Professional Learning

CBO Coaching and Induction Program

The new CBO Coaching and Induction Program (CIP) was developed after years of input from the field of the need to provide more in-depth support for CBOs and after receiving many requests from local educational agencies (LEAs) for names of potential coaches for their new chief business officials (CBOs). The first year of the CBO Coaching and Induction Program has been limited to 20 participants, growing to approximately 25 participants in subsequent years. New CBOs will receive extensive training on selected topics related to their role and responsibilities in the new position during a 12-month period. 

The FCMAT CBO Coaching and Induction Program was designed to support California in addressing the need for well trained, professional CBOs. This yearlong program provides classroom training that takes place in 12 two-day sessions (Friday and Saturday). Coaches are qualified and experienced CBOs, or recognized experts in their field, who have been trained in current skills of professional coaching. This program is unique because it is built for participants who have completed a preparation course and are in their first, second or third year as CBOs. Participants in this program are matched with a coach and a peer support group, both of which will be integral to their learning over the course of the year. Professional coaching will be provided in both individual and group settings.


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