Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar

WHAT:   It is not enough to change an isolated behavior.  What is important is the thinking that caused the behavior. Cognitive CoachingSM gets to the core of what actually impacts teacher learning and growth:  teacher cognition.  Rather than attempting to “fix” isolated behaviors, this approach enhances the cognitive processes that produce these behaviors.  Coaches support and enhance long-term sustainable growth for teachers and success for their students.  At the heart of this training is the concept that we all have resources that enable us to grow and change from within.  Cognitive CoachingSM is a powerful approach to enhancing performance of all school staff members.


  • develop trust and rapport
  • develop an identity as a mediator of thinking
  • utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving
  • develop teachers’ autonomy and sense of community
  • develop higher levels of efficacy, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence
  • apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating
  • utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions
  • distinguish among the five forms of feedback
  • use data to mediate thinking

Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminar



  • Days 1-2 - June 17 & 18
  • Days 3-4 - July 16 & 17
  • Days 5-6 - July 30 & 31
  • Days 7-8 - September 17 & 18

TIME:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Minnesota State University, Mankato in Edina - 7700 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435


  • $1,400 per person OR
  • $1,365 per person if 2 or more participants attend from one organization (Contact for multiple registrations.)

Included:  Cognitive Coaching Foundations Seminar Learning Guide, breakfast snacks, beverages, and a boxed lunch each day.

Graduate Credit available (tuition applies)

Advanced Cognitive Coaching



  • Days 1-3 - May 13-15, 2024
  • Days 4-6 - July 9-11, 2024

TIME:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Minnesota State University, Mankato in Edina - 7700 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435

REGISTRATION FEE:  $1,500 per person

Included:  Learning Guide and printed materials, morning refreshments, and lunch.

Please bring your CCFS Learning Guide to training.  You will want to refer to your foundational learning guide in the advanced seminar.

A Leadership Institute for Deepening and Extending Your Identity as a Mediator

This seminar will immerse you in deeper learning about the principles and practices of Cognitive CoachingSM and prepare those wishing to become trainers for the next steps of their development.


You will master concepts and skills from the Foundation Seminar® at a higher level of understanding and skill through rich practice and feedback experiences. 


You will learn a new map, the Calibrating Conversation for use with a set of standards for performance. 

Knowledge of the States of Mind and how to mediate for them will be emphasized. Your capacity to coach for cognitive shift will be enhanced.


The experiences of this week will support any school leader in the coaching and supervision of teachers as well as developing skills which are applicable in the classroom and in one’s personal life.

Prerequisite: Completion of Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar®

In this six day seminar participants will develop: 
• Deeper understanding of the missions of Cognitive CoachingSM and the goal of the Foundation Seminar®
• Efficacy and Craftsmanship with the maps and tools of Cognitive CoachingSM
• Understanding of coaching for deep structure
• Understanding of how Cognitive CoachingSM aligns with brain research
• Deeper understanding of Support Functions and States of Mind
• Expanded possibilities of and applications for our identities as mediators
• Personal coaching mastery framed as a journey, not a destination


For registration questions, or to receive an invoice for payment, please contact us at or 507-389-1094.