Cognitive coaching® seminars foundation training℠

Cognitive Coaching Seminars® Foundation Training is an eight-day training generally conducted over the course of several months, or even longer. It can be delivered in flexible formats depending on the needs of the agency. Agendas for Days 1–4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching℠. Days 5–8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map. 

Configuration 1:

  • Days 1 and 2 consecutively, Days 3 and 4 consecutively spaced over one school year
  • Days 5 and 6 consecutively, Days 7 and 8 consecutively spaced over a second school year


Configuration 2:

  • Days 1 through 8 presented consecutively in two-day blocks in one school year


Configuration 3:

  • Days 1-3 (sometimes offered as a summer institute)
  • Days 4 and 5
  • Days 6-8


Other configurations are possible. Click on "upcoming events" to view upcoming dates.

cognitive coaching Seminars®

Advanced part 1 & 2


After completing Cognitive Coaching Seminars® Foundation Parts 1 and 2 (Days 1-4 and 5-8), participants may opt to continue their learning by registering for Cognitive Coaching Seminars® Advanced Parts 1 and 2.

Part 1 and 2 are each three-days of training, offering the opportunity to enrich and extend foundational skills and increase understanding of effective coaching processes and applications in varied settings.

CC Advanced Seminars provide refinement and depth of learning for those desiring to achieve expert proficiency in Cognitive Coaching℠ and are highly supportive of those who wish to begin the pathway to becoming an in-district trainer.


Part 1 Outcomes

By participating in this training, learners will:
  • Refine and extend core coaching capabilities and skills
  • Develop skills with advanced forms of paraphrasing, probing for specificity, and inquiring to mediate the thinking of others
  • Expand the possibilities of and applications for our identities as mediators
  • Frame personal coaching mastery as a journey, not a destination


Part 2 Outcomes

By participating in this training, learners will:
  • Understanding of how the neurosciences inform coaching
  • Craftsmanship with the problem-resolving map
  • Automaticity with the pace
  • Increased capacity for coaching for deep structure
  • Mastery of the lead
  • Understanding and application of the tensions of holonomy
  • Skill in using the outcome structure with individuals and groups
  • Self-assessment and goal setting regarding one’s own States of Mind
  • Efficacy with all of the maps and tools of coaching

Cognitive Coaching Training
Professional Growth for Education and Beyond

Loretta Norgon, Cognitive Coaching Training Associate

All Cognitive Coaching℠ content ©2014 Thinking Collaborative

Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching
PO Box 630860
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163

Used by permission

All Cognitive Coaching content © 2014 Thinking Collaborative. Used by permission.

custom-designed cognitive coaching® refresher Training

Prerequisite: 8-day Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar


Custom-Designed to meet local site needs, this one- or two-day session has a goal of refocusing and revisiting the maps and tools of Cognitive Coaching℠. Participants will re-engage with the content and processes of pausing, paraphrasing, meditative questioning, and States of Mind. In addition, they will have the opportunity to observe models and practice in small group settings. Each participant will have an opportunity to self-assess and then practice on an area targeted for self-improvement. Emphasis will be placed upon refining skills for the purpose of increasing automaticity.

cognitive coaching℠ One-Day Overview

Are you interested in learning more about Cognitive Coaching℠? Contact Loretta to schedule a one-day overview. 

In the one-day Overview, participants will:
  • Understand the essence of Cognitive Coaching℠
  • Have increased consciousness and craftsmanship in applying interpersonal communication skills to develop trust and rapport
  • Understand the power of a structured conversation
  • Understand Cognitive Coaching℠ as one of four support functions

beyond Cognitive Coaching℠

Other training and services that loretta offers

  • Professional Development Planning
  • Professional Portfolios
  • Classroom Observation
  • Coaching for individuals and groups
  • Intensive assistance coaching for teachers not meeting performance expectations

Group Coaching

Prerequisite: Cognitive Coaching Seminars® Foundation Training


Cognitive Coaching℠ was developed as a means to support individuals. As knowledge of that process developed, questions arose about how the same knowledge, skills and tools might be applied with groups and organizations. Given the shortage of time in schools, it makes sense to think about group and organizational applications of coaching.


This academy will consider how group coaching differs from facilitation and individual coaching. Core group coaching capabilities will be described as a framework for thinking about how small group coaching skills build on individual coaching skills. Applications and possibilities for the impact of group coaching will be explored. Principles and practices for using Cognitive Coaching℠ as a tool for developing collaborative groups will be presented.