you’re feeling the Holy Spirit’s push to write, then this may be a tool to help you move toward discovery of what to do with that push.
Purpose of this group:
- To support Christian Coaches who want to write.
- To build Christian writers to influence the culture.
We will encourage and push each other to new levels and improvements of our writing.
Who should participate:
Christian Coaches who are ready to write – right now.
Time and Date:
4th Monday's of .the month, 5:30pm Eastern Time
Dates for the Three-month Writer's Learning Community are
- Aug 23, 2021
- Sept 27, 2021
- Oct 25, 2021
Dr. Weigel, (Rich), has been involved in the field of education for over 30 years. His current business, ProEdCoach.com, (Professional Educators Coaching Services), was established in 2018 as he transitioned from being a school superintendent to the field of executive and leadership coaching. He has an extensive background in leadership and has worked for several large school districts.
He is a Strengths Champion Coach in addition to his background as a national trainer with VitalSmarts and Professional Learning Communities. He has been an adjunct professor for 4 different universities and written the curriculum or taught classes for business ethics, leading change, interpersonal leadership, instructional design, and educational leadership.
Rich is the current President of Christian Coaches Network International and is the vice president for a N.W. Indiana group called the Shared Ethics Advisory Board. His writings include a series of articles about leadership skill development and multiple curricular units. He is looking to publish his Strength-Based Coaching Leadership Workbook, editing a fun book called Simple – But True, and continuing his work on a book called Leading God’s Way for Lasting Impact. Hopefully you’ve read some of his writing as the president’s message for CCNI. https://christiancoaches.com/take-a-stand/
He is married with 3 adult children and believes that since there is nothing in the Bible that says, “thou shalt retire,” he wants to keep trying to do more of what God has called him to do. Dr. Weigel is committed to helping educators throughout the world to remold their efforts, build greater personal capacity, improve their industry, and transform their culture for significant human development. He has multiple products for educators for professional development and to help them optimize educational development toward the achievement of goals, results, and human growth.